Mother of the Bride Dresses at the Wedding Shoppe

As the mother of the bride or mother of the groom, you also have to dress up for the occasion. We often hear from mothers who are shopping for their outfits that it’s almost more stressful than the shopping they did for their own bridal gowns. There are so many things to consider as you search for your dress for the mother of the bride or groom. This brings us to the topic of today's post: mother of the bride outfits - a common problem for all the mom's out there! We came up with a few tips to help you get started, as well as some dress ideas that we think are perfect for any MOB!

Tip #1: Don’t steal the spotlight.

I know this seems like a no-brainer tip, but you’d be surprised about the number of brides who feel like their mother is trying to steal the spotlight with gawdy or slinky mother of the bride attire. You don't need a bunch of sequins, but you also don't have to get a dress that is extremely plain. Try to find an in between. I’m not saying you can’t look amazing on your child’s wedding day; just remember who people should be noticing that day.

Tip #2: Be comfortable.

There is nothing worse than squeezing yourself into an outfit that is uncomfortable. Looking great can only go so far. Being comfortable on your child’s wedding day is just as important. We have to admit, wedding day festivities are all-day-long events, and comfort is key to ensuring you can fully enjoy this joyous occasion. Mother of the bride attire should be something you’d be ok wearing for over 8 hours.  If you have to layer your body shaping undergarments to look great for pictures but can’t sit comfortably, you should probably try something different for your wedding attire for mother of the bride. Just think about the mingling, dancing, photos and celebrating that you have ahead of you. It will make all the difference if you can be comfortable and stylish to enjoy the long (but exciting!) day that you have ahead of you.

Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to match the wedding colors.

Just because you’re not a bridesmaid doesn’t mean you shouldn’t complement the colors and theme of the wedding. Sometimes, brides will even tell you that they really want you to match the wedding colors. If the wedding features a lot of greens and pinks, you probably shouldn’t show up in a bright red or orange dress. Take special consideration for what the rest of the wedding party is wearing because yes, you will be in a lot of pictures with them. Even though you’re not standing up front during the ceremony, you’re still part of the wedding party!  Neutral colors are always acceptable for mom, too. Not only are they flattering, but neutral tones are on-trend for 2018.

Tip #4: Have fun with it!

Don’t forget to have fun while you’re shopping. Although it may get frustrating if you can't seem to find the right dress, eventually you will find one that you love. Involve your daughter, son, or future daughter-in-law in your shopping ventures. They’ll appreciate your consideration for their opinion, and you’ll (hopefully) appreciate theirs as well. It's a great way to get some family bonding in before the big day!  

Mother Of The Bride Dress Ideas

Black Floor Length MOB DressLong Sleeve Floor Length MOB Dress Cap Sleeve Floor Length Mother Of Bride DressLace Floor Length Mother of the Bride Dress MOB Dress with shawlNavy Long sleeve mother of the bride dress Gold Mother of the bride dressHalf sleeve mother of the bride dress   Black Sequin and Lace Mother Of The Bride DressPink lace mother of the bride dress Champagne Mother of the Bride DressLace Mother Of The Bride Dress These are just some of our dresses for the mother of the bride or groom. There are a variety of sizes and colors to choose from for each of these dresses. Check out the rest of the dresses here! Shop MOB

Which of these mother of the bride dresses do you adore? We would love to hear what you think, in a comment below!

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Alisha Dan
April 29, 2020 14:38

Some of these dresses are adorable and flattering too! I’m definitely going to send my mom this year’s options to look at.

April 20, 2020 16:28

I’m going to show some of these ideas to my mom. Would love to see options for plus-size MOB dresses, too!

Diane Cheslok
May 16, 2019 09:31

Royal blue centerpiece
Royal blue Dresses pants suit
Decoration for wedding

Dorothy Griffith
May 16, 2019 09:31

I am looking for elegant but affordable pantsuit for my granddaughters wedding.

May 16, 2019 09:31

Hi Sharon!

Unfortunately we would not be able to ship you one of the online pantsuits in time. They need to be ordered from the manufacturer well in advance. However, if you are local you can visit our Sale Boutique and find mother of the bride attire to purchase off-the-rack. Please call 651-298-1144 for more information. Thank you! We hope you find something beautiful.

