Mother of the Bride Dresses

It’s official. I’m on the hunt for a mother of the bride dress. But I’ve hit a few snags.Yes, I’m 53 now. But I’m a young 53. I like to dress partly fashionable. Unfrumpy-like. Stylish but not matronly. Ok?I knew I was in trouble when I browsed through the rack at a local bridal shop in their MOB selection.I knew further that trouble was brewing when I googled “Mother of the Bride Dresses” and found that they are often strapless, gaudy and backless or chiffon layers, spaghetti straps with a jacket. Add to that no one has any on a rack to take home. Each seem to be a special order item worthy of a 12 week delay. What’s that about?Is it too much to ask for a lovely a-line dress in a nice fabric with built in 3/4 sleeves?I can not imagine myself wearing what I’ve found except for one that may still be on the “too dressy” side of fashion. But it is a night-time wedding. And it is a dinner and dance reception. So I may decide to order it and wait 12 weeks and pray it looks like the picture on the internet. Or pray it doesn’t look like the picture and is less flashy.Or not.Where did you find your MOB dress?