(Closed) Bridesmaids Dress… Short or Long?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Bridesmaid Dress - Long or Short?
    Long : (31 votes)
    46 %
    Short : (37 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    How formal is the wedding?

    I tend to prefer short dresses, but in that color in a big church with a very fancy reception a longer dress might be more appropriate. What do your bridesmaids think?

    Post # 4
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I chose short bridesmaid dress for our outdoor August wedding. I was also planning on shortening my dress but decided I couldn’t cut off so much of my gorgeous dress!!

    Post # 4
    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would go short! I would be more comfortable in August with less dress!

    Post # 5
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Traditionally, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses is determined by the time of the wedding.  A wedding after six p.m. would call for a long dress, a wedding earlier in the day would call for a “street-length” dress. 

    ETA:  I just wanted to add that I really like the dress you selected!

    Post # 7
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Josina:  LOL your bridesmaids sound as torn as the poll. I have a september outdoor wedding/indoor reception and am looking at the same style and color. I keep going between short and long. One reason for short is I feel my dress will stand out a bit more in the picture with the colors being similar. But because it is an evening wedding I’m leaning towards long…so I think you’re safe by ordering long with the idea of maybe shortening…but my vote is for long!

    Good luck deciding (or letting them decide!)

    Post # 8
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    They are both really pretty! I choose shorter dresses for you because the long bridemaid dresses look too similar to your own bridal gown. The shorter length will help your dress stand out more.

    Post # 9
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted long. With chiffon and the style of dress (empire waist) you run a risk of a gust of wind with Marilyn Monroe action going on. I also think it’d lay better on your maid which is pregnant.

    Post # 10
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted short.  I love both your dess and the bridesmaids’ dresses!  I am in complete agreement with frenchie427!

    Post # 11
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would go short too! 🙂

    Post # 12
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think I would keep them long. The shape of the skirt almost looks like the shape wouldnt suit being cut, but I’m no seamstress 🙂

    Post # 13
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I chose short because if they are long they look really similar to your own dress. Both dresses are gorgeous, but that was my logic.

    Also, how do you feel about some short and some long? That way they can choose. If not, that’s cool, but just a thought.

    Post # 14
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    I  vote short. I had to wear a long Bridesmaid or Best Man dress in August once and it was AWFUL. We were all melting in it.

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