When you think of an MOB dress [that's Mother Of the Bride for those who don't speak wedding] you usually think of something super matronly or something Diane Keaton would wear. Am I right? Well my mom and I went MOB dress shopping back in December, while I was wedding dress shopping, and the sweet woman at Nordstrom lead us to the MOB section. And there was a whole lot of this:
Why do stores think that mothers should have to dress this way? I really think it goes back to that whole “no one can steal the bride’s spotlight crapola” It’s their daughter’s wedding for crying out loud they should look smokin’ hott! So we quickly left that section and looked in the cocktail, LBD, evening section and found some lovely options. My mom had a few stipulations before we started pulling options: she wanted her shoulders covered, she wanted it to be knee length so that she could wear it again, and she wanted a deep jewel tone number since my bridesmaids are wearing black.
We pulled a few options that fit her qualifications and hit the dressing rooms. We found one that was at the top of the list but it was a size too small and they didn’t have anymore anywhere. Boo! So after a few months of being a little disheartened we went back to Nordstrom last month when my mom was in town for a week and hoped that with the change of season there would be more options to her liking. We pulled an armful of options and after trying on a couple, she knew right away when she found the one. Here are some of the dresses she tried, along with some others that we both liked the style of but they just didn’t work.
One of the above dresses [which shall not be named] is the winning dress, but in a different color. My mom didn’t want me to tell anyone which dress she chose so that it would be a surprise on the big day. The one she chose was a little longer than she would have liked [these dresses are cut for 5'10 girls I swear!] so we had the Nordstrom alterations department take care of it and she was able to pick it up in a week. Yay! How do you feel about MOB dresses? Derek’s mom and I went shopping for her MOG dress a few weeks ago, and we found some close contenders but nothing was 100% perfect, so more on that later!
PS: At the request of a few of our readers who are also getting married this year, I will now have “progress” posts every Saturday where I will share my upcoming to do lists along with what I’ve accomplished that week. We hope that it will help other brides stay on track for where they should be each week/month. I’m choosing to do this on Saturday because it’s a less popular blog reading day, so if you aren’t getting married this year you would be spammed with all of my marriage talk :) and if you are getting married then you’ll know exactly where to go to track your progress!