Post # 1
I need some advice again. I have chosen my bridesmaid dresses (pretty maids Bridesmaid or Best Man40 in Carribean Green) I have 5 girls two tall and thin, and three short (5’1) and curvy. I chose this dress because my large chested girls would appreciate straps as opposed to strapless. The question I have is whether or not to cut them short. When my Maid/Matron of Honor tried it on it looked beautiful, but with the straps, and the dress being long, it seemed to swallow her up. We hiked it up just below the knee cap, and I thought it balanced out the look and showed more of her figure. My mother, however, thinks that short dresses look like prom, and not a wedding. What do you think? THANKS!
Picture 1: The dress I am going with is in the middle
Picture 2: This is similar to the color I am going with, and this depicts the length I am thinking of going with.
Post # 3
Depends on the vibe of the wedding… long looks more elegant and formal, short seems more fun!
My girls will be in short dresses, and I don’t think it looks prom-y!
Post # 4
I don’t think so. Always remember the generational differences when these things are discussed. This is a new age of weddings…other people are not going to see it that way.
Post # 5
I love it short for what my opinion is worth…lol. Pretty dresses as well!
Post # 6
We are having an outdoor wedding starting at 6pm and are having short dresses. I think it depends on the vibe of your wedding, but I think short dresses look nicer and are more comfortable for the girls!
Post # 7
I prefer short 🙂 Prom dresses these days are WAY above the knee or huge and princessy and that picture is neither.
Post # 8
I am going with short. To me, prom dresses are long, so I guess my thought is the long ones look more promish 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
Stick with long! So much more classy!
Post # 10
@gcassioppi: I think a properly fitted dress will look stunning on all of them either way. I don’t think of short dresses for prom/grad, but then when I graduated everyone wore big gowns.
If you are planning on doing alterations in the salon, you might not be able to get it chopped above the knee. They are limited to what they atre allowed to change before it affects the integrity of the design. Look into it, maybe ask to have the dress pinned up to look shorter on one tall skinny girl and one just pinned to proper fitting on another tall skinny girl, see which way you like it best.
Post # 11
Do you have any pictures of your girls in the dress? I am trying to find the same exact dress (in waterfall, I think) but would like to cut it short too…having trouble even finding the long version for the girls to try on and would love to see it on some real people!