- 4 years ago
Hmmmm my gut says no!
I definitely wouldn’t wear it to a wedding.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the dress…but it’s just too much white. I once made the mistake of wearing a white dress covered in pink flowers to a friend’s wedding (I was a few years younger and wasn’t thinking). Fortunatly the dress was knee length and there were enough pink flowers that it wasn’t as obvious…but looking at the pictures later I felt a little bad.
Very pretty dress!
According to Emily Post, the no white prohibition is out of date and a white dress is A-OK unless it looks bridal. Traditional etiquette still says no to all-white, but also to destination weddings, honeymoon registries, family throwing showers and other things that many current brides consider “old fashioned.”
You could take your best guess as to whether she is traditionalist based on those kind of things, but there’d be a good chance you are wrong. No surprise to me that competing with the bride is the one traditional thing that still upsets people.
In the big cities I’ve seen mothers in cream, ivory and light beige for years, while it’s not so common elsewhere. But in your position I’d look for something else unless you are 100% sure FDIL would be honest with you. I don’t think I’d be willing to take that chance.
I wouldn’t care but you should run it by her. Both my mum and Mother-In-Law checked in with me about their dresses as a courtesy. I didn’t think they needed to (they both chose navy) but in your case, either choose something else or ASK to make sure it’s ok first.
No, don’t wear it. Besides being too white, it is to va-voom for a mother of – dress. Even for a beach wedding.
Not my taste at all. Besides avoiding so much white, I think the print will make it a “look at me” kind of thing.
Tuttsy: The only one who can tell you for sure is the bride. It does look mostly white but doesn’t look bridal at all. It is a beach wedding so I am guessing that her dress isn’t a huge ball gown, and you dont want to be too close to her look. Are her colors different shades of blue? maybe something like this would be better…
If you have to ask, my vote is always no.
It would not bother me. Is there an obvious amount of white yes, but the neckline and huge colorful flowers make it guest appropriate. Also the venue/settin would allow it. If you want to be certain ask you son and FDIL but I vote wear it. I think it is a lovely.
I would think my Future Mother-In-Law didnt like me or something, but I do know that regional ettiquette where I’m from is more strict about this type of thing
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