(Closed) My mom bought this dress for my wedding. It looks pretty white to me. Thoughts?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
27 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think that since it’s shorter it doesn’t look bridal… but it’s still too white in my opinion. I don’t really know where the whole don’t wear white to a wedding thing started, but it’s a big deal to me. It just depends on how much you care about it. Kim Kardashian had her whole bridal party in white because she didn’t want all of the focus on her (yeah right lol). Personal preference.

Post # 48
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Appears Gold to me and not very Bridal.  I don’t see an issue with it at all.

Post # 49
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it is a ‘party’ dress, not a ‘wedding’ dress. It really depends on the tone of the day. I don’t think the colour is a probelm as long as you are comfortble with her wearing it, apparently, you’re not.

If you think she will react badly, and you don’t want the fall out, perhaps leave it. You will stand up and people will come to their own conclusions about her dress. If you cannot bear it, tell her about it sooner, rather than later, so she can change the dress or buy herself another one, also be prepared for her not to understand your POV and refuse to change it. 


Good luck!


Post # 50
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

am I looking at a different dress??? How on earth is this short? It comes to the 6′ tall model’s knees. Unless your mom is a giant, I do NOT think it’s too short.


As for color, if you look at the “purple” option, it looks black on my screen…so I would want to see this dress in real life to make a color decision. If you’re uncomfortable with it, though, you should speak up!

Post # 51
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hopefully when you see it in person, it looks less white than it does on the computer screen.  I definitely think it’s inappropriate for a 70 year old mother to be wearing, but that’s just me! 

If it bothers you, I think you should tell her you’d prefer if she wore something that wasn’t so close to white/ivory. 

Post # 52
1094 posts
Bumble bee

If you look at the color options for the dress it says light gold. And thats exactly what it looks like to me! champagne-ish

Post # 53
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can she jazz it up with colored accessories?

Post # 54
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Eeeh…. My mom bought an ivory outfit and I had to tell her to return it. She may look silly in pictures in a light colored dress like that next to you.

Post # 55
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I agree with the other Bees–the ranges of white go very far in the spectrum these days, lol 🙂 I wouldn’t want my mom wearing white on this special of an occassion where I’m the one supposed to be wearing it.

Can you give her a guideline, maybe tell her what color makes her look the most beautiful (and hint it’s not white, lol)? Try reverse psychology or something! Good luck! 😉

Post # 56
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

I honestly cannot tell if its champagne,ivory or gold but the material appears to be shimmery. With outdoor lighting, flash photography etc it might turn up white! To be honest, I’d play it safe and stay away from that whole end of the spectrum.

Post # 57
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was thinking the same as Westwood . I was surprised seeing this as a MOB dress. Looks really young.

Post # 58
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

first think that came in my mind was ” wheres the rest of it” lol I would ask her if she wear a different color that you like that complements her

Post # 59
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LuckyJuls:  THIS!

Not very mother of the bride ish. It’s more club wear to me.

Post # 60
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it looks gold, but the style is not appropriate for a wedding.  Especially not on the mothrer of the bride!

Post # 61
5427 posts
Bee Keeper

The color is light gold…. it says so on the site.


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