Post # 1
Lately I have been considering getting a short dress, because I feel like it would suit the atmosphere of the small, simple wedding we’re planning. I want the hem to hit mid-calf because I think it feels more wedding dress-y than knee-length, but I’m afraid it would make me look short and stocky if I don’t wear super tall heels. (My FI is tall enough that I could wear taller heels, but I really like our natural height difference and I’m not sure how comfortable I would be with 2-3 inch heels.)
I’ve done some digging on WB and found quite a few people with similar concerns, but I have yet to come across RL pictures of brides in their tea-length dresses and little shoes. Can anybody help me out?
PS: As a reference (or just for funsies, whatever), these are dresses I’ve been considering.
Post # 3
If you haven’t already you might want to GOOGLE – Tea Length Wedding Dresses – and check out the IMAGES option…
One way to see hundreds of styles and ideas all at once, surely some of them will show Brides wearing flats (altho quite honestly this length of dress does look best heels)
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: I know you’re trying to help out this new member here, but usually capitalizing words in forums denotes screaming, or yelling. She’s posted 6 times, so she may not get all of our idiosynchracies, but seeing “use GOOGLE” doesn’t appear as friendly as you may have intended. The all caps function isn’t on the internet good etiquette list, unfortunately.
OP, are you going to pair a belt with your dress? I think the thickness of the belt may have an effect of making you appear less “chunky” as you say, and also help to draw the eye upward. I wore a similar reception dress as your dress #1, and loved it. I swapped to flats while dancing. After a while, I didn’t mind appearances because I was having so much fun. I bet the same will go for you on your big day.
Post # 5
TO @StuporDuck: I appreciate your concern,
But your info is every so slightly incorrect…
When it comes to Internet / Word Processing Etiquette… no paragraphs, no punctuation, cntnual use of txt spk, an entire paragraph / post in bold or all caps is indeed considered to be in poor netiquette (and we’ve all seen them)
However, capitalizing specific words, is not seen as screaming (Caps Lock on for a full post / paragraphs certainly is). Capitalizing specific words is merely another form of emphasis / highlighting… in the same way as one uses bold, italics, or underline… it is just a lot faster for anyone who uses the medium a lot… and useful IF a particular website doesn’t offer any other ways to differentiate / emphasis text.
(This piece of trivia, actually goes back in time to the days long before computers… when the ways to highlight, emphasize text were much more limited / time consuming to incorporate).
Lol, did I mention I’m an oldtimer
Post # 6
@This Time Round: I disagree with your second post. Telling someone they “might want to GOOGLE” with the final word in caps in like saying the word “duh” after it.
In case you’re too much of an “old timer” (to use your words), here’s “duh” in context: http://youtu.be/50Z1-nMj87M?t=56s
Post # 7
Not only, just telling someone to Google what they want is pretty much the most useless thing ever. Don’t you think the OP had googled, had issues finding it, and decided to see if someone else had any? It’s rude to suggest that she hadn’t thought of looking at the most popular website in the world.
OP, some more helpful posts
Natalie Portman wore a tea length dress and flats
some low kitten heels
I think the goal with flats and a tea length is to make them show a lot of foot. so Peeptoe would be a good choice. And to keep a netural color to lengthen the whole look
Post # 8
Kitten heels are a good suggestion! I think they would look very sweet with a tea-length gown.
Post # 9
Tea length with flats is a very Audrey Hepburn look, which is quite lovely!
Post # 10
Ya know what…
I don’t really give care… what you all have to say.
If we look at WHAT really happened in this topic it went like this.
Newcomer posts Question.
One hour later, I see no one has replied.
I post some relative info in a means to help a fellow Bee out…
( Ok granted I could have written GOOGLE IMAGES in italics Google Images … but I didn’t not really my style )
So here we are 16 hours later… and 2 posts critiquing my Internet Style… but NO REAL USEFUL info for the poster… other than what I initially provided… she was looking for photos.
Now tell me Ladies… WHY is this even a issue ?? And do explain to me, exactly WHO is being the non-friendly Bee ???
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EDIT TO ADD – I drafted this response after Reply # 5 was posted… but before Reply # 6 appeared here. Glad that we’ve found a way to bring the topic back on target and provide the info that the OP requested in the first place.
Post # 11
To OP- I think the dress hem would work well with a kitten heel or 2-3″ heel as you mentioned.
@This Time Round: wth did you google – use of caps lock and netiquette? lol, we need a tl;dr version of the “etiquette” posts.
Post # 12
Try Stephenie James Couture! GORGEOUS dresses there! And DB cae out with two cute ones this season!
Post # 13
@msky07: I just got lost in Stephanie James Couture’s facebook. She posts lots of brides in her dresses, lots of inspiration there! The third dress I posted is one of hers, the pink one, that I just love!
Post # 14
@This Time Round: I disagree. I gave her useful information to keep in mind, like the thickness of her belt. If I had photos of me in my flats, I’d share.
In any case, I’m not pouncing on you for the CAPS, but one capital letter to denote a proper noun works well without others misinterpreting THE YELLING OF CAPITAL LETTERS. It just looks abrasive (GOOGLE vs. Google). Here’s an expert on the emerging topic of netiquette: http://www.fonts.com/content/learning/fyti/situational-typography/all-caps
Particularly this portion of the article is what I meant in my above post: “These cautions regarding all caps hold even more true for emails and other uses on the Web (including blogs, comments and other types of postings), where it is considered SHOUTING, which is unprofessional and a sign of poor etiquette (or, netiquette).”
Again, you may not give care to what I have mentioned, but if several women say it does indeed appear offensive, it’s ok to consider others in the future and how they may interpret tone in text.
Post # 15
@msky07: I found this one (the flats aren’t the cutest though)
Post # 16
Maybe look for some cute embellished flats? These are by Born, I wore them for our wedding (with a long gown), and they were very comfortable! They also come in a bunch of colors, including white.