30 Chic Mother of the Groom Dresses for Any Style and Budget

These dresses are anything but frumpy!

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 Photo by Melissa Marshall

While the most raved about dress at your son's upcoming wedding is bound to be the bride's wedding dress, you still deserve to have your own fashion moment with a mother of the groom dress that makes you feel stylish and confident.

When shopping for the perfect mother of the groom dress, it's important to keep in mind what silhouettes work best for you and what assets you'd like to show off (like those long legs or elegant shoulders!). What's more, mother of the groom and mother of the bride dresses are anything but frumpy! From fashion-forward velvet to elegant necklines to body-skimming plus size styles –– you'll be dreaming up excuses to wear your ensemble again!

Whether you're coveting glitz and glam for a black-tie affair or searching for light and effortless for a destination wedding, we've got you covered with our roundup of the best mother of the groom dresses to suit any style and budget.

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Sachin & Babi Laurana Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

Beyond sophisticated, this draped bodice gown is the epitome of timeless elegance. A divine combination of black and navy, this gown is begging to be worn to a black-tie wedding and any future formal affair.

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JS Collections Pink Long Sleeves Sheath Dress

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

You can't go wrong with this classic and universally flattering sheath silhouette. Featuring a body-skimming fit and a traditional bateau neckline, this dress is sure to photograph beautifully from all angles.

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Oscar de la Renta Draped Cape-Effect Stretch-Silk Crepe Gown

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 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Glide down the aisle in this truly regal gown from Oscar de la Renta. Crafted in a gorgeous deep emerald hue, and boasting a cape-like effect this statement-making gown is ideal for a fall black-tie wedding.

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Aridanna Papell Beaded Blouson Gown

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 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

For the mother of the groom who loves a little vintage flair, this Adrianna Papell gown is for you. Designed with a supremely flattering blouson bodice and body-skimming skirt, this gown fits like a dream.

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La Femme Embellished Lace & Satin Mermaid Gown

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you've tried on a few dresses in your lifetime, then we probably don't need to explain what a difference expertly placed ruching makes but we can ensure you that it does! This style from La Femme cinches you at the waist and smoothes throughout.

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ML Monique Lhuillier Lace Evening Gown

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 Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Summer weddings call for breezy lace and pretty pastel hues. This stylish lace dress in pale mint is a no brainer for a luscious garden wedding or sunny seaside nuptials.

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JS Collection Blue Ombré Dress

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

A tea-length structured, sheath dress with cap sleeves will always be flattering. The color block embroidery over lace adds an element of dimension–not bulk.

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Le Bos Sheer Jacket Three-Piece Set

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

We love a good three-piece set as it feels like two outfits in one. This chic and formal set from David's Bridal consists of a sheer jacket perfect for cooler weather and medium coverage and a sleeveless sequin top that is more than ready for the dancefloor.

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Tadashi Shoji Metallic Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

Shimmering metallics are always a good idea, especially when it comes to formal occasions like a wedding. Whether you're attending a black-tie, winter or New Year's Eve wedding, this dazzling number is a no brainer.

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Theia Three-Quarter Sleeve Mermaid Gown

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 Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

This dramatic gown was made for gracing the red carpet and for accompanying your son down the aisle. Crafted from silky Italian Mikado and designed with strategic pleating on the bodice, this style is equal parts breathtaking and flattering.

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BHLDN Leaf Appliqué Tea-Length Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

If you're a mother who appreciates the simplicity of a chic little black dress, go for an elevated LBD for a formal wedding. This tea-length frock is packed with interesting details like an illusion bodice that is fully lined and a unique leaf motif that carries throughout the sleeves and hem.

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Betsy and Adam Drape Sleeve Stretch Sheath Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Upon first glance, you may not notice that this supremely elegant, body-skimming sheath dress has a little shimmering sparkle to it. If you're looking for glitz and glam that isn't overpowering –– this is your answer! Plus, those draped sleeves prove that coverage can be anything but frumpy.

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Valentino Guipure Lace-Trimmed Midi Dress

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 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

A soft blue hue flatters most skin tones and is a very versatile color choice that can be worn to a winter or a summer wedding. This midi style boasts delicate, feminine lace sleeves and a tea-length hem –– perfect for showing off a new pair of shoes!

