(Closed) MOB dress dilemma!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

My mother is having a similar problem. She is plus sized, so the selection has been sadly limited. Her favorite dress she has found is navy and comes is no other color.

I’m doing black and white as well, and my bridesmaids are in black and she thinks the colors clash. Personally, I don’t. If you look beautiful in the dress and you love it, then wear it. Who cares what color it is?

Post # 4
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Honey bee

If you love the navy dress then get it. It does not have to be the same color as what the bride picks out as her colors. And most mother of the bride/groom dresses that are worn in real life are not matchy-matchy. Don’t wear a short dress if you are that uncomfortable in it.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I think you should also wear what you love. The only pictures you’ll be in will be with your daughter & SIL anyway,unless she does a few including all the bridal party with parents in them.

My daughter’s weddings were both this past year. In one,the wedding colors were black,white & fuschia (I wore black & white….more of a coincidence than a plan),and the other wedding colors were turquoise,ivory and silver (and I wore brown,MOG wore raspberry).

My brown dress was a modified shutter….be forewarned…there were THREE of them at my daughter’s wedding last week. Short dresses,but one in grey,one in teal and one in silver…pretty popular style,that flatters lots of body types! I’d also bought 2 other dresses,so I almost wish I’d worn one of the others.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom is plus size and it is SO hard to find dresses. She found a dress (that is Navy as well…must be this seasons color!) and it looks AMAZING on her. I mean…she felt great in it and looked great too. Our wedding colors are black and apple red…so where does navy fit into the scheme of things?  No where…but the fact that she is comfortable, feels good and looks beautiful trumps color scheme.

I say: Get whatever makes you feel beautiful and comfortable.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mother is on the plus side as well and is having a hard time finding a dress. My colors are white and navy, and she’s finding a lot of navy dresses too. She doesn’t want to wear navy because my bridesmaids are.

I really like the dress you posted though. You don’t have to match the future Mother-In-Law, wear what you want! I’m sure your daughter doesn’t mind at all.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

My duaghter just got married. I was in the same situation.  her colors were lipstick pink, ivory and black tuxes.  the dress I found was navy as well!  I did find a long black gown, I took both with me, but ultimately ended up wearing the Nave, that I felt the most comfortable in. My daughter did not care either. and I just told myself  the day was not about me, but my beautiful daughter and her fiance. As long as it is a pretty  dress ( and it is!) I think it will be fine! Navy is a neutral right? go for it a dn enjoy the day!

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

For my upcoming wedding, my mom is wearing a soft yellow dress and my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing a deep purple dress.  My colors are red and gold.  The MOB and Future Mother-In-Law dresses don’t need to fit the wedding colors at all – as long as the moms are comfortable, they’ll look beautiful with everything else.

Go with the navy dress you love!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Queen Bee- lol. No. I’m pretty sure I’m not. But it sounds like me and your daughter would get along.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Hi, Just wanted to put it out there that I found my plus-size MOB gown from http://www.keepmeinstitches.biz  They are aka Rowan Bridal in PA/NJ area.  The gowns are not street sized, so make sure you get professionally measured, but I was happy with their customer service and the gown is/was well made, and I LOVE/D how I looked!!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

OOoops!  The Price was Right too!!! Amazing.  🙂 

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Post # 15
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Newbee

I agree with everyone that the MOB dress does not have to match the wedding colors.  And personally, I prefer when it doesn’t.  It looks too matchy and junior high prom when EVERYONE is in the same color.

 

That being said, you could always contact a tailor about having the dress dyed.  If you would rather have it in black, that’s pretty much the easiest color to dye.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also think that you should just wear the dress if you like it – I actually think that the long dress you chose looks a lot more formal than the MOG dress. I think Navy will actually co-ordinate well with the wedding colors without being too “matchy”

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