Post # 1
My girls are in short dresses from Davids Bridal. Style 84333. All of my girls are different heights from 5 foot to 5’11. Because of this the dress is different lengths on each girl depending on their height. For example, one is slightly below the knee on the shortest, a few inches above on the tallest and then at the knee etc etc for the ones in between. My question is do you think this is bad and will look goofy in pictures.
I am a perfectionist and like everything as close as possible, but having them all hemmed to match the tallest girls wont happen b.c i know some wouldnt feel comfortable getting hemmed above the knee (which is totally fine) . However should i have some of them get hemmed at least to a certain point? Or, not a big deal?
I get the sense that some of the girls don’t want to have to hem at all but i also dont want pictures looking dumb. So im trying to keep everyone happy if it really wont be a big deal but im worried it will look bad
Yay or nah to how they are now. HELP ME 🙂
Post # 3
…I personally think it would look weird in pictures if you had tall girls next to short girls and all of their hems are at the same level…I think you should leave the dresses alone and the pictures will look natural and nobody will notice. So, say the hem is right below the knee. Have all the girls’ hems be right below the knee, and leave it at that.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
No one will notice if their skirts are the same length or not.
Let them do what makes them feel comfortable.
Post # 6
When I was in a tea length dress, they made all the hems the same length. So we all lined up and they matched.
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s necessary to hem the dresses to the same length. It seems like an added cost that is not needed. I think it’s natural for dresses to fall at different lengths on girls depending on height and I don’t think anyone would find it odd if they’re not all above the knee. I would die if the bride asked me to hem my dress above the knee. I think I’d seriously keel over. The attention will be on you anyway, they’re just secondary to you.
Post # 8
I’m going to go against the grain here and say that when the same dress hits different lengths, it’s one of the first things I notice. I saw one photo that had mostly shorter girls with dresses that hit at the knee, and then one tall girl with the same dress that hit a few inches above the knee. It was so jarring that all I could do was stare at the tall girl’s exposed knees next to the shorter girls covered knees. Providing it’s not astronomically expensive to hem them, I would deff do it.
Post # 9
Other than colour, I don’t remember what the bridesmaid dresses looked like at any wedding I’ve been to, and I’d definitely never ever ever in a million years notice variations in hem length…
Post # 10
It would be 45 tops to hem the lady told me. Really it’s just the shortest girls that looks most awkward Bc hers is actually below her knee when everyone else’s is at the knee or slightly above.
Post # 11
Just reading this replies, I am so glad that I decided to go with floor-length dresses. I can see both sides of the issue here. I probably would do the hem, though, if I were you. Can you like have them pin it and see how it looks?