While you might not be the one getting married, you'll still want to look your best on your daughter's wedding day, and the first step to achieving this is by picking a gorgeous outfit that you'll feel fabulous in. But when it comes to hunting for a plus size mother of the bride dress it can be hard to know where to start - with some brands offering inclusive sizing and others not.
Here's where our handy edit comes in - from high street heroes to designer brands, we've found 35 sophisticated and stylish plus size mother of the bride dresses that'll work for all kinds of wedding themes. There are formal dress and jacket combos perfect for black-tie ceremonies, along with stunning floral gowns and everything in between.
Trust us, they'll be no shortage of wedding day outfit options once you start scrolling!
1. Nightingales Lace Dress and Jacket - £55, Ambrose Wilson
Yes, you read that right - this jacket and dress pairing from Ambrose Wilson is only £55 for both! Despite the affordable price, this outfit doesn't scrimp on beautiful details - we love the flattering waist belt with a beaded floral cluster.
2. Irresistible Spot Off The Shoulder Dress - £475, Nigel Rayment
Nigel Rayment's signature Irresistible dress has been reimagined with this playful polka dot print. It's perfect for a wedding where you'll want a stand-out outfit without taking the spotlight away from the newlyweds.
3. Nia Dress - $148 (approx. £93), 11 Honroe
11 Honroe is often hailed as the Net-a-Porter of the plus size world, offering designer and luxury pieces size 16 and upwards. The Nia dress by their own range is a beautiful sky blue shade that'll look lovely on all skin tones.
4. Aida Top - $98 (approx, £71), 11 Honroe
If you already have a gorgeous pair of trousers that you want to wear on the day, you might be on the hunt for a wedding-ready top to go with them. The Aida top is crafted from luxe satin and has a back pleat detail for added comfort and ease.
5. AX Paris Curve Shadow Floral Midi Dress - £45, Very
A wrap style dress is a really flattering cut and when it's made from spectacular monochrome printed fabric like this number by AX Paris it's even better. Pair with black accessories and a red lip for a sophisticated look.
6. Plus Slash Neck Peplum Dress - £25, Boohoo
Boohoo have a brilliant selection of plus size dresses and one of our favourites is this pink peplum style. Available in sizes 16-18, if you aren't a fan of this pretty shade there is also black and teal to choose from.
7. Abstract Print V-Neck Dress - £285, The Hour
The Hour create contemporary, classic pieces from upcycled materials that would normally be discarded in fabric mills. This abstract dress is an ideal option that can be worn from day to night.
8. Studio 8 Crystal Sparkle Jumpsuit - £130, Phase Eight
If the wedding you're attending has an evening celebration, this sparkly jumpsuit from Studio 8 could be the perfect fit. Woven with glittering metallic thread it's sure to make a statement on the dancefloor and the comfortable design will keep you grooving all night.
9. Mellie Embellished Midi Dress - £140, Monsoon
Monsoon's Mellie dress has all the features we love in a mother of the bride dress - embellishments, tulle and a figure-flattering fit. The dusky grey colour is a gorgeous hue and one you don't often see.
10. Becky Midi Wrap Winterberry Dress - £120, Boden
Have you seen a better dress for a Christmas wedding than this Boden beauty? Aptly named 'Winterberry', it is also available in petite and long sizing to cater for all heights.
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11. Kari Dress - £89.99, Grass-Fields
Grass-fields offer premium, hand-made African fashion and they have a beautiful range of plus size dresses suitable for the mother of the bride. Take the Kari dress for example - we adore the rich plum fabric and flattering silhouette.
12. Printed Maxi Dress - £40, Vera Moda
Danish brand Vera Moda feature fresh and trend-led pieces so opting for a dress from there will ensure you tick several style points. This printed maxi has an elastic waist making it as comfortable as it is cool.
13. Luxe Green Floral Maxi Dress - £95, Lovedrobe
For a dress that will look fabulous at all kinds of weddings look to Lovedrobe - they've been making occasion wear for over 40 years so you're guaranteed a perfectly crafted fit. We love the romantic sheer sleeves on this teal maxi dress!
14. Luxe Pink Floral Tiered Midi Dress - £105, Lovedrobe
This Lovedrobe offering is a classic design for a mother of the bride dress and one that will suit everyone. The pastel pink lace and trendy tiered skirt keeps it from feeling stuffy, as will pairing it with contemporary sandals.
15. Printed Twill Dress - £380, Marina Rinaldi
Available in this lovely blue and burgundy colour way or a chic monochrome palette, this pleated dress by Marina Rinaldi is so stylish. It even comes with short sleeves that can be attached if you aren't keen on sleeveless designs.
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16. Lace Dress - £249, Anna Scholz
Anna Scholz designs are all about femininity, glamour and confidence and that's three words we would definitely use to describe this gorgeous lace dress. The square neckline and 3/4 length sleeves are so flattering, as is the delicate detailing.
