(Closed) BM Dress dilema! Vote now please!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Bridesmaid dresses: I like
    short : (43 votes)
    49 %
    long : (45 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    if you’re aiming for formal, i would definitely go with long bm dresses. but why not let them choose a long dress? just choose a fabric and color and let them choose the style like you would a short dress. mismatched dresses don’t have to be any less formal.

    jcrew runs this sale fairly often, so it’s not like a now or never. if you can’t decide, wait…preferably until you have your own dress. that way you can choose what fabric will be best.

    Post # 4
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    How long does this sale last? cos its seems a bit early to buy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. Will the sale come back on closer to the wedding?

    Also it really depends on which look you prefer, I dont like long dresses so I chose short dresses for my bms but they are all wearing the same dress except from my moh

    Post # 5
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    formal=long IMO

    Cute dresses!

    Post # 8
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    With the level of formality and time of year you’re going for I think long dresses would be best. I just think tuxes and knee length dresses might look off. If the price is the problem then keep looking. I bet you can get BCBG dresses in Jan on sale (actually everything goes majorly on sale in Jan).

    Post # 9
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted long because you said formal and it a november wedding

    Post # 10
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would really be upset to spend over $200 on a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, honestly.  Especially a long one since there aren’t a ton of places to re-wear it.  I wouldn’t want to spend much over $150 or so for any dress as a Bridesmaid or Best Man or MoH since honestly, its hard to wear them again usually.  Although this sale seems good why not wait – I’m sure you could find less expensive dresses that are just as nice if not nicer.

    Post # 11
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would go short–they can def wear again, and black dresses are formal enough themselves, as long as they are made from a dressy fabric (no cotton, or chiffon) which they look like they are (I can’t tell what material from picture) . I’m from SC too, and think that this would be formal enough for a 6pm or earlier wedding, but not later. 

    plus as you know it could be 80 degrees November 4 in Charleston, or 60 degrees…haha! never know!

    Post # 12
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted based on your date. November will probably be a little chillier. I’d go with long. 

    Post # 14
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    When I think of formal, I don’t immediately think of long bridesmaid dresses. IMO you can still have a formal event with short bridesmaid dresses. The black is really classy..and depending on the jewelry chosen, can be really elegant and formal. I really love the second choice in the short section. I just may have to check it out for myself! Good luck!

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