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So, I’ve never been married (lol), but I love blogging about weddings. I’ve shared plus size unique wedding dresses, an editorial featuring black wedding gowns, where to find plus friendly wedding photographers, etc etc.
I’ve got resources!!
This blog post is all about plus size mother of the bride dresses.
[Heads up! This post was originally published on November 29, 2019. It was last updated on August 1, 2023. While I do my best to keep blog posts up-to-date, sometimes brands change things up! For this reason, be sure to consult the brand page for updates on sizing, availability, etc!]
Recently, Kelly, a reader from Ohio wrote in and asked:
I love your blog and the resources you create. I’m looking for a more flattering plus size mother of the bride dress for my mom. I know “flattering” is relative, but that’s what she has asked for. Where do you go to find mother of the bride dresses or two piece suits?”
When Kelly asked this, I could only really think of 2-3 resources. Defining what a “mother of the bride” dress is tricky, and I didn’t want to make any agist assumptions.
So, with that in mind, here are 5 stores to purchase plus size mother of the bride (or groom!) outfits:
Brand #1: Kiyonna Floor Length Gowns for Mother of the Bride Dresses
Kiyonna creates lovely plus size gowns that are perfect for weddings, and there are a number of gowns that are a fresh take on “mother of the bride” fashion. Kiyonna’s size chart goes up to a size 32, and their mother of the bride gowns come in multiple colors, with many options in navy blue, dark purple, red and floral prints.
There are a variety of floor length or maxi dresses, as well as short dresses to the knee, as well as fun trouser sets and jumpsuits! If you’re looking for a plus size mother of the bride dress with lace – Kiyonna is the brand for you!
- Sizing: Up to a size 32
Brand #2: Ulla Popken Plus Size Mother of the Bride Pantsuits & Dresses
Next up, I’m excited to share plus size mother of the bride dresses from Ulla Popken. This is an international plus size fashion brand that is gaining a LOT of traction in the USA, and I love to see it! They have more formal and casual plus size mother of the bride dresses, in knee, calf and floor-length!
- Sizing: Up to a size 36/38
Brand #3: Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses from Amazon
Okay, so Amazon sizing can be a little wonky. There’s no standard size chart for the company, so be sure to look at the size chart for each plus size mother of the bride dress. Amazon has a lot of mother of the bride dresses that come with a shrug or jacket and LOTS of sparkles!
- Sizing: Up to a size 24, some up to a size 36
Brand #4: Mother of the Bride Gowns from Macy’s
I have found that Macy’s is SUCH a classic place to go for that quintessential gown that screams “Mother of the bride!”
- Sizing: Most pieces stop at a size 24
Brand #5: Black Tie Mother of the Bride Gowns from 11 Honore
If you’re looking for plus size mother of the bride dresses in the luxury or high end categories, then you absolutely must look into 11 Honore!
The brand has a variety of options for plus size mother of the bride gowns, from designers like Caroline Herrera, Christian Siriano, Azeeza, Zac Posen, and Prabal Gurung.
Brand #6: Plus Size Mother of the Bride Gowns from David’s Bridal
David’s Bridal is a staple in the wedding industry, and they have some lovelyy gowns for the mother of the bride (or groom)!
From simple pantsuits to gowns that sparkle, David’s Bridal will have something mom will love!
- Sizing: David’s Bridal goes up to a size 24 in almost all options, with some up to a size 30
Brand #6: Plus Size Mother of the Bride Pantsuits from Catherine’s
Catherine’s is a staple of plus size fashion, offering up to a size 34. They have an assortment of plus size pantsuits and dresses with fluttery sleeves.
- Sizing: Up to a size 36
Brand #7: Azazie Plus Size Mother of the Bride Pantsuits & Dresses
One of my favorite brands that offers plus size formalwear is Azazie! This company can make their dresses in over 80 (!!) colors, which is a relief when you’re trying to match the wedding colors.
They have a whole page dedicated to mother of the bride dresses designed for the mother of the bride [or groom!], including plus size pantsuits, jumpsuits and gowns.
- Sizing: Now, unfortunately we can’t see AZAZIE gowns on plus size models – but the brand does go up to a size 30!
Brand #8: High End Plus Size Mother of The Bride Dresses from CoEdition
CoEdition is one my favorite plus size fashion websites, as they carry over 90 plus size fashion brands! Now I don’t have to remember all of the brands I want to check out, I can just go straight to them!
Their “Try Before You Buy” program means that you can order a few dresses to try, and send back the ones that don’t work.
- Sizing: Most options stop at a size 24
Brand #9: Plus Size Mother of the Bride Dresses from Eloquii
If you’re looking to avoid a “typical” MOB dress, this is the brand for you.
Eloquii is THE brand to check out if you want to step outside the box a little bit. The have statement making pieces that are fun and flirty, while still being understated enough to get all eyes on the bride.
- Sizing: Up to a size 32
This blog post was all about plus size mother of the bride dresses.
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Alright, Kelly! There’s the roundup. I hope you find a great dress for your mom.