Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mother-In-Law of the Bride: Help!

To the Muses Via Text: Can you look for a dress for me for this wedding? I just don't want to pay 500 bucks for a dress and I can't seem to not get frustrated when I look online!! Either 3X or 24-26.

Ok, ok, scoot your chair back, take your hand off the mouse and take a deep breath. Trying to find a decent online retailer is like rumaging through those racks of unorganized clothes at Ross to find the perfect sundress. It can be done, but is not for the faint of heart. The Muses are gonna help you skip all that and just hand you what you want on a silver platter.

We will give you a couple rules so you don't get stuck in the MOB trap.

Rule Number 1: Do not google "mother of the bride dress." This is only going to give you David's Bridal and random boutiques in cities you've never heard of. AND if you tack the word "wedding" onto anything, the price doubles. You can find a beautiful dress for this wedding, and it doesn't have to be labeled "mother of the bride".

Rule Number 2: When looking online, do not be scared away from dresses that have 20 year-old women in them. Just cause you're a momma doesn't mean you have to wear beige and long sleeves.

Rule Number 3: Do not wear a sack. Let's find something great that helps give shape. You need a defined waist and lovely flowing skirt.

Rule Number 4: If you are worried about showing your arms, please sweet gracious Jesus, do not wear a jacket. Suit coats are for the office not a classy party. If you need something to cover up a bit, lets do a lovely detailed sweater, bolero or wrap.

Now, let's see what we can find using our ground rules!


From Kiyonna

When in doubt, Nordstrom

Or Dillards (beware: they have some of those hideous jackets on here, just say no to the chiffon suit coat...uh, cringe)

Girl, these are some great options. Now you just gotta find the dynamite, yet practical...oh screw practicality ...dynamite shoes to match.

PS. We found a load of coupon codes here.

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