- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
So my sister called me yesterday to say that her fiance’s mom has gotten her dress for my sister’s wedding, and we need to step it up on getting my mom one. The wedding is in May, so we are probably cutting it close on the ordering an "official" MOB dress from a store.
My mom is about 5’2" and a size 4-6P. She’s fairly slight in build, and she has really narrow shoulders. She’s not particularly conservative (she will wear sleveless or something a little low cut or low in the back), but she refuses to do anything strapless. Since she has narrow shoulders, all the cute MOB dresses with the matching jackets won’t look right on her. (eg. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2967512?refsid=178320_3&refcat=0%7e2376776%7e2378685%7e2378694%7e2374388&SourceID=1&SlotID=1&origin=related) She’s also really pear shaped, so it has to be something A-line, so a lot of the typical MOB dresses don’t cut it.
The bridesmaids dresses are the pacific blue dresses from Ann Taylor, so we want something in the blue family.
I know the MOB dress is sometimes harder to find then a wedding dress even, so if any of you found something nice in the petite section that was long, blue, and built for the petite pear-shaped woman in her *ahem* late thirties, please share!!!
I’ve checked Nordstrom, Coldwater Creek, Macy’s, Newport News, Chadwick’s, Pennies, Saks, Neimans, Lord & Taylor…are there any big stores or catalogues I’m missing?
If you ordered a regular MOB dress from a bridal company, how did you feel about it/the experience in general? I’ve noticed a lot of the dresses only come in a few really drab colors, and the store’s only order them in beige. Also, when you went to try them on, was it like trying on a sample-size bridesmaids dress or do they sometimes have actual sizes? One store I was at only seemed to have sample sizes of like, a 14, and my mother, being a woman of very little imagination, will have trouble picturing the dress on her in the right size/color.