Nooo, not THAT mob! This MOB:
That's right, this weekend my mom finally bought her dress for the wedding! Finding a dress for her was probably more difficult than finding MY dress. After months of searching (she started trying on dresses in September), the dress was ordered this weekend. Wanna see?
Not your typical Mother-of-the-Bride dress, huh? My mom's main goal was to look and feel amazing, not matronly. The woman has an amazing body and works incredibly hard for it. The unfortunate reality is that many MOB dresses are, well, ugly. A boxy jacket and long skirt were not going to cut it for this MOBILF (hahaha I slay me).
So we decided to take a different route and started looking at bridesmaid dresses. We took a trip to the fabulous Leonardo's Bridal and Formal Boutique and tried on a thousand dresses. Ok, maybe it was more like 8-10 dresses, but it seemed like more. This was the first one she put on and from then on I *knew* it was the one. Mom wasn't convinced, so we left the store empty handed. After another shopping trip where we hit Nordstrom, Saks, and Dillards that also left her dress-less, the search halted for a bit. This weekend we decided to go back to Leonardo's to try on a few more dresses and hopefully seal the deal. With a joyful heart I can now say that the search is over!
Want the details? Here ya go!
Designer: Wtoo Bridesmaids
Color: Black (Yes, my BMs will also be in black. No, my mother is not mourning the loss of her daughter, she just doesn't like to wear color.)
Price: I want to say around $250? I wasn't at the counter when she paid, but I think that's what I overheard.
My mom is going to look amazing!! Now begins the search for the MOG dress. I have to do this all over again? Lord help me! (Disclaimer: I love my FMIL and I can't wait to go shopping for a dress with her. She's going to look beautiful!)
Was the search for your mom's dress long and drawn out or wham, bam, thank ya ma'am?