(Closed) My mom is walking me down the isle… What color should she wear?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

She can wear anything she wants that she feels good wearing. If pewter is s good color on her it would go well with your other colors.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’m not sure if there is a “traditional” dress in this case, but what I think would look nice would be first something that she LOVES, second maybe something in a pastel one of the girls aren’t wearing?  Or maybe a little brighter color, but still in the pastel area.  I know that doesn’t make much sense LOL, but here is a link I liked….

http://greenweddingshoes.com/vintage-cali-barn-wedding-jasmine-corey/

If the girls are pale pastels, mom could wear something colorwise like the girl in the aqua colored dress… I love how it looks, but it isn’t really in the color scheme for the girls….

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My mom walked me down the aisle… Her original dress was an eggplant color, but the seamstress completely ruined it! So two weeks before the wedding she got a new dress. It was a champagne color. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsA2014:  My girls wore like a royal blue..

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

She should wear whatever she wants. She isn’t part of the wedding party whether she walks you down the aisle or not.

I’m sure she knows what your BMs are wearing and will take that into consideration so she does not clash, but there is no reason for her to match or specifically coordinate.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Something relatively dressy that she feels comfortable in, that doesn’t clash with the bridesmaids. Pretty much what she’d be wearing as the mother of the bride even if she wasn’t walking you down the aisle.

I suggest starting to look around for “mother of the bride” dresses…you can go up or down in formality from there. Look in the “occasions” section of your local department stores, and just browse to see what she would like. Take a swatch of the bridesmaid fabric to make sure that she doesn’t clash.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Both my parents walked me down the aisle. My mom wore silver, my dad wore grey and it looked great. My bridal party was in black and red but it doesn’t really matter if your mom matches your bridal party because she hands you off before she stands next to the bridal party. So pick something she feels good in!

ETA: Don’t feel like you have to stick to “Mother of the Bride” dresses. It’s more common here to wear a fancy cocktail dress.

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