BM dresses – covering knees or longer?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can’t  believe that the sight of the BM’s knees could ever upstage the bride!

Post # 5
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@inspiration86:  I don’t really agree with this. If you are going to cover the knees, I’d go with a long dress then. Tea-length can be so awkward on people. 

Post # 6
1530 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they can be of any length, BUT it sounds to me like one BM is self conscious about wearing a very short dress, and doesnt want to be the only one in say a tea length dress. I would try to work out a compromise. 

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

letting my bridemaids choose.

Post # 8
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My girls range in sizes 2-12 (i’m actually bigger than all of them)

They are choosing their dresses – I asked for short (so knee length or higher) and I asked that their vagina not fall out of the dress. That’s about it.


Post # 9
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My girls are in short dresses (not bumskimming or anything but definitely above the knees), and I’m not concerned about them upstaging me. The three of them are gorgeous and will look great in their dresses, but I’ll be the one in the big white dress!

Post # 10
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

She needs to move with the times.

Post # 11
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My girls wore long dresses but that was because we wanted everyone in formal attire.

Post # 12
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This reminds me of Saved by the Bell, when Jesse has the cheerleaders get long skirts.  LOL 

Post # 13
2081 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@inspiration86:  I think thats ridiculous. Its not possible to upstage a bride on her own wedding day….shes’s the BRIDE! Also, either go just above the knee or full length…anything in between wont look right.

Post # 14
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sunkissed19:  lol, nice. I told my girls I didn’t care what they wore as long as nothing fell out and they wore bras, no free-boobing in front of my family!

Post # 15
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My girls are all wearing the same dress but they’re different heights so the dress falls at different places. A couple of them asked if they could get it hemmed to be above the knee and I thought it sounded fine. I think super short dresses would be out of place in a more formal wedding but I don’t see why that would upstage the bride.

Post # 16
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t see what covering one’s knees has to do with looking hot or upstaging the bride whatsoever.

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