Both my mother and my FMIL dresses are the same exact shade! (plum)and ALMOST the same style! It wasn't planned it just worked out that way. I saw my mom's dress first and then my FMIL's and I told her that it was almost just like my mom's and she was all worried that my mom would be offended but I reassured her that she wouldn't Both FI and I thought this was just priceless! We love it.