(Closed) Mother of Bride vs. Mother of Groom Dress Length?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No problem.  IMO, it would be a bit of an issue if it was the other way around (MOG is long, more formal, MOB in short) as the MOB shouldn’t be “shown up” in terms of formality by the MOG.  But I think those two dresses sound fine!

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I dont think it matters. They dont have to coordinate at all

Post # 5
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am all for people wearing whatever they want. Nobody is going to take a picture of your mom standing next to his mom. Maybe in a family portrait, but people don’t match in those anyway.

In our case I think our mothers pressured each other into long dresses. I don’t really understand how this happened because they both said (inidivdually) that they are more comfortable in shorter dresses, but then each went out and bought a floor-length evening dress. At that point I just backed away slowly and thought I’d leave them alone.

Post # 6
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my mom’s was full length and my MIL’s was knee length. It was totally fine.

Post # 7
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

How funny my mom and I had this argument this weekend!

Her dress is very formal and long and we THOUGHT that FMIL’s dress was slinky and short, so my mom got very upset saying that Future Mother-In-Law should have realized our wedding was more formal and should have “dressed accordingly” (background: my mom is a debutante and Future Mother-In-Law is NOT from that mindset).

Turns out FMIL’s dress IS long (and slinky), crises adverted.

I think you will be fine though because the dress hits just below the knee and ultimately whatever they are both the most comfortable in is the BEST.


Post # 8
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It will be fine.

Post # 9
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It shouldn’t matter.  My mother wore a long Tadashi dress while his mother was dressed more casual (recuperating from heart surgery).   I say wear what’s most comfortable.

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