Anonymous asked for suggestions for Mother of the Bride (anon, help me out and let me know who you are - email me if you don't want to id yourself in the comments, ok? mlweaving at yahoo dot com).
Every one of the next 4 dresses have a place in my line of consideration for Mother of the Groom. I'm looking for a dress for Late October in northern Michigan, for a late Saturday afternoon wedding and then an evening reception. The attire is formal, the weather may be a balmy 60 but is more likely to be in the 30's-40's. So I'm also needing a coat or wrap.
All the following designs are suited to my figure type - so they may or may not work for you. I'm tall, curvy with more curve on the bottom, with a defined waist. And I carry about 30 more lbs than I'd like to.
OOP Vogue 2786, still available on Vogue Patterns Website
Discontinued Vogue 2513. No longer avail on the website however I've seen it frequently on the Vintage pattern websites and Ebay
Vintage Vogue design from the 1940's available at Eva Dress patterns
I'd love to hear your ideas on these, but then, this topic is going to be closed again for months. I'll let you know when I'm ready to talk wedding attire.