A one shoulder jumpsuit is so au courant! However wearing it to your son’s wedding might be a stretch since you indicated that you don’t know his bride-to-be’s parents. I asked around to get my fashion angels opinions and most think you should not wear your jumpsuit to your son’ s wedding. The responses I received are: (1) “I’d say no, as a wedding is essentially a religious service where I believe shoulders should be covered. Also, you don’t want to attract attention away from the bride.” (2) “I don’t think it’s appropriate. I don’t mind a jumpsuit but I think the one shoulder one is too sexy for the mother of the groom.” (3) “The jumpsuit would draw attention to you, save it for another party. Be appropriate and safe and wear a cocktail dress.” I also received several verbal NOs. Why not check with your son’s fiance before you decide what to wear. A beautiful, classic cocktail dress in a color and style that will flatter you and look good in the wedding photos 10+ years from now would be fabulous. The bride should be the star at her wedding and you should blend in rather than stand out at the wedding. If the rehearsal dinner is at a fancy restaurant/venue perhaps you can wear your jumpsuit to that event.
What Should the Mother of the Groom Wear?
You are the Mother of the Groom. You want to look great and make a good impression at your son’s wedding. How do you begin to choose an outfit? If you can, talk to the bride about her color scheme for the wedding and find out what type of wedding she is planning (daytime or evening).