MOB Dress Inappropriate? Am I overreacting?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: Am I over reacting to this dress?
    No, I would not be happy if my mom wore that to my wedding : (363 votes)
    77 %
    Yes, that dress is lovely and completely appropriate : (13 votes)
    3 %
    Eh, it is a little edgy but mostly elegant, don't make mountains out of molehills : (97 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    157 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it’s gorgeous !

    Post # 4
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsLabRat:   Sheer in the front *and* strapless??   I would not be happy with that, nice body or not.   If the dress had straps, were not sheer in the bodice, and had a nice matching jacket, it would be fine.  

    Post # 5
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @MsLabRat:  Oh lawd, i can’t believe your mom thinks this is acceptable.  I would be like um NO mom you can not wear a sex kitten dress…..and its flippin see through in the corset area.

    I would tell her politely it is not what you imagined your classy, mature, gorgeous mother to be in and send her other suggestions.

    Post # 6
    42182 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MsLabRat:  I think the dress is inappropriate for a wedding whether worn by the MOB or anyone else.

    Post # 7
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Personally, I am not a fan of sheer at a wedding. It would bother me my mom wanted to wear a dress like that- and it has nothing to do with age! I would be annoyed if my BMs wanted wear something like that. That being said, you told her how you feel and she has decided to wear it anyway so I would advise you to try and get over it.

    Post # 8
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Oh lordy.  When I read the title of your thread, I answered “Yes!” in myhead because let’s face it, people usually are overreacting on this site.  

    But ehhhhh, I think a tight strapless sheer-torsoed dress is definitely a little…. “t-word” for a 50-something mother of the bride.  It looks like lingerie.  I am also not a fan of those sheer Pnina dresses, FWIW.

    Not sure what advice to give you, but yeah, it’s a little out there.

    Post # 9
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think the sheerness is the worst part of it, but rather how young it looks for someone her age. It really looks more like a Prom dress.

    Post # 10
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Oh god…no.  Just no.  I don’t care how old you are, or if you’re the MOB or anything else, that is not appropriate at a wedding!

    Post # 11
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MsLabRat:  If it wasn’t sheer in the middle it would be fine, but that kills it for me!

    Post # 12
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @MsLabRat:  Its inappropriate and ridiculous.  I think a MOB who chooses to wear this will only succeeed in making herself look needy and insecure. 

    Post # 14
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @MsLabRat:  OMG any chance you can suggest she line that sheer part without offending her.  I also agree with PP that if it came with a jacket it would be MUCH better.

    Anybody else think that models boobs look pinched in that thing?!

    Post # 15
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think I’m too old for sheer anything, and I’m 33 and very toned. 

    I usually think people are overreacting, but I can’t lie, I wouldn’t be happy if anybody I knew was wearing that at my wedding (though mine is in a church, I don’t know if yours is) regardless of age and how awesome their bod was. Actually, I can’t think of anywhere I know that’s really appropriate for that dress. (Prom?)

    The dress would be pretty if not for the sheer bit. Hopefully you can reason her into getting some panels made for it. 

    Post # 16
    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would feel the same way if I were in your position.  I’m not a fan of anyone showing their midriff for a wedding honestly, especially the MOB.  Also, the top boobage area is showing off a lot.  It’s pretty, in general, but not appropriate.

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