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!
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.
If you’re convinced that you want to wear a suit, try something with a modern cut and some structure.
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
Also, there are some fabulous gowns here.
And if you’re looking for party and wedding guest dresses, go here for more plus size dress “round ups.”
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