(Closed) Dress Length?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Do you think knee-length bridesmaid dresses would be formal enough for my 5:00 indoor wedding?
    Yes, go for it : (29 votes)
    94 %
    No, long dresses would look more appropriate : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    have them wear updos and nice jewelry (like simple pearls) to make the dresses more formal. i think knee-length is fine. i don’t know what part of maryland you’re in, but near dc it tends to be pretty hot in september anyway so your girls would probably like shorter dresses!

    Post # 4
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m a fan of short dresses in general.  I think unless you’re planning a very formal affair, the short dresses will be fine.

    Post # 5
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We can’t get into our venue until 5pm so our wedding isn’t starting until 7ish… and I’m DEFINITELY having short bridesmaid dresses (though they haven’t been picked out yet, I imagine them as dressy matching cocktail dresses).  Our venue isn’t super formal though- it’s an art studio/gallery space so long dresses would look silly.    

    Post # 7
    22 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    i love short dresses regardless, they are so much easier. I am having an outdoor wedding and i want a nice flowy summer dress for mine, nothing too fancy.

    Post # 8
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think short dresses for evening weddings are still fine. They are still formal. And I’ve seen the reverse where people have long dresses at outdoor summer weddings. Go for whatever your preference is. And your girls would likely prefer a short dress too because they will be more likely to wear it again.

    Post # 9
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Absolutely! My wedding is at 6:30 and pretty formal and we are having short strapless dresses in a darker color. I think the color is really the key thing in this situation. You dont want a baby blue dress past 5pm. I would go with dark,rich colors for the evening. Your Bridesmaids are much more likely to be abel to wear their dresses again if they are short.

    PS–in my book short dresses must have matching shoes–something to consider when choosing. 

    Post # 10
    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Short dresses are fine unless it is very formal.  If all the guests wear long dresses it would be weird… but if they wear mixed length dresses you will me fine!

    – Ames

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