Hi friends! Well we are just a little over one month out from the wedding, and I’ve been shopping for my dress, so I wanted to share some mother of the bride dresses I’ve tried on while they are still available. I’ll be saving the one I purchased to reveal after the wedding. I can tell you it’s the one that made me twirl around like a little girl.
My mother of the groom dress was beautiful and I loved it, but it was form fitting, and I knew this time I wanted to go in a different direction. I wanted something more flowy, that wouldn’t require shape-wear, and I wouldn’t feel restricted or self conscious.
My first try-on were some dresses at the bridal store my dress for Benny’s wedding, and Kaite’s wedding dress came from. There were some pretty options, but most of them didn’t meet the above criteria. Maybe I’ll eventually share those with you, but for the most part I don’t think they can be linked for you to shop.
I started by ordering dresses and had one of my best friends (who went with me last time), along with Katie and Erin come over for a try on session.
Most of the dresses I ordered were too big. I started by ordering size 4 in all of them. I wasn’t familiar with the brands and didn’t know they ran large, so I had to do some reordering. Some of them I knew were no’s so they didn’t get reordered.
Today I’m going to share 3 of the dresses with you as part one of my Mother of the Bride dress hunt series.
So I had super high hopes for this one. I love the colors and the print, and I’m obviously into the one shoulder style right now. This dress runs big, and it’s made for someone with more up top than I have. Even when I sized down to the 0, the chest of this dress still didn’t fit properly, and I didn’t want to buy something that was going to require a lot of alterations or basically need to be remade. Still, I think it’s a beautiful dress, it has pockets and checks all the other criteria I had in mind.
This dress was a strong contender. Very strong. I love the way it looks in photographs, and it was one of Kent’s favorites. In a size 2 it fit very well. The reason I ultimately didn’t choose it, was the way it almost has a little cap sleeve. I preferred a more narrow shoulder. Again, this one has pockets, and I don’t know what it is about us women, but we sure do love a pocket.
This dress is so beautiful and feminine. I really liked it and so did the girls, but Katie felt it read a little too “bride”, so that was a veto. I love a halter neckline. It’s very flattering especially if your shoulders are more on the square side. This is a size 4, and it fit well through the hips, but was big in the top. That’s not surprising because I do have about one size differential in my top and bottom. That’s another reason I like the dresses that have more of a fit and flare style.
SHOP THESE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DRESSES
Do you have a favorite out of these three? I can’t wait to show you the dress that I decided on…all in due time.
Here are some tips for shopping for Mother of the Bride dresses. I’d love for you to pin it for future reference.
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