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Monday, November 3, 2008

Dresses for the Mother of the Bride

Yesterday, as I was cruising for ideas for this blog, I found several sites where a mother of the bride can either window shop -- which means check to see what's available and at what price -- or actually purchase some very nice mother of the bride dresses.

Nordstroms at Nordstrom.com has beautiful dresses that give a mother of the bride plenty of options. Though I didn't look at all the pages, prices I saw ranged from $120 to $400.


If you're looking for a designer dress...

http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/gallery/motherofthebride
_dresses/landing

has a few really beautiful options. Of course, you're going to pay a little more there. But if you're not looking to buy, simply looking for what's in style, websites like this give you the perfect opportunity to see what's out there.

We're all smart enough to know that we have to take our figure into consideration when we choose a dress! For those of us who aren't quite as svelte as we were in our youth -- before our child was old enough to become a bride! -- there are plenty of links of us too.

www.sydneyscloset.com/asp/category.asp?categoryid=52 - 46k -

The dresses I found here were gorgeous! Colors were bright and cheerful. It heartens me to realize that when my kids decide to tie the knot, I don't have to look frumpy just because I put on a few pounds!

What if you actually want to buy online? Keep two things in mind. First, I typically buy 2 sizes. My normal size and one size up. If I'm lucky and the normal size fits, all I have to do is send the "up" size back. It costs me postage. If my normal size doesn't fit, if I'm lucky, the "up" size will. Second, if neither size actually fits, then you'll have to get the "up" size altered. Why? Because though we all believe a smaller size can be taken out...your chances are better that a bigger dress can be cut down.

Shopping for a mother-of-the-bride dress can be a wonderful experience. Check prices online before you actually hit the stores and you'll not only have an idea of what you'd like to wear; you'll also have a better idea of how much to spend!

susan meier

4 Comments:

Blogger Shirley Jump said...

Buying the two sizes is a great idea, Susan! I shop online for lots of things, but not clothes typically. I have a few years yet (hopefully!) before I'm a mother of the bride, but these were great ideas!

Shirley

November 3, 2008 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Should a mother of the bride co-ordinate with the mother of the groom? Or with the bridesmaids? (I only ask because I'm curious?)

November 3, 2008 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Eleni Konstantine said...

They were gorgeous dresses Susan. Have never thought of buying clothes online...especially for such an occassion (btw - not a mum).

Brandy, I think most of the times there's some talk with the bride so colours don't clash. But sometimes people go their own way.

November 4, 2008 at 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Abbigail said...

Thanks for your advice. Well, I too got my wedding gown from Nordstrom.

November 4, 2008 at 2:50 AM  

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