Help finding MOB dress for picky mom!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee

It is expensive, but maybe you can get a good deal on Black Friday.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

So I immediately get the “I need to be comfortable” vibe but based on how you’ve seen her dress, is she more matronly or does she like to show a little more skin?  A little more info might help.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

My Mother-In-Law picked her own dress. Since we live close to each other she phoned me to come see it before she bought it (we have that kind of relationship). If he is worried have your Fiance go shopping with her.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Good luck bee. My mother was super picky. We shopped more for her dress than my own dress! She ended up getting a really nice dress from Amazon. She is also really short so she had to get the dress altered. 

Why don’t you spend a day with her and go to a few places to see what she feels comfortable in so you can get a better idea what she is willing to wear?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

kashnou :  I totally think that’s her taste.  The problem is finding that style in a cotton blend.  Everthing I’m seeing is chiffon or polyester.  How about a compromise.  If you’re comfortable, how about you both (& maybe a friend of hers) go thru her closet and find a dress that she likes and then simply buy a jacket and matching shoes to dress it up?  Not sure if that’s more complicated tbh but I’m thinking of her comfort and how to head off her fighting you on what she wears.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 I would look for an acceptable dress and then find a matching or coordinating jacket or sweater. Black is easiest to match.

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-camuto-eyelet-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite/4632844?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=100%25+cotton+petite+dresses

 

Or, check sites that sell nothing but cotton clothing

http://www.peruvianconnection.com/product/711452-silk+road+pima+cotton+dress.do?sortby=priceAscend

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

What’s her approximate size? Is she 8 to 10, 10 to 12, 14 to 16, or a little plumper into the extra large sizes?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Im an old hippie! I like mordenmiss clothes from amazon. Or newchic. They are simple, unusual, kind of a poor womans eileen fisher.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

kashnou :  

How about this jacket over this dress  – or is that  too casual?

From a site called Ezibuy, very reasonable prices   

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