Finding the perfect plus-size mother of the bride (or groom) outfit is a big deal. Not only is it hopefully one of the proudest moments of your life, but it’s also one of the most visible! There will be pictures at every event; you will see friends and family you may not have seen in years. Needless to say, it’s critical to look your best. We understand that finding the right dress can be daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process and share options to make you feel confident and beautiful on this important day. Prepare to be the most fashionable mom at every celebration. From classic styles to modern designs, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Start a Checklist of Events

It is customary for couples to have an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette party (you may or may not be invited to this—but its nice to keep on your radar— just in case), rehearsal dinner, and of course, the wedding.

Step 2: Identify Your Style

Are you more traditional, or would you like to incorporate the latest trends or even more sexy into your looks? Consider your figure and what styles make you feel most comfortable. What assets do you like to accentuate most?

Step 3: Shop! 

We’ve worked to curate looks with you in mind for all the wedding related events in sizes 10 – 32. You’ll definitely find something you love; here are a few of our favorites.

Plus-Size Mother of the Brides Dresses for the Wedding Day

Let’s start with the most important look first, the wedding day. Make a statement in these striking plus-size gowns. The Ruffled Lace Evening Dress is a picture of elegance. The lace is truly delightful, and the deep v-neckline is a decolletage moment in the making (with a little cleavage too). Who says mom can’t show off a little? The Ribbon Waist Evening Dress is a go-to plus-size mother-of-the-bride dress—it has elegance written all over it. The classic gown length and satin ribbon take this simple silhouette to the next level.

Plus-Size Mother of the Brides Dresses for the Engagement Party

Engagement parties run the gambit from high-end luxe to a simple at-home gathering. These are two versatile options you can dress up or down for either scenario. The Essential Wrap Dress by Kiyonna is a one-and-done plus-size knit wrap dress. It suits every figure and can be easily dressed up with heels and bold jewelry or worn casually with wedged sandals. Layer it with a lightweight jacket for outdoor events. Try the Faux Wrap Whisper Satin Maxi Dress for a more formal engagement party. The formfitting silhouette and simple satin elevate this timeless faux-wrap style.

Plus-Size Mother of the Brides Dresses for the Bridal Shower

Bridal showers are typically held during the day, so it’s a great idea to wear something light and airy with lots of movement. Lightweight fabrics are great for spring and summer events, even fall. You’ll avoid overheating and stay cool and comfortable throughout the event. The Monotone Fit and Flare Dress is a go-to dress for the bridal shower. It has a festive print and bright color that suggest optimism and happiness. Plus, the fit and flare silhouette is universally complementary to any figure. Whether you style it with pumps, flat sandals, stilettos, or wedges, it’s the picture of versatility. For a fall event, try the Monica Satin Wrap Dress; the burnt orange hue is right for the season paired with the satin fabric. 

Plus-Size Mother of the Brides Dresses for the Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner is the time to turn up the glam before the big day. The Adara Mesh Maxi by Diane Von Furstenberg is phenomenal for a more formal dinner. It’s sophisticated easy silhouette makes it a no-brainder for every figure. The Smocked Waist Tiered Skirt Dress from London Times is casual yet versatile. Style it with sandals and a dark wash denim jacket for a rehearsal dinner bbq. 

Loving these styles? Find them all at in sizes 10-32. Share photos of the big day with us on IG @diaandco at #mydiastyle; we can’t wait to see them.

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