The hall is rented, the wedding dress is bought, and the catering and flower arrangements are all underway. As exciting as it is to know that your son or daughter will soon be married, you may be stressed out because you still don’t have anything to wear.
Finding the perfect Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom dress can be challenging, especially when you are plus size. If you don’t get the style and fit just right, you risk looking matronly.
Here are some flattering Spring & Summer Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dresses for plus-size figures that will make you look modern and fabulous.
Lace is Lovely
Lace is always an excellent choice for the mother of the bride or groom at any time of the year. This pretty 2- piece of tea-length lavender dress combines lace and chiffon in a very figure-flattering way. A lace-up top makes your face the focal point while a floats skirt gently skims your curves and camouflage a larger bottom half. Three-quarter-length sleeves highlight your slim forearms and show off some skin, which is a very youthful look.
Add some gorgeous heels and a chic clutch, and you’ll feel confident greeting friends and family on this most important day.
Wrap Style Enhances Your Curves
A Mother of the Bride or Groom dress doesn’t necessarily have to be full length. And depending on the formality of the wedding, it might not be appropriate to wear a long gown. If you’re looking for something in a cocktail length, this is a great choice.
This chic plum-colored wrap front dress is very flattering for gals with curves because helps to carve out a beautiful waist in a soft, elegant way.
I know a lot of women prefer to keep their upper arms covered, which is another thing that this dress has going for it. And can we talk about the flared sleeves that are so pretty and feminine? Wow! This is a lovely, sophisticated dress. Pair it with a sparkly bag and accessories to bring out the sparkle at the waist tie.
This Gown is Sheer Delight!
Here’s another idea for the woman who prefers some arm coverage but doesn’t want to look bundled up, then this glamorous dress may be for you. Sheer fabric on the arms and neckline gives this blue mesh column gown an elegant, high-end look. It’s almost as if this dress were strapless, but without the bareness or worry about your dress slipping down.
The beautiful embellishment and royal blue color make it extra special. Team it up with silver heels and a clutch, and you have a stunning look for the Mother of the Bride or groom.
A Two-Piece is Slimming
Elegant, timeless, and minimalist are good ways to describe this very popular Mother of the Bride dress, which is a big seller on my blog and in stores. You can’t go wrong with this champagne-colored sheath dress and matching lace jacket for any type of wedding. The tone-on-tone layering creates a soft and slimming silhouette. Plus, this makes a fabulous dress for many other special occasions too.
This Sweetheart Neckline is Figure Flattering
A great way to flatter your figure when your middle is your trouble spot is to put the attention up near the face, which is exactly what this stunning plus-size Mother of the Bride does.
The gorgeous sweetheart neckline on this dress creates a powerful focal point that draws the eye up and towards the face. The sweetheart neckline also gives off a sweet, romantic vibe, that is perfect for a wedding. Rose gold jewelry and accessories are a nice way to complement the pretty blush shade of the dress.
A Shift Dress for a Thick Waist
If you are thick through the middle, the answer isn’t a big baggy dress. A shift dress is. Shift dresses shoot straight down and are neither boxy nor tight, so they make you look long and lean.
This metallic shift is an excellent option for a Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom at any time of the year. Gold and silver are considered neutrals and always look elegant and sophisticated.
Floaty Sleeves Camouflage Heavy Arms
This lacy mother-of-the-bride gown in pink blush is a godsend for gals who feel self-conscious about their arms. The delicate capelet does the trick to camouflage any jiggly bits, and it makes the dress look rather elegant too.
Another great feature of this dress is the slimming A-line cut. See how this dress skims the body and then gently flares out, bringing balance to the hip and thigh area? It’s floaty and feminine!
Black is Always Elegant and Slimming
It used to be that no one – guests, bridesmaids, or Mother of the Bride or Groom – wore black to a wedding but that rule is now passé. These days black is appropriate, especially if it is a formal evening wedding, and thank goodness for that because we all know black is very slimming. So if you want to wear black, even in summer, go for it!
The thing I like about this black plus size mother of the bride (or groom) gown is the modern V-neckline which also helps elongate and slim. The rosette pattern on the skirt is a perfect touch for a summer wedding, and the short sleeves keep you fresh when the air conditioning doesn’t.
NEED MORE IDEAS?
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