Short bridesmaids dresses in January? Help!!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is it okay to have short bridesmaids dresses in January (read please)?
    Yes : (22 votes)
    59 %
    No : (15 votes)
    41 %
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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m saying yes because I’m having short dresses in February. While it doesn’t snow in SA, it can get cold. The girls actually wanted short dresses, and nothing is outdoors so I’m not too worried about them freezing.

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    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s totally ok. People wear short dresses to fancy events year-round. I’d just have them wear hose/tights.

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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Lalk2bee:  I think it will be fine. Perhaps buy them a nice wrap or pashmina to make it look a little more winter-like?

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    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’ll be fine if the color isn’t summery as well. Find a wrap or something for them in case you want to take outside pictures though!

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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @NorthernBelle10:  Agree with the color advice. My bridesmaids will be in maroon and MOH in charcoal, so I think that adds to keeping it in line with the season.

    ETA: They will also be wearing pumps instead of strappy heels/sandals

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    7821 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Sure- but they have to wear tights.  Just put them in some black tights.

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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Lalk2bee:  Oh :/  I think opaque black tights with black shoes looks great!  If you really don’t like that… maybe keep looking for long gowns?

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    1834 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Lalk2bee:  What state do you live in?  Here in Wisconsin I wouldn’t have bridesmaids with short dresses in January and not allow them to wear tights…would seem like some form of punishment!  LOL

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    1951 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Lalk2bee:  i think it is! Just pick thicker materials, and consider a higher neckline. Think velvet, thick satin, etc., and avoid flowy chiffon or other lightweight materials. Purchasing wraps for your girls keeps them warm and also makebra great gift.

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    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Short is absolutely appropriate! As long as you keep them in a winter fabric, something thicker, they will look fine! I would also stick with darker colors, as well. A perfect look in my head would be black dress, black stockings, and black shoes! The dark color looks more formal even though it’s short, stockings for winter, and you will totally stand out!

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    2096 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I mis-voted, it is fine. I go to plenty of cocktail parties in December and January and everyone wears short dresses. I would just make sure they are knee or tea length, a satin-like fabric, of a darker color, and with peep or closed toe shoes.

    Edit: About tights, I think they look super silly with dress clothes. Many people at our Christmas parties (who are DC socialite snobs and rule followers, so they would be like the most judgy of your guests) do not wear tights. I never do, mainly because I want to show off my pedicure in my peep toe shoes. I am never cold when we get dressed at the hotel.

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