(Closed) Dress Length for Bride Under 5 Feet?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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allycat25 :  you know what would make you taller and make for a really cute dance picture, if you have a smooth dance floor? Rollerskates! (Groom remains in shoes)

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Definitely go knee length! I’m 5’1, so a few inches taller, but I agree with most that tea length feels awkward 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m 5′.  Tea length always looks like something doesn’t fit.  I’ve just never been able to wear something tea length and not have it look like a mistake, like I was rushed and couldn’t get it hemmed and so once again am in a dress that’s too long.  Eh, most of my pants were meant to be capris. 🙂  On the other hand, unlike a lot of other commenters here, I can’t wear a dropped waist at all – really, the natural waist is the best place to cut me.  I also do better with ankle-length and floor-length than knee-length.  I do wear a lot of mini-dresses with leggings, but that’s not really a good idea for a wedding.

In short, I side with those who say to try how the different styles look on you first.  It’s not just your height, it’s your proportions.  I don’t look short until you look at me next to someone else.  

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m 5ft. even and I wore an above the knee dress on my wedding day. I tried on some tea length dresses and just felt shorter lol 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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allycat25 :  anything cinched at the waist and falls slightly above or right on your knees. If it really has to be longer, then slightly below the knees is better. Im 5 feet myself.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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squirrelyone :  totally agree with every single word you wrote. Cinched on the waist, slightly above knee length or all the way to the floor. Btw, we’re both 5ft and august 2017 bride. 😀

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