Bridesmaid Dress Opinion Please!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

…I personally think it would look weird in pictures if you had tall girls next to short girls and all of their hems are at the same level…I think you should leave the dresses alone and the pictures will look natural and nobody will notice. So, say the hem is right below the knee. Have all the girls’ hems be right below the knee, and leave it at that.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

No one will notice if their skirts are the same length or not.

Let them do what makes them feel comfortable.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

When I was in a tea length dress, they made all the hems the same length. So we all lined up and they matched. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t think it’s necessary to hem the dresses to the same length. It seems like an added cost that is not needed. I think it’s natural for dresses to fall at different lengths on girls depending on height and I don’t think anyone would find it odd if they’re not all above the knee. I would die if the bride asked me to hem my dress above the knee. I think I’d seriously keel over. The attention will be on you anyway, they’re just secondary to you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’m going to go against the grain here and say that when the same dress hits different lengths, it’s one of the first things I notice. I saw one photo that had mostly shorter girls with dresses that hit at the knee, and then one tall girl with the same dress that hit a few inches above the knee.  It was so jarring that all I could do was stare at the tall girl’s exposed knees next to the shorter girls covered knees. Providing it’s not astronomically expensive to hem them, I would deff do it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Other than colour, I don’t remember what the bridesmaid dresses looked like at any wedding I’ve been to, and I’d definitely never ever ever in a million years notice variations in hem length…

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Just reading this replies, I am so glad that I decided to go with floor-length dresses. I can see both sides of the issue here. I probably would do the hem, though, if I were you. Can you like have them pin it and see how it looks?

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