Post # 1
Me and my FI are not in agreement with the length of my bridesmaid dresses. I want short dresses and he wants long dresses. He wants long dresses bc some of my girls are on the healthier side but they are all beautiful and I think they would just as nice in short dresses and they had no problem with what dresses to wear. What should I do? Maybe we could meet in the middle and do mid length dresses…Please help bees and pics would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
@lmonique: We are doing long because it is more formal. I’ve always liked longer dresses! Is your wedding going to be casual or formal? What are your colors?
Post # 4
@Sea_Ashley: Its going to be more of a formal and my colors are lavender,coral pink, and silver.
Post # 5
Long dresses aren’t necessarily more formal nor more figure flattering. We had a very formal black tie wedding at a museum in the city and my girls wore short dresses…my girls sizes ran from 00-10.
I like short dresses better, I feel that they are more modern, and break up the dress color in the pictures better too. Also there is more of a chance your girls will wear short dresses again. 4 of my bridesmaids have worn their dress again:
Post # 6
If you can’t decide, you can always do a mix. Our MOH was in long which BMs in short:
Post # 7
@brooklynwife where are those dresses from!
one request my BMs had was short dresses because it gets very hot… just a thought…
Post # 8
@BrooklynWife: I have to disagree, I do think long is more formal than short. Not to say that short isn’t formal, just that long is more so. I think fabrics play a big role as well. I have been big and small and I think it’s more about fabric when it comes to flattery.
Post # 9
Long dresses are definitely more formal. Mix & match is big no no for me.
Post # 10
I prefer long. I had long sapphire blue dessy dresses and they looked lovely!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Long dresses are 100% guaranteed to never be worn again. I asked every girl I knew who’s been in a wedding (and we are in our 30’s, so we have been in a ton of weddings) and none of them have EVER worn their long dress again. Once. I’d go with short. Most ladies I know prefer short even if they are a little heavy.
PS- carry out the test yourself. see if anyone has ever worn their BM dresses again.
Post # 12
@lmonique: don’t do the tea-length (mid length) that looks worse on healthier girls. Or anyone really bc It falls awkwardly. Can you ask them what they would feel more comfortable in? My girls told me they would rather do long
Post # 13
@lizzypoo96 the dresses are Alfred Angelo. I let them pick anyone they wanted from his line in the champagne color and silk dupioni. Some other PPs have disagreed, but I still stand by the fact that-in today’s culture, short can be just as formal as long dresses. I write for some top fashion magazines, and the editors and stylists constantly pull and insist that short dresses are formal too. As others have noted-most of how formal a dress is has to do with the fabric type-not length.
Post # 14
I prefer short. I do think longer are more formal though.
Post # 15
I prefer long but ended up with short. 😛
Post # 16
Short for me! I’m doing dresses that are just about knee length.