Before the ordering spree started, my ideal dress for Mama Spaniel was something like this:
I liked it because the colors are simple and blend into the wedding palette, the neckline isn't too low, and the style isn't too matronly. It's just a beautiful evening gown.
She came back at me with all kinds of zingerssome of them were really pretty dresses that she returned because she didn't like the fit, but some were really out there. And others were kind of in-between.
This one isn't so bad, I guess, but aside from being way too busy and in the wrong colors (though nobody loves paisley more than I do! unless it's the future Paisley?), it doesn't exactly seem MOB-appropriate to me. At least, not this MOB, because she hates having her arms showing in pictures! I don't think I could handle the years of complaining about my wedding photos that would follow!
There was also this one:
We both actually liked this dressright colors, right coverage, right fabrics, and so beautifulbut at nearly $1,000, it was sort of a failed endeavor before it was even delivered. It cost more than my wedding dress and was just a bit too rich for our blood. (I think it was a curiosity purchase on her part more than a serious one.) So back it went.
In the end, Mama Spaniel found a dress somewhere in between her tastes and mine, and I think we're both reasonably happy.
What, that wasn't clear enough? Jeesh, you guys are so demanding.
(She promises that you can see her in it once she finalizes her accessories.) It's such a pretty dress in person... even though I'm afraid it's a little too sexy. She picked up this shrug and plans to wear it all night. I guess I would have preferred a dress that didn't need to be covered with another item of clothing in order to be comfortable, but since it's not really my decision, I can live with it. (I didn't cry, though. ;) Hey, it works.
At least, I hope it works. As I mentioned, there are still a few more dresses coming. This search has been going onno lie!since last May. I didn't buy my dress until August! I'm glad she's having fun... but I am ready for this part of the planning to end. ;)
Were you involved in the Mother of the Bride dress search? Did you like what she ended up with?