After shopping around for something to wear as the “mother of the groom” in May and “mother of the bride” in August, I have come to the conclusion that it’s tradition for the mother to look hideous. I never imagined I would have such a difficult time finding something appropriate, comfortable and tasteful to wear to these events.
I’ve been looking in the color ranges of blue and yellow for an outfit to wear to my son’s wedding. I look awful in yellow, so blue it is. I wanted something pretty, but, not too flashy. It needed to be a dress or a suit appropriate for an outdoor, daytime wedding. I need something with a sleeve (I’m 45 years old and I don’t do sleeveless), but not too warm and preferably comfortable. You’d think I’d asked for a 12 bedroom mansion or something! Just google for mother of the bride suits and see what you get. My gosh, do women really wear these horrible things????
I finally went with my old standby, JC Penney. I’ll be wearing the same outfit that thousands of other mothers are wearing this year, no doubt. Navy blue suit, tiny bit of beading, very lightweight and will allow me to blend into the group and not stick out like a sore thumb.
This seemed a little more like me. Although, “Fat Chick” sort of liked this one…
Righhhhhhhhhhht. That’d make me look like part of the original Easter Parade!
At any rate, I have one outfit ready to go, right down to the shoes. I think I may go out and have a little of the gray covered up in my hair before the wedding! Just because I’m the “mother of the groom” doesn’t mean I’m ready to look old.
2 weeks to go!