(Closed) Plus size Mother-of-the-bride/groom dresses!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t have a pic on this computer, but my mom is an 18/20 and found several pretty dresses at Nordstrom. She looked great on my wedding day!

Post # 6
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I just looked through their website and there are tons of beautiful dresses with lace and sleeves/jackets!

Post # 7
11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Here is the dress my mom wore for my wedding. (It’s shown on the model, not my mom). She looked stunning in it:

Post # 8
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Tagging in. My mom is a plus size–so she defaults to pant suits…and I know she doesn’t feel pretty in them. I really want my mom to look and feel beautiful on my wedding day…and would love any suggestions you ladies have! 

Post # 9
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve mostly been looking at Nordstrom for my mom who is plus size (but swears she isn’t). She always covers her arms, so cap sleeves at a bare minimum are required for her too.

Post # 10
7730 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I bought my gown from here: http://www.keepmeinstitches.biz

It was inexpensive, yet well made, and made me feel gorgeous.  At the time I wore a  2X but had to order 5X for my tummy.  (Their sizes run very small.  And I made sure that I got measured at my local drycleaner/seamstress, and still checked with their customer service on what size to order.  My daughter’s wedding was planned in 2 months, because my gown was in stock,I received my gown within 3 weeks.

Post # 12
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

tagging in, my FMIL is very short and rather large, no idea what size.  Her dress clothes certainly leave something to be desired.  I have no idea what she plans to wear to our wedding but I want to make sure she feels comfortable.

Post # 13
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My mother is plus sized and she got hers at One Stop Plus.

This is the dress she wore for my April wedding: In Dusty Coral

She had a friend turn the wrap into butterfly sleeves because she is self concious of her arms. I think at the time she was a size 24 or 26. She’s about 5’6.

Here she is in her dress:

Post # 14
9956 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

When I was plus sized (16W, 18W, 20W), I had good luck finding nice gowns for dressy occasions (some with Jackets) all appropriate for a MOB at David’s Bridal.

And the prices weren’t expensive… MOB Dresses elsewhere can be 2x or more.

Hope this helps,


Post # 16
7730 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Thank you.  I have a great food plan I am on.  That gown is now too big for me.  If your mom might be interested, in the food plan, send me a PM with your email.


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