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What to Wear for Mother’s Day 2023 – 10 Great Outfits

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It is May 14th this year. It falls on my birthday every once in a while, and this is the year! So, Happy Mother’s Day to you, and Happy Birthday to ME! Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate Mothers all over the world, and how you choose to celebrate is unique to you. You might go out to brunch, cook dinner for the family, or picnic at a park. No matter how you choose to celebrate, I’ve got some outfits that will answer the question of what to wear for Mother’s Day.

What to Wear for Mother’s Day for Church

Mother’s Day always falls on Sunday, so I’m including several dresses that would be great to wear for Mother’s Day. I was raised only to wear dresses to church, and I can’t break that habit. Plus, I enjoy dressing up in a dress, and my husband never fails to compliment me.

This midi dress is one of the prettiest ones I’ve worn in a while. I love the deep v-neck, which elongates your neck and helps you to appear thinner. The flutter sleeves are not too large and add a feminine touch to the dress. I’m wearing a large, which is what size I usually wear in a dress, and it fits great.

Finding the perfect length dress can be a challenge. It is all about your body, height, and personal taste. Some women think ladies over 50 shouldn’t wear dresses above the knee. I think it is a matter of personal preference. If you feel confident in dresses above the knee, go for it! Petite women look great in shorter dresses because it shows more leg and helps them to appear taller. This is a 2-piece outfit consisting of a Navy Long Sleeve Lace Pieced Top and a Lace Inset Tiered Mini Skirt.

What To Wear For Mother’s Day Brunch

Last year, we went to a brunch, and it was fabulous. I’m hoping that is what we do again this year, and these outfits would be perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch.

A jumpsuit seems to be one of those items you either love or hate. I love a jumpsuit since it is a one-and-done item, and I don’t have to worry if it matches. This jumpsuit is on trend for summer with its wide legs. I love the flowyness of this jumpsuit, which can be dressed up or worn casually. The jumpsuit would look super cute with a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers for an on-the-go look. I’m wearing a size large, and it fits me perfectly.

Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing what to wear for Mother's Day Brunch 14
Camel Schoolboy Blazer (Large) || Black Linen Pants (Medium – reordered a small) || Braided Sandals (TTS) || Woven Tote

I love the classic color combination of this outfit. Camel and black look fabulous together, and the white is almost a pop of color. The linen wide-leg pants run large, so size down. I tried a medium first but re-ordered a small, which fit me perfectly.

There is only one word to describe this Chambray Ruffle Flounce Dress, and that is adorable! This dress is so stinking cute, and to all you ladies who have been asking for a shorter dress – this one is for you.

What To Wear For A Casual Mother’s Day

Most of the time, I have a casual Mother’s Day. None of my children or grandchildren live close to me, so I never know if I will be seeing them. Sometimes I go to my mom’s, but I’ll be there the following weekend for a wedding. I like a casual outfit for Mother’s Day, especially if the grandbabies come to visit. Jeans or chinos are what I usually wear, although the weather can play a factor in my choice.

A black blazer with a white tee is a classic look. The frayed hem jeans are trendy, but when paired with other items, the look is polished and chic.

This spring look is super cute and versatile. You can wear both pieces in multiple ways to get your money’s worth from the purchase. The green top has a square neckline and puff sleeves. These details are modern and help you to show that you keep an eye on fashion. The Navy Wide Leg Crops are dressier than jeans, and they look great with the Embroidered Floral Mules. I also love wearing heels with crop pants since the shoes can shine.

This gorgeous Blue Johnny Collar Pullover also features a woven pointelle shell print, a beautiful, unique feature. This is an open weave so you can see through it a bit. I’m wearing a nude bra, so this doesn’t bother me; however, for some, you might want to wear a cami. The sweater is also available in black, which would look gorgeous with my white jeans. I’m wearing a medium which is the perfect size for me.

Choosing a colored denim jacket is easy. If you intend to wear it with a particular item, you must make sure the color matches it. I wear a lot of pink and shades of purple, so I chose Orchid Bloom. The Aurora Pink would be my next choice since I know I would get a lot of wear from it. Look in your closet, and pick out a colored denim jacket that would go with your existing clothing.

I hope I’ve answered the question of what to wear for Mother’s Day, but if not, let me know.

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Verse Of The Day

Psalms 3:3

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

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  1. Tania..I just love you and your style! I ordered the black maxi dress outfit with the leopard kimono and shoes. I love all 3! Thanks for modeling them so beautifully!!

    1. I’m so glad you liked the entire outfit!

  2. I love your outfit with the camel blazer and black linen pants. Can you tell us where you got the white top?

  3. And happy birthday to me too! Mine is on the 13th, I was born on Mother’s Day! It’s a gorgeous day here in the FL panhandle, bright and sunny, mid 60’s, flowers galore. I’m lovin’ it!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these! Great ideas for Mother’s Day no matter where you live! BTW, where are you?

    thanks for the Bible verse!!!