May 16, 2019 09:31

Sorry, Deborah! We no longer carry this pant suit. We will remove it from the blog. If you’re interested in finding more attire similar to Ursula, email and they can help you!

sharon flowers
May 16, 2019 09:31

I am interested in some of the mother of the bride pantsuits I have found several but do not know how to order the wedding is in a week and how true to size are they

May 16, 2019 09:31

We love it too! Cameron Blake 111673 is $338 and takes 12-16 weeks for delivery. Here’s a link to the product:

Deborah Hannah
May 16, 2019 09:31

Do you have the Ursula pant suit in canada

May 16, 2019 09:31

I love the cameron blake 111673…..what is the price how long does it take to be delivered

Sandy Kirkland
May 16, 2019 09:31

I love the outfit Capri by mon cheri is it still available in size 12 or 14?

sandy shepherd
May 16, 2019 09:31

would love to see more pant suits plus size online

Meghan Ziegel, Wedding Shoppe Blogger
May 16, 2019 09:31

Hi Sandra! Unfortunately we don’t have any of the discontinued pant suits in stock. The lovely Cameron Blake Pant Suit 111673 is still available for online purchase in beautiful stone or navy. Let us know if there’s anything else

Meghan Ziegel, Wedding Shoppe Blogger
May 16, 2019 09:31

Hi Doris! You can purchase Cameron Blake Pant Suit 11673 online here! Here is our shipping policy, you can also enter your zip code in the shopping cart and receive an estimate for how much shipping will cost! In addition, we currently are offering a stellar Easy Returns policy, so you don’t have to worry about ordering online and it not fitting! :) Let us know if we can help you with anything else!

Sandra Kirkland
May 16, 2019 09:31

Discontinued pant suit I love do you have any instock size 14?

Meghan Ziegel, Wedding Shoppe Blogger
May 16, 2019 09:31

Hi Ruth! Unfortunately, Jordan 4034 has been discontinued. Similar options are Cameron Blake 111673, Alfred Angelo 7301, and Alfred Angelo 2425. Good luck with your search!

Doris Hefner
May 16, 2019 09:31

Where can I find Cameron Blake pants suits in the Southeast?

Ruth Ann Sletten
May 16, 2019 09:31

How do I find more info on the Jordan 4034.

May 16, 2019 09:31

where can i buy cameron blake designs in the uk

May 16, 2019 09:31

Hi Maria!

You’re in luck: the Wedding Shoppe actually ships internationally, including to the UK! To find out how much shipping will cost, add the Cameron Blake item you’d like to purchase to your shopping bag, then select your country from the dropdown list and hit ‘calculate’.

If you have any questions about shipping, returns, or ordering a product listed as ‘in store only’ or ‘phone order only’ please call our customer service 1-877-294-4991.

Enjoy your Cameron Blake!

Wedding Shoppe Blogger: Meghan Z.
May 16, 2019 09:31

Hello Cherie!

Unfortunately for time constraints, our mother of the bride garments are made as ordered and therefore need to be shipped from the manufacturer to a bridal store, and then to the customer. This is why the estimated ship time can take several weeks.

You could try calling us toll free: 1-877-294-4991 to see if we have anything you’re looking for available in-store, which would speed up the delivery process (although I can’t promise how much, you’d need to call our sales and support team and ask).

Lastly, if you’re interested, another option is to order a quick delivery bridesmaid dress that you feel comfortable with. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from, many that are beautiful for mothers such as Landa AD124 or AD131. Quick Delivery dresses arrive in 8-10 weeks, and in 5 weeks when you pay for rush cut.

Hopefully I was able to help! Let me know if you have any further questions, or give us a call at the number listed above!


Terri rollerson
May 16, 2019 09:31

I love the suits you have posted but they have all been discontinued. Do you ave others similar to any of the sling hem? I am the mother of the bride and love the elegance of the flowing pants

Cherie Crockett
May 16, 2019 09:31

Is there a Bridal Shoppe or business close to the Kansas City MO area that carry your line of pant outfits? I especially am interested in the Cameron Blake 111673. I am running out of time so I need to have a place that carries your styles in their boutique or store. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much

Elise Underriter
May 16, 2019 09:31

I am looking for an elegant pant suit for my friend who is getting married. She is not the mother of the bride but one of the brides. That being said, I need a pant suit in white. Is that possible? Love your designs and hoping we can find one that works

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