Thursday, January 03, 2013
Have you seen this ad for "Mother of the Bride" dresses here on Spark People?
First of all, I can't imagine many brides being really happy with Mom when she shows up looking like *she* might be the bride! I showed it to my daughter, who has a bunch of friends getting married next summer, and she was agog with horror that anyone would think that dress appropriate for the MoB.
But even more jarring to me is the fact that the model looks to be about 23. And if you click through on the ad itself, the suggested dresses are scattered with gowns that look more like something a teen would wear to the prom. Look instead of a Mother of the Bride dress, you can wear this Mother of the Bride negligee! Seriously? Apparently these companies are catering to child brides whose daughters are also children!
Yes, there are dresses that are age and situation appropriate, but the number that aren't is boggling. This is not the day to be in competition with your daughter, but these dresses sure encourage such behavior!
No deep insights, I was just a little flabbergasted and wanted to share!