(Closed) Too slinky for MOB?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is a sexy black dress OK for the mother-of-the-bride?
    Sexy is fine, but she shouldn't wear black! : (41 votes)
    22 %
    Black is OK for MOB, but this dress is too slinky. : (25 votes)
    14 %
    Both sexy and black are fine, if she can pull it off. : (107 votes)
    58 %
    No black. No sexy. No, no no! : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Other (explain below). : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i love the dress, but i’ve always held that you shouldn’t wear black to a wedding.  if it comes in another color, i’d go for it!  if not, really the black thing is just my opinion and if she can rock the dress, she should.

    Post # 4
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    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think its a way cute dress. But I dont see in on a mob.. Its way to sexy for someone her age.

    Post # 5
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    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    I think that if she looks good enough at age 65 to pull that dress off, she should work it! It’s slinky and sexy, but it’s also elegant and classy.

    Post # 6
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think you are on the right track with the cut and styling, but I think that this exact dress is a little much.  If you could find something similar in a more wedding-y color it would probably be perfect.

    Post # 7
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    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Super cute!  If your Mom can pull it off – then she should!

    My only thought was the dress is short and usually MOBs are in long dresses.  But perhaps you wanted her in a short dress.

    Other question to consider – what is MOG wearing?  MOB and MOG should be in the same length of dress (short or long).

    Post # 8
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    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    To put things into perspective, my mother will be 58 when I get married and this is what she’s wearing:

    Post # 9
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say no to black and no sexy, but as it’s not an option above I picked sexy and no black.  But I’m aware I’m in the “I hate black dresses at weddings” minority.

    I feel like for 65 that dress is just not appropriate.  Maybe 50’s….but that could be just me?  Most 65 year olds don’t have a ‘youthful’ decollatage to put on display, but if you think she can pull it off then you know her best.  That’s my main ‘issue’ with the dress.  The mostly bare arms and see-through back are probably fine if she’s in good shape.

    @danadelphia – i think that dress it totally cute and suitable/appropriate for an older woman in good shape to wear to her daughter’s wedding!

    Post # 10
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @dana: That dress is really cute!  Where did she get it?

    Post # 11
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    520 posts
    Busy bee

    Wellllllll…..I just don’t know.  Even if Mom is slender and has a great bod, I just don’t see it as a mob dress for a 65 year old mom. 

    Post # 12
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m fine with black at weddings (lots of brides have their BMs wear LBDs), but I think that the low neckline, the sheer panels, and the form-fitting silhouette make this dress age inappropriate for a woman in her 60s.  I’m not saying that your youthful, stylish mother needs to wear something cut like a potato sack, but this dress is too much. 

    Post # 14
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    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I say no no no to the dress. it is beautiful and very nice, but not for the MOB…

    Post # 15
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @danadephia

    That’s a great dress!  Not slinky, not low cut, but still stylish.

    Post # 16
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like it!! nice lenght, not out doing the bride, sexy but still very taste full

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