(Closed) Help, my mother-in-laws dress!

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 31
209 posts
Helper bee

Wait, is the dress is patterned with a white background? Because if so that is nothing like a bridal gown, so it will probably be fine. Do you have a picture of your similar dress?

Post # 32
812 posts
Busy bee

You really shouldn’t tell a grown woman (esp your FMIL) what to wear. She should know better, and if she doesn’t, I’m sure someone else will. No doubt she’ll tell her friends, coworkers or your SO’s siblings what she plans to wear and someone will speak up. No one will mistake her for the bride!

Post # 33
3163 posts
Sugar bee

If it’s got a print than I don’t think you should bother fighting this battle

Post # 34
9275 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Well since brides don’t just where white anymore I personally think it is ridiculous to say an entire colour is out of bounds. The OP isn’t even wearing white so really what is the big deal?

As long as she isn’t wearing a full on wedding dress then no one will confuse her for the bride. Women are faced with so much pressure already over their appearance so I think we should be encouraging other women to wear what makes them feel beautiful.

Post # 35
10670 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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Jazzlynn:  I still woudl’nt  trust him to be right ( my h. just described a white and pale grey and black cloudlike   pattern as ‘floral’) …..Still if it really is a print , no problem I would think.  

Post # 36
2989 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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WillowBee33:  Agreed! My Mother-In-Law has no common sense, but thankfully her best friend does and told her that her choice in MOG attire (in her case, a red spandex bandage dress that shows off her killer figure – great for a New Year’s Party, but not a wedding, ugh) was inappropriate. She chose a beautiful crochet peach dress at the last minute and looked amazing in all of the pictures.

A floral or polka-dotted dress with a white background seems perfectly fine for a wedding. I wouldn’t mind if my Mother-In-Law wore something like that. It’s only if she threw on a fluffy white ballgown with a tiara that I’d take issue. 

Post # 37
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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Sassygrn:  “Let her look stupid”

She won’t look stupid.  Nobody will even notice or care.   Only those that are obsessed with finding drama or finding something to be upset about will freak out if someone wears a dress with a lot of white in it (they said it was mostly white)

Bigger fish to fry in life.   

Post # 40
2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Do nothing. If your Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t know by her age that she isn’t supposed to wear white to a wedding, unless she’s the one who is getting married, no one can explain it to her. If someone sees the dress, who knows, they might tell her she shouldn’t wear it.

Whatever she wears, absolutely no one is going to mistake her for the bride. You and Fiance will be the center of attention.

Post # 41
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sometimes the mother of the groom will wear white to be spiteful or to get attention. Sometimes they have this “hes still my son and you cant replace me” complex. She shouldnt be wearing white, its disrespectful. Your Fiance should talk to her.


Post # 42
7601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Three bridal showers and everyone is now mad over the color of a dress. I think y’all are doing it wrong. Calm down, relax, and enjoy your wedding for what it is, and not some stupid hangup over what color a dress is. You don’t HAVE to care about this, you know. 

Post # 43
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Jazzlynn:  I would talk to her about it over like lunch or something and bring up that you’re taking your mom shopping for a dress and see what she says then maybe say you want their dreses to be a certain color.

Post # 44
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I don’t understand how anyone could be so socially retarded that they would actually wear white to a wedding. 

Post # 45
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

I just don’t see what the big deal is. What if you wore a red dress? Could no other guest wear red? I wouldn’t give 2 shits about what someone wore to my wedding. 

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