Show Us Your Ankle/Ballerina Length Dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Old Hollywood:  I don’t have one’s…but I love tea legnth dresses…esp ballgown shaped. 

Post # 4
Member
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Here’s mine!

Post # 5
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@cml:  That was my dream dress! I ended up with a similar style by Oleg Cassini because Justin Alexander was too far out of budget for me. This is my dress in a stock photo. I don’t have a photo of me wearing it in the correct size.

Post # 6
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Hopefully I can post here one of these days. My dress is being made, but will belong in this thread. I’m commenting to follow. LOVE these dresses!!!!

Post # 8
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Trilly:  I love yours too! I really like the illusion neckline, or whatever it’s called lol.

@Old Hollywood:  Thank you!

Post # 9
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2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Old Hollywood:  One of the blogger Bees had an ankle length dress. 

IMHO, it’s a really difficult length to pull off as it can just look like the dress has been hemmed too short. In the above case I would say that the Bee is wearing a vintage dress, so that may be the length it came in. Or that she wanted to show off her shoes.

I think a ballerina length is a bit of a safer bet, as it’s above the ankle, I think it can work provided you’re not super short and are prepared to wear fairly tall heels. Here are some images I found by googling – I think these girls pulled it off:

 

Post # 10
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Old Hollywood:  I have this one, but the picture really doesn’t show it well. It looks much cuter in person lol I added straps and I don’t like to be squeezed lol

http://www.elegancebridals.com/style.php?sty=8675 

I also liked this one: http://www.elegancebridals.com/style.php?sty=8694 

I hadn’t thought about a ballerina lenght at all, but I am really petite, and all the dresses looked kind of too much on me, and I didn’t want to be too fitted or have a train. So anyway, when I tried the one from the first link on, my mom and sister in law said “It is you!” so I bought it lol (the price was reduced, so I was easily convinced hehe)

Post # 12
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3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cml: Love your dress, was looking at so many photos of it but never got around to try it (because sleeves were really important to me, otherwise it would have been my dream dress). 

@Trilly: Looking forward to see photos of you from your wedding day, because that was my dress and it’s so nice to see how other people have styled it!

And this was my tea-length dress (sorry OP for posting my dress all over your posts!):

Edit: and I thought I should add that I’m short, 5’3. I know that a lot of shorter brides doesn’t want tea-length dresses, but it totally works if you just get a pair of proper heels! 🙂

Post # 13
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2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Old Hollywood:  hah, that’s funny. I had no idea it was you. And I actually think you made that length work, though I think the rest of the dress wasn’t quite happening (like, I think that length dress looks better with a natural waist, to make the legs looks as long as possibe and also it’s a more classic/retro look).

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