Post # 17
My mom wore a black dress to my sister’s wedding and she looked beautiful! She had a little bit of rhinestone bling on the dress and it worked perfectly for the wedding. She’s planning on wearing a black dress to my wedding next year and I’m all for it – mom feels most comfortable in dark colors and since my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are navy, she’s probably going to go black so as not to clash with the BMs. Really, black is a timeless, elegant color that is so versatile it can work for a multitude of situations. While it is a color frequently worn for mourning, it all comes down to the style of the dress and the ever so versatile accessories!
Trust me, I think there are FAR worse things a MOG or MOB can wear to a wedding than a black dress!
Post # 18
All the moms are wearing black at our wedding – they are going to look amazing 🙂 I see nothing wrong with it. Our wedding is at night in October, so it fits the formality of the occasion.
Post # 19
I don’t see anything wrong with it! Black isn’t as big of a deal now for weddings.. people are putting their Bridesmaid or Best Man in black now. I think it can look elegant!
Post # 20
I personally don’t see a problem w/ it. Future Father-In-Law is wearing a black tux w/ black vest & tie. I wouldn’t oppose of FMIL wearing black to match. It is, after all, a whole helluva lot better than white.
Post # 21
Both my mom and my Mother-In-Law wore black to our wedding. They asked me what they should wear, and I said black or grey. They both chose black. Maybe this is a regional thing?
Post # 22
I don’t think it would bother me, but if it bothers your brother perhaps he should talk to her.
Post # 23
Both of our moms wore black dresses to our wedding, we had a cocktail style reception, and they both looked totally awesome. Here is a guest taken pic of my parents (Mom rocked a floor length one shoulder BCBG black satin dress – and want to steal it!)
Post # 24
My mom and grandmother both wore black and they looked beautiful.
Post # 25
I guess I can see a black dress as appropriate for a more formal wedding, but my brother’s wedding is a small informal wedding on a cruise ship. We both felt it would be inappropriate in that case. I guess we both were more focused on the fact that they are looking for a casual, upbeat feel, tropical….and black just stands out as a color for a funeral, not exactly tropical…
Post # 26
My wedding is Black-Tie. And my mom found the most AMAZING GORGEOUS WEAR-TO-THE-OSCARS-GOWN, that’s black. I didn’t think twice, of course she can wear it, she looks amazing.
this thread is silly.
Post # 27
It’s not 1800 anymore. There are plenty of styles of black that you can wear at a wedding, even if it is the mother.
Post # 28
I wouldn’t have a problem with it. Black is so versatile and doesn’t mean doom and gloom anymore. I wore black to the last wedding I attended (it was a formal evening wedding in the fall), and there were a lot of women and men in black. It actually made the bride stand out more, in my opinion.
Post # 29
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
My mom is wearing a black dress! It looks great on her, and she’ll be so smiley all day no one will mistake it for some sort of negative statement. There was a post about this yesterday too… I dunno, I don’t mind black, I do mind white. 🙂
Post # 30
Must we sentence our mothers to beige, mauve, and navy? Blargh! Black is no big deal, it looks refined on almost everyone. My BFF’s mother wore an adorable black dress that was knee length with a bit of flare, and she paired it with amazing 4 inch hells. She looked awesome. Much, much better than a long beige sheath with a beaded beige bolero over it. MOB dresses are pretty hideous, but happy your mom is more stylish than that.
Post # 31
My Future Mother-In-Law is also wearing a black dress to our evening October wedding, but she did ask me if I would mind before she purchased it.