While the about-to-weds will be the sun around which all revolves on their wedding day, this day sure means a lot to you too. You want to look great as you watch your son marry the one he truly loves. So, though the most beautiful girl in the room will remain the bride-to-be, you should look fabulous and classy as the mother of the groom. This article is designed just to have you looking elegant on the D day and find something from out list of best mother of groom dress ideas of 2021.

Factors to consider when choosing a dress

While you might not want to spend eternity choosing what to wear to your son’s wedding. There are key factors never to overlook when choosing mother of the groom dresses in 2021.

Body type

While you might be tempted to buy a pretty dress seen on a mannequin, note that you’re likely not the same body size and shape as the mannequin. Go for a silhouette that flatters your body shape and a color that complements your skin tone.

Wedding style

The wedding style also affects your dress choices. Is it a summer or winter wedding? Casual, semiformal, or formal? What is the wedding theme? You must answer these questions as they make your choices easier when answered.

Wedding color scheme

While you want to look elegant and beautiful at your son’s wedding, you don’t want your dress to look like a color mishap in the wedding pictures. So, consider the color scheme when choosing your dress. Unsure whether or not there is one? Speak with the couple.

Personal Style

Yes, it is your son’s wedding but it is your dress. You should wear a dress that you are both confident and comfortable in. Consider your style and personality and opt for a dress that appeals to you.

A compiled list of best mother of the groom dress ideas 2021

Here is a list of best mother of the groom dress’ ideas 2021 arranged in no particular order…

Adrianna Papell Women’s Floral Beaded Godet Gown

Adrianna Papell Women’s Floral Beaded Godet Gown

Whether the bride wants you to wear a neutral shade or it’s a winter wedding. You could never go wrong wearing this Adrianna Papell gown. Intricately designed for class, this glittering silver floral beaded gown is just perfect.

Elegant Chiffon 3 Piece Mother of The Bride Dress Pantsuits Groom Mother Outfit 3/4 Sleeve

Elegant Chiffon 3 Piece Mother of The Bride Dress Pantsuits Groom Mother Outfit 3/4 Sleeve

Unsure what to wear for your son’s semiformal wedding? No worries. This navy blue 3 piece chiffon pantsuit by Beautydress is an elegant cross between the casual and formal- an unrivaled choice for a semiformal wedding.

Miusol Women’s V Neck Elegant Lace Ruffle Bridesmaid Maxi Dress

Miusol Women’s V Neck Elegant Lace Ruffle Bridesmaid Maxi Dress

We particularly love this dress from the Miusol store for its neckline. Its carefully crafted lace V-neckline is both flattering for all figures and great at creating an illusion of height.

MAYFASEY Women’s Elegant High Split Flare Sleeve Formal Evening Gowns Maxi Dress with Cape

MAYFASEY Women’s Elegant High Split Flare Sleeve Formal Evening Gowns Maxi Dress with Cape

If you combine long flared chiffon sleeves with a torso in polyester and spandex on a front slit-to-left thigh, you’ve got yourself a chic piece. This evening dress is perfect for the groom’s mother who seeks a mature yet satisfying look.

Miusol Women’s Deep-V Neck Classical Bow Belt Vintage Casual Swing Dress

Miusol Women’s Deep-V Neck Classical Bow Belt Vintage Casual Swing Dress

Made with a stretchy fabric, this dress hugs all right areas and accentuates your body curves. If you aim for a mature but vibrant look, you are sure to get tons of compliments wearing this. Its thick and durable material also leaves it unparalleled as an economical choice.

Alex Evenings Women’s Plus Size Midi Scoop Neck Shift Dress with Jacket

Alex Evenings Women’s Plus Size Midi Scoop Neck Shift Dress with Jacket

This dress offers comfort, class, and simplicity in one piece. Its graceful flowery lace jacket sweetly complements its simple interior. Alex Evenings Women’s Plus Size Midi Scoop Neck Shift Dress with Jacket is just perfect for you if you seek the simple but elegant look.

Alex Evenings Women’s Dress with Keyhole Cutout (Petite and Regular)

Alex Evenings Women’s Dress with Keyhole Cutout (Petite and Regular)

This Long A-line dress with side ruched cascade skirt in cobalt is a cross of conservativeness and class. Paired with the right silver accessory to complement its embellished sleeves, it leaves you glam and chic for your son’s wedding.

Miusol Women’s Retro Style Lace Halter Ruched Wedding Maxi Dress

Mother of the groom dress idea: Miusol Women’s Retro Style Lace Halter Ruched

We love this beautiful long gown from Miusol. Made with polyester, its lace halter and sleeve coupled with its glossy belt leaves it flattering on almost every body shape. This purple retro style is a great choice for an autumn wedding.

Alex Evenings Women’s Tea Length Dress with Rosette Detail

Mother of the groom dress idea: Alex Evenings Tea Length Dress with Rosette Detail

What is more gratifying than a tea-length dress with a wrap finish? Paired with the right accessories, this glimmering Tea-length A-line rosette with cap sleeves is perfect for a fall wedding.

Adrianna Papell Beaded Column Gown With Mock Neckline In Blue Mist

BEADED COLUMN GOWN WITH MOCK NECKLINE IN BLUE MIST

This beautiful and intricately designed gown is made from polyester. Whether your son’s wedding is a winter or New Year’s Eve wedding, this fully beaded lead dress is the perfect outfit for a statement-making entrance.

FAQs

What color does the mother of the groom wear?

While the color you wear depends on the color scheme for the wedding, it is advised that you stay away from white dresses, off-white or neutral hues so you don’t look like the second bride in the wedding pictures. However, this is perfectly okay if they would like to have an all-white wedding or if the bride wants it that way. It’s also a great idea to speak to the couple before choosing as they may have a color that complements the bridal train in mind for you already.

Should the mother of the groom’s dress match the mother of the bride?

The mother of the groom’s dress doesn’t necessarily have to match that of the bride’s mum. While both mothers are encouraged to wear flattering outfits that represent their style, chosen colors and prints mustn’t clash or disagree. Working together to choose your dresses prevents one from being overdressed or underdressed and also deepens the sister-in-love bond.

Who should select the mother of the groom’s dress?

Well, the mother of the groom should select her dress. While it is great to work with the bride’s mother and the couples during the selection process, it is ultimately up to you to choose your outfit.

When should the groom’s mother get her outfit?

Mothers should set out to choose their outfits as soon as possible to avoid last-minute decisions and hurried alterations. Ideally, mothers should set out to find their dresses shortly after the bride does to make enough allowances for necessary alterations if need be. About 4-6 months before the wedding should be fine.

For a custom-made dress, when is the best time to start ordering?

Since a custom-made dress is a dress made specifically for you, the dressmaking process takes time. Though we could have an express custom-made dress for you, we recommend that you start to order your custom-made dress at least four months before the wedding. This ensures that you have enough time to include every little detail and you don’t deal with last-minute stress days or weeks to the wedding.


Ultimately, you should wear a dress that is both comfortable and elegant. Unsure whether or not your imagined style can be brought to life? You can trust us to do all in-between. We work, a step per time, offering you personalized and uncompromised services till there is perfection in every detail.

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