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Mother of the Bride Dress

Hi-

My girls dress color is a magenta, my mom is asking me what color dress she should wear... what do you think?
She wants to see a swatch of the girls dress, i keep telling her it doesn't have to match.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

Re: Mother of the Bride Dress

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    AmandaK2010AmandaK2010 member
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    edited December 2011
    My BM dresses are black and pink.  My mom is looking at grey, silver, or gold dresses.  Something that "goes" but doesn't match.  Try looking at a metallic color.
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    xoxobxoxob member
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    edited December 2011
    She can wear whatever she feels comfortable in and is appropriate in formality. You can't tell your mom what to wear. She is a grown woman who has been dressing herself since before you've been born.
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    KnibletKniblet member
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    edited December 2011
    Whatever she feels good in and whatever is appropriate.
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    edited December 2011
    I think a dress in one of your accent colors or a corresponding color would be good. A swatch of your dress wouldn't be a bad idea.  Not for her to match but for her to make sure that her color coordinates.  Some people have a very hard time visualizing the color schemes and there are many different shades of one color.  My mother fully acknowledges her lack of coordinating and fashion.  She asked that I go with her to look for a dress...which is not out of the ordinary for us as she asks my sister and I for fashion advice on a regular basis even if its just for dinner plans she has...haha.  Perhaps you could look with your mother for a dress...it could be great quality time with her regardless if she could use the additional help.
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    tommyandytommyandy member
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    edited December 2011
    Make it a girls day out & take you FMIL shopping too.  This will allow them to bond a little & will increase the changes of both of their dresses being appropriate.
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    edited December 2011
    Your mom seems to be really co-operative. You're very lucky.  You want her to feel comfortable and beautiful on your wedding day, as you are her little girl.  I agree that metallics are often the best choice.  A pewter gray would be beautiful with fuschia (I think you said fuschia?) Additionally, I agree with the woman who said she should have a swatch - she's right.  Fuschia to one person is cranberry to another :)
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    beamer84beamer84 member
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    edited December 2011

    Maybe suggest your Mom get a dress in another shade of the color of the bridesmaids dresses? I tol my Mom to get whatever she wanted, and I LOVE the colors of her dress. My WP dresses are a dark lilac, and my Mom got a dress that's black with dark purple flowers on it (varying shades of purple). It's another shade of purple (different from their dresses), so it'll match.

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    felkelsfelkels member
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    edited December 2011
    not sure there are really any guidlines...let her be comfy.  My colors with Magenta is to suggest a Jewel tone?  Dark reds, greens, even darker yellows, oragnes, or blues and purples.
    My colors are purple and grey, and my mom is getting a nice dark Jade colored dress. 
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    desireevicdesireevic member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it's a good idea that your mom is asking.  And whatever color she feels good in is acceptable, I think.  My FMIL decided she wanted to buy an IVORY dress (she is still looking for something, b/c I had to yell at her about the inappropriatiness of her wearing IVORY!)....so you are lucky that she is being appropriate and asking you for advice.  Check out different styles and colors on her, I'm sure you will find something you both like.
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