(Closed) What should the mother of the bride wear?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Anything but white. 🙂

Some brides feel MOB has to match- mine didn’t- girls wore grey, and Mom was in dark blue. It think whatever colors she looks good in, and doesn’t clash is fine. Coral would look nice, if that’s what she wants.

Post # 4
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s totally up to you and her. My mom wore black and rocked it. I don’t think there are any rules, although anything skin tight and plunging would probably raise a few eyebrows. 😉

Post # 5
6392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My colors were similar, and I just asked my mom not to wear red so we didn’t look like we had a patriotic theme! Other than that, I let her pick. She ended up wearing grey, but I really liked the idea of a dark blue dress, too.

Post # 6
47188 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would let her wear anything she wants, but for the sake of pictures I think she would look better in something a bit more toned down than coral. If she is the only one, other than the bridesmaids, in a bright color, she will be the focus of attention in pics.

Many MOB’s choose colors like champagne, pewter, peach etc-something on the softer side is often more flattering to their skin tones.

Post # 7
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

She should wear something that doesn’t clash with your wedding colors, and that matches your dad. IMO, it’s actually best if she doesn’t wear the same color that your bridesmaids are wearing, because you want some color contrast in your formal photos! Our colors were shades of dark purple — my mom is in a magenta dress, and the photos look great because she’s in the same palette color wise (ie everyone is in dark, rich, saturated colors). But honestly, whatever she finds that she looks good in, as long as it doesn’t totally clash with your colors.

Post # 8
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

My Mom is wearing a shade of pink because it looks fabulous against her skintone.  I didn’t care what color she picked as long as she looks and feels fabulous.

Post # 9
13597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My girls are wearing eggplant, and my mom is wearing a rockin’ sexy black gown.  It looks fantastic on her

Post # 10
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Mom is wearing purple, a different shade than the bridesmaids.

I think the coral would like nice. I’d say let her do what she likes, with your approval of course. :]



Post # 11
19 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I dont think she has to match. She can wear whatever color you would like her to. The coral would be nice.

Post # 12
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Anything as long as it is nice, age appropriate, and not white

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