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Hello Hive! So my FI and I just did some intense searching, and pretty much came up empty handed, so I thought I’d ask the most knowledgeable people I know on the subject!
I need help finding a dress for the Mother of the Groom. She really wants to fit in with my fashion-forward family, but she A.) Doesn’t have the deepest pocketbook, and B.) is Mormon, so is limited to dresses that cover ALL the goods. Literally, think if you had to wear a T-shirt and shorts under whatever it was you were wearing … it has to cover at least that much. I could really use some help if anyone feels so inclined to see what they come up with. I really want to find something beautiful/classy for her that wont break her budget.
Thanks so much in advance!
Post # 3
Nordstrom has some nice suited outdfits that involve a long skirt and a matching jacket, all in silk or taffeta or the like. Take a look there.
Post # 4
I did check Nordstrom, and while they do have the widest variety of choices for her, I can’t find anything under $200 🙁 Thanks for the suggestion though Baffled … keep em coming bees!
Post # 5
what about overstock.com? i was browsing it earlier and am pretty sure i saw a few dress and jacket combos and most thing seemed to be really reasonably priced. good luck with your search!
Post # 6
JC Penney’s actually has some cute stuff in the $100 range.
Post # 7
Not shorts — unless you mean below-the-knee shorts! =)
She could always get a nice floor- or tea-length dress that is considered "fashion forward" and also get a pretty shrug or other such jacket. =) I have cousins that are LDS, and that would be fine for them to wear.
As for cost…check out department stores. Sears, Winners, etc. They usually have a nice selection, at low cost. =)
Post # 8
Here’s pictures of my mom and my MIL on the wedding day. I think they both had very nice dresses on (my MIL’s was maybe more fashion forward) that cost under $200. Both of them got their dresses at Dillard’s. If you don’t have a Dillard’s nearby, you might also want to check their website. In fact, here’s a link to women’s jacket/set dresses for all around or under $200.
It’s not going to be Vera Wang or something, but I’m sure she will look just as nice as the rest of your family!
Post # 9
Aww, what cute moms Mrs. Spring 🙂
Post # 10
Do you have a Dress Barn in your area? I’ve noticed that they’ve really modernized they’re styles. I just recently bought my rehearsal dinner and after party dresses there. The prices are quite reasonable.
Post # 12
Check out some dresses by Jade. They’re pretty reasonable, and I know some of them are very consertative with high necklines and jackets.
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I’d probably suggest looking at department stores like Nordstrom or Dillards or Ann Taylor. I think that if you want something more fashion forward a tea-length dress with a cardigan is a very great choice (Michelle Obama has brought the cardigan back in style!!)
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