(Closed) Mother of the Bride Dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
41 posts

We had the same sort of problems when trying to find my mom a dress as well.  She is short and petite, and none of the MOB dresses appealed to her, and the ones she did find that she liked weren’t in the right color.  We ended up ordering her a dress from the Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid collection (http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=667899d9-c79c-45aa-a529-286a2ac27719&categoryID=772f03c9-de43-4942-bfa0-da77e21ebd65&pg=0).  We will have to get the length altered, but she was quite happy with it when she tried it on in the store.  It has optional spaghetti straps, and we also ordered one of the jacket options (seen in this pic: http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=ca746209-d029-46c4-a0bc-16f0a015d8aa&categoryID=772f03c9-de43-4942-bfa0-da77e21ebd65&pg=0)

You would have to check with a bridal shop, but you might be cutting it close on ordering a dress like this.  We were told that it could take 12-16 weeks for the dress to arrive.  I don’t know if your mom likes to shop (my mom sure does!) but check out the department stores around you and you might just find something that your mom would like.  Before we ordered the dress for my mom, she had bought and returned a couple dresses she thought might be an option.  Some of the stores have a good return policy, so you could always return the dress if you don’t think it would be a good fit with your color scheme.

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
20 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

If you have Dillard’s stores in your area, be sure to check there. They have a great petite section and my petite mom and sister have always had luck finding clothes for special occasions there. And David’s Bridal actually has several very cute MOB dresses that you can buy right off the rack, including some petite sizes. That’s where my mom ended up finding hers. Good luck!

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland

The other option that you have is to get a dress made.  Especially if it is something simple (I’m imagining some sort of a-line shift), you could get it made for not too much money.

Post # 6
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I second dillards if you have one in your area and also check out Barrie Pace – http://www.barriepace.com they have nice dresses and you could always alter a normal size down to a petite.  I think something like this could be nice for a pear shape b.c it’s loose/flowy below. http://www.barriepace.com/bp/product.asp?catalog_name=BP_1&category_name=FW07_D9309_F_AUG_0016&parent_category=Outlet 

Or even something short could look nice – Pesonally I’m not big on ordering bridesmaid dresses just b/c they are overpriced for sub-standard material, but if I had to order one it would definitley be from Siri..http://www.siriinc.com. 

Post # 7
1 posts

Hi, I have a dress that sounds exactly like what you need.  Did you find anything? 

Post # 8
1044 posts
Bumble bee

My mother bought her dress at Saks and she’s the same size as your mom.  She’s petite and a size 4 as well.  I believe the dress she had was from Kay Unger.


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