(Closed) Help!!!Short or Long Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lmonique:  We are doing long because it is more formal. I’ve always liked longer dresses! Is your wedding going to be casual or formal? What are your colors?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Long dresses aren’t necessarily more formal nor more figure flattering. We had a very formal black tie wedding at a museum in the city and my girls wore short dresses…my girls sizes ran from 00-10.

I like short dresses better, I feel that they are more modern, and break up the dress color in the pictures better too. Also there is more of a chance your girls will wear short dresses again. 4 of my bridesmaids have worn their dress again:

 

Post # 6
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you can’t decide, you can always do a mix. Our MOH was in long which BMs in short:

 

Post # 7
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@brooklynwife where are those dresses from!

one request my BMs had was short dresses because it gets very hot… just a thought…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@BrooklynWife:  I have to disagree, I do think long is more formal than short. Not to say that short isn’t formal, just that long is more so. I think fabrics play a big role as well. I have been big and small and I think it’s more about fabric when it comes to flattery.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Long dresses are definitely more formal. Mix & match is big no no for me. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I prefer long. I had long sapphire blue dessy dresses and they looked lovely!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Long dresses are 100% guaranteed to never be worn again. I asked every girl I knew who’s been in a wedding (and we are in our 30’s, so we have been in a ton of weddings) and none of them have EVER worn their long dress again. Once. I’d go with short. Most ladies I know prefer short even if they are a little heavy.

 

PS- carry out the test yourself. see if anyone has ever worn their BM dresses again.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lmonique:  don’t do the tea-length (mid length) that looks worse on healthier girls. Or anyone really bc It falls awkwardly.  Can you ask them what they would feel more comfortable in? My girls told me they would rather do long 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

 

@lizzypoo96 the dresses are Alfred Angelo. I let them pick anyone they wanted from his line in the champagne color and silk dupioni. Some other PPs have disagreed, but I still stand by the fact that-in today’s culture, short can be just as formal as long dresses. I write for some top fashion magazines, and the editors and stylists constantly pull and insist that short dresses are formal too. As others have noted-most of how formal a dress is  has to do with the fabric type-not length. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I prefer short. I do think longer are more formal though.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I prefer long but ended up with short. 😛

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Short for me! I’m doing dresses that are just about knee length.

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