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While it feels like only yesterday that your child was walking around in diapers, time has played a trick on you, and suddenly, they’re due to walk down the aisle — and you’re mother of the bride (or groom!).
Unsurprisingly, the wedding of your son or daughter can bring up a lot of emotions. And while the day should revolve around the happy couple, guests will inevitably be turning to you as one of the day’s standout figures.
So, with (at least some of) the spotlight headed your way, you’ll want to look and feel your best as you send your child off into their new stage of life.
Luckily, the world is your oyster when it comes to wedding attire. From garden party to black tie, this season’s roster of mother of the bride and groom dresses is something to behold.
With prices starting at just $50, scroll down to shop the 18 best mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses available in 2022. Or, if you would prefer to browse for yourself, check out our list of the best wedding attire shops at the bottom of the page.
Best Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses Under $100
This elegant mother-of-the-bride pick is available in black and red and features dropped shoulders, long sleeves, and wide cuffs with buttons.
This pretty textured flare dress from Julia Jordan features flattering flutter sleeves, and most importantly, comes with pockets!
This classy floral midi dress comes backed by hundreds of five-star reviews from shoppers who say the style is “perfect” and “great quality.”
This elegant plus-size dress has a figure-flattering draped design and is available in five colours, including black, purple and aqua blue. Didn’t find your size? To shop the dress in sizes extra-small to extra-large, click here.
Best Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses Under $200
This elegant Kate Middleton-inspired knee-length dress is available in three colours and sizes 14 to 28.
Elegant and refined, this cobalt blue Calvin Klein gown features shoulder pleats that lead into a cape-inspired design.
While great for wedding day festivities, this vibrant blue midi dress can easily be re-worn to other summer outings, weddings and even the office.
An elegant wedding guest dress you’ll actually wear again, this Adrianna Papell sheath dress features gently ruched details and flounce-cuffed sleeves.
This fuchsia-coloured cocktail dress is perfect for spring/summer wedding festivities. The dress features three-quarter sleeves and is available in sizes four to 16.
This top-rated satin maxi dress is available in five colours, including sky blue and mauve, and in sizes 14 to 28.
Best Mother of the Bride & Groom Dresses Under $500
Give the day the pizazz it deserves in this stunning off-the-shoulder crepe gown from Oleg Cassini, exclusive to David’s Bridal.
This pretty A-line midi dress features a two-tone lace design with exposed nude lining from the mid-thigh for a daring and sexy touch.
Make a splash this wedding season in this eye-catching blouson dress. The unique floral style is available in sizes zero to 14.
Hello, gorgeous! Crafted in a lustrous satin fabric, this midi dress has an empire waist, side slits and back V-cutout with ties.
A twisted draped design at the front takes this mother-of-the-bride gown to the next level. The sleeveless dress is available in sizes two to 14.
This eye-catching knee-length dress is coated in crystals, sequins, and intricate beading and is available in a handful of colours, including black (shop here), Sedona orange (shop here), navy blue (shop here) and biscotti beige (shop here).
Elegant and flattering, you’ll be the belle of the ball in this Lauren Ralph Lauren gown, well, besides the bride, of course.
Did someone say black-tie wedding? An airy, semi-sheer cape overlay makes this sleek gown a glamorous statement piece.