I wanted my Mom to look/feel beautiful at my wedding, but we didn't have much luck with formal wear options that could fit her shape. She became so disheartened after visits to department stores... Unless she went with a sleeveless dress, which was not a good option for a Chicago wedding in January, it seemed there were no dresses with sleeves that could accommodate her larger arms. And apparently all Mother-of-the-Bride dresses only come in like 5 boring colors?! A specialty shop offered to custom make a fitted sleeve dress for her, but she was nervous about spending so much money on a dress that might not be comfortable.
Enter Azazie! I was already using them for my bridesmaids dresses and had gotten great feedback from my girls on the fit/quality of the dresses. I saw that they offered Mother-of-the-Bride dresses and looked through them with my Mom. We immediately were drawn to the Lucille dress with it's billowy, flattering sleeves that would be perfect for her, and Mom loved that she could pick from such vibrant colors. She couldn't believe the price either, and for a custom sized dress, too! I took her measurements, adding an extra inch to the waist and bust for movement. She was so nervous waiting for the dress to arrive, worried it wouldn't come on time or that it wouldn't fit right, but I still remember her happy call to tell me how well it fit.
This dress was gorgeous and made my Mom feel like a million bucks, which rarely happens for her with clothes. The Lucille has a nice, draped looked, which is great for camouflaging the midsection, and the open, flared sleeves are terrific for bigger arms. We chose custom sizing and didn't need to make ANY alterations. The color (cabernet) was beautiful and the fabric quality was superb. It arrived in 3.5 weeks. I'd highly recommend this dress and Azazie!
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