(Closed) MOB walking bride down the aisle…dress ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My mom’s wearing black to my wedding (because she’s concerned about her weight) and she and my dad are both walking me down the aisle. I think that black would be appropriate. Maybe she can wear red jewelry?

Or maybe her dress could be dark red, as long as it’s dramatically darker than your bridesmaids.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My father and my maternal aunt walked me down the aisle (my mother is dead), and my aunt wore a black dress for the same reason you mentioned — she figured she’d match my father’s black tux.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oh, also, I just totally let my aunt choose a dress she thought was appropriate (she’s a grown woman, she can dress herself!), but she really wanted to run it by me before purchasing it, so I just sent enthusiastic approval of what she chose rather than trying to pick something for her.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I say she should wear whatever she wants and makes her feel pretty. Black, purple, polka dot…

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

As an alternative to black that would not clash with your existing bridal colors, what about silver?

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Spritey:  Well, I knew that it would contrast with yours, but just as some women love to mix metals with white gold and yellow gold, I thought it would still look pretty.  However, I think it would be wise to follow your consultant’s advice.  Hmm. Well, how about gold or bronze?

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I love black and think it’s totally appropriate, but I also think gold, bronze, or chocolate brown would complement your color palette well.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also think black will look fine and be very elegant with your champagne dress- especially if you follow through with your idea of ruby jewellery for her.

It’s not just you. The dress does shorten her visually, but that is easily solved. It is just an inch or so too long on her. She could either shorten it, or wear a fuller crinoline.

There are many different lengths that are called ” tea length”. Google it to show her how much more flattering it would be hemmed a little higher on her calf.

ps LOVE your dress!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I think that black is fine, and I think that the dress is a perfectly lovely dress BUT it doesn’t speak to me as a MOB dress. My problem with it is the length, which makes it look a little too on the casual/little girl side. I think that the gown occhiblu’s aunt wore is a very regal looking dress since it’s floor length, but if your mom doesn’t want to wear a floor length, it could cut off right at, or above the ankle. Or she could even do knee length. I just feel like the length of the dress is at an awkward cut off point, where it’s not quite knee, not quite ankle, where is it? kind of place. That ends up shortening her. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like the dress she brought home, long or tea is fine, black or red or a print is fine.

Think about whether or not she wants gloves or a hat!

Its gonna be great, imagine her love and support.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ha! We are color palette twins! I also have a champagne dress and my BM’s dresses are apple red in SILK! Funny!

I actually love your mother’s dress, but I do think that she should have it hemmed to the knee. My own mother is having a semi-crisis about what to wear as well. She is a bit of a fashionista, and has purchased about 4-5 dresses but has not decided what to wear. I had to nix one of them right off the bat — when she brought home a head-to-toe, floor length, CHAMPAGNE, beaded dress! Whose wedding is this? lol!

 

Good luck with everything! I’m sure you both will be beautiful πŸ™‚

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