Mother of the Groom Outfits & Suits

If you prefer the more formal style of a coordinating jacket & skirt, then a pant suit is a great choice for you.  If you are aiming more toward mother of the groom dresses, then team up a formal dress with a jacket for the perfect formal look.

For women who live in jeans everyday, choosing smarter clothing can be something of a challenge, not because we don’t love getting girly, but simply because you’re less familiar with what styles and fashions are going to work well for your figure.

Mother’s Etiquette

It’s etiquette to wait until the mother of the bride chooses her outfit before choosing yours.  However, you may choose not to observe this etiquette for several
reasons.  If there’s seasonal sales, then buying your clothes and wedding accessories at discount may be a higher priority.

One thing you will need to be aware of, though not necessarily bound by, is the color theme that the bride and groom are having for their wedding day.  Whilst you may not choose to wear the same color, looking for mother of the groom outfits in a complementary shade rather than something that clashes in simply polite and will be appreciated.

Some brides may try and insist about what you wear, but unless you are planning to wear something outrageous, quiet affirmation that the choice is yours will hopefully win her over.

Shopping for Mother of the Groom Outfits

Online shopping for formal wear is easier, with stores like Jacques Vert and Sydneys Closet offering a range of fabulous stylish womens suits for special occasions.  Stores such as JC Penney also offer special occasion dresses for all sizes, together with a wide range of bags and accessories.

Bigger towns & cities often offer small boutiques with occasion clothing, as well as department stores offering a selection.   Check out your local phone directory or simply Google “mother of the groom outfits” or “mother of the bride” in your local area.  This can also be an effective way to find a hat shop or
milliner who can offer you a hat worthy of attention.

Recommended Resources

Wedding Hats & Fascinators – for the perfect way to finish off your stylish outfit


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  2. feromonas says:

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  3. it will be a beach wedding and the mother of the groom is looking for a outfit.

  4. Rae Goerlach says:

    I need a long lilac dress with long or 3/4 length sleeves. Iam 5’6” and weigh 115lbs.

  5. Very interesting info! Perfect, just what I was searching for!

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