22 Stylish Mother-of-the-Groom Dresses for Spring 2023

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Updated Apr 16, 2023
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The perfect mother-of-the-groom dresses for spring do exist! From a whimsical garden party soirée under the string lights to an elegant black-tie ballroom reception overlooking the city, we've got gorgeous, age-appropriate and on-trend dresses for every type of spring wedding—and every type of mom too.

But first things first, before choosing the mother-of-the-groom dress of your dreams, you'll want to chat with the engaged couple. Find out what the general dress code is (cocktail, casual, etc.) and if there's a particular color palette or theme they'd prefer you stick with—so you can narrow down your search accordingly. And, of course, you'll want to make sure your dress is right for the weather, venue and season—or you might look and feel out of place.

While pastels are a tried-and-true spring wedding staple and a great choice if you want to play it safe this season, don't be afraid to go bright with on-trend color pops, like the punchy pink options below, if it's appropriate for the wedding—and the bride gives you the A-OK. Feminine 3D floral embellishments are also having a moment and are a fresh take on the traditional flower print spring mother-of-the-groom dresses we all know and love—which, BTW, are still in style.

Other modern spring trends we're loving for moms right now are solid metallics in soft hues, fashion-forward cape dresses, sheer sleeves for a touch of elegance and super feminine, romantic details like ruffles, ruching, tiers, tie straps (think bows!) and lace. For a more boho spring wedding, dresses in earthy neutrals and flowy fabrics will fit right in. And, of course, dark colors like navy look gorgeous year-round.

Before making your big purchase, we highly suggest sending a picture or link of the dress to the bride to get her approval. Not sure where to start? We've got you. Here are 22 of our fave, fashion-forward mother-of-the-groom dresses for spring 2023—from Azazie, Adrianna Papell, David's Bridal, Sachin & Babi and more. Congrats, and happy shopping!

Oleg Cassini High-Neck Glitter A-Line Gown in Blush

floor length halter neck shimmery dress

A modern and more conservative take on the trendy halter neck gown. This glamorous, floor-length May mother-of-the-groom dress will have you feeling party-ready—thanks to all that glitter—while still looking totally wedding appropriate. We love the back keyhole cutout too.

Size Range: 2-18

Azazie Dion Mother of the Bride Dress in Dusty Blue

dusty blue sheath gown with draped shoulders

This dusty blue sheath gown shines in its simplicity. It's such a classy choice for a formal spring wedding and provides the perfect amount of coverage, if that's what you're looking for. It's the sheer, chiffon shawl overlay that takes it to the next level for us though! Moms can leave the shawl as is, or tie it in the back to create a completely different—and equally as elegant—look. For the record, we adore both.

Size Range: A0-A30 (custom sizes available)

Mestiza Wilder Gown in Black Midnight Garden

fitted floral floor length gown with ruffle bodice

Can we say spring mother-of-the-groom dresses goals? We're absolutely wild about this floor length, strapless black botanical gown, perfect for a garden party-themed wedding with a black tie dress code. It's sophisticated, chic and with a sweet ruffle detail to give it that fun, feminine touch.

Size Range: 0-14

Eloquii Eyelet Tie Front Maxi Dress in Foxglove

eyelet maxi dress with front tie and puff sleeves

A dress you'll definitely wear again! This pretty pink, floral eyelet dress is such a fun, feminine choice and looks fab paired with some strappy heels. It features a sweetheart neckline, bow tie at the chest, and elastic at the sleeves and waist for a flattering fit. Be prepared for all the compliments.

Size Range: 14-32

Adrianna Papell Metallic Faux Wrap Gown

long sleeve floor length shimmery dress with knotted bodice

This gorgeous green gown—with a cascading mermaid-style skirt—delivers just the right amount of shine. And it's right on trend too, thanks to the allover metallic detail and sheer bishop sleeves. Modest without sacrificing style, it's one of our top picks for spring mother-of-the-groom dresses.

Size Range: 0-18

Mac Duggal Emery A-Line Hand-Embroidered V-Neck Gown in Grey Motif

silver a-line gown with beading and floral design

While gray definitely isn't the first color that comes to mind for spring, this utterly ethereal gown is the exception. From the dark floral print and semi-sheer cap sleeves to the beautiful beading and hand-embellished tulle overlay, there's nothing not to love about this black-tie-ready dress. Size Range: 0-16

AW Bridal Josh Dress in Candy Pink

flowy floor length dress with butterfly sleeves

Go with the flow in this super comfy, candy-pink MOG dress, which is sure to stand out in a sea of neutrals. The butterfly sleeves cascade down, forming a fashionable cape in the back, and the ruched embellishment on the dress gives it that extra edge for "cool" moms.

Size Range: 0-30

Rickie Freeman For Teri Jon One-Shoulder Metallic Jacquard Flower Gown

on shoulder metallic maxi dress with flower detail

So pretty in pastel pink. This stunning, one-shoulder metallic jacquard gown features a dramatic 3D flower detail at the shoulder that's utterly elegant without feeling too over the top. We love the on-trend trumpet silhouette, metallic shimmer and romantic ruffle trim down the front of the dress too. It feels like such a modern and luxe choice for an April mother-of-the-groom dress.

Size Range: 0-16

Sachin & Babi Veronica Floral-Print Ruffle-Trim Midi Dress in Teal & Guava

midi floor tiered dress with puff sleeves

Ruffles? Tiers? Yes, please! This short-sleeve floral chiffon frock is a breath of fresh air for a more casual outdoor spring wedding—plus, it will keep you comfortable all night, especially on the dance floor. The empire waist is flattering on a broad range of body types too.