18. Curve Cold Shoulder Embellished Maxi Dress - £169, Coast
If you've been given the go-ahead to wear sequins to the wedding day, consider opting for this cold shoulder navy number from Coast. It has just enough sparkle to make an impact without being too much.
19. Curve Street Art Tilly Dress - £89, Never Fully Dressed
Don't be afraid to wear a bright plus size mother of the bride dress. This vibrant design from Never Fully Dressed looks amazing paired with colour clashing accessories like these model's green heels and it'll certainly add some sunshine to the day!
20. Curves Bright Pink Satin Pleated Midi Dress - £29.99, New Look
New Look is a fail-safe option as their curves collection is filled with flattering and affordable dresses that look a lot more expensive than they are. Take this salmon pink wrap dress - it's only £29.99 but crafted from luxurious soft satin fabric for a high-end finish.
21. Curve Khaki Chain Print Midi Dress - £36.99, Quiz
The chain print pattern on this wrap dress from Quiz gives a contemporary upgrade to a classic design. What's more, Quiz often offer their dresses for a reduced price so if you're quick you'll be able to snap this up for a fraction of the original price.
22. Rivers Wrap Dress - £209.99, Universal Standard
When we heard that Universal Standard was available in the UK we couldn't contain our excitement. Known as one of the world's most inclusive fashion brands offering UK sizes 4-44, the River wrap dress is just one of their fabulous designs that work wonderfully as a plus size mother of the bride dress.
23. Grandad Collar Dress - £151.49, Yoek
Heart print fabric is an obvious choice to wear to a wedding day, but one that we love all the same! This dress by Yoek has a cool edge to it thanks to the black backdrop, collared neckline and lace trim.
24. Curve Guipure Lace Midi Dress - £225, Karen Millen
The lace detailing on this rich burgundy dress from Karen Millen is truly exquisite. We adore the contrasting textures between the bodice and the pleated skirt and reckon this is the dress that will have every guest asking where you bought it.
25. Plus Size Sleeveless Floral Box Dress - £72, Chi Chi London
Chi Chi London have a number of structured gowns available on their site but it was the gorgeous floral print on this one that really caught our eye. It'll look beautiful at a wedding in any season - be it the height of summer or in the colder months.
26. Plus Size Floral Cocktail Dress - £255, Adrianna Papell at John Lewis
You might want to consider choosing a plus size mother of the bride dress that'll co-ordinate with your daughter's wedding outfit and this champagne Adrianna Papell cocktail dress will compliment a white dress perfectly. We love the scattering of sequins and the floral details.
27. Spot Mono Jumpsuit - £48, Evans
Available in sizes 14-32, this black and white polka dot jumpsuit can be dressed up or down depending on how relaxed the wedding will be. If it's a formal event pair with heels and a statement lip, or for a casual celebration stick to flat sandals and natural makeup.
28. Silk Stretch Satin Gather Dress - £495, Ganni
We guarantee if you rock up to a wedding dressed in Ganni you'll be the coolest mother of the bride around. This designer has collaborated with 11 Honor to create a capsule of signature Ganni silhouettes in extended sizes - the result? This gorgeous floral dress.
29. Plus Green Floral Midi Dress - £55, River Island
River Island is another high street brand to bookmark for plus size fashion. This metallic sheer midi dress is ideal for a mother of the bride who's in love with the idea of a traditional look with a twist.
30. Style 991826 - £POA, Veni Infantino
Keep things traditional with a Veni Infantino mother of the bride outfit. Her sophisticated styles come in sizes 6-30 and although they might be on the pricier end of the scale, it's reflected in the high-quality fabrics and finishing used. Just look at that beading!
31. Long Sleeve Skater Dress - £45.99, Yours at Debenhams
This long sleeve skater dress by Yours at Debenhams is so versatile it can be worn to work and at the weekends long after the wedding day is over. Partner with gold jewellery and a simple clutch for a chic look.
32. Printed Tiered Shirred Maxi Dress - £55, Simply Be
Tulle, statement sleeves and a square neckline? This Simply Be dress is a fashion-forward option that would be ideal for an autumn wedding. The long sleeves and maxi skirt will keep you warm, while the light-weight fabric allows you to breathe.
33. Curve Blue Floral Midi Dress - £49, Wallis
Proof that a stand-out dress doesn't have to involve lots of embellishment, Wallis' midi dress features a stunning silhouette in a glorious blue floral print, providing everything you need for a high-impact mother of the bride look.
34. Ivette Lace Jacket and Dress - £270, Gina Bacconi
Gina Bacconi certainly knows how to dress curves - and even more so for special occasions. The Ivette lace jacket and dress is the most gorgeous pale blue hue coated with a beautiful overlay of light-catching sequins.
35. Konnie Lace Mock Jacket Jersey Dress - £270, Gina Bacconi
We also adore the Konnie jersey dress by Gina Bacconi. It gives the illusion of a jacket and will add some extra coverage and warmth to your outfit while still showing off your shape.
Now your outfit is sorted you can start thinking about a present for the happy couple - have a look at our gift guide for inspiration.