Exploring the Trends with Mother of the Groom Dresses

Helen Ainson Darien Mother of the Groom Dresses

Exploring the Trends with Mother of the Groom Dresses

We are currently in the prime of wedding season which is always exciting and something to look forward to. However, it is not uncommon to become overwhelmed by the preparation for the big day, especially when it comes to what to wear. Even more daunting is being the mother of the groom and having to decide.

Here at Helen Ainson, we want to make your experience as easy as possible and find the right outfit for you. We have a huge selection of mother of the groom dresses available that is guaranteed to have the perfect one for you.

Things to Consider

We want to start off by reminding you of a few things to consider before you deep drive into the mother of the groom dresses. You are attending a wedding so it is very important to comply with the theme and be approved by the bride and groom. Some weddings will want their guests to wear a certain color or dress in a particular way so it is very important to know this beforehand so that you don’t stick out for all the wrong reasons.

While you, the mother of the groom, is looking for her dress, surely the mother of the bride is also looking for her’s. It is an excellent opportunity to become a little closer and find dresses that compliment each other. Even just discussing what each one will be wearing is an excellent idea so that one does not upstage the other and more importantly, the bride’s own wedding dress.

Think about the where and when. The time of the year the wedding takes place is extremely important to consider, too. You don’t want to be stuck out in the cold for hours with no sleeves or overheating in the sun. Where the wedding is can also play a huge factor.

If the wedding is on the beach it will be very hard to walk through the sand in stilettos or a fall backyard wedding could mean your lace dress will be collecting leaves throughout the night.

Now that you have an idea of a few components to think about, it’s time to start looking at all the mother of the groom’s dresses. Helen Ainson has a few trends that you should look for to help elevate your style and look amazing for the big day.


If you want a classic vintage look for your son’s wedding day, then a cape is a perfect touch to add to a gown. This timeless piece will upgrade the elegance of your look and be a surefire way to impress the other guests.
Capes are made in a range of different fabrics and length from short caplets to long flowy floor-length to very fancy styles that have a train. A cape can be an excellent addition to any dress and it is a great opportunity to mix fabrics or incorporate a little color into an outfit.

Also, as the wedding starts getting into the later hours and it gets a little cooler, a cloth cape could be a smart tool to keep yourself warm.

Off-the-Shoulder Necklines

Off-the-shoulder necklines should always be a staple in mother of the groom dresses. They give a feminine and elegant appearance while showing a modest amount of skin.

This trend has been popping up in the last few years in wedding attire. Most notably, Meghan Markle made waves for her off-the-shoulder gown for her 2018 wedding.

Depending on the dress, off-the-shoulder necklines can be cut to reveal more or less skin and have details such as short or long sleeves, pleats, rhinestones, embroidery, lace appliqué, slits, and a v-back. Whatever mother of the groom dresses you come across, it is most important for you to feel comfortable in it.

Metallic Details

Having metallic embellishments in your look will enhance your gown. This modern but youthful style is sure to be very eye catching to those around you.

Sequin and bead embroidery look beautiful on any dress and it can be a flawless way to incorporate a theme into a dress. If the wedding takes place in the spring, a dress with sequin flowers can compliment the aesthetic. Even finding a gown with embroidery that matches the way the bride dresses could be an adorable and memorable touch.

Silver and gold dresses are always beautiful, but to be even more unique, try to find a dress with copper, rose gold or champagne metallic to really glamorize your outfit.

Metallic details on your dress is a great way to look elegant while glimmering without the need to search for hours to find accessories that perfectly match each other.

Floral Prints

Because we are getting into warmer months, a trend that can never let you down for a spring or summer wedding is floral prints. The best thing about this trend is that this pattern can come in any dress style and can be on the loud or soft side.

Watercolors have been in style recently. Light-colored floral prints that bleed into each other creating a beautiful yet soft touch to the look gives it a romantic vibe – perfect for a wedding.

When it comes down to it, mother of the groom dresses are supposed to resemble who you really are and your personal style. Over the years, they have transformed from being more conservative to really allowing the mother’s personality to shine through. Choose a dress that is comfortable and elegant and you feel special in.
Start shopping our collection online, or stop in our store, located in Darien, Connecticut, and let one of our stylists help you find the perfect dress. We’re always willing to help and answer any questions you may have.

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