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Summer weddings, what is not to love?

It can be hard to find the perfect summer mother of the bride or groom outfit. On that feels cool and flowy to wear and is also formal and stylish.

We have you covered though. We have found the perfect summer wedding mother outfits no matter your style. From formal weddings to garden parties, we have you covered.

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The hottest summer mother of the bride outfits

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1. Best Embellished

This dress is just everything! So pretty and romantic.

The embellished floral detailing I so stunning.

With the tulle sleeves a jacket would work also and get to stuffy.

Sizes: 8 – 18| Fabric: Chiffon


The perfect summer mother of the bride or groom outfit!

I love the floral ombre effect.


This dress just has it all, gorgeous fabric, unique design elements great simple silhouette. Stylish, modern, and fun! 

4. Best Summer floral

You can’t go wrong with a floral pattern, especially in spring.

The lightweight chiffon means you can get away with a long sleeve and high neck dress even in spring.

Sizes: 4 – 20 | Fabric: Chiffon


I am in love with this dress!

It feels so great and gets you ready to dance the night away!

6. Best trouser suit

This one is giving me all the summer greek feels!

The pattern is subtle enough to not be too bold. Perfect for a summer wedding. 

Size: US00 – 16 | Fabric: Linen

We have lots of trouser suit for mothers here


This dress is so elegant! It looks expensive while being subtle and stylish. 

Sizes: xSmall – xLarge


This is perfect for a summer wedding, whether formal or a more outdoor or relaxed event. 

It has a super flattering fit and the soft floral design adds a pretty feel.

It is a little low cut but you could have it pinned or wear a pretty blouse underneath. 


If you are a relaxed boho mother looking for something pretty but comfy, this is for you!

10. Pretty yellow summer mother of the bride dress

Like all Hope and Ivy dresses, this dress is so pretty and romantic.

The dress is cut for a perfect shape.

Sizes: 6 – 16 | Fabric: Chiffon

11. Best Pearl Detail – Edkay Bridal UK

Pearls are everywhere in the wedding industry and we can see why, so pretty.

This dress is a pretty way to include as the mother of the bride or groom.

Sizes: 6 – 20 | Fabric: Chiffon

12. OMbre summer dress

The perfect formal garden party wedding mother of the bride or groom dress.

Sizes: xSmall – xLarge | Fabric: Linen

13. Perfect for a festival wedding

This is the perfect dress for a festival or relaxed outdoor wedding.

It is relaxed while also having a luxury dressed up feel.

Sizes: | Fabric:

14. For a sophisticated mother – Signituredresses shop

This dress has more of a traditional feel to it.

The cape like drape and off the shoulder arms give it a modern twist.

Sizes: made to measure

15. Best green summer mother dress

A fun take on a more formal jacket style look.

It is a gorgeous soft green colour.

Sizes: 4 -12 | Fabric: Wool

16. For a younger look

Slip dresses are on trend right now.

This dress is the perfect way for the mother of the bride or groom to wear this trend.

You can add a light jacket or cardigan if you are not a fan of the tin straps.

Sizes: 6-18 | Fabric: Satin


I love this sequin dress, it is just enough sparkle.

It is sophisticated and glamorous all in one.

Sizes: 4 – 12 | Fabric: Sequin

18. Perfect if wanting a dark coloured summer dress

It can be hard to find the perfect darker dress for a summer event.

This navy dress is a great choice. The lace neckline gives a pretty summer feel.

Sizes: Made to order| Fabric: Lace

19. Best budget summer mother of the bride dress

This dress looks and feels like you spent a lot more on it.

It is a great price point

Sizes: 6 – 16 | Fabric: Polyester

20. Best mint SUMMER mother of the bride DRESS

This dress will work for any style of wedding.

I love that it is full coverage while light enough for summer.

Sizes: 6 – 14| Fabric: Lace

21. Best floral

This dress is 100% silk and is so soft to the touch.

It feels amazing on and floats beautifully.

Sizes: xSmall -xLarge| Fabric: Silk

blue and white summer dress laid out with shoes, hat and jewellery

Summer styling a guide for mother of the bride and groom

For summer weddings, mothers of the bride and groom face the delightful challenge of choosing outfits that are both elegant and suited to warmer weather.

Here are specific tips to help navigate the vibrant yet hot season, ensuring you look and feel fabulous on this memorable day:

1. Choose Breathable Fabrics

  • Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics to stay cool and comfortable.
  • Linen, cotton blends, silk, and chiffon are excellent choices for summer weddings. These fabrics allow air circulation and can help you manage the heat gracefully.

2. Summer Color Palette

  • Summer calls for a vibrant and fresh colour palette. While pastels remain a beautiful choice, don’t shy away from brighter colours like coral, turquoise, or fuchsia. These colours reflect the season’s energy and are perfect for celebrating love and happiness.

3. Sleeve Style and Length

  • Consider sleeveless, cap sleeves, or short-sleeved designs to stay cool.
  • If you prefer more coverage, look for dresses with sheer or lace sleeves that provide elegance without the added warmth.
sage green dress laid out with shoes, bag and jewellery all styled for the mother of the bride

4. Formal Yet Airy Silhouettes

  • A-line dresses, flowing maxi dresses, or dresses with a fitted bodice and a loose skirt can be both flattering and comfortable in the summer heat.
  • These styles allow for movement and air flow, making them ideal for outdoor or daytime weddings.

5. Accessorize with Sun Protection in Mind

  • A stylish wide-brimmed hat or a delicate parasol can not only complement your outfit but also provide protection from the sun, especially for outdoor ceremonies or receptions.

6. Choose Comfortable Footwear

  • Consider open-toe shoes, sandals, or wedges, which are perfect for summer weddings.
  • They can offer both comfort and style, especially if you’ll be walking on grass or sand. Look for breathable materials to keep your feet cool.
blue and white trouser suit laid out on bed with shirt, shoes and bag

7. Sun-Kissed Makeup and Hairstyles

  • Embrace a sun-kissed makeup look with bronzer, a touch of shimmer, and waterproof products to withstand the summer heat.
  • Hairstyles like updos, buns, or braids can keep your hair off your neck and shoulders, helping you stay cool.

8. Lightweight Jewelry and Accessories

  • Choose lightweight jewellery to avoid feeling weighed down.
  • Statement pieces in bright or metallic colours can add a pop to your outfit without requiring heavy layering.

10. Stay Hydrated and Prepared

  • Beyond fashion, keep a small hand fan, blotting papers, or a portable mini fan in your clutch for quick cool-downs.
  • Staying hydrated is also crucial, so remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • It will also help keep your lips looking plumper and you less tired.

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