Post # 1
A few months back, my mom sent me a picture of herself in a lovely royal blue cocktail dress. It isn’t what I would have picked, but it was nice and fit her well. We didn’t discuss the topic again, until today when I spotted her same dress in silver. I called to mention to her that they had released it in spring colors and that she might like that better than the jewel tone blue for a morning in July. She responded “oh no, I didn’t buy that blue color…I actually bought the red wine color.”
So, my sixty year old mother is going to be wearing this red cocktail dress to my white/ivory, with ocean blue accent outdoor Sunday morning brunch:
Post # 3
That’s kind of annoying, but I would let it go.
Post # 4
I actually think its rather appropriate, but I don’t know the details of the whole situation. I think I would just leave it up to her 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I said “say nothing,” but I don’t think she’ll look silly. You mom doesn’t need to match the wedidng party or theme. Don’t worry about it; let her be happy and wear what she thinks makes her look beautiful.
Post # 6
I see nothing wrong with it. It’s perfectly age appropriate.
Post # 7
I think it’s fine. My ring bearer (she is a friend my age who was the reason my husband and I met) wore that dress in a flower pattern, still in red – it looked really pretty, especially in pictures.
Post # 8
Ahhh wow….The dress looks nice when I saw red cocktail dress i expeceted something…ahhh…more huchie….but yeah that color is soo not going to work. My mom bought a dress that i didn’t like and i told her in a nice way that i didn’t love it and would help her pick something better maybe tell ur mom that your scared that it being such a bright color may make it stand out to much in photos and look odd at such a early morning wedding. Because red is a night time color not a morning one.
Post # 9
I think the dress is nice and she probably feels pretty in it.
Post # 10
The color seems more ‘evening’ than ‘brunch’, and the dress seems a bit short for a sixty year old unless she’s petite. But I don’t think it’s inappropriate or problematic–just not the best choice style-wise. I don’t think it’s nearly bad enough to risk offending her or hurting her feelings.
Post # 11
I think it’s very nice! And good on your mom for wearing red and showing her legs at 60! I do wonder about clashing though- what color are your bridesmaids wearing? If it’s a neutral color, I think your mom will look beautiful. If you’re trying to match with anything in the orange/coral or green family, it might not work so well.
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I think the dress looks really nice and appropriate! I guess I don’t understand your concerns. Is it because it doesn’t match your color scheme? Did you give her a specific color to wear? Did you want her to wear a floor length dress?
I let my mom pick out her own dress, knowing that she would pick something she felt and looked beautiful in. She ended up in a shimmery, dark grey dress and jacket. The dress was only a bit longer than the one in your photo.
Post # 13
I didn’t vote because I think you should say nothing because she won’t look silly at all. I actually didn’t want my parents to match the wedding party, I wanted them to wear what they felt most beautiful and special in – it’s a big day for them too!
ETA: I also think that that particular shade of red looks fabulous next to the ice blue bridesmaids dresses – in fact I like it better than I would have liked a royal blue. So to me that isn’t even an issue. And for the couple of posed family photos where everyone is lined up and smiling for a picture, these being the only photos you’ll probably notice that she isn’t matchy-matchy, it just isn’t worth stressing out over it. And if it really bothers you, get those in black & white 🙂
Post # 14
I actually kinda like the dress and wouldn’t mind my mom wearing that dress at all. However, I do see the issue with colour. Is her dress exchangeable for another colour maybe?
Post # 15
I think the dress looks fine… I dont see why you say 60 year old mom like shes too old for it. And I’m sure many guests will have clothing in some pop of color and dont think she would stand out as much as you think… its not the bright red fire engine red I was picturing.
Post # 16
I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.