(Closed) MOB dresses

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not a traditionalist so I don’t know the "rules".  But if your mom feels comfortable in a tea length dress I say she should go for it…she’ll be lovely.  FYI, I doubt my mom would feel comfortable showing leg, so I’m pretty sure she’ll end up with something floor length (dunno yet, thought).  My FMIL already showed me her dress and it is also floor length.  But both my mom and FMIL are the types who are very self concious about showing any portion of their body.

Post # 4
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

I think a tea length would be beautiful; I initially wanted my mom to wear a tea length, but she wanted a floor length dress.

Post # 5
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

My mom thinks her knees look "baggy" so she proably would wear something just below the knee.  But if she loves the dress, why not?

Post # 6
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

My mom really wants to wear a tea-length dress, but she doesn’t know where to find one that doesn’t look "MOB"-y!  She’s short, like me (5’2"!!), and looks beautiful to me, but of course isn’t a stick-thin model type.  We tried out White Dress Black Market (or is the the other way around? I always forget! 😉 ), but some things weren’t looking quite right.  Especially with the stick-thin models coming out of the other dressing stalls in her dress.  Any ideas for non MOB-y MOB dresses?

Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know the old, traditional rules, but my mother will be in a tea-length dress while my ‘maids will be in floor length. 

 For a non-MOB-y dress, I would try Ann Taylor if you like the White House, Black Market style.  I actually took my mother shopping at all her usual stores, but looked for a nicer than usual dress before dragging her off to a several hours marathon at department stores.  We found the perfect dress for her at Nordstrom.

Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My BMS are in knee length dresses and my Mom is going for a knee length dress as well.  I tell her thats because shes in excellent shape and wants to show off her sexy legs!  LOL!

Post # 9
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

My mother’s pretty petite, and isn’t into the shimmery dresses marketed to MOBs.  So, we found a nice BM dress that she look great in!  It’s from the Bill Levkoff line.

Post # 10
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My girls wore tea length (it was supposed to be full length but we had problems), my mom wore full length, and my MIL wore tea length (couldn’t talk her out of it).  I originally wanted everyone in full length but stuff happened so you just have to roll with it.  Here’s a few photos if you want to see how it looked: It actually didn’t look bad in my opinion.

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