(Closed) MOB dresses

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m not a traditionalist so I don’t know the "rules".  But if your mom feels comfortable in a tea length dress I say she should go for it…she’ll be lovely.  FYI, I doubt my mom would feel comfortable showing leg, so I’m pretty sure she’ll end up with something floor length (dunno yet, thought).  My Future Mother-In-Law already showed me her dress and it is also floor length.  But both my mom and Future Mother-In-Law are the types who are very self concious about showing any portion of their body.

Post # 4
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

I think a tea length would be beautiful; I initially wanted my mom to wear a tea length, but she wanted a floor length dress.

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

My mom thinks her knees look "baggy" so she proably would wear something just below the knee.  But if she loves the dress, why not?

Post # 6
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

My mom really wants to wear a tea-length dress, but she doesn’t know where to find one that doesn’t look "MOB"-y!  She’s short, like me (5’2"!!), and looks beautiful to me, but of course isn’t a stick-thin model type.  We tried out White Dress Black Market (or is the the other way around? I always forget! 😉 ), but some things weren’t looking quite right.  Especially with the stick-thin models coming out of the other dressing stalls in her dress.  Any ideas for non MOB-y MOB dresses?

Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know the old, traditional rules, but my mother will be in a tea-length dress while my ‘maids will be in floor length. 

 For a non-MOB-y dress, I would try Ann Taylor if you like the White House, Black Market style.  I actually took my mother shopping at all her usual stores, but looked for a nicer than usual dress before dragging her off to a several hours marathon at department stores.  We found the perfect dress for her at Nordstrom.

Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My BMS are in knee length dresses and my Mom is going for a knee length dress as well.  I tell her thats because shes in excellent shape and wants to show off her sexy legs!  LOL!

Post # 9
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

My mother’s pretty petite, and isn’t into the shimmery dresses marketed to MOBs.  So, we found a nice Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that she look great in!  It’s from the Bill Levkoff line.

Post # 10
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My girls wore tea length (it was supposed to be full length but we had problems), my mom wore full length, and my Mother-In-Law wore tea length (couldn’t talk her out of it).  I originally wanted everyone in full length but stuff happened so you just have to roll with it.  Here’s a few photos if you want to see how it looked: It actually didn’t look bad in my opinion.

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