(Closed) Long or short bridesmaid dresses?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should Bridesmaid dresses be short?
    Short to keep focus on you as the bride : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Long and elegant like you want : (36 votes)
    46 %
    Doesn't matter focus will still be on you the bride : (33 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    7736 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Your wedding your choice. *I* think short/medium is better, but it’s not my wedding. If you prefer long, go for it.

    Post # 4
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @futuremrsmendez:  I think the focus will remain on you regardless of the type of bridesmaid dresses you go for.  If you want long dresses for the girls, I think you should get them.  Long dresses can look really elegant and beautiful, but it’s not as though they’ll shine more than you do just because they’re wearing a long gown.  For what it’s worth, I wore a long bridesmaid dress in a close friend’s wedding several years ago, I’m wearing a long bridesmaid dress this September in my cousin’s wedding, and though I haven’t decided for sure the exact style of dress I want the girls to wear in my wedding yet, I’m 100% sure I’ll be going with long bridesmaid dresses.

    Post # 5
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted for long and elegant like you want. I liked a similar style dress, but all of the bridesmaids wanted short soo I gave in.

    Post # 6
    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think you’re going to “blend in” if your ‘maids where long dresses, thats a thought that never crossed my mind at all.  I have always loved the elegance of long dresses but for spring I think shorter would be more appropriate, especially if you’re not doing anything super formal venue-wise.  I love the Divina and hope to be a Divina bride too 🙂 

    Post # 8
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am firmly in the long Bridesmaid or Best Man dress camp, especially if your dress/wedding is fairly dressy. I think short dresses are cute for more casual weddings, but long dresses are just so elegant and more flattering on just about everyone.

    I wouldn’t recommend tea length because it is quite easily unflattering on most people!


    Post # 9
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you are having a formal elegant wedding go long! Especially if the weather is cool or it’s indoors. I promise you, you will stand out.

    Post # 10
    2262 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I feel like because of the high neckline, the shorter dress would be nice 🙂 But the long dress looks great too!

    Post # 11
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Long for formal elegant weddings, short if its more casual

    Post # 12
    917 posts
    Busy bee

    I think the focus will be on you, but when it comes to the bridesmaids I’d go with what the weather permits.

    Post # 13
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think it kind of depends on the type of wedding vision you have and the time of year. If it’s spring, you can get away with short or long. Summer should be shorter. Fall and winter longer. But that’s just MY opinion many women do it differently. My wedding was spring and we had long bridesmaids dresses but for my best friends wedding in 2 weeks she chose short.

    Post # 14
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Technically, the length of the dresses should be determined by time of day and formality of the event. I had a 6 p.m. wedding specifically because I wanted my bridesmaids and the mothers to be able to wear long dresses.

    That said, the vast majority of weddings I have attended did not follow this rule. 

    If you’re having a 5 p.m. wedding, I would choose the long dresses that you really love.

    Post # 15
    39 posts
    • Wedding: February 2014

    the focus will be on you the bride, no matter what your bridesmaids wear. The long one is elegant and classic (there are heaps of short bridesmaid dresses around I feel) i dig it 😀

    Post # 16
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @peonyinparis:  totally agree. I love long bm dresses unless it is a beach wedding or something casual.

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