(Closed) When to buy a MOB dress? Also, need a little advice.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom actually just ordered her MOB dress from this site: http://www.frenchnovelty.com/ She picked something from the Caterina by Jordan Fashions line.

They have a ton of different styles, colors, and sizes, including plus size and petite. It does take quite a while to receive the finished dress. She ordered a week or two ago (mid November) and it’s not estimated to come in until the end of January!

Good luck!

Post # 4
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think most plus-sized MOB’s buy their dresses in brick and mortar stores where they can try on the dress.

Perhaps you could suggest the two of you have a girls’ day where you go shopping and out for lunch. She can try on dresses in order to see what styles she likes. She may very well find one she likes enough to purchase. If she does lose too much weight for alterations, she can always sell it and get another.

If she doesn’t purchase a dress, she will at least know what styles and sizes work for her in different brands.

Post # 5
165 posts
Blushing bee

I tried getting my MOB dress in a brick and mortar store. The stores either didn’t have my size or in a color I wanted. I actually found the selections limiting. I went to a bridal salon and ordered a MOB dress. There are lots of designers that make beautiful, almost evening gown- like dresses. Not as frumpy as they used to be. I was able to select the style I wanted, the color I wanted, even the length I wanted.

I was told to order 5 months before the wedding at the latest. 4 months for the dress to come in and 1 month for alterations.

Hope this helps

Post # 8
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom got her MOB dress from David’s Bridal.  They have a pretty good plus-sized selection (she is plus-sized)  She actually ended up getting a bridesmaids’ dress, strangely enough, although it did not look like a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress on her. 

My Mother-In-Law is also plus-sized and I believe she got hers from JCPenney or Macy’s.

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