48 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves

My top picks of plus size mother of the bride dresses with sleeves! 

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

48 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves - Alexa Webb - These gorgeous plus size gowns are perfect for mother of the bride or mother of the groom and they all have sleeves!

Appropriate but Not Matronly

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 a jerk, but please don’t wear this 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.

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.

48 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves

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I hope this collection of Mother of the Bride dresses has helped you find something amazing to wear!

More Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses

You can find more plus size mother of the bride dresses here, here, and here.

Also, there are some fabulous gowns here.

33 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses - Plus Size Mother of the Groom Dress with Sleeves - alexawebb.com #alexawebb

And if you’re looking for party and wedding guest dresses, go here for more plus size dress “round ups.”

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6 thoughts on “48 Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses with Sleeves

  1. Hi Alexa, my daughter is getting married in South Africa in August & I am looking for a tea length or knee length mother of the bride dress with short sleeves. Will you be putting together a list like this anytime soon? Thank you & I love your blog! I’ve bought several cute pieces that you have shown on your blog. Keep it up!

  2. Your models are quite busty. Most of the designs are seem to favor the curvy figure. I need styles that would work for an apple shaped figure. I see very few that would work for me.

  3. Hi, where do you buy these dresses from, I am from Australia, do you have a retailer here?
    Thank you Sue

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