Post # 1
My daughter’s wedding is in August 2009. The bridesmaids are wearing medium blue cocktail length summery beautiful dresses. I was out MOB dress shopping with my daughter (the bride) and bought an outfit that both her and I like. It is a gold top, and an ankle length black skirt. I know black is not a ‘usual’ colour for the MOB, but the outfit is very nice and elegant.
I let the MOG know about my outfit, but what if she doesn’t get an ankle length dress? (She doesn’t seem to know a whole lot about etiquite.)
If she buys a cocktail length dress, do you think I’m going to look really out of place? (with my daughter’s gown being the only other LONG dress).
PS I am planning on ‘brightening up’ my outfit with gold sandles, jewelry (probably pearls) and my corsage is a white rose.
Please give me your thoughts – good or bad. Thanks so much.
Post # 3
I think you are right, the MOG should follow your lead. Maybe your daughter can go shopping with her if she has no daughters, I did the same with my FMIL.
Post # 4
I agree with Chela429-the MOG will follow your lead. I don’t think that wearing a black skirt is bad-I did vote no, but that was before I read how you were going to lighten it up with gold shoes and such. I think you will look very nice 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve told both our mothers to buy whatever they feel comfortable and beautiful wearing. This will likely mean one wears a long dress and the other a very short dress. What mattered to us was that our mothers are looking happy and are comfortable.
I don’t think that two different length dresses will look odd, especially if hers isn’t a casual style short dress. I think that your gold sandals will help your outfit look more summery. And, I think it is quite common for mothers to wear long dresses even when the bridesmaids wear short dresses. So, I don’t think that you’ll look out of place at all.