(Closed) Is it Inconsiderate to Wear a Tea-Length Dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

90% of the guests won’t know what youre wearing until you walk down the aisle. So how your Hem line effects their clothing decisions is well it must be magic!

wear what you want. I personally love tea length dresses, I think they give a great 50s vintage look  to a wedding

Post # 18
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Australia

They are all being inconsiderate themselves. You can determine what you wear to your own wedding!

I am wearing a tea/ballerina length (vintage, amazingly sparkly ✨) dress to my evening, indoor wedding. You will be fine at the conservatory!

Post # 19
5641 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

It’s your wedding, wear what you want

Post # 20
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Weddings always bring out the best in people! *eye roll* 


Wear what you want OP, you’re not crazy. 

Post # 21
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think you’re being inconsiderate, but if I were you I’d maybe dig into the issue a bit further. I have a dear friend, who for medical reasons I won’t get into, does not wear garments that expose her legs. She manages at casual events by wearing maxi dresses, but we erred on the side of caution and advised more formal attire at our wedding as we felt it would give her more options. You probably aren’t dealing with a similar situation, but thought I’d share anyways, as the whole senario is certainly one I never thought I’d encounter. 

Post # 22
2943 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021


What is inconsiderate is guilting a bride-to-be about her dress choice…

Post # 23
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I wore a tea length dress and LOVED IT! You do you! 

Post # 24
2544 posts
Sugar bee

This made me literally snort-laugh out loud. They are being absolutely ludicrous. The length of your dress has zero impact on what they can and cannot wear. The thought of a bride in a tea length dress being inconsiderate is nonsensical. 

Post # 25
546 posts
Busy bee

I just came to make sure no one had said that it was inconsiderate…


Post # 26
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I don’t see a problem with it. I also don’t see how it would affect your family. Maybe they just wanted to see you in a traditional bridal gown and are showing there disappointment in an odd way. I would suggest on trying on a few wedding dresses styles to make sure you really like it. I think everyone wants to pick out the perfect dress before you go looking and you really can’t until you try on a bunch of styles. If you wanted to compromise you could look for a high/low dress. Whereits short in the front. 

Post # 27
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

it’s inconsiderate to dictate to a bride what she needs to wear to her own wedding

Post # 28
6022 posts
Bee Keeper

The bride wears the dress SHE wants. End of story. 

Post # 29
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

It honestly surprises me that people still hold on to these types of things. I hope your family has come around to see, that of all the things, it’s a silly thing to worry about and to imply that you aren’t being considerate.

Besides, I think every wedding has at least one guest who overdresses and one that underdresses and your dress will have nothing to do with it lol

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