Can mother of the bride wear ivory?

My daughter is getting married in May. Her decor colors are pink and brown. She is wearing a very very lightly tinted pink-tone dress, and the bridesmaids will be in brown. I will be walking down the aisle with her and her father. May I wear an ivory dress?

Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca

Dear Susie,

Today it isn’t viewed as taboo for the mothers to wear shades of white as long as the dress doesn’t appear to be a wedding dress. However, since you are walking her down the aisle, it may not be the best choice. Look at your dress with a discerning eye and decide if it could be viewed as a wedding dress. If so, then choose another one.

If it were me, I’d choose a different color. And, please choose something conservative.

Best wishes,