(Closed) My mom is wearing a short red cocktail dress?!?

posted 6 years ago in Family
  • poll: What should I do
    Say nothing, she'll be the one looking silly : (67 votes)
    59 %
    Mention that it is going to stand out, but leave the decision up to her : (36 votes)
    32 %
    Ask her to return it for a softer color : (11 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    That’s kind of annoying, but I would let it go.

    Post # 4
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I actually think its rather appropriate, but I don’t know the details of the whole situation. I think I would just leave it up to her 🙂

    Post # 5
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I said “say nothing,” but I don’t think she’ll look silly. You mom doesn’t need to match the wedidng party or theme. Don’t worry about it; let her be happy and wear what she thinks makes her look beautiful.

    Post # 6
    5758 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I see nothing wrong with it. It’s perfectly age appropriate.

    Post # 7
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s fine. My ring bearer (she is a friend my age who was the reason my husband and I met) wore that dress in a flower pattern, still in red – it looked really pretty, especially in pictures.

    Post # 8
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ahhh wow….The dress looks nice when I saw red cocktail dress i expeceted something…ahhh…more huchie….but yeah that color is soo not going to work. My mom bought a dress that i didn’t like and i told her in a nice way that i didn’t love it and would help her pick something better maybe tell ur mom that your scared that it being such a bright color may make it stand out to much in photos and look odd at such a early morning wedding. Because red is a night time color not a morning one. 

    Post # 9
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think the dress is nice and she probably feels pretty in it.

    Post # 10
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The color seems more ‘evening’ than ‘brunch’, and the dress seems a bit short for a sixty year old unless she’s petite. But I don’t think it’s inappropriate or problematic–just not the best choice style-wise. I don’t think it’s nearly bad enough to risk offending her or hurting her feelings.

    Post # 11
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it’s very nice!  And good on your mom for wearing red and showing her legs at 60!  I do wonder about clashing though- what color are your bridesmaids wearing?  If it’s a neutral color, I think your mom will look beautiful. If you’re trying to match with anything in the orange/coral  or green family, it might not work so well.

    Post # 12
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro

    I think the dress looks really nice and appropriate! I guess I don’t understand your concerns. Is it because it doesn’t match your color scheme? Did you give her a specific color to wear? Did you want her to wear a floor length dress?

    I let my mom pick out her own dress, knowing that she would pick something she felt and looked beautiful in. She ended up in a shimmery, dark grey dress and jacket. The dress was only a bit longer than the one in your photo.

    Post # 13
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didn’t vote because I think you should say nothing because she won’t look silly at all.  I actually didn’t want my parents to match the wedding party, I wanted them to wear what they felt most beautiful and special in – it’s a big day for them too! 

    ETA: I also think that that particular shade of red looks fabulous next to the ice blue bridesmaids dresses – in fact I like it better than I would have liked a royal blue.  So to me that isn’t even an issue.  And for the couple of posed family photos where everyone is lined up and smiling for a picture, these being the only photos you’ll probably notice that she isn’t matchy-matchy, it just isn’t worth stressing out over it.   And if it really bothers you, get those in black & white 🙂

    Post # 14
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually kinda like the dress and wouldn’t mind my mom wearing that dress at all. However, I do see the issue with colour. Is her dress exchangeable for another colour maybe?

    Post # 15
    14337 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think the dress looks fine… I dont see why you say 60 year old mom like shes too old for it.  And I’m sure many guests will have clothing in some pop of color and dont think she would stand out as much as you think… its not the bright red fire engine red I was picturing.

    Post # 16
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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