(Closed) Mothers Dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Personally, I don’t care what my mom – or other guests for that matter – wears to the wedding.  It’s supposed to be a fun, happy day that celebrates love, and I want everyone to be comfortable and feel like they look good.  Let your mom wear what she feels is prettiest!  You will be the center of attention no matter what!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@honeybeeee3130:  I am with PP – I have told both mothers (and all the guests) that I am indifferent to what they decide to wear.

On the otherhand I do know that neither of them would wear white or ivory. I’m afraid I do not have advice on this 🙁

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t have a problem if my mom wanted to wear a long white gown.. She’s a big girl, she gets to wear whatever she wants. 

I also don’t see what’s wrong with an off-white dress, or a black dress for that matter. IMO, the bride gets to dictate her outfit and she has some say in her BM dresses, but she doesnt get a say in anyone else’s outfit.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mother would never consider wearing white to my wedding, and I would feel angry and disrespected if she suggested it. I’d suggest going to some stores with your mom and seeing what else you can find that she likes.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

if just the top half is ivory and the bottom is taupe, I don’t think it is a problem at all

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Whats wrong with black?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

@MASPA:  Traditionally black is considered quite sombre and wearing it to a wedding could be taken as a sign that you are against it ^^

 

As for OP, taupe is kind of greyish right? I think it’s far enough away from white to not be a problem. But maybe (if you’re close) voice your concerns to your mum and possibly suggest shopping together?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I understand why you’d be concerned, but it doesn’t sounds like there is any way this is going to be mistaken for anything close to a wedding gown. I’d let go of worrying about this one, if you can.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t have been thrilled if my mom wore white or black, personally. If she really wanted to I wouldn’t have pressed the issue though. I think this really comes down to personal preference. You should tell your mom how you feel.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MaidMarian:  oops i didnt know.  my mother wore a black/silver gown to mine, she looked awesome =)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

@MASPA:  Oh did you get married last december? Congratulations! I was just gunna say my friend got married last december and her mother wore a dark red/black dress suit, she looked really nice and classy tbh. I think dark colours are harder to avoid in winter, wearing black to a summer wedding would be a strange style choice (traditions or not) XD

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Honestly, the only reason I would be upset by what my mom wore is if she wore an actual weding gown. And now that I think about it, that would be so absurd it would probably be funny! (i’m now picturing my mother, who lives in jeans, wearing a full tulle ballgown and giggling)

I think if the skirt is taupe it shouldn’t read bridal at all. But if it bothers you, maybe you can suggest finding a different jacket to wear with it that isn’t ivory?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

who cares? nobody’s going to think that she’d the bride or that she’s in a funeral

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t care if she wore black, but I would care if she wore white. I’m going shopping with my mom this weekend, and she is planning on wearing black, slate gray, navy blue or some other color that is not white (or plum, our main color, though I’m flexible on that.) It’s my understanding that the mothers are supposed to coordinate, and that black and navy blue are very popular mothers’ colors. Both the mothers at FBIL’s wedding wore black last year and looked very elegant.

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