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#1 JQLong

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    Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:20 AM

    First of all....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS!!!!

    Today is Mother's Day and I am spending it dress shopping with my Mom.....

    I get married in Cancun on the 4th of July and we are trying to figure out what she will wear.  We went to two malls last night and were very disappointed. First of all....Have you seen "Mother-of-the-Bride" dresses? URGHHHHHHH!!! Why do "they" assume every MOB will be cold????  I ask this because they all have those dern jackets!!!!!! And why.....for the love of God....are they always pale blue, pale pink, pewter, navy or eggplant???? (These would all be perfect for weddings in the fall or winter....). DW's colors are normally bright and tropical....

     

    My mom is 61 years old and she is FLY!  I call her "Fancy Nancy" (respectfully) because she is so fancy

    She never leaves the house without eyeliner.....LOL.....she is also the type to wear a fancy scarf to he grocey store....

    (I am a t-shirt and sweats kind of girl) So....naturally she DOES NOT want to wear an eggplant colored, dress with a jacket!!!!

    As it will be very hot.....(to say the least....) in Cancun in July....we are struggling to find something Mom appropriate (don't want her back out out and bling from head to toe...). I suggested a tropical print dress (she wants to be a little ......um....fancier...)

    So........

     

    What is your Mother wearing? Did she go more traditional? Or casual?

     

    P.S. - Hopefully I did not offend anyone with the MOB dress rant...In my opinion they are perfect for some.....but not my Mom....

    Perhaps the MOB & MOG dress market is a unexplored niche......Hmmmmmm

     

    JQ


    So Amazing......July 4, 2012!!!!!!


    #2 AllieH

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    Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:55 AM

    We ran into that as well - the dresses for MOB were VERY matronly, or they were too young (bridesmaid dresses). My mom still wanted the top of her arms covered, but she didn't want anything too formal. It was harder to find my mom's dress than it was my own! 

     

    We hit 3 different bridal shops, and everything she tried on was "too" something or other. Too hot, too long, too formal, too - whatever lol We finally went to Dillard's and found a dress there that she loved. It is a light/pewter blue, and dressy without being too formal. And it was fairly inexpensive too. I can't pull a picture from Dillard's, but here's the link: 

     

    http://www.dillards....header_wapparel

     

     

     


     

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    #3 Speckles121

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      Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:22 AM

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      This is what my mom will be wearing in this color. Its Cameron Blake, and gorgeous..it has rouching and a little sparkle at the top. Going to look great next to the beautiful Cancun water!!



      #4 katie2012

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        Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

        My mom didn't like any of the traditional MOB dresses. She found this one on sale in light blue (discontinued color) at a factory outlet store and is wearing it. http://www.anntaylor...faultColor=3146



        #5 mrlddst

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          Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

          I have no idea.   I have a good mind to take her out to get something so she won't complain about the cost of buying an outfit.


          Its done.....you can read my planning journal or the review...long over due.

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          #6 Mlite83

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            Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

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            My Mom has purchased this dress for our wedding in Mexico but since the wedding is not until February 2013 I have a feel she may end up with more than one dress!  For my brother's wedding 2 years ago she bought 3 different dresses since she couldn't decide which one she liked best.  At least she got this one on sale if she does chance her mind, ha!



            #7 Mlite83

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              Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

              Also I completely agree with your rant about MoB dresses -- having 2 older brother's who have alread gotten married (with traditional weddings) my Mother was thrilled to get to think outside the box of pastel colours, jackets over dresses and other traditional MoB styles.



              #8 JQLong

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                Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

                Very, very nice!!!

                Originally Posted by AllieH 

                We ran into that as well - the dresses for MOB were VERY matronly, or they were too young (bridesmaid dresses). My mom still wanted the top of her arms covered, but she didn't want anything too formal. It was harder to find my mom's dress than it was my own! 

                 

                We hit 3 different bridal shops, and everything she tried on was "too" something or other. Too hot, too long, too formal, too - whatever lol We finally went to Dillard's and found a dress there that she loved. It is a light/pewter blue, and dressy without being too formal. And it was fairly inexpensive too. I can't pull a picture from Dillard's, but here's the link: 

                 

                http://www.dillards....header_wapparel

                 

                 

                 


                So Amazing......July 4, 2012!!!!!!


                #9 JQLong

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                  Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:46 PM

                  This is a pretty dress!  Love the color!

                  Originally Posted by Mlite83 

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                  My Mom has purchased this dress for our wedding in Mexico but since the wedding is not until February 2013 I have a feel she may end up with more than one dress!  For my brother's wedding 2 years ago she bought 3 different dresses since she couldn't decide which one she liked best.  At least she got this one on sale if she does chance her mind, ha!


                  So Amazing......July 4, 2012!!!!!!


                  #10 JQLong

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                    Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

                    I love this color too! I love yellow!

                    Originally Posted by katie2012 

                    My mom didn't like any of the traditional MOB dresses. She found this one on sale in light blue (discontinued color) at a factory outlet store and is wearing it. http://www.anntaylor...faultColor=3146


                    So Amazing......July 4, 2012!!!!!!





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