Mother of the Groom Dresses

Searching for a dress to wear to the wedding? Before you buy one, be sure to read this.

For any mother, their son’s wedding day is certain to be among her most cherished memories. If you’re fortunate enough to have a son that is about to get married, then surely you’ve been asking yourself : “What’s the best dress for ME to select for my son’s wedding day?”

To many, this perhaps seems a trivial problem, but it could turn into an daunting task if you aren’t aware of the various choices that are available to you. Here, we present a few tips that will help make your quest to choose the perfect dress a whole lot easier.

Communicating With The New Members Of The Family

Tradition often dictates that the your dress should compliment, but not overwhelm the mother of the bride’s ensemble. With that in mind, it’s advisable that the two communicate often during the planning stages of the wedding and also discuss what outfits they plan to wear.  This constant communication will greatly simplify your search for the right dress.  As an added bonus:  you are not only ensured that you’ll wear complimentary gowns, you’ll also establish a relationship with these future extended family members. A harmonious relationship between your family and bride’s family will become a crucial part of the newlywed couple’s married life in the future. Typically, the mother of the bride will choose her dress first, but there isn’t really a rule that says the two of you can’t select your dresses together.

It would also be wise if you could first approach your son’s fiancée and discuss the style of the wedding dress she plans to wear, along with what her bridesmaids will be wearing. Things to consider should include the formality of the dress, color, the style, and the length. With this information, it will be much easier to decide which dress best suits you.


Often, the groom’s mother and the bride’s mother will choose to wear dresses that have the same color, although they don’t necessarily have to. After gathering the details of what the bride, her mother, and the bridesmaids will be wearing, it is now time to shop for the dress that you will be wearing on that big day. When shopping for dresses it’s helpful to bring a friend with a keen fashion sense. Although you may have a keen fashion sense yourself, a different perspective will help you to make a better decision.

The Wedding Day

First, consider when and where the wedding will be held. You wouldn’t want to get caught wearing a well layered blouse with lengthy sleeves in an outdoor summer wedding, would you? Choose the dress that best fits the season, and find out what the venue of the wedding looks like beforehand. The next thing that you should consider is choosing a dress that you are comfortable with. You might be thinking you can trade in style for comfort, but keep in mind that some weddings are lengthy, so finding a dress that will remain comfortable for several hours may be a good idea.

Another thing to consider is your personal style. When all is said and done, all of this advice doesn’t matter if the dress doesn’t speak to you. Choose the dress that not only best represents you as the mother of the groom, but also represents the woman inside you. Style, comfort, and a complimentary look are what you need to look for when shopping for your dress. If you can find a dress that demonstrated a good balance across these three considerations, then there’s no doubt that you will have the perfect dress on your son’s wedding day.