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 brewery to black tie, this season's roster of mother of the bride and groom dresses is something to behold.
With prices starting at less than $100, scroll down to shop the 22 best mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses for fall and winter weddings in 2023. 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 off-the-shoulder dress makes an elegant yet flirty choice for any mom or mother figure this wedding season.
This classy calf-length dress features a gathered seam at front, a fitted bodice and short sleeves. The online-only style is available is sizes S to XL.
This elegant (and affordable!) button-front maxi dress is versatile enough to wear to the office or a party.
This calf-length dress is made from a woven, crêped fabric with a tapered waist. Reviewers say it "fits true to size" and "looks great."
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $200
Be ready for any event (a wedding, perhaps) with Laura's sleeveless mock neck chiffon dress. The elegant midi-length dress comes in sizes six to 18.
This elegant column gown gives big royal wedding energy. A steal at 56 per cent off, you're going to want to take advantage of this deal while you can.
Vow to wow in this show-stopping gown. The knit fabric gown has long jewel-encrusted sleeves, making it a perfect pick for colder-month ceremonies.
Paint the town red in this fun animal print midi-length dress. It features a halter neck and tie detail and comes in sizes four through 16.
This stretchy, medium-weight crepe gown is beloved by Lulus reviewers who call the dress "absolutely stunning" and promise it's "comfortable" and "flattering."
Need a break from your tried-and-true dress? Switch up your evening-wear with this elegant wide-leg jumpsuit. The figure-flattering style is available in cobalt blue and black.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $300
Give the day the pizazz it deserves in this stunning A-line gown. The eye-catching flutter sleeve style is available in eight colours and standard and plus sizes.
How good is this? Anthropologie reviewers say bow-detailed maxi dress is "very elegant and regal" and "mega flattering" for all body types.
Bare your shoulders in this stunning sweetheart neck gown from Betsy & Adam. The dress has a weetheart neckline and elbow-length sleeves.
This flattering lace poncho dress is perfect for a special occasion (involving a white dress, perhaps?).
Don't walk to get this dress — run! This figure-flatting V-neck gown has a ruffle high-low cut at the front.
You're going to want to keep this long-sleeve column gown in rotation far beyond wedding season. The backless beauty comes in five colours, including classic black.
Best mother of the bride & groom dresses under $1,000
Dazzle your (child's) wedding guests in this elegant midi-length dress from Reformation.
Sachin & Babi's Simone gown is a vision. "I bought this dress for my mother-of-the-bride dress," writes one shopper. "It’s beautiful and photographs well."
This one-shoulder fit & flare gown is the definition of understated elegance. Simple yet stunning, you'll love its asymmetrical touches and mermaid hem.
For brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride, Reformation's Lassie dress is a stunning maxi you'll actually want to wear again.
Make a splash this wedding season in this elegant Mac Duggal halter gown.
Sachin & Babi's elegant Shane Dress is worth a celebration unto itself.