Saturday, December 31, 2011

Shopping for a Dress

     Well it has happened again. I have had to resort to shopping. I discovered that you cannot buy an outfit online when you are the mother of the groom. At least I can't. There are some particular issues about my body that make it difficult for me to find a dress that looks even remotely decent on me. Sweatshirts and jeans are fine but when you have to notch it up a bit and dress for your son's wedding, well... 

Not my style

Not me

  So I have spent days and nights surfing the internet. I found lots of wonderful dresses for MOG's (Mothers of the Groom) but all of them seem to have been Miss America hopefuls.

     Well I resorted to finding what looked like a perfect chiffon dress on E-Bay, brand new, in champagne color. Gorgeous and I was pretty positive it would fit. Today I repacked it to send it back to the seller along with the following note:

     I am very sad to say that I must return this item to you. I absolutely love it but I look like a stuffed sausage in it. It is tight around the top and I am basically shaped like a large baked potato so I look pretty horrible in it. If no one looks at me from the side, I am not too bad, but I don't think I can get through my son's wedding walking at right angles to everyone. I would certainly buy from you again if you were to come up with something that would fit around me.  Sincerely, JK

Are muumuus appropriate?


Anonymous said...

I hate hate hate shopping for clothes. Nothing looks any good on me.

Jeff Kraus said...

I had to ask Shannon why she was laughing so hard in the other room.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Maybe they can change to wedding to something outdoorsy and you can do the jeans thing.

Colette Msrtin said...

OMG! I know the feeling. Had to buy a dress for our 4 daughters weddings. Hated it every time! Good luck and remember no one cares what you look like, it's all about the bride. Just have fun and enjoy yourself.

Bodacious Boomer said...

Years ago I just started wearing a sheet to dressy events. If you accessorize with enough bling, people hardly ever notice.

People just assume your channeling your inner Roman and you're being trend setter.

Wear it proudly.

Jeanne said...

I knew that I should have contacted you, Michelle, for your advice. I did contemplate the sheet, or a tent, or a paint drop cloth for the artistic look. Next time, I will be ready.