Post # 1
It’s taking my mom longer to find a dress than it took for ME to find a dress.
Here’s what mom loved, bought, and returned.
Here’s my color palette:
My mom works out 5 days per week and quite frankly, we both know that the typical mother-of-the-bride look isn’t for mom. BUT I’m having a hard time convincing her that I’m not too comfortable with the bright colors. Even though mom is in shape, she’s like most women and has body image issues so adding that to the mix, mom is being VERY difficult when it comes to shopping for a dress.
I can not relate to this. If I like something I will try it on and see if it works for me or not. Mom won’t even try dresses on and she tends to say things like “I want to lose another 10 lbs before dress shopping.”
I notice that bridesmaid dresses look good on almost anybody and there are LOTS of colors to choose from. Thoughts on shopping for one for mom in a DIFFERENT style from the bridesmaids dress?
My bridesmaids are wearing this style in a coral color:
Also, do you guys have any pointers for getting around the mental insecurities of dress shopping for mom? Should I try to make it fun and give her a day of shopping with appointments and such?
Post # 3
My mother is buying a bridesmaid dress. We looked at MOB dresses but they all seemed to old. My mom doesn’t look her age at all (she has great genetics that I hope I inherited lol) so I wanted to get her a dress that looks mature without looking old. All the formal/prom dresses were too young though. So I gave her this Bill Levkoff Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to try on and we loved it! It fit perfectly, like it was made for her. The back has a low “V” so it gives the dress a little sexiness without looking to risque for a mom lol. I ordered the applique that is photoshopped onto the waistband in this picture and I’m having it sewn on by my seamstress.
Definitely make it fun! I set up an appointment at a bridal salon for my mom to try on dresses. I even sat on the couch and made her get up on the pedastool and model every dress in the mirror. I think she really enjoyed it and it made her feel special!
ETA: my mom’s dress will be in the Navy color shown. This is my bridesmaid’s dress. They will be in red.
Post # 4
It took my mom forever to find a dress. She wanted to go short, not long. We found that most dresses were either too young ie strapless and lower cut or very grandmaish. She finally found a Jasmine dress she really liked in a silver color. She won’t let me post the picture of her in it. But we are both very happy with it. My Future Mother-In-Law is having the same trouble and still hasn’t found anything. I think maybe the bridesmaid dress is a good option
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: YES YES YES!!! Same situation. My mom does NOT look old and the dresses are out there are more appropriate for my 84 year old grandmother.
I’m working on making appointments now. Thank you so much for this!
Post # 6
@dressme3: Thanks for the feedback! I will look into the designer! 🙂
Post # 7
Mom found a dress! I’m so excited and I love it. I let her pick her color. She chose something that doesn’t really compliment our colors but at this point, I don’t care. lol I just want her to be happy.
Here’s the color she chose: