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can i wear black?

i am the mother of the bride...she is having an afternoon outdoor wedding. He will be wearing a marine uniform and she a cinderella dress and the brides maids in red to match the piping on his uniform  I dont know what to wear!! can i wear black with red accents?

Re: can i wear black?

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    edited December 2011
    Mothers of the bride/groom don't have to match/not match the bridal party, especially since you will be in pretty much zero pictures with the bridal party (unless some of them are your kids or something). Just wear whatever makes you feel attractive (as long as it's not white).
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    KnibletKniblet member
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    edited December 2011
    My mom wore black to my wedding.  Our colors were white and black, with red accents.  But she wasn't trying to match.

    She had a really pretty dress she was looking at but when she tried on the black one, we ALL knew it was the one.  She looked amazing.

    Come to think of it, MIL wore black, too.  And she looked fantastic.

    Wear what makes you feel great.



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    edited December 2011
    As long as there's some color in your outfit, it should be fine. Really, the mothers can wear whatever they like. Of course, all-white gets the side-eye for the obvious reason, and all-black is seen as a sign of disapproval towards the SO (groom, in this case). But I don't see a problem with doing black and red together.

    ETA: Not to say that you can't wear a black dress if you love it. But some people are old-fashioned and may judge.
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    mandi921vhmandi921vh member
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    edited December 2011
    Of course you can wear black, wear whatever makes you feel your best!
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    edited December 2011
    My mom wore a black and white dress and H's mom wore a black dress with silver sparkles all over it.
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    jagore08jagore08 member
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    edited December 2011
    Wear what you want but I think navy is a better option for an outdoor, daytime wedding.
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    ootmother2ootmother2 member
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    edited December 2011
    Black is perfectly acceptable these days. 

    My only question would be the time of day and the venue. 

    Is the dress long or very formal? other than that, you're good
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    edited December 2011
    My stepmom is wearing a black dress to my brother's 11 am wedding this August.  Wear what you like.
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    graysquirrelgraysquirrel member
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    edited December 2011
    Wear what you feel good in. My mom is wearing black for my late afternoon, outdoor wedding and is really excited about it. Colors used to matter, but nowdays most people don't really mind. 
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    SSaltzman87SSaltzman87 member
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    edited December 2011
    MOB/MOGs don't have to match the WP. My mom's wearing black to my wedding :-)
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    LibrarydragonLibrarydragon member
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    edited December 2011
    It's fine. In some cultures black is the preferred color for all formal occasions, including weddings.
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    edited December 2011
    My daughter's wedding is a glamour and elegance theme.  I found a gorgeous black dress but I am the mother of the bride.  The bridesmaids are wearing black long dresses, the grooms are wearing black and silver.  She is looking at red bouquets for the bridesmaids.

    I am torn as to whether a black formal dress is appropriate for me to wear as the mother of the bride.  It is a 4:00 p.m. wedding.  What are your thoughts?
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