Dress opinion! And mother in- law opinion!

posted 7 months ago in Dress
Post # 3
798 posts
Busy bee


monnie845 :  oops dont know what happened to my above post 

It doesn’t look like a prom dress. Your MIL is just trying to make you second guess your decision because you didn’t do what she told you to do. It honestly looks great, and the fact that you love it is super important!  Try not to let her get to you. 

Did she end up putting her $200 towards this dress?

Post # 5
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I think it looks absolutely gorgeous on you! And nothing like a prom dress…I feel like that was the only “negative” she could come up with quickly. My guess is that she was really hoping you would find a dress under $200 so she wouldn’t have to contribute the entire thing like she promised. I wouldn’t worry about it for a second more!

Post # 6
1065 posts
Bumble bee

Hi Bee!  The dress most certainly does NOT look like a prom dress.  It’s beautiful!  Look at that lovely bodice detail, and the flow of it, you look so pretty!

Post # 7
1313 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

monnie845 :  you look wonderful in that dress! Don’t let her get to you… my MIL does not love my dress and it’s a okay with me 

Post # 10
287 posts
Helper bee

Gorgeous dress, so totally bridal. Sorry you are having to deal with the negativity from your MIL, but you can’t please everyone.  You look so happy wearing that dress and the fact that you love it is the most important thing. 

Post # 11
191 posts
Blushing bee

I am finding that my own mother has had skewed ideas of what various things cost. Sometimes she’s high, sometimes she’s low, and she’s usually certain that she’s accurate, either because someone she knows told her that she paid $X, or because she recalls paying $Y for a catered family event some years ago. It’s not out of malice or stubbornness, but her information is out of date. I wonder if that same misunderstanding is coloring your FMIL’s perception of what dresses cost these days. 


Regardless, congratulations on the purchase of your definitely-not-a-prom-dress! Very pretty pick! I’m partial to contrasting fabric on the bodice and skirt myself. 🙂 Wear it in good health and do your best impression of a duck the next time your FMIL says something unhelpful… just let it roll on off. 

Post # 12
9844 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

monnie845 :  honey you look great in your dress! Your MIL is wrong, and she doesn’t get that dresses for a lot of us can’t be ordered off of the Internet for cheap. They have to be tried on! 

Im glad she wants to help out with the cost, it seems like she cares and just applied her own values to your situation. 

You’re a sweet girl and you look great in your very bridal dress:-) welcome to the bee! 🐝🐝🐝

Post # 13
3458 posts
Sugar bee

You will be a beautiful bride. Your MIL is out of touch with costs, happens all the time. Happy planning!

Post # 14
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle

monnie845 :  you look bridal and gorgeous and so happy it made me smile. She’s just being hateful.

Post # 15
563 posts
Busy bee

It’s a beautiful dress, you look gorgeous. And very reasonably priced as well. 

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