I was looking for a simple yet elegant mother of the bride dress in a plus size for an evening affair and the selection at Nordstrom was inviting as well as impressive. I wanted to express myself in a classic and timeless evening dress that was age appropriate and naturally flattering. I was making a judgement call, and after all, I am the mother of the bride! So I was looking for a cut that was tailored, flowing and feminine and the JS Boutique line had several options that would fit my needs and be perfect at reasonable prices and smart colors, and that would complement me and the bridal party for a fall wedding. I especially liked the darker hues that were slimming for a full figure woman, in soft fabrics and accentuating all my features in short or long lengths.
I couldn't make up my mind so I tried on many that would be the right choice for the ceremony and reception to follow. I wanted to be comfortable in an easy to wear dress that could be worn again for another social function and priced right. Amid the greenery, flowers, candles, and table settings I wanted to blend in but at the same time I wanted to stand out, so that's where I was coming from. Of course, Nordstom had an incredible selection so finding the perfect dress was a breeze.
Alex Evenings Beaded Jacket & Gown (Plus)
Elegant ensemble combines a mock two-piece dress with a Mandarin-collar jacket shimmering with tonal beads and embroidery.
* Open-front jacket has three-quarter-length sleeves with split cuffs; princess seams; shoulder pads. * Dress has hidden back zip with hook-and-eye closure; square neck; nonadjustable straps; princess seams; A-line skirt.
JS Boutique Beaded Crisscross Jersey Gown (Plus)
Sparkling beadwork details the straps of a long flowing jersey gown fashioned with center pleats below the tightly gathered crisscross bodice.
* Back zip with hook-and-eye closure.
* V-neck. * Approx. length from shoulder to hem: 60".
* Polyester lining. * Polyester/spandex; dry clean.
the evening wear plus size is found at nordstrom.com