(Closed) FMIL bought a new dress…

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 2
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would beg to differ. I do not think this looks bridal at all, what’s the color? Gold/champagne? Also, your Future Mother-In-Law and your mother are both adults, they can wear the same color. I’m assuming the won’t be in the same dress, and they will have different patterns, fabrics etc so they will still look different. 

Post # 4
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

If she were my close friend I would tell her that cut doesn’t flatter her curves and Is too boxy. 

If I wasn’t close enough to her for that kind of comment I would say “pretty, but kind of bridal! You don’t want people mistaking you for the bride! And throw in a chuckle.

If I barely knew her I probably wouldn’t say anything and ask my Fiance to gently ask her to wear something less bridal.

So I guess it depends on your relationship?

Post # 5
2527 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t mind if she wore it.

Post # 6
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t think anyone would mistake your Future Mother-In-Law for the bride, so as far as that’s concerned I don’t think you should say something about picking a new dress if she likes that one. I just don’t think the dress is particularly flattering on her figure.

Post # 7
4034 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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pinkprincess88 :  My mother and Future Mother-In-Law wore the same color without even planning to and I loved it. It looked great in the pictures. This dress doesn’t look bridal to me, but it’s also not flattering at all. I’d go with something else anyways. 

Post # 8
64 posts
Worker bee

What does your dress look like? Is it similar, are you a similar size to your fmil?  Unless your dress is similar I don’t think it will upstage you, but it does look kinda like a bridesmaids dress to me.

Post # 9
9758 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I think it’s a nice dress, wouldn’t bother me at all.

Post # 10
7923 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Aside from it not being the most flattering dress in the world unless you are wearing a fitted champagne/gold lace dress I wouldn’t worry about her looking bridal at your wedding. 

Post # 11
6538 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think it looks very bridal, but I do think she should keep looking because that dress looks like it’s wearing her, not the other way round.

Post # 12
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It’s not bridal at all.

In fact, having helped my mom shop for three weddings I can tell you that there’s very little on the market for MOBs of MOGS that isn’t made for ladies size 8 and under in GOOD shape. Tbh for ladies their age it’s really hard to find a dress that’s in a color and style that a. hides bumps, b. hides arms, c. is long, and d. is in a flattering style. 

If she’s comfortable, I’d say let her wear it – if she’s not, you could always offer to help her look for something that flatters her figure better. 

Post # 13
1490 posts
Bumble bee

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windowlulu :  +10000 everything for MOBs or MOGs is like either supermodel sexy or old lady geriatric nursing home brunch attire. My mom’s not even 50 yet and she had the worst time finding a dress…

Post # 14
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m not a fan of the dress if I can be honest, and it isn’t due to the colors. I don’t think it suits her well BUT if she loves the way it makes her feel I’d let her know I’m fine with her wearing it. 

Post # 15
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I think it’s fine. 

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