  5. Happy Birthday and Happy Mothers Day to you! My birthday is also the 14th and when it falls on on Mothers Day, I feel extra special. I always enjoy seeing your selections. Its so helpful to see things on a real person. My favorites on this post are the orchid jean jacket and the jumpsuit. Great looks!

  6. Love all these looks!! I especially love the ruffle chambray dress!!!
    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  7. Lovely outfits! I may try a jumpsuit this year for the graduation of my students. Love the way you have it styled with a blazer since the building its held in is always freezing!

  8. I like the camel & black combo

  9. Great choices for Mother’s Day! Thank you for all the elegant options. Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Birthday!

  10. Lynn Watson says:

    Always appreciate your posts. I really the pink jean jacket. The dresses are really cute. Cant see myself in any of them but appreciate the style. I’m Canadian so when you show the cute clothes at Walmart they must be in US only.
    Yes the Lord is our shield especially in the days of trouble.

  11. my favorite outfits today are the camel jacket and the wide leg linen pant. My second favorite outfit is the blue scrunch jacket and the frayed jeans. I didn’t care for the shorter dresses

  12. I’m like you and have a hard time wearing anything other than dresses to church. I hate my arms and legs, so I’m always looking for a dress with some length and a decent length sleeve (no puff sleeves or sleeveless). These are super hard to find. Most are either long and sleeveless or short and have little to no sleeve. Oh, the struggle!

  13. Donna Wood says:

    All beautiful, classy options. Happy Mother’s Day, Tania!

  14. I love the navy two piece outfit. It looks like a dress but you can use the pieces as seperates. It’s a great outfit for travel and navy is great with any color accessories.

  15. love the navy top and skirt on you. looks fabulous!

  16. Love the navy 2 piece dress set on you. Show your legs – you look great and I’m sure Joe agrees😉

  17. I won’t be seeing my children or grandchildren for Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up anyway! Thanks for the outfit inspiration!

  18. The Navy dress looks fabulous on you!

  19. Love all of these looks – especially the camel and black combo – so elegant! But you look great in dresses too (beautiful legs!). My birthday falls on Mother’s Day too. Happy Birthday to us!❤️

  20. Phyllis R. says:

    Love the colored jean jacket outfit, I have them in several colors as I find them so easy to dress up or down. That one is especially pretty.

  21. Pants and jackets are the best. Classy! But for Mothers Day, the floral or white jacket is nice!

  22. You always show the best looks. Thank you for helping me learn to dress in style. You always look amazing!

  23. Love the camel blazer, t-shirt and black drawstring pants, and I would wear them just about everywhere. They look great on you! I like all the purses and totes. Great ideas.

  24. Deborah Leggett says:

    Love all of your Mother’s Day ideas! We usually go out with my son and family the day before, so my outfit is more on the casual side. I will dress up for church though.
    Thank you for your inspiration!!!

  25. Carolina Gomez says:

    What a fantastic view of what to wear on Mother’s Day. You look absolutely stunning in all of the outfits. I simply adored the navy top with tiered mini skirt.
    Thanks for reminding me of what I already have that I can put together for Mothers Day, and your bday! Prayer verse is inspiring!

  26. I love the flutter sleeve midi dress and the navy 2 piece skirt and top. My mother’s day are usually casual so I would most likely go for a pant and top outfit. I like the outfit with the colorful denim jacket.

  27. I always wear dresses to church too, otherwise I don’t feel ready to worship 🙂 What size did you order in the Loft chambray dress? I think the under photo description was missed. Thank you and happy early birthday.

    1. I just fixed that issue. I’m wearing a medium.

  28. I really like the navy 2 piece long sleeve and skirt combo set.

  29. Great styling ideas. I was raised to look your best when going to church. We were very poor but my parents made sure we dressed nice for church. I still believe that.

  30. The dresses are really pretty! Thanks for so many ideas for Mother’s Day events.

  31. Lots of pretty choices! I would love to see a Talbots dressing room try on to see their new May line.

  32. love the blazer and black pants. your posts have me trying outfits that I would never have tried before and liking the way they look on me. Thanks for encouraging a 74 yr old to be more adventurous.

    1. YAY!!! I love hearing that you are trying new things. How would you know if you liked something if you didn’t try it on???

  33. Susan Radtke says:

    Love the green top. So spring like.

  34. Veronica Huskins says:

    Love the 2 piece navy set, you look so cute. love the camel jacket and black pants too.

  35. Glada St. Clair says:

    Great verse.

  36. Joanne Neal says:

    Love these options! I wish I would have looked at this before I dressed this morning! I was struggling on what to wear with my black slacks that would be warm, light layers and you nailed it with the camel blazer. Locking that in for next time!!!!