Size Range: XS-XL

Alex Evenings Jewel Neck Floral Embroidered 3/4 Sleeve 2-Piece Jacket Dress in Smokey Orchid

jacket dress with long sleeves

Metallics, floral appliqués, sheer sleeves…this two-piece dress has it all. Plus, it's comfortable, which is key when you have mother-of-the-groom duties to perform (and for that long-awaited mother/son dance). The floral, mock embroidered-mesh jacket is the real star here, though, layering beautifully over the simple sleeveless shift dress—with shimmery metallic threading—beneath.

Size Range: 8-18

Sachin & Babi Chelsea One-Shoulder Georgette Bias Gown in Champagne

champagne one shoulder floor length gown

It's the oversized bow for us! This figure-flattering gown brings the drama in the best way possible, taking a timeless style and adding a contemporary twist that feels so fresh for 2023. If you're searching for stylish spring mother-of-the-groom dresses in neutral shades, this is an excellent option.

Size Range: 0-22

Adrianna Papell Plus Size Floral Print Mikado Dress in Navy Multi

fit and flare floral mini dress

We love a good fit-and-flare dress and this floral cocktail-ready number just screams spring. With a so-right-now high/low skirt and inverted pleats for extra fullness, it's the kind of dress you'll actually wear again after the wedding—and is sure to get the bride's approval. Plus, it's perfect for twirling!

Size Range: 0-30

Amsale Bateau Neck Gown in Ice

fit and flare gown with belt and off the shoulder sleeves

Pastel perfection, honestly. One of our favorite, formal mother-of-the-groom dresses for spring 2023, this beautiful, ice blue bateau neck gown is simple but chic—and looks just as stunning from the back, thanks to the button details. The crystal-embroidered waist belt adds a special finishing touch for your special day.

Size Range: 00-28

Betsy & Adam Plus Eva Short Scuba Crepe Wrap Drape Back Dress in Rose

fitted ruched mini dress with draped sleeves

This rose dress is a 10/10! It's a great alternative if you're looking for June mother-of-the-groom spring dresses that cover your arms, sans the long sleeves too. It has a stylish sweetheart neckline and ruching at the front to create a slimming effect. We suggest styling it with some strappy nude sandals and diamond drop earrings for a glam finishing touch.

Size Range: 14W-22W

Eliza J Floral Ruched Chiffon Faux Wrap Dress in Blush

floral faux wrap dress with front tie

Romantic ruffles and ruching make this faux wrap dress a must-have. It's lightweight enough so you can stay cool for the ceremony—and sweat-free on the dance floor—but with enough coverage that you don't feel super exposed. Order a size up from your usual dress size for the best fit.

Size Range: 0-18

Sachin & Babi Diana Dress in Kelly Green

minimalist sleeveless midi dress and high neck

Sometimes a punch of color is all you need. Thanks to the bold kelly green color and cool ruched sides, this traditional frock gets a moderate makeover that feels right on trend for spring. Style it with some gorgeous gold earrings and heels to complete the look.

Size Range: 0-14

ML Monique Lhuillier Floral Short Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress in Blue

floral midi dress with puff sleeves and bow on collar

The dress everyone will be asking about all night (and it's totally re-wearable too!). This blue botanical beauty hits just below the knees and keeps things playful with short puff sleeves. A bow at the side of the neck is the only accessory you'll need—okay, and maybe some simple stud earrings.

Size Range: 0-16

After Six Off-the-Shoulder Basque Neck Maxi Dress with Flounce Sleeves in Terracotta Copper

floor length a-line dress with slit and off the shoulder sleeves

If your son is planning a luxe desert wedding, then we've found "the one" for you. This earthy terracotta copper maxi dress features classy off-the-shoulder flounce sleeves and a soft basque neckline. A belted waist and A-line skirt ensure a super flattering fit too.

Size Range: 10-24

Lola Tara Lagos Jumpsuit in Pink

satin jumpsuit with belt

The ultimate MOG pink power (jump)suit for a spring wedding! If dresses just aren't your thing, this fancy poly satin suit is an awesome alternative—and will certainly have heads turning. The tapered pants can easily be adjusted for a more straight-leg fit. It also comes with side pockets for stashing those tissues you're going to need.

Size Range: 0-12

RM Richards Beaded Lace Short Sheath Dress With Jacket in Silver

beaded lace mini dress with long sleeves

Turns out, the best mother-of-the-groom dresses for spring 2023 come with a jacket! Because sometimes finding the right coat to coordinate is the hardest part. This beaded lace sheath dress with a matching jacket ensures you're always comfortable, whether you're taking pictures outside or busting a move in the ballroom.

Size Range: 6-18

Rickie Freeman For Teri Jon Floral-Print Fit-&-Flare Shirtdress

bold floral midi dress with collar

A bold option for a bold mama! If the bride is on board, this bright yellow, floral fit-and-flare shirtdress is such a fun option for a colorful spring wedding. It's super sophisticated yet playful, and the yellow pop of color is to die for.

Size Range: 0-16

Mac Dugel Polka Dot Ruffled One Shoulder Gown

floor length lilac dress with ruffle one shoulder

Tell me it's a formal spring wedding without telling me it's a formal spring wedding. Pastels and polka dots make the perfect combo in this show-stopping lilac one-shoulder gown—with dramatic ruffle details—perfect for a fancy garden party (and a fashion-forward MOG).

Size Range: 0-20

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