(Closed) Mother In Law and my dress

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It doesn’t matter what your MIL thinks 🙂 Whatever length you’re comfortable with is what’s best for you. If she brings it up again, just say, “Well, this is what I’m happy with” and leave it at that.

There’s no set rule for reception dress length.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think it depends on how tall you are, where it falls on your thigh, and how tight the dress is. If I wore a dress that short my family members would probably have something to say about it too. It really is up to you, but I wouldn’t want to deal with the looks or comments about it.

Post # 7
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3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love that dress and it’s YOUR day NOT your MIL’s!  I say wear what you want to wear. 

Post # 8
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s a pretty dress but if I’m being honest it is more sexy then I’d expect to see at a wedding. Not that I’m saying wear a shapeless potatoe sack- lol. However it doesn’t matter what I think and it doesn’t matter what your MIL thinks, fact is that it’s your dress and your day. If your happy with the way you feel & look then it’s the perfect dress for you!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I kinda have to agree with Jellybean on the dress, being short AND form-fitted, I can see why your FMIL might object.  Not to mention pulling the purity white thing for ironysake…

That all said, it’s not pasties and a thong, and it’s your decision so go for it!!!

Post # 11
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you want to wear it then wear it. Just tell your MIL that you respect her feedback on it but you still plan on wearing your dress.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say wear it!  It’s a party dress and it’s your day. Congrats & hope everything goes well!

Post # 13
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!  I think short dresses can look amazing, but they do seem to rub the more “traditional” generation the wrong way. 

It’s not their wedding, it’s yours. What they think is appropriate really doesn’t matter. 

By no means is it wrong to wear white as the bride… that’s just crazy!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@mrstut – you asked opinions, and that was mine.  I’m personally a “one or the other, not both” kinda girl.  Short or tight.  It’s the same reason I don’t wear both big smokey-eye makeup and f* me red lipstick.  One or the other, not both.

As for the white, clearly everyone missed the failed attempt at humor.  As we’re discussing a dress perhaps being too “sexy”, the irony is that fact that it’s white thus suggesting purity to society at large (and yes, I am well aware of that misconception of why brides in fact traditionally wear white).  Irony.  It was supposed to be a joke.  I myself am wearing white for the entire weekend=)

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It’s not my personal taste, but if you feel rocking in it tell your mother in law to bite you. 🙂

Post # 16
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Sorry to post again, but I just realized you’re getting married on my birthday. You picked a good day.

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