Now our youngest, Rachael, it planning a wedding for next summer. Yesterday I was brutally reminded of what I like to refer to as the "design debacle".
Honestly, while I love the colors of this mom's dress, would you be caught dead is the little number? Take a close look at the bride; she doesn't look too thrilled at mom's choice either.
After hours of online perusal, I've come to the conclusion that many of the mother of the bride dresses fall into five categories. Interestingly enough, every category had similar ranges in prices. See if you recognize any of these:
- RUNWAY MODEL: Slim, trim, every hair in place, makeup perfect on the perfectly proportioned body. Seriously, they look great, but even my best looking friends, relatives, associates never look that good on an ideal day.
- STREETWALKER: Equal parts of skin and sequins required. Wondering if these moms read the "10 Things Every Mother of the Bride Should Know" article. Maybe they should reread #1. "This is your daughter's moment to shine. Not yours."
- OUTLANDISH: Bling or no bling, tailoring may be perfect, but really? Please see picture above.
- OVER THE HILL: Gray, lavender gray, sage gray, blue gray . . . Who looks good in those colors? And how does layering them with lace make them any better?
- YES!: Designed for a real mom, classy but comfortable.
DISCLAIMER: There may be those who think I'm a prime candidate for "What Not to Wear". That doesn't mean I can't tell the difference between tasteful and tacky.
Have you ever had to make a tough choice and the field isn't narrow, it's all over the place? How do you choose? I've still got a few months, so I'd love to hear your strategies!
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