Monday, April 6, 2009

Avoiding the "Frumpy" Look

My mom has been looking for a Mother of the Bride dress since I got engaged. Probably even earlier, since she knew he was proposing before he actually did. We looked at bridal shops. We looked at department stores. Everything just seemed so...frumpy. And my mom is not frumpy. But the choices either seemed to be frumpy, or way too sexy for the Mother of the Bride. This is what I mean...

(My mom has always wanted to wear great big hats like these to one of her daughter's weddings. Not mine, Mom.)


Needless to say, none of these fit my Mom's style! But she and my older sister went shopping today and SHE FOUND A DRESS!!! Yay!!! After trying on literally hundreds of dresses, she has found the one. I'm almost as excited for her finding her dress as she was for me when I found my dress. :) I'd love to show you a picture (it is stunning), but too many family members read this blog and I don't want to rain on her parade. (Same reasons you won't be seeing my dress on here - sorry to disappoint!) :) Yay Mom! Congrats!

Has your mom had difficulty finding her dress from amongst the frumpiness?

(Photos: 1.; 2.; 3.


  1. Congrats to your mom on finding a dress! My mom finally found her dress and couldn't be happier! She was worried about the frumpy-ness factor too but managed to find a dress at Von Maur.

  2. My mom just found her dress too! She was going back and forth about what she wanted for a long time. So many of the dresses look so matronly and old and she wanted nothing to do with that!