(Closed) Bridesmaid dress: too short?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you think it is too short?
    yes : (152 votes)
    94 %
    no : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Wow that is a short dress! When people say short bridesmaid dress I always think knee-length or an inch about the knee, not barely covering the rear end. I would tell her to keep looking.

    Post # 4
    Member
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    It seems that you have been very fair and accommodating to your bridesmaids. To tell you the truth, I would be a little annoyed that one of my girls hadn’t gotten a dress by this point.

    While I find the dress very attractive, I don’t think it’s appriopriate for a bridesmaids dress. Is your ceremony in a church – if yes, that makes it even less appriopriate.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yep, I’d say too short. It’s nice of you to let your girls pick their own dresses, but you get a bit of say over what is/isn’t appropriate, I think! And that dress isn’t really wedding-appropriate.

    Post # 6
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    That is definitely shorter than I expected it to be when I clicked on the post! Also, the material looks kind of thin, which makes it look like cute/sexy pajamas. Hopefully she can find something else!

    Post # 7
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    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Too short for a bridesmaid dress. my fanny would definitely spill out, but i’m also 5’11”. I think mid-thigh is a “short” bridesmaid dress but still ok. BUT if you are going for a trendy wedding (like what flamingred is going for), then the rules are different.

    Post # 9
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    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Wait, I voted it was too short but I have something else to add. How tall is your BM? Because actually I’m short and the ‘model’ pix of most of the dresses/skirts I buy look like hoochie dresses on them since they’re 7 feet tall, but actually reach my knees. If she’s short, that dress might only be a couple inches above her thigh which would be fine.

    Post # 10
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    woah, yeah i’d say that is tooo short and not wedding appropriate. its nice to have let them pick their dresses but maybe give her length guidelines?

    good luck and let us know what the final verdict is 😀

    Post # 12
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Way too short.

    Post # 13
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    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh my goodness!  That’s crazy short to me.  I wear that kinda stuff on the beach… not a wedding!  Unless she’s really short, making the dress fall closer to her knees, this dress would get classified as inappropriate in my book.  Who looks for a dress with a week left until the wedding?  Ugh, I’m sorry!

    Post # 14
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    2001 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I agree with jennifer_espos; my first thought when I saw the dress was that it looks like a swimsuit cover-up.  Way too short for a wedding.

    Post # 15
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    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If I wore that dress, it would come to just above my knees. I’m 5′. So keep that in perspective. 

    But if you don’t feel the dress is appropriate, you have the right to say no!

    Post # 16
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    1387 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Depends on how the dress looks on your Bridesmaid or Best Man.  My BMs ordered a knee-length dress from Nordstrom and most of them found that it was much longer on them than on the leggy 6′ model!  Can your Bridesmaid or Best Man try it on and take pics for you?

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