Post # 1
So my Mom is having a hard time finding a dress she likes to wear for the wedding in October. I REALLY cannot afford to help her purchase a dress and she doesn’t really have the money for a new one either. She does have this really pretty black evening gown hanging in her closet that she has never worn.
It has thick straps that are enbellished/encrusted with clear/silver beads that goes down and criss crosses under the bust. The back of the dress comes down to the middle of the back and the same encrusted beaded straps outline the “V” of the back. My Mom says that she as the MOB cannot wear black to her daughter’s wedding because it signifies mourning. I do not think mourning when I see that dress and even still that rule is the thing of the past. Do you think it is exceptable for the MOB or MOG to wear black as long as it matches my color scheme?
Post # 3
If you’re okay with it.. and it looks good on her.. I don’t see why not!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s a big deal. It sounds pretty and above all, you want your mom to feel comfortable and beautiful. If she picks her black dress, I wouldn’t think twice about it.
Post # 5
My aunt wore one to my cousin’s wedding a few weeks ago and she looked great. Still very much a MOB dress but she was most comfortable in black. I say go for it!
Post # 6
Sure. As long as it’s festive (maybe dress it up with some jewelry/accessories?) and not funeral looking, you should be fine.
Post # 7
My grandmother (who is my stand in mom) and my Future Mother-In-Law are both wearing black dresses, so my vote is yes, lol.
Edited to say: And remember, in a lot of cultures, people don’t wear black to funerals! I have never worn black to a funeral!