  37. Love love love the Talbots outfit, also the camel and black! All of them look great on you!

  38. Debbie Monroe says:

    I absolutely love every outfit you have selected. Am not a dress person, but you look so comfortable in dresses. My favorite is the little navy dress.

  39. So many pretty and fun looks- I need to check out those dresses- brunch in Louisville calls for a nice dress.

    Thanks for sharing so many choices!

    My birthday is on the 14th as well! ☺️🎉🌸

    1. Happy Twin Birthday, Nancy!

  40. Linda Grimm says:

    I always enjoy your options…something for every age and shape.

  41. All of the looks are fantastic! My mom’s birthday was May 12th and every few years, we got to celebrate her birthday and Mother’s Day on the same day too!

  42. Linda Shearer says:

    Love this post Thank You for showing options that are not dresses. I have a disability and cant wear dresses. Love the carmel jacket and black pants!

  43. Rosalinda says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful ideas!! I especially love the green top and the cropped jeans!! Have a great Wednesday!!

  44. Laura Bushard says:

    Dear Tania, I love your posts! Today I did not see where to purchase the lovely black pants you were wearing with the camel jacket! Just didn’t see the link for it. Thank you, have a wonderful day!

  45. Dana Smithmier says:

    i love all of these looks❤️

  46. Love the flirty dresses – especially the blue one. May even try a jumpsuit this year too. Happy birthday/Mother’s Day early. I’m also a May birthday baby.


  47. Love your casual outfits ! I no longer wear dresses but love seeing them back in fashion.
    I am wishing you very Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day . As my mom always said when my birthday fell on Mother’s Day she was truly blessed with the best gift ever her daughter. I am sure your mother shares this same thought .
    Enjoy your day!

  48. Meredith Wiggins says:

    I love the Camel blazer with the black linen pants! I have bought several pairs of linen pants and is fun mixing and matching things to go with them. I love this classic look!! Add some bold chunky jewelry and it is a fabulous look!!

  49. Love, love, love the post!!!!!!! Those dresses!!!!!❤️ My fave in this whole lineup is the colored denim jacket with the floral tee & jeans -perfection!!!! Thx SO much for what u do here! UR TRULY THE BEST!🤗

  50. Love them all- especially love the camel blazer!

  51. sandhilljane27@hotmail.com says:

    I always look forward to the flowered summer dresses you choose! You look beautiful in them. Thanks so much for your hard work each day!!!

  52. Interested in the link for the linen pants? Did I miss it??? Thanks ♥

  53. Carol Rittelmeyer says:

    Thank you for modeling so many outfits today! You look fabulous in all of them, and the camel jacket with the black pants were striking on you!
    Your posts have really inspired me. Thank you for being a bright light in this world!

  54. Mary Kinard says:

    I love that you gave us a mixture of dressy and casual looks for Mother’s Day.

  55. Tania,
    You inspire me every day with your posts. I wear the exact same size as you and love your style of clothing. I am on a roll of cleaning out my closets and reorganizing my outfits to get a fresh new look for Spring.


  56. Happy Birthday/Mother’s Day! My birthday is May 10th, and will sometimes fall on Mother’s Day. I tell my girls, ‘No combo gifts!!’, lol! Love all the ideas for dressing for the day 💕

  57. Chris Grant says:

    Good morning!
    Lovely selection, however, I do not see the store information for the wide leg black linen slacks? Thank you, Chris Grant

  58. Southern sandra says:

    I didn’t see a link for the wide leg linen pants????

  59. I too was raised to wear a dress to church. I love dresses for many reasons. I was always taught to do your best and wear your best in the house of God. God has given us so much and it’s a form of respect 🙏 I was wondering will you be doing a post on Capris? Love your blog and the Bible verses!

  60. How nice to celebrate Mother’s Day and your birthday!🥳💐
    I love, love the black and tan outfit so much. Can you please tell me where these were purchased I somehow don’t see it on your post or perhaps I missed it.
    Thanks a bunch and have a great day 😎

      1. Thanks a bunch for the update

  61. Donna Brown says:

    Sorry, but I don’t see a note in this post about where to order the wide leg linen pants…Tks

  62. Melissa Palmer says:

    Wow, so many gorgeous outfits today. I love the chambray dress. I love dresses but I work from home so often feel that I would be overdressed in an actual dress. That one is cute and casual.

  63. Patti Wagner says:

    Can you share the links to the camel and black outfit?

    1. Patti, I went in and updated the links on the blog.

      1. Patti Wagner says:

        Thank you Tania.

  64. Robin Kohler says:

    I love that you display so many options in clothing. We are all different so the choices are nice to see. Thank you!

  65. Tammy Roark says:

    Love the flutter sleeve dress!!!