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Xscape Black Floral Cap-Sleeves Gown

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Courtesy of BHLDN

If you like the idea of a making a statement but you're not sold on bold colors or patterns, a surefire way to achieve a unique look is to opt for a dress that has interesting appliqués in subtle tones like this style from BHLDN.

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Marchesa Notte Leaf-Embroidered Gown

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 Courtesy of Farfetch

A sophisticated black-tie affair calls for a truly showstopping gown like this whimsical creation from Marchesa. Keep accessories minimal and let the details of the dress do all of the talking.

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Adrianna Papell Floral-Beaded Gown

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Courtesy of Macy's

With an ice blue hue and dripping in crystal embroidery, this Adrianna Papell beaded gown was made for a winter wedding.

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Jenny Packham Cold-Shoulder Embellished Chiffon Dress

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

This dress was designed with Biana Jagger's glamourous '70s style in mind. If that's not enough to convince you of this chic number, check out all of the rich details from the elegant cold-shoulders to the richly beaded embroidery.

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Adrianna Papell Plus Flutter Sleeves Beaded Gown

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

If you combine flutter sleeves with a relaxed blouson bodice and a fitted waist, then you have found yourself a very flattering dress. This style has an art-deco vibe that is perfect for the MOG whose personal style leans towards the vintage-inspired.

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Marchesa Embroidered Lace Dress

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you're looking for a dress that is statement-making without being overly dramatic, this stunning Marchesa dress is just the ticket. Eye-catching vibrant blue and exaggerated lace sleeves will set you apart without detracting from the bride.

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Lela Rose Gathered Duchess Satin Gown

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

This Lela Rose gown is about as impossibly chic as it gets. A supremely flattering blouson bodice meets a dramatic full skirt for one stunning dress that will remain timeless in photos.

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Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lace Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Farfetch

A semi-formal wedding calls for a sophisticated but less dressy look than a black-tie wedding and this lace number more than fits the bill. Since gold is practically a neutral, this short dress can be worn to a New Year's Eve wedding, a summer wedding and everything in between!

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Oscar de la Renta Floral Embroidered Dress

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Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Typically, a bride's wedding dress is designed to only be worn once but that shouldn't be the case when it comes to your mother of the groom dress. This is a big day for you too so why not invest in a piece that you really love and see yourself wearing again like this Oscar de la Renta embroidered dress.

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Roland Mouret Flared Sleeves Dress

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Courtesy of Roland Mouret

Simple details like an asymmetrical bodice and sheer flared sleeves can make a dress go from the traditional to the unexpected.

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JS Collections Pearl Dress

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

This wonderfully intricate gown is crafted from figure-flattering mesh and adorned with strings of pearls. This soft blush style is light and airy enough to be worn to a spring or summer wedding,

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Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Floral Sheath Dress

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 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Spring and summer weddings call for shorter hemlines and bare arms. This floral sheath dress is a stunning option for warmer weather weddings and can easily be worn with casual sandals or dressy heels.

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Reem Acra Embellished Satin-Piqué Gown

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 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

This shimmering sophisticated number by Reem Acra was designed with only the chicest mother of the groom in mind. Wear yours with matching silver accessories for an impeccably elegant monochromatic look.

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Carolina Herrera Belted Satin Dress

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

With a curated selection of Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses, you'll be sure to find the perfect frock for any type of wedding at Saks Fifth Avenue. We particularly love this elegant and supremely flattering Carolina Herrera satin dress for a fall or winter wedding.

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Give them glitz, glam and drama in this stunning Marchesa Notte gown in royal blue. Wear yours with silver accessories to complement the blue hue and crystal-embellished tulle yoke.

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11 Honoré Hunter Green Tulip Sleeve Dress

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Courtesy of 11 Honore

There is perhaps nothing more flattering than a wrap dress especially one with a tie as you can control the level of cinching. If you're headed to a fall wedding but are tired of navy, hunter green makes for a gorgeous alternative.

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Teri Jon Shirt Dress

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 Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

About as chic and refined as they come, this Teri Jon shirt gown is crafted from shimmering brocade and would be right at home at an elegant winter black-tie wedding.

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