Post # 1
My mom just sent me a link to a MOB outfit she found that she likes and is considering for our wedding. I was a little surprised that she picked one with a white/ivory top. Would you consider it a faux pas or is it ok since it has a colored skirt and sash? I don’t think I would really care, but I don’t want other people to think poorly of her. Here it is:
Post # 3
I think it looks really nice and wouldnt mind at all if she wore that! its beautiful!
Post # 4
I don’t think I would mind if she really had her heart set on it. I think the MOB could get away with it, but NOT a guest.
Post # 5
I am one who doesn’t care if anyone else wears white or ivory. I think it’s a pretty MOB dress and it’s not all white/ivory.
Post # 6
@ejay15: I think it’s very pretty and would not think poorly of her. Did you ever see the Steve Martin Father of the Bride movie? The mom wore a short ivory/beige dress, but it was clearly a MOB dress and looked beautiful. I think the only problem is when something looks too bridal gown like. I’d think your mom looked lovely and appropriate.
Post # 7
I think its really pretty. I dont mind the color but might avoid if the top of your dress was lace in a similar style.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t mind. But if it bothers you ask her too get it in another color.
Post # 9
It isnt all white so I see no problem with it. I dont think that white should be banned from all wedding guests. An all white outfit I understand, but anything else I think is fine for any gues
Post # 10
I was just at a wedding on Friday where the MOB wore a dress almost identical to that one! It might have even been the same one. She looked lovely, and I can’t imagine anyone thought she was inappropriate.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
For MOB, I think it’s okay. The only concern I might have, is if it’s similar to yours. (My dress has no lace, so my Mom could have picked something like that.)
Post # 12
Thanks for your feedback Bees! I’m sure she’ll look great in the dress if she does end up getting it. Our wedding is still a little over a year away, so who knows if that’s even what she’ll end up getting, but I just wouldn’t want anyone to be like “OMG I can’t believe her mom wore that…” My dress is not lace, so it wouldn’t look similar.
Post # 13
I think that’s a fantastic MOB dress, I don’t think anyone will think the small amount of white is a faux pas.
Post # 14
I would not mind at all especially since it has a colored skirt. My mom is wearing a cream colored top and I am completely fine with it. It’s what she wants to wear and that makes me happy.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t be bothered at all. I think it’s pretty. I also don’t think you should worry at all about what others will think of her. Your mom is a grown woman who I’m sure doesn’t really care what someone thinks about the color of her dress.
Post # 16
Obviously nobody is going to mistake your mom for you. Let her wear it!