Both mothers should wear a dress appropriate for the style and formality of your wedding. The mother of the bride should wear a color that blends and complements the bridesmaids’ dresses, but does not match the exact color. The mother of the bride usually selects her dress first then describes it to the mother of the groom, allowing enough time for her to shop. Both mothers can wear the same color, but not the same dress (preferably they should be the same style and length). However, mothers should go with dresses that look good on them, color, figure size, personal sense of style, etc.