66 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

Today I give you sixty-six plus size mother of the bride dresses that are chic and stylish but age-appropriate.

And these gorgeous frocks can also work for mothers of the groom too!

66 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses and Gowns. These dresses are also great for Mother of the Groom. Alexa Webb

Not Matronly but Appropriate

When I look for plus size mother of the bride dresses, I tend to avoid the “traditional” wedding attire brands. 

With some exceptions, as things are getting better, I find that most wedding retailers offer matronly styles for mothers of the bride.

There is no reason to attend your child’s wedding looking like you’ve given up on life!

You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a prom dress, but you also don’t want to look like you’ve wrapped yourself in layers of chiffon and are waiting to die following the reception.

I don’t want to sound like an a-hole, but please don’t wear that type of dress or suit!

If you’re convinced that you want to wear a suit, try something with a modern cut and some structure. Or try a jumpsuit like this one or this one.

Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses and Gowns. These dresses are also great for Mother of the Groom. Alexa Webb

To Sleeve or Not to Sleeve

By the way, in case you didn’t notice, all of these dresses are long and have sleeves! 

If you’d like to see sleeveless and/or shorter dresses for mothers of the bride/groom, please let me know in the comments.

To be clear, I by no means think that anyone of any shape or size should ever feel obligated to cover their arms or more accepted if their arms are covered. 

Oh hell no!  That is not my message.

If you want to wear a sleeveless or strapless dress, please do! 

And if you’d like to see my picks in that category, just let me know.

66 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

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14 thoughts on “66 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

  1. These are awesome! I would love to see shorter options though – say, for a mom of a bar mitzvah boy? Shoulders have to be covered so yes to sleeves.

  2. Can’t believe how formal they are but then again I’m from England! Ours are shorter dresses and we are big on hats! xx

  3. These are all terrific. I prefer some sleeve. A cap, flutter, or 3/4 not fitted sleeve. I also like the formal dressy pant with flowy top…Didnt see any at this time

  4. I am looking for short sleeves, tea length (but no skirt flaring). I am at “that” age when I am always hot. Beginning to think it doesn’t exist. 🙁

  5. I am looking for a below-the-knee but not floor-length, with 3/4 sleeves. Need gray color. So you offer any like that. Size 16?

  6. I am a very large woman with an apron that hangs low. Any shorter t length or below the knee dress that can help hide that feature would be welcome!

  7. I am looking for a plus size 14-16 for a wedding Aug 11/2024. Not a long dress, and I am wide in the shoulders with no waist 🙁

    Any help would be appreciated!

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