(Closed) and I thought my wedding dress was hard to choose….

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What type of BM dress would you expect at a black tie wedding?
    Long : (60 votes)
    70 %
    Short : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Either long or short! : (19 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 4
    11239 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Firstly your venue looks gorgeous. I hear ya on the fact that a formal wedding would better suit long Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses but from the pics you’ve posted I like the shorter one.

    Post # 5
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    ooooh, I love that long black dress.  Verrrrry gorgeous!!  If its black tie, then yes, short dresses really won’t be formal enough IMO.  The short dress is gorgeous, but I’m afraid its not formal enough (agree with you)

    Is it possible to remove the center studs on the black dress and put the rhinestones you want instead?  A little DIY won’t hurt and you can get the BMs involved with that.  🙂 

    It may also be possible to really dress up the short dress for pizazz??? (thick blingy necklack, earrings, jewelry, hair, shoes, etc) I’m not sure if that will work, may be a good poll to post to get some opinions from bees.  Good luck and let us know what you choose!

    Post # 6
    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hm, I agree with the PPs.  The longer dress would work for the wedding, but I was leaning towards the shorter dress.  But I think it’s because of the color.

    Post # 8
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was in the same position as you and finally decided on long dresses. I think long dresses make it look a little more formal, which is what it sounds like you are going for. But I do like the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress you already picked out. I finally picked mine this weekend and it’s impression 1354, the long one on the right. It will be in navy. I have 8 BM’s all different body types and height and this dress looked great on all of them! Plus, it’s chiffon so it will hopefully be a little cooler for them to wear in July.


    Post # 9
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I thik that short dresses can actually work at a black tie wedding if styled properly. You could probably find a similar style to that short dress at a longer length though, have you tried Priscilla of Boston?

    Post # 10
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My bridesmaids are wearing a long strapless similar to the ones posted. It is from David’s Bridal but is a different material than a lot of their other dresses. It is a “hammered” textured silk. It looks really cool in person.

    Post # 12
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I went with long because my wedding is pretty formal…but also because my BMs are all different sizes. I felt like short dresses would hit them at different places and wouldn’t be as flattering for girls who are uncomfortable showing their legs.

    Also, one of my BMs is a tomboy and was thrilled to learn that a long dress would mean she didn’t have to wear heels!

    Post # 13
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Definitely long but Bill Levkoff has some really really cute long dresses.  Have you looked at them in person?

    Post # 14
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Here’s my bridesmaid dress! We did them in champagne and black, but the sample that we tried on was a GORGEOUS shimmery latte color.

    Post # 16
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Hillzie: Ohh, thank you so much! It was by Alyce designs, and was really affordable, I think it was $119?  I might have a better picture.

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