MOB wearing same color dress as BM – poll

posted 5 months ago in Dress
  • poll: Can MOB wear same color as Bridesmaid?
    No, Mother of the Bride Must stand out from the other wedding parties : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Yes, everyone can wear the same colors : (16 votes)
    18 %
    Whatever she feels comfortable in and makes her happy : (71 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 2
    621 posts
    Busy bee

    pamela84s :  I think it’s fine if she wears the same color. Especially because she’s “one of your VIPs” so to speak, haha. I wouldn’t overthink it. 

    Post # 3
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    You’re overthinking it. Navy is a common color and it’s way more flattering than beige. She can wear the same shade and no one will think it’s strange. 

    Post # 4
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    It’s fine if she’s in navy! Navy is a neutral color so I don’t think it will look match-matchy. Also, there won’t be very many photos with your mom and the bridesmaids, if that’s one of the things you’re worried about. 

    Post # 5
    603 posts
    Busy bee

    Our groomsmen are wearing navy and our bridesmaids are wearing pink. One mother opted for a navy dress and the other opted for a pink dress! Frankly, we were kind of happy about it because the matching colors will look so nice in the pictures!

    Post # 6
    2900 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I think it’s fine for her to wear the same color as BMs. I would let your MIL know and offer her the chance to also wear the same color. She might feel a little left out, since your mom will match and she won’t. As unintentional as it is, you don’t want her to feel left out. Maybe she won’t care at all, but on the chance she does, now she can also match.

    Post # 7
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    pamela84s :  My bridesmaids are wearing a berry red dress, and I was adamant my mother couldn’t wear red and preferred no beading. Her dress is a burgundy lace floor length gown (with nude/gold underlay) and garnet beading. She looks stunning in it. Do what you want! There are no rules here 🙂

    Post # 8
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee

    My bridesmaids were in navy and my Mom was in navy, granted her had a bit of purple on it, but it was pretty similar- no issues at all. MIL decided upon hearing everyone was in navy (all 3…) she ‘must’ wear navy (never said that) and complained how hard it was to find a navy dress she liked… I told her she could wear whatever she liked, but I think she preferred to complain :/

    Post # 9
    119 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it’s totally fine for the MOB to match BMs, but you’ll definitely want to think about what your FMIL wears because in pictures, if everyone is wearing the same color scheme but you and FMIL, it stands out. I learned this the hard way.

    Post # 10
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it will look really nice to have everyone coordinate!  My sister (my only BM) wore a long formal black dress and both my mom and MIL ended up picking knee-length black dresses – I didn’t ask them to match, but that’s what they ended up picking.  And I loved how it looked in photos!  This isn’t a great pic, granted, but it was the best we got of both sides of the family together – LOL 🙂



    Post # 12
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee

    Far from looking bad I think it will look great! 

    Post # 13
    2399 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

    I actually prefer when everything matches.

    Post # 14
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    My sister (only BM) is wearing a short navy blue dress and my mother is wearing a long navy blue dress 🙂

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