(Closed) Step Mother of the Groom and what to wear!!!!!

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@nurseheather30:  My DH’s stepmother wore our wedding color: blue. That is what we requested of the parents.

Would you be more comfortable in a tea length dress? Maybe you can call the couple and ask for suggestions.

I’m sure a department store will have a nice semiformal dress. Check Dillards, Macys, or even Belk.

Davids Bridal also has a nice special occasion section!

Post # 4
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

You said you like the flowy dresses…what about something like this dress it’s very nice, lightweight and flowy. The bride requested no black so I think the navy would be lovely.

Maybe ask the bride for some suggestions also, I’m sure she would like to feel included and it’s a nice bonding experience.

Also I think it’s really sweet of you to be mindful of the couples request not to wear black, I see many posts on here where poor brides show pics of their MIL’s awful dresses, it’s nice to see you care!


Post # 5
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

As the stepmother of four (mother-in-law to three) I always contacted the bride. My middle stepdaughter-in-law and I virtually shopped together. I tried something on, took pictures on the cell and texted backand forth. My daughter and eldest son’s wife didn’t particularly care. It is a great bonding experience.

Post # 7
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


My stepmom wore a beautiful long blue dress. I think whatever you feel best in is fine as long as it is appropriate for the level of formality your stepson and his fiancé are going for. I second asking the bride what she thinks though, to make sure you don’t end up getting confused with a bridesmaid or something! 

Post # 8
187 posts
Blushing bee

@lindseyl06:  You beat me to it! xD

Navy’s a good colour, and it’s pretty close to black. 

Nordstrom has some nice petite dresses for MOBs you could check out.

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