What is the rule re: mother-of-the-groom’s dress? If mother-of-the-bride wears floor length, would it be ok for me to wear ankle length? Might I mention, she is tall and thin and I am short and medium frame. Should we wear the same style and fabric? Color? Colors thus far are bridesmaids in canary yellow & groomsmen in grey/silver. Thanks so much for your input, Didi! Will look forward to your reply : )
–Susie, United States
The mother-of-the-bride sets the dress code for ‘The Mothers.’ Think of the big picture: the wedding photos. The Mothers should wear the same length to show a sense of symmetry and compatibleness. Then, if possible, the styles should be similar, but not exactly the same. The colors would be in the same tone, but not identical. If one is wearing pastel pink, the other can wear pastel blue, yellow, green or beige.
Or as in this photo, to the left of your question, where the MOB and MOG are arm-and-arm with the groom. Both mothers are wearing knee-length, silk skirt-suits, one mother is in a lovely yellow-green and the other mother is wearing a light goldenrod yellow. On the color chart, the two colors are in neighboring columns side-by-side.
Back to the length, one of the mothers could be in ankle length and the other in floor length, however, again, think of the wedding photos. The difference is that one mother’s shoes will be showing and the other’s will not. It doesn’t matter to me, it shouldn’t matter to you.
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