Post # 1
My Mom purchased her MOB dress about 6 months ago without me seeing it. I recently visited her as I live about 6 hour drive from my hometown. During my visit she showed me the dress and I really really hate it. I wish I had a picture but I will describe it as best I can. It is a mermaid shaped dress with rouching and a sweetheart neckline. It doesn’t sound so bad out loud but the material is a shinny satin (cheap) and it is yellow! My colors are black white and gold and this dress is strait up yellow not gold like she thinks. It is just not age appropriate. My mother is overweight and this cut just does not look flattering on her at all. I am very conservative and the family I am marrying into is ultra religious and conservative. I really don’t know what she was thinking other then 6 months ago she was about 20lbs thinner. That means she currently does not fit into that cheap yellow dress. I really don’t want to hurt her feelings but she will look rediculous if she shows up in that dress. Should I ask her to get another dress or should I just hope she will not loose the weight to fit into that dress?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I, personally, wouldn’t say anything. If the dress doesn’t fit, won’t she have to get a new one anyway?
Post # 3
Is it a strapless sweetheart? Could you say something about modesty restrictions your church might have or his family might have? Can you tie religion and modesty to choice of the dress?
Post # 4
I think it depends on your relationship with your mom. If it was mine I would ask her if it’s returnable because I don’t think it’s the most Flattering dress. I would blame it on the color and her skin tone and suggest a different color, offer to go with and say it was an experience you were looking forward to having with her anyway so you are disappointed she already bought this one, but excited to go shopping for the new one!
Post # 5
My mom had a dress I hated for my brother’s wedding. I just gently told her I didn’t really think it was very flattering on her (it looked like a purple potato sack actually, haha). She wasn’t offended and did end up buying a much prettier dress. I think it depends on your relationship with your mom though.