Mother of the Brides Dresses???

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    Mother of the Brides Dresses???

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to go for my mother to find a dress? 

     
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    We got my mom's dress at Lord & Taylor in the Burlington Mall. I didn't want my mom to feel obligated to get the sparkly dress with the jacket that seems to be the MOB uniform. She got a beautiful evening gown for what I thought was a pretty reasonable price.
     
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    My mom found something she loved at David's Bridal for about $80.  It was knee length and she looked fantastic.
     
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    My mom went to Saks. Great dress but the sticker price was a bit high.
     
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    Alot of department stores seem to have added to "wedding dress departments". 
    my mom had great luck @ Lord & Taylor's Prudential Center location as opposed to a bridal shop.  they do have fabulous sales, including coupons/savings passes.

    saks, neimans, bloomies, frugal fannies are also places to try...

     
     
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    I agree that if she doesn't want to spend $500, stay away from the bridal shops, except for David's Bridal.

    Nordstrom's website has a lot of really nice special occasion dresses, and their prices are pretty reasonable.
     
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    I'd suggest keeping a "fabulous dress" mindset rather than "MOB" dress.  That way, she can look her best instead of like the mother of the bride (who wants to look dowdy and be photographed in something completely unflattering of any woman's figure - they're cut like barrels with jackets).  She should go where she'd go to get a dressy, beautiful dress that makes her feel spectacular.  There are consignment shops on Newbury I'd try first.  They have awesome designer gowns for upscale parties for a fraction of what some rich woman spent on it and maybe wore it once - they often have the orginal tags still on them.
     
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    I'd suggest keeping a "fabulous dress" mindset rather than "MOB" dress.  That way, she can look her best instead of like the mother of the bride (who wants to look dowdy and be photographed in something completely unflattering of any woman's figure - they're cut like barrels with jackets).  She should go where she'd go to get a dressy, beautiful dress that makes her feel spectacular.  There are consignment shops on Newbury I'd try first.  They have awesome designer gowns for upscale parties for a fraction of what some rich woman spent on it and maybe wore it once - they often have the orginal tags still on them.
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    Kargiver, you're right.  when my mom was dress shopping, it seemed she was looking forever.  she went to the bridal shops, department stores, everywhere. 
    everything they were showing her were shiffony (spelling ?)/taffeta type dresses with heavily beaded jacket that made her feel she was going to "fall over". 
    she wound up @ Lord & Taylor, where she literally walked into their dress department, put her hand on a dress tried it on, and loved it.  she also got a major deal on it because it was on sale, they took an extra 20% off the already reduced price, and she had a coupon to boot...made her day... 
     
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    We actually found my mother-in-law a dress at Macy's on the clearance rack!  and then we used a coupon and the dress came out to be roughly $30!!  we saved over 80% on the dress!! 
    It was very beautiful and not "typical" mother's dress, beautiful midnight blue chiffon on bottom and some sparkle on top - even with alterations it came in way less than the original price.
     
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    my mom and mil got their dresses at nordstrom for a reasonable price.  their online selection is very good and as i remember customer service was great!
     
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    If I were shopping for this myself, I'd be sure to tell the salelady that I was shopping for a fabulous formal evening dress for an awards dinner or something and resist the urge to blurt out anything about the wedding.  
     
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    Something like this, maybe?

     
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    Re: Mother of the Brides Dresses???

    Party Dress Express in Fall River is a good place to look.  They have both sales racks and sample dresses for you to look for.  They have a lot of like Kar said, evening formal but also sterotypical MOB dresses (the good, bad and ugly). LOL!  But my mom found a great evening formal dress with a wrap that she was comfortable in.  My MIL found one at Dillards (in FL) but I think they have an online catalog also.  Macy's and Nordstroms are good too but sometimes it's hit or miss. 

     
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