Post # 1
I recently bought my wedding gown… Ivory lace all over, with a sweetheart necklace and a mermaid body. Also, my wedding colors are light sage green with orange. Bridesmaid dresses would be light green. With that in mind…
1- Chiffon or Satin? I feel that chiffon is lighter and more wearable, but perhaps satin is a better match to my lace gown?
2- Long or Short? Long is the norm in Brazil, where I come from (and so do 2 out of my 7 bridesmaids). Short is fun and more wearable, but I’m afraid it may bring down the formality of the wedding. I’m mostly worried about other guests thinking they can wear sundresses if the bridesmaids are not even wearing long.
Thanks for the help!!!
PS: The pictures are to illustrate, they’re not necessarily the dresses I will pick.
Post # 3
Oooo i like the short satin ones. That’s a really pretty dress!
Post # 4
i uggh when i saw the long satin only because that design and fabric is very unforgiving for anyone with the less than perfect body and because of that i voted short
Post # 5
Could you do the long in chiffon?
Post # 6
Like I said, it’s not these dresses. I picked this specific long dress to show how my colors go together, since the girl is holding an orange bouquet. Actually this specific long dress is not one of the ones I am considering at all.
Long chiffon seems a little odd to me… They do have it, so I guess it’s an option.
Post # 7
This is a completely personal opinion, but I happen to love short dresses and not love satin. I find chiffon to be so fun and flowy. If you are going for a more formal affair, though, definitely go with the long satin dresses.
Post # 8
short chiffon! I think that material is a little more forgiving if you don’t have the perfect body 😉
Post # 9
I’m in the minority – love the long! But the chiffon short is lovely too.
Post # 10
I would go for long chiffon, actually. There were a few really cute ones when I was looking around that came in that color, and they were figure flattering. I also love the flowiness of chiffon but agree that a short dress will tone down the formality of the wedding.
Post # 11
Unless your guests read your posts or talk to your bridesmaids, most of them wont know what the bridesmaids are wearing until they are THERE… and I dont think theyll all be carrying sundresses in their purses just in case your BMs are in short. If its a black tie affair – go with long – otherwise, go with what you and your girls like!
Post # 12
I’d pick long chiffon. Satin is not breathable so it gets warm while wearing it.
Post # 13
I’d pick long chiffon if I were you. I love chiffon because if anyone has a tummy it grazes over the unsightly bump which can be enhanced by shiny satin (even in black). I was at a wedding once where everyone whore a black satin. The dresses in and of themselves where beautiful, and they added a special ribbon for each girl, which i loved. HOWEVER anyone that wasn’t a size 2 or had a rock hard tummy looked like they needed a corset and some SPANX. 🙁 I felt so bad for them, but I learned an important lesson that day.
Post # 14
My colors are similare to yours; pink instead of orange. And we are having a formal wedding. My girls will be wearing tea length gowns in celedon (the exact color of your first picture) with an organza overlay. One girl is a size 2-4 and the other is a 12-14; both of these are street sizes. Satin and Chiffon can both be very flattering and flowing. It all depends on they cut/style of the gown/dress. I wanted extra flowiness, so that is why I am using both satin and organza.
Post # 15
I love the look of the short satin, but in reality, the chiffon will probably be more wearable and show less flaws in the body. I really wanted satin tea lenght dresses for my girls, but they didn’t fall right on any of them, so we went with a great floral print in chiffon.
Post # 16
I am in the minority as well and voted long. I’d go long because I’ve always been partial to long dresses (maybe it’s b/c of my culture) and I want the formal feeling for the wedding. My Fiance and his side are more accustomed to short Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I am going against them all and going for long.
I also was contemplating before about how the guests would feel if they came in formal attires expecting a formal affair and might be displeased to see the BMs in cocktail dresses. I think it’s a personal choice, and I like the formal, so formal it is for everyone, especially the Bride, the Groom, and the whole wedding party.