(Closed) FMIL bought a new dress…

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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chocolateplease :  IKR?! We found my moms dresses at Tadashi Shoji and Kay Unger 🙂 hope it helps!! 🙂 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee

My first thought was she had wrapped herself in a brocade curtain. I can’t say it looks bridal, but I can say I hope sincerely she does not leave the house in this.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

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windowlulu :  Yes, both are great designers! Very classy and timeless. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

To be honest, when I saw the pic before reading, I thought it was a wedding dress from a glance.  After looking closer, it’s a bit too much brocade and doesn’t fit her well but as long as it’s not the same color as your dress… I think it will be ok.  

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

That dress is not flattering to her at all. That aside, it wouldn’t bother me if she wore it. There will not be any confusion about who the bride is. Most people won’t even notice her dress frankly. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think its ncie but doesn’t suit her frame.. I wouldnt worry too much.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Does your Future Mother-In-Law feel really comfortable in it? A wedding is a long day, and that is important.

I am sure she is going to dress it up a little, with jewelry and maybe a wrap, and it will look a lot nicer than standing on the lawn with the tags attached.

Saying that it looks bridal is ludicrous. No one is going to mistake her for the bride, that is ludicrous. I am sure your guests know who is getting married.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2002

It’s matronly, definitely not bridal,  looks very middle aged mother of bride type thing

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I agree with the majority. Not bridal but not very flattering. FWIW my Future Mother-In-Law had already bought a dress and we’re thinking about buying my mom’s dress in a similar color so they would sort of match. I think it’s cute to have both mothers matched

Post # 25
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I didn’t know that people couldn’t wear the same colors for a weddding. I agree that it doesn’t suit her (and it looks poorly made). If she felt good in the other dress I would tell her to go on and wear that. I wouldn’t have her purchase a third dress for my wedding.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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pinkprincess88 :  My Mother-In-Law did the same thing. And ended up with a dress that was cream and had an illusion neckline – similar to the back of my dress. She got it a month before the wedding so not really anything I could do about it. Admittedly it was better the the first dress she bought that was more appropriate for a 17 yr old at prom (very flashy and VERY revealing), but she just went from one extreme to the other.

The day after the wedding we were looking at pictures someone took and there was a picture of my mom hugging someone… my HUSBAND said “look! it’s our mom’s hugging!” To which I had to awkwardly correct him that it was me. His bride. Not his mom.

I’d much rather a dress the same color as my mom’s (and I’d tell my mom to get over it) than a dress that looked remotely bridal.  At first glance the dress isn’t overly bridal, especially for a younger bride. But certain charcteristics and features can look that way, especially when she’s got her hair and makeup done.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I just wouldn’t say anything – don’t want to upset the Future Mother-In-Law if you can avoid it. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

It looks “grandmother-ish” to me not bridal. Unless the bride is of advanced age, I couldn’t see a younger woman wear it. I don’t think it flatters her, which is a much bigger issue than anything looking bridal. Then again, shapewear might make all the difference. I could also see it looking less “old” if it were knee-length, maybe that is in option? 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Doesn’t look bridal to me but I don’t find it particularly flattering on her either.  I’d let this one go.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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pinkprincess88 :  looks good!!! Not bridal at all

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