Is this dress appropriate for a MOB?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What would you think if you saw a MOB in this dress?
    It's too bridal, a faux pas. : (53 votes)
    58 %
    Nothing bridal about it at all! : (15 votes)
    16 %
    It's a bit bridal but not so much that people'd notice. : (21 votes)
    23 %
    Other (please explain) : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    8431 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Demi-chan:  The dress is fine but to me her wearing it in white is not. Does it not come in other colors ? I personally wouldn’t be ok with my mom wearing it in white but another color would be fine…..jmo




    Post # 4
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013


    it does look some what bridal,but it may not on your mom.

    what does the dress look like on your mom?

    i also think since your colors are close to white ect that makes a diffence with what your mom is wearing.

    my aunt who is stepping in for my mom is wearing close to my bridesmaid colors,so maybe the dress will be just fine for your mom as long as she does not look like a bride in the dress.

    could you post a picture with your mom in the dress without showing her face?

    i didnt vote because im unsure still

    Post # 5
    2240 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My mother wore royal blue which matched my shoes and I thought it was fantastic.  If you’re fine with it then go for it but I think it looks kind of bridal-ish.  I don’t think that dress would take a ton of attention away from you in a bridal gown but I’m not crazy about the idea.  It is a very pretty dress.  If that came in other colors I think she should go for it lol.

    Post # 6
    806 posts
    Busy bee

    If your dress is very typically bridal then maybe this won’t look bridal in comparison, but in a different colour it won’t look bridal at all.

    Post # 8
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    Sorry but the white makes me think bridal…no matter the length. I personally would not have my mom in a color that is meant for the bride, even if I am not wearing the color. My dress is ivory…my mom and his will be in eggplant/plum (same color as BMs) or a different shade of purple. Now I have heard that neither the MOB nor MOG are suppossed to be in any color of the wedding party. But hey, its my wedding and I will do as I please, plus it will make my pictures look more uniform if everyone kind of matches. And you should do as you please as well. If you both think its perfect then go for it. I will warn that people might comment under their breath and think she wore the white dress for a negative reason.

    Post # 9
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Demi-chan:  I think that it totally depends on the style of your wedding, and your personal preference. You color scheme is very light, so I don’t think it would be too noticeable as a “slight”. It would be different, IMO, if your bridal party was wearing deep purple and your mom chose this dress, it would be way more noticeable, but since everyone will be in light colors anyway, I’m not as bothered. 

    Besides, she could always wear shoes or accessories, like jewelry or maybe even some kind of shawl or sash, that are not white, and add more color to her outfit.

    Ultimately, it is really up to you, and you don’t seem to be bothered.

    Post # 10
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I love that dress, but could she dye it?

    Post # 12
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    perfect, its blue, its very MOB and exactly what i would expect to see. Its not a long dress, its a below the knee pencil, i think your mum will look great!

    Post # 13
    11169 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It looks light blue/greyish on my monitor. If it’s not white, I think it’s fine.

    Post # 14
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    it looks very blue to me, I think its fine. I do cringe when I see another woman wear white at a wedding – Ive always seen at least 1 at ever wedding ive been to.

    Post # 15
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    To me it all looks light blue, the lace & the underlay. I’d say in that case let her wear it, the cornflower color would look great by the blush and champagne. 🙂

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