(Closed) Dress Too Short?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, there are tons of really cute short Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses out there, usually at or just below the knee, I don’t think I would go above the knee.  Nothing says you can’t go short.  About your theme, I can see short going well with the tropical half, but not so well with the elegant half.  If you’re looking for elegant, I would go with long, satiny dresses.

Post # 4
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yes it is okay.  My bridesmaids wore different length dresses, some short and some long.  It looked great!

Post # 5
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think the time of day also plays a factor, as well as your dress.

 If you are getting married in the evening and you have a large ball gown, then longer bridesmaids dresses might be more appropriate. But if your wedding is in the late afternoon or if your dress if a light, airy dress (even if its long), then the tea length dress might be very appropriate.

 Also, consider materials. I think that satin is a little heavier and less "tropical/summery." You might want to consider taffeta or shantung, or even chiffon for bridesmaids dresses if they are long, which are lighter and a little more flowy.

Post # 6
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I say do what you think looks good.  I have seen a lot of beach wedding pictures and the short dresses of all lenghts look good.  😉

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it’s very appropriate. Women can even wear cocktail length dresses at black tie ballroom events. This being at the beach, will keep them cool, I can imagine a longer dress will be a little sweaty under the hot sun.

Post # 8
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Above the knee is probably too short. I attended a wedding last year where the bridesmaids wore satin bubble hem dresses that came to above the knee. Maybe it was that the hem was so bubbly, but all anyone noticed was how short the dresses were. Every time the Maid/Matron of Honor bent down to fix the bride’s hem I was worried what she would accidentally reveal! You want the focus to be on you, not the bridesmaids.

Post # 9
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

My girls wore dresses that came above their knee (not mini skirts or anything) and I had a pretty formal evening wedding. I think it depends on the dress and the girls. All my friends were close to 5 foot so the shorter length looked much better on them. It all depends on the dress I think but nowhere does it say bridesmaid dresses have to be long to be appropriate. Go with what makes you (and them) happy!

Post # 10
8 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

Absoluely ok. Heck, I’m wearing a shortish dress and I’m the bride. Especially for a tropical wedding.

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