(Closed) MOB dress in white/ivory…faux pas or did your mom wear one?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
Post # 5
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That dress looks very bridal to me, but if you’re ok with it, then so be it!  🙂

Post # 7
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Definitely not. I encouraged my mother to wear another “taboo” color–bright red, an off the shoulder style–but my mom would never wear white b/c she is old fashioned about stuff like that and would be upset if anyone felt she was wearing it maliciously. Even if YOU think it’s ok, MOST of your guests will not think so and I know my mom personally would be really troubled if anyone had ill thoughts towards her otherwise good intentions.

I think champagne is a very common color, though, for MOB to wear.

Post # 9
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t seen my mother’s dress yet, but she told me that it was creamy colored.  Honestly, I’m not worried about it, and I think it’s great that you’re not worried about your mother’s dress either.  It’s a gorgeous dress, by the way!

Post # 11
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree that it looks bridal from the picture. Adding color may help. I went to my cousins wedding a few years ago and the MOB wore a long Ivory dress that looked very elegant, BUT everyone was talking. I was like 14 so I didn’t really understand, but the MOB’s dress was the talk of the evening, people were just not happy about it. So even if you like it and your ok with it, you should prepare for some possible gossip!

Post # 12
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it would look less bridal if it were shorter.  Whatever you are comfortable with.  It is your day! 

Post # 14
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have seen a lot of MOBs wear white and no one had a problem with it. A lot of people that I know have the mentality that the MOB matches the bride (wears white, silver, champange) and the MOG matches the groom ( wears black, champange, other wedding accent color). As long as the MOB/MOG dress isn’t more fancy that the bride’s dress, then no one really cares (that I know of).

Post # 16
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

if you arent upset by it, then your guests shouldnt be either. If you are worried I would suggest a colored jacket and if your mom is comfortable with it Shorten the dress so it is not floor length, that would help the look.

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