- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Disclaimer: I realize that this is a really, really, really small issue. I just need to vent because even though it’s something that bothers me, I think actually doing anything about it would be unreasonable. It’s not like she wants to wear white.
Anyway, my FMIL is 60 and is terrified/convinced that wearing conservative clothing will make her look matronly. She wore a long, flashy, beaded ball gown type dress (something I may have worn to prom) to her daughter’s wedding, and just sent me a picture of a satin strapless trumpet waisted gown that she wants to wear to mine. the bridesmaids and my many sisters and stepmother are wearing subdued but beautiful chiffon (or similar style/drape) dresses.
Don’t get me wrong – I want her to feel good about herself and I think there are plenty of occasions where a glittery, clingy, strapless dress is appropriate for an older lady. I just think that the day one of her children is married is not one of those occasions. Grad dresses aren’t appropriate at weddings. I wish she would find somethng tasteful and classy that covers up a bit more, but there’s really no way to tell her that without making her feel bad. 🙁
It’s so frustrating because she really does have good taste in clothes and generally knows what looks good on her. At any other special occasion she will be dressed in something classy, stylish, modern, and flattering. For some reason when it’s a wedding she seems to think she needs to get more dressed up than the bridal party and flash a lot of skin.