MOB Dress Disaster – need to vent!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree that the second one looks better.. Sewing in the satin floor length skirt is a great idea, it woukd look good:)

I can’t really imagine how the first one would look with the colors you said it is in without a photo, but i still think the second one looks prettier on the top.

Post # 4
1102 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@TexasAggieMom:  show her the ugly dress… tell her you tried your best and you would feel better in the other i sure she will see it and think good god thats terrible yes mom wear the one you have that looks lovely and is tee legnth … they sent it to big andin the wrtong colour its nothing you can do spending that much in alteratiosn is isnane at this point 


maybe keep ur eyes peeled as holiday dresses come out… if you find something better snap it up if not try to get her to see what happend and maybe tell her to keep her eyes open and pick up a gown she likes for u (if they will let her returen it after u have tried it on) cause clearly your working hard to make this be amazing so if u cant shop u can shop its jsut hwo it is u did ur best 


also you deserve to feel amaizng in those family phtoso of 3 generations 

Post # 5
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What does the shop have to say when you pointed out that the color you ordered has no relationship to the color of the actual dress?

Post # 6
1035 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Frankly, I think you’ve been super accommodating so far, and it’s not at all your fault that the dress isn’t what you expected. I got married in the summer and am very close to my Mum. We often go shopping together and though she might ask my opinion once she’s picked something to try on, I would NEVER dictate what she should wear. For our wedding she chose a cocktail length monochrome dress and looked beautiful. The only way for someone to look good in photos, is if they feel happy and beautiful with what they are wearing. If you are uncomfortable that will show, no matter how much it fits in with her colour scheme. I would think how you feel should be a priority.

The top of photo 2 is very pretty and I would say totally appropriate if you have the time and energy to make a new skirt.



Post # 8
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LaPetiote +1

If your daughter insists on dictating the color and length, OP, I honestly think she should either pay for part of the dress so that it’s affordable for you, or she should loosen her restrictions so that you can find something in your budget, that you feel comfortable in. I’m sure she is just stressed out, but really, that amount of insistence is causing you stress and difficulty finding an “appropriate” garment, and I don’t see why it’s so important.

It is so much more important to me that my mother walk me down the aisle and be in my photos than what color or kind of dress she is wearing. She could show up in anything and I’d still dearly want her to be with me.

Post # 10
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I vote for making your own skirt, but if you’re a pretty small woman (which it sounds like you are) you could also take a look at resale shops. Sometimes they have really great deals on very nice dresses.

Your other option is to go to a prom shop and see if you can find a dress to pair with that jacket, which might not be too hard. Plus, I remember the time I was working in a prom shop and someone came in for a MOB dress – she was the most fun customer to work with, plus she got a gorgeous dress (but she wanted/needed a shawl for it, of course).

Post # 12
873 posts
Busy bee

Can you at least return the dress so you aren’t out all that money? my heart hurt for you a bit reading your post. You are trying so hard to make your daughter happy, i hope she truly appreciates that! best of luck with it all

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