Mother of the Bride/ Mother of the Groom Dresses: A guide!

When our customers book their appointments with our stylists, a lot of Mother of the Bride's and Mother of the Groom's are confused about what they should be wearing on the day, what is appropriate, colour, style etc.

Here are some of our top suggestions if you are looking for a Mother of the Bride/Groom dress:

1. Colour: Find out what colour, both the bridesmaids are wearing and the mother in law. Wearing the same colour as the mother in law isn't too much of a faux pas, but the same colour as the bridesmaids can have you looking like you tried to blend in with the bridal party. Some traditional colours for Mother of the Bride/Groom are the darker, deeper colours, like navy, wine, forest green etc. 

2. Style: When picking a dress, for any event, it's very important to know the dress code. There are some weddings which require sequin ball gowns, and others that require a cocktail dress, if it's a garden wedding. Look at how many guests will be attending, as well as the location of the ceremony and whether it's during the day or something in the evening.

We have a huge range of Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses both in store and online, from a range of designers! Some of our best selling gowns are by Jadore Evening, and we have an easy no fuss returns policy, so you can try everything on from the comfort of your own home!

The 9004 by Jadore Evening, the Everette dress, is one of our top sellers when it comes to Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses. The gown is covered in flat sequins, so it has a bit of glitz but is not over the top sequins. The shawl over the top also provides a bit of coverage on the arms. The dress is available in navy, champagne and wine. 

Shop Everette (9004) by Jadore Evening HERE

These cocktail dresses are two of our best sellers for Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses. Available in a couple of different colours both these styles are very classic cuts and would suit a more casual wedding, something during the day or a garden wedding.

Shop 8025 by Jadore Evening HERE

Shop Katia 8080 by Jadore Evening HERE


These styles are perfect if you're looking for a full length dress, but still not something too dressy. These dresses are available to custom in up to 20 colours but this wine colour is the best seller when it comes to Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses. 

Shop Lorraine 8042 by Jadore Evening HERE

Shop 9113 by Jadore Evening HERE