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Just Said Yes October 2021

Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses?

Jordan, on July 12, 2021 at 3:04 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 16
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Hello,

I am hoping some of you ladies can help me out! I am an October 2021 bride and I am having one hell of a time finding a MOB and MOG dress that isn't "old lady" looking; pretty much any traditional MOB/MOG dress (picture of reference of what I DO NOT want).


Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses? 1

Can anyone give me advice on where to find dresses that are not that style, and NOT chiffon? (Do not suggest David's Bridal). I am okay with online stores as long they have a good return policy and lots of reviews!

Thanks (:

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Latest activity by Rosie, on July 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM
  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    Have you tried just looking for evening gowns at places like Macy's and Nordstrom's? I would check there because, as you pointed out, gowns specifically designated as "MOB/MOG" look a certain way, but any nice evening gown will work for the occasion!
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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    Https://www.moncheribridals.com/montage


    https://www.jovani.com/evening-dresses/mother-of-the-bride-dresses

    These are popular designers among moms. You can use the store locator to find where they would have the dresses near you.
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  • K
    Dedicated October 2021
    Kayla ·
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    We’re having the same issue. My mom is pretty youthful and the matronly look is just not for her. We’ve had much better luck just looking for cocktail dresses instead of anything that is labeled mob or mog. Still, it’s been really hard because stores have low dress inventory due to covid. Good luck!
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  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    My mom is planning to order hers from Azazie. They have all kinds of styles and colors there.
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  • M
    Devoted September 2021
    Marianne ·
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    My mom found her dress at Dillard's (department store) and my FMIL ordered her dress from Azazie (she ordered a few try-at-home dresses for $10 each).

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  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Jordan ·
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    We tried Dillard's, Macys, Nordstrom and a few other department stores and they had little to no dresses that were wedding appropriate!

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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    My mom got hers from Nordstrom! She just went to the evening gown section for hers. My FMIL got hers from Azazie and really likes it!

    Other places to look: Nordstrom Rack, Dillard's, Macys, Belk, BHLDN

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    That's annoying. Have you looked at their websites too? There's usually more options online and you can return things to the store if it's easier.
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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    As MOB I also didn't want anything that screamed MOB. I found several dresses (online) at Macy's and Nordstroms but finally bought one at Dillards. I loved these 3 collections:
    Tahari
    Adrianna PappelJS Collections

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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    As a MOB a couple years ago, I bought two dresses from Macy's (one on clearance after Christmas and the other with substantial discount coupons in the late spring). I loved both, but wore the long dress from the Calvin Klein spring collection. I'd offer two suggestions: first, as others suggested, look for cocktail and/or formal dresses rather than MOB dresses; second, understand that different stores in the same chain will likely carry different selections, so if you have the option of a couple different Macy's (or whatever store) stores, choose carefully! In my So Cal location, I had access to two Macy's stores, each located in upscale malls. There was a third Macy's that was geographically closest to me, but it was adjacent to a huge retirement community.... That store had NO inventory of interest to me, but the other two both had huge selections. So if you've only looked at a store location that's not in a bigger city/higher-end location, see if you have another option to visit. (Daughter's wedding was more than a year before Covid, so things might have changed in the last year -- probably not much use for formal dresses last year.... Smiley sad ) Good luck!

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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2021
    Crystal ·
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    My mother’s dress is very nice and we got it on Amazon it’s by Adrianna Papell and my Fiancé’s mother got a gorgeous dress from anthropology (photo of my mother is before alterations it fit beautifully and is great quality) (my MIL had the slit in the dress of her brought down in alterations and is gorgeous Mother of the Bride and Groom Dresses? 2

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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    My mom also had an Adrianna Pappel. They’re super timeless and not at all matronly. She found hers at Dillards but Amazon has a great selection as well.


    Can also try Trunk Club and Amazon wardrobe.
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  • I_Do_Too
    Dedicated September 2020
    I_Do_Too ·
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    BHLDN (bridal line of Anthropologie)
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Azazie has many choices for mom of the bride/groom dresses that don’t look grandmotherly. Also check out local stores such as Ross, Burlington, TJMaxx, etc

    I would steer clear of Amazon because so many of their clothes are from third party vendors so they are hit or miss quality.

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  • Lindsey
    Savvy October 2021
    Lindsey ·
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    My mom ordered a bridesmaid dress and is adding a thin sparkly belt. My MIL ordered one from Macy’s. They both didn’t want “old lady” dresses either.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    I agree with the others, just search for cocktail dresses or gowns, without the 'MOB/MOG' tags!

    My mum really didn't want anything too MOB/MOG ish and we ended up getting a dress from COS, which is kind of... Scandi style. They're very modern and minimalist and do some weird architectural type things. I'm not suggesting necessarily trying there, but more emphasizing that you can get a dress from anywhere, it doesn't have to be a 'wedding' store, or specifically for a mother of the bride, just a dress that she likes.

    My mum's one is basically a plain crepe navy trapeze dress with a cute long strips at the back that follow on from the neckline across the front and definitely not a traditional mother of the bride look.

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