There are several options for finding the perfect dress that fits properly and will look great for the big event. Since the mother of the bride plays a special role at the wedding, it is important for her to not only look but to feel her best.
Beautiful Dress Styles
There are many bridal and department stores that carry a variety of dresses in petite sizes that are suitable for the mother of the bride. For those women who are 5'4" and under, consider the following dress options:
Nordstrom carries special occasion dresses in petite sizes both online and in stores. Some dresses perfect for the mother of the bride include:
- Charmeuse A-Line Dress & Chiffon Cascade Jacket: This dress comes in petite sizes small to extra-large and is priced under $500. It features hand-pleated charmeuse with a neckline that is embellished by delicate beads. The a-line dress has a tiered chiffon hemline and the dress comes with a lace and chiffon, long-sleeve jacket.
- J Kara Beaded Mock Two Piece Chiffon Dress: This pretty plum chiffon dress is available in sizes 6P to 16P and is priced around $230. It is done in a floor length and features bead and sequin detailing and a draping front and back neckline. It also has cap sleeves and is fully lined.
- Adrianna Papell Short-Sleeved Sequin Mesh Gown: This silver dress comes in sizes 2P to 14P and is priced under $300. It features sparkling beads and sequins accented down the mesh overlay. Another eye-catching detail is the scoop back and sheer train.
Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns on all purchases. Any purchases made online can be returned or exchanged at any Nordstrom store, free of charge.
Light In The Box
Light in The Box features many beautiful mother of the bride dresses. Dresses can be custom ordered in petite sizes according to your specific measurements, and these custom orders cost approximately $30 more. To order a custom size, simply click the custom box under the size options. You can shop conveniently online for dresses such as:
- A-line Knee-Length Chiffon Dress: This v-neck dress is priced under $90 and can be made to your specific measurements. It comes in colors such as sage, champagne, pearl pink, silver and brown. This dress is knee-length and has a ruched bodice that is flattering to the figure. It also has a rhinestone accent at the waist.
A customer who purchases a custom-made dress commented that it was worth paying the additional money to get the dress made to her exact measurements. She added that the quality and craftsmanship were superb.
Keep in mind that dresses made to specific measurements take nine days for tailoring. Shipping charges do apply for each order. Light In The Box has specific return guidelines. For example, for custom orders, you have until the dress ships to cancel your order. If your order arrives and the dress is off in size by more than one inch, you can be reimbursed for the price of getting it tailored locally. If your dress does not fit properly, but was made to the specifications you sent, your order cannot be returned. Returns on custom orders are subject to a handling fee.
Dillard's has a large selection of special occasion dresses perfect for the petite mother of the bride. Styles include:
- Alex Evenings Petite Lace & Charmeuse Jacket Dress: This dress, which comes in your choice of champagne, dove or midnight, ranges in size from 10P to 16P and is priced around $210. It features an open-front lace jacket with three-quarter sleeves, and a sleeveless dress with lace bodice and charmeuse skirt.
- Jkara Petite Beaded Ruffle-Sleeve Gown: This plum dress is priced around $230 and comes in sizes 6P to 16P. It features a soft cowl neckline and back with ruffled, sleeves and a flowy skirt. In addition, the bodice is beaded. A customer who purchased this dress at Dillard's commented that the beading adds some pizazz without stealing the spotlight.
All items purchased from Dillard's can be returned to the Internet store location or to any Dillard's store. Standard shipping charges are applied to each order.
Look and Feel Great
The mother of the bride should wear something that she feels comfortable and confident in for her daughter's special day. Dresses designed for a petite are made to fit properly and are designed for a petite's shape and build. A mother will feel fabulous in a dress that looks stylish and will beautifully complement her daughter's dress on her special day.