Post # 1
I have been searching for a MOB dress for my mum for our May wedding. Today we went to David’s Bridal to look at a dress she tried on earlier in the week, but I didn’t care for it much. I also don’t really care for David’s Bridal, but she claims its the only place to find a plus sized dress.
I think that we could find her something a bit more special somewhere else. Does anyone have any suggestions for where we might be able to go in the Greater Boston area for plus sized formal dresses?? I live just north of the city, and my mother lives in Southern NH so we’d be able to travel as far out as Maine/Rhode Island even to find the perfect dress. Please Help!!
Post # 3
@thenextmrsi: As the full-figured stepmother of a bride preparing for a fall wedding, I am able to suggest several lines of MOB dresses that come in full-figured sizes. You could then check the manufacturers’ websites for specific retailers in your area.
My dress is from VM by Mori Lee. Your mom may like some of these styles. You can find them at http://www.morilee.com. Another vendor is Jade by Jasmine (http://www.jasminebridal.com). One additional vendor that has some beautiful MOB dresses for fuller-figured women is Jordan (http://www.jordanfashions.com).
I hope you and your mother are able to find a dress for her that you both love!
Post # 4
Party Dress Express in Fall River also no additional expense for alterations.
Post # 5
I’ve heard really wonderful things about Bravo Botique in Concord- I believe that the owner will actually customize dresses for you. I’ve never personally been so this is all just on word of mouth!
Post # 6
Thank you to everyone for your responses! I’ll be sure to look into the dress designers and boutiques you mentioned! I’m sure my mom will just be happy to find something that fits in the store and that she feels comfortable in.
Post # 7
I’m not sure about their plus-size selections, but Nordstrom (we went to the one at Natick Mall) has a TON of great MOB dress options. When we went shopping for my mom’s dress, she ended up buying three!
Post # 8
My mother went to Charbonneau’s in Worcester… she had no luck because she’s a size 4, and all of their sample dresses were much, much too large. The sales people told her MOB dresses aren’t ordered in smaller sizes there because they don’t fit many mothers. I would definitely call and confirm before driving out there, but it could be worth a shot if none of the closer places work!
Post # 9
Try Madelines Daughter in Portsmouth NH, or Christinas in Andover. Also Occasions in Wayland. Good luck!
Post # 10
@nutmeg3343: I actually bought my dress at Madelines Daughter and that was our first stop! But they do not carry plus sizes in the store to try on, so my mom felt really uncomfortable. I live 5 mins from Andover Center, so Christinas will be our next stop!
Post # 11
@thenextmrsi: you could also try abbey bridal in andover as well (: