(Closed) HELP BEES!! What could my very conservative FMIL wear to wedding

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

When you say conservative do you mean she dresses very modestly? Or that she wears more traditional styles?

How about giving her a gift card to a store and a picture of what your mother will be wearing (so she understands the level of formality to go for) and letting her choose her own outfit?

Post # 4
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

What about a linen dress and jacket? I’m thinking a sleeveless dress with a 3/4 sleeve jacket. This way she is able to cover or uncover and a long dress would still bring some formality while linen is not warm. The only problem is that linen wrinkles. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Spiegel-Garment-Washed-Misses-AUBERGINE/dp/B00579WDAY/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1326113746&sr=1-4 

and a potential jacket http://www.amazon.com/CROSS-DYE-LINEN-JACKET-BROWN/dp/B004LUQ13K/ref=sr_1_7?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1326113782&sr=1-7

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would take this opportunity to bond with her a bit and have a shopping trip. That way you can get a sense of what she likes, what suits her, and you canpay for it there and then.

As for what to wear, almost any outfit is instantly glammed up with a hat! A simple linen dress with a jacket instantly becomes dressy with a nice hat. Also, if she’s dressed in a similar colour to your wedding colours, it will also look rather nice.

And don’t forget to find out colour your mother is wearing so they don’t end up looking the same.

PS. Outfit idea.

http://www.mother-bride.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Mother_Bride_Groom_dress_outfit_Ronald_Joyce_97745_001sm.jpg

http://www.beflirtydresses.com/acatalog/Janets-mother-of-the-bride-dress.html

Simple, conservative, summery & hat adds WOW factor!

 

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