Post # 1
I picked out my FMI dress without her even trying it on it is this one from herbergers http://www.herbergers.com/shop/women/dresses-social-occasion/jessica-howard-teal-floral-printed-belted-party-dress-with-sweater_471314.html. She tried it on and it fit she liked it and we went and bought her bra and that was that. The blue matches our wedding colors/bridemaids dresses without being too matchy. She is in her late 60s and I liked that the dress gave her some pep like she was going to a wedding.
My bridesmaids are wearing this dress http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Spaghetti-Strap-Chiffon-Dress-with-Beaded-Waist-F12495_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-Shop-By-Color in malibu.
How am I going to find something equally as good for my mother she is a size 18-20. On the davids bridal website I looked at the mother of the bride section, and all of the dresses remind me of something you would wear to a funeral! My mom is only in her 50’s. Should I have my mom pick out a bridesmaid dress in the color Malibu? Should she match the bridesmaids? I thought she could wear white? I really do not know what to do. I have to have some sort of a plan before I visit my mother in two weeks. She will not be patient with me I have to have an idea of what she should wear!! P.s. When I was a kid I was in a dressing room with my mom @ davids bridal balling her eyes out because my aunt picked a hideous dress that was too small for her as a bridesmaid. I am still traumatized by this image, and I would NOT like to repeat it.
What are your moms wearing? Please help!
Post # 3
Check out Nordstrom mother-of-the-bridge dresses. Maybe you can order a couple of dresses with different styles to have delivered to your mom’s while you are there. Return the ones that don’t work. I’m sure you will find something that will coordinate with your plan. Good luck and best wishes.
Post # 4
I agree that David’s dresses are very matronly – and compared to your FMIL’s dress, it wouldnt look right. For that size range, have you looked at Catherines, Lane Bryant or JC Penney? I know Macys has that size range too, in a good selection. Try online – I shop all those sites.
Post # 5
My mom is wearing a knee length dress that we saw at bell, then db, then a local bridal shop. None of them could order it in her size- then we found it at Ross! Also dress barn had some great ones. She bought a dress there for the rehearsal. She wears 18-22 depending on the designer
Post # 6
This is the one she got at dress barn but in a red plum color, also available at dillards, cheaper at dress barn
This is the one we tracked down from belk, db, the local shop and found at Ross. Found it for 39.99 in a dark plum.
She rocks them both and my mother is oddly shaped, large up top, skinny legs, no butt. I think she had to get them in 22 and they really slim her! The ruffles, if they hit right, look wonderful on plus size women.
Post # 7
Check http://www.onestopplus.com. This is a maxi dress , but it could be hemmed shorter. It has several shades of blue. I would’t order her the same color as the bm’s.
Post # 8