(Closed) Can the MOB be too dressy?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is my mom going to be too dressed up?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    4 %
    No : (133 votes)
    95 %
    Maybe - I'll explain : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    8881 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    she is the MOB so she should stand out.  you say not black tie, but what is the overall atmosphere you are going for.  if it is smart casual, then yes, she is overdressed, but if it is cocktail attire, then she will be fine.

    Post # 4
    8692 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it’s perfect!

    Post # 5
    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s beautiful! I don’t think it’s too dressy for a MOB dress.

    Post # 6
    1814 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    She looks amazing! The only “too dressed up” that I can think of is if she were to wear a wedding dress.

    Post # 7
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Great dress! Its one of the nicest MOB dresses I’ve seen on here, so tell her to relax. She’ll look perfect.

    Post # 8
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I think it is beautiful!! she looks great in it.

    Post # 9
    1999 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Your mother looks beautiful, what a great figure! The dress is really pretty, I don’t think it’s too much at all. 

    Post # 10
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    She looks amazing!!! I love that choice. I don’t think she’ll be too dressy, and if she feels comfortable and beautiful, that’s all that really matters – wedding days are SUCH long days for the family (my parents had to help clean up afterwards, so my mom was probably in her MOB dress for 14-16 hours) so comfort is a big thing.

    Post # 11
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  My mom had the same insecurity for my brother’s wedding. Her solution was to have the dress hemmed up. She ended up LOVING the result!

    That having been said, I think your mom looks FAB, and won’t be overdressed.

    Post # 13
    1674 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I love it, she looks great 🙂  I’ve been sending options to my Mom to get ideas, she’s plus sized so it’s not as easy to find something that will flatter her body type, but she is going to be very dressed up for my wedding (also cocktail attire). 

    Great choice, don’t second guess it.  I think it’s perfect 🙂


    Post # 14
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    @nutmeg36:  +1, I think hemming it could solve the problem and make it the best of both worlds.  

    Honestly though, as long as she’s comfortable, then it’s perfect.

    Post # 15
    4925 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think a MOB could be overdressed, but in this case I don’t think that dress looks overdone at all. I think it’s quite elegant. I personally would not shorten it. I think the length is very classy. 

    Post # 16
    1010 posts
    Bumble bee

    @MsGinkgo:  I love it! And after you described the bridesmaids and groomsmen I don’t think she’ll be overdressed at all. I love that dress.

    Oh and tell your mom she should be very proud that she looks just like the model does in that dress!

    The topic ‘Can the MOB be too dressy?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors