(Closed) Dress Length- seasonal

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What BM dresses are appropriate for a northern fall wedding
    Taupe/Champagne/Stone short chiffon : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Taupe/Champagne/Stone short satin (or other more structured fabric) : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Taupe/Champagne/Stone long chiffon : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Taupe/Champagne/Stone long satin (or other more structured fabric) : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Navy short chiffon : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Navy short satin (or other more structured fabric) : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Navy long chiffon : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Navy long satin (or other more structured fabric) : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    46225 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You can have short or long dresses in any color you want. Women wear both short and long dresses in the cooler/colder months; they just may need a wrap or sweater in case there is any time spent oudoors- to and from the wedding/reception or waiting time during pics for example. They can also be any fabric you want. Women wear both chiffon and satin cocktail dresses in the fall and winter.

    Post # 4
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    That’s a really hard question to answer.  I’m from New England so I get the whole unpredictability of the weather in September thing. 

    Maybe you could provide us with some more info about your venue, what style/theme you want for your wedding, your bouquet and centerpieces, etc.  Basically I’m trying to figure out what type of wedding you’re trying to have.  You mentioned that you want neutral/natural colors.  Expand on that.

    Also, what does your dress look like?  What material?  Length?  Color?

    Post # 5
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    You can do either color dress in September, and either would be beautiful. Traditionally, the length of the mothers’ and bridesmaids’ dresses would not be determined by season but, rather, by time of day.  For weddings after 6 p.m., bridesmaids technically should be in long dresses.  For earlier weddings, the mothers’ and bridesmaids’ dresses technically should be “street” length (i.e. shorter.)

    Post # 6
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like either color! the length I think depends on your formality–longer is more formal, shorter is less. satin is probably warmer than chiffon if you’re concerned about it being cool

    Post # 10
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted navy chiffon, I’m also getting married in sept. and planning for a nature theme wedding too. I feel that chiffon looks better for nature picks and navy with ivory accents would look vintage. oh and short dresses more casual and fun!

    Post # 12
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I chose long chiffon in taupe (or whatever color that is LOL)

    Chiffon works for a nature theme, the satiny material seems more formal.

    Taupe looks more nature-y than navy.

    Long will provide some protection, in case it is 40 and windy, and chiffon is light enough to be comfortable if it is 70, whereas that satin or other heavy fabric may be too hot.

    Post # 13
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    For September I don’t think it matters as much. It’s really only the extremes when it starts to look odd: In June a long navy satin dress might look heavy. In December, a short, cream, chiffon dress might look too light.

    I’m personally not fond of satin or of long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses in general, but I like both colors. I voted for navy short chiffon, but I think several of those could be good options.

    Post # 14
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Depends on the formality of the wedding and what time it starts. πŸ™‚

    Post # 15
    4512 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think they’re all totally appropriate; I guess it depends on what you can actually find, and what the dresses look like. See what you can find! The theme sounds lovely. πŸ™‚

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