Mother of the groom dress search

Q. My mother is searching for a dress to wear to my brother’s August 5 outdoor wedding, taking place at 4 PM, at a B&B-type locale outside of Boston.  As I can’t shop with her, I was hoping for some style suggestions that I could share with her.  I’m assuming that it will be hot, but she told me that she does not like sleeveless dresses – I believe she is a little self-conscious, being a size 14-16, so am hoping to find something elegant yet flattering for this special occasion. (Also, she probably will not want to spend over $200, knowing her!). It’s a tall order, but I would appreciate any help you could provide!

-Dress Frustration

A. It’s her son’s wedding and surely your mom is fretting over what to wear that fits her body and looks great since plenty of attention will be given to her.  I’ve found options that all give arm coverage, range from long to knee length and formal to semi-formal with a few color choices as well. They range in price from around $150 to $300.  It’s an important day, so find the dress that looks and fits best, a few extra bucks will be worth it when you see the photos.

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Sean Collection Beaded Dress with Jacket

$278 at
nordstrom.com

 5175520

 

 

Sean Collection Three Piece Ensemble

$318 at
nordstrom.com

 

 

Edressme 1905 5279716-1

 

 

Plus Size Gold Lace Cocktail Dress

from Kiyonna

$178 at
edressme.com

 5150959

 

 

JS Boutique Beaded Mesh Dress

$158 at
nordstrom.com

  • brenda

    Hello I was wondering if you could give me some advice? my son is getting married in April and I need to find a dress. the coloros of the wedding are clover and black, but I don’t know what I should wear. it’s going to be an outdoor wedding in the mountains around sunset.
    thank-you

  • MARTHA

    CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME ADVICE, OUR SON IS GETTING MARRIED IN OCT IN BUFFALO, N.Y. THEIR COLORS ARE A BURN ORANGE AND SORE OF A BURGANDY COLORS, THE FATHERS ARE WEARING CHOCOLATE BROWN TUX. I’M VERY PETTITE 5’1 WT ABOUT 110 LBS. ITS A EVENNING WEEDING. ITS GOING TO BE IN A VERY ELEGANT INDDOOR WEDDING.
    DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTION WHAT WILL LOOK GOOD ON ME? i’M THINKING A LONG GOWN, REALLY DON’T LIKE TO HAVE MY ARMS EXPOSED, I DO GET COLD VERY EASILY AND ALSO NOT SHOWING TOO MUCH CLEAVGE. WHAT COLORS DO YOU THINK IT I SHOULD GO WITH.
    I’M A BRUNETTE WITH OLIVE SKIN.
    THANK YOU.

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