(Closed) Bought a dress for my mother who is not interested in the wedding.

posted 11 years ago in Family
  • poll: Is the dress I picked out for my mother to wear to my wedding too revealing?

    Yes, a Mother of the Bride should be more covered up!

    Yes, if only so that she doesn't appear too "flaky" compared to the Mother of the Groom.

    No way, Mother of the Bride should wear whatever she feels good in!

  • Post # 3
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    To be honest, it’s really hard to tell from the pictures.  I can’t see how it lays on her body, which will definitely make a difference.  Sorry I can’t be more help, maybe someone else has more of an imagination than I can muster.  😉

    Post # 4
    2472 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think the dress is too young at all.  Whether it’s too revealing I think will probably depend on how well endowed she is up top.

    I think it was a nice idea to get it for your mom.

    Post # 5
    3342 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree – it’s hard to say…

    Post # 6
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think it’s fine. As long as your mom has the appropriate undergarments on and isn’t squishing out of it, she won’t look ridiculous.

    My mom is 52 and wore a one-shoulder “young” style dressed and looked great. Her style in general is not what meshes with typical MOB dresses anyways.

    My mom was really excited to pick out her own dress. But i know her taste and if i’d come home with that and wrapped it all up and said, “i bought you this b;c i thought you would love it. It’s for the wedding but i understand if you want to pick something else out. i saw it and just had to get it for you”, i know she’d have been hoenst with me about whether or not she wanted to wear it. She certainly wouldn’t have worn it JUST because i got it for her, but likely b/c she loved it, too. You know your mom. Present it to her as an option, not as a requirement.

    But pshaw, moms can totally pull off dresses like that =-]

    Post # 7
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It’s really hard to say without seeing it on someone but I think it looks fine. Maybe give it to her as a present but don’t say it’s specifically for the wedding and let her decide if she wants to wear it to the wedding or keep it for another occasion?

    Post # 8
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Ditto Tulip, as long as she’s not busting out of the top, I think it’s fine!

    ETAL: Oops, just read the poll and not the post. I agree that you should present it as an option and not that she has to wear it. I’d go with the “I saw it and thought of you and got so excited…” method.

    Post # 9
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think its cute. Who couldn’t get excited about a dress like that? 🙂 Hopefully that will liven her up. If either one of you thinks its too revealing you could always get like a black lace bolero to put over it.

    Post # 10
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I think it would be okay. It would depend on how it looks on her

    Post # 11
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    So, I think it looks great.  My mom will be 46 when I get married, too. We have been looking high and low for something classy, appropriate, but not grandma-ish.  I say as long as that fits your mom correctly it will be just fine. 

    Post # 12
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It looks okay as look as its a good fit and she feels comfortable.

    Post # 13
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think it’s a great dress and I think it was very thoughtful of you to purchase something for her!

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