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Although it's the happy couple's big day, as a mother of the groom, you deserve to find an outfit that not only showcases your personal style but celebrates your figure. And while finding a plus size dress that feels and looks amazing and gains your future daughter-in-law's stamp of approval can seem like no easy feat – your search ends here.
No matter your personal style or budget, there's a gorgeous plus size mother of the groom dress out there with your name on it. Attending a summer wedding? We have a curve-hugging blush number that will do just the trick. Need something slightly more formal for a black-tie ceremony? There's no shortage of stunning, full-length gowns and silhouettes to celebrate and flatter your figure. Plus, with hues ranging from blues to pinks to black, you can easily coordinate your look with the mother of the bride's dress, if need be.
Read on for the best plus size mother of the groom dresses for every style.
Best Three-Piece Set: Onyx Stretch Glitter Set
We love a good 3-piece set and not just because it's a surefire way to look impossibly put together, but also two outfits in one! This glittering set comes complete with a flared sleeve jacket to take you from the ceremony to the reception and a flowy tank top to take you out onto that dancefloor!
What to look for in a plus size mother of the groom outfit
Shopping for a mother of the groom outfit is exciting but it can also be daunting at the time. It goes without saying that you'll want to look and feel your best on your son's big day so finding an outfit that's stylish and fits your perfectly is of the utmost importance. Before you start your search, it's helpful to identify what silhouettes work best for your body type and what assets you're looking to show off. Then, you can narrow down your options by taking cues from the wedding's theme, color palette, and dress code.
What colors should a mother of the groom avoid wearing?
Unless specifically approved by the couple, a good rule of thumb is to avoid wearing white or any hue that might resemble the bride’s wedding dress or groom’s suit/tuxedo.
Do I have to run my outfit by the couple?
While the couple will surely want you to feel your best in your mother of the groom outfit, having a conversation with the couple beforehand can help set expectations and narrow down your options.
What is the most flattering dress silhouette for a plus size mother of the groom?
Some of the most flattering dress silhouettes for a plus size mother of the groom are A-line, mermaid, sheath, and tea-length. That said, mothers of the groom should always feel empowered to experiment with all different types of silhouettes.
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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more. Sophie's favorite trend for mother of the groom (and mother of the bride!) outfits is sleek and modern jumpsuits.