(Closed) Long vs. Short? Chiffon vs. Satin? Need bridesmaid dress help!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which type of dress should I pick?
    Long Satin : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Short Satin : (7 votes)
    30 %
    Short Chiffon : (13 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oooo i like the short satin ones. That’s a really pretty dress!

    Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i uggh when i saw the long satin only because that design and fabric is very unforgiving for anyone with the less than perfect body and because of that i voted short

    Post # 5
    340 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Could you do the long in chiffon?

    Post # 7
    234 posts
    Helper bee

    This is a completely personal opinion, but I happen to love short dresses and not love satin. I find chiffon to be so fun and flowy. If you are going for a more formal affair, though, definitely go with the long satin dresses.

    Post # 8
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    short chiffon! I think that material is a little more forgiving if you don’t have the perfect body 😉

    Post # 9
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m in the minority – love the long! But the chiffon short is lovely too.

    Post # 10
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would go for long chiffon, actually. There were a few really cute ones when I was looking around that came in that color, and they were figure flattering. I also love the flowiness of chiffon but agree that a short dress will tone down the formality of the wedding.

    Post # 11
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Unless your guests read your posts or talk to your bridesmaids, most of them wont know what the bridesmaids are wearing until they are THERE… and I dont think theyll all be carrying sundresses in their purses just in case your BMs are in short.  If its a black tie affair – go with long – otherwise, go with what you and your girls like!

    Post # 12
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I’d pick long chiffon. Satin is not breathable so it gets warm while wearing it.

    Post # 13
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’d pick long chiffon if I were you. I love chiffon because if anyone has a tummy it grazes over the unsightly bump which can be enhanced by shiny satin (even in black). I was at a wedding once where everyone whore a black satin. The dresses in and of themselves where beautiful, and they added a special ribbon for each girl, which i loved. HOWEVER anyone that wasn’t a size 2 or had a rock hard tummy looked like they needed a corset and some SPANX. 🙁 I felt so bad for them, but I learned an important lesson that day.

    Post # 14
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My colors are similare to yours; pink instead of orange. And we are having a formal wedding. My girls will be wearing tea length gowns in celedon (the exact color of your first picture) with an organza overlay. One girl is a size 2-4 and the other is a 12-14; both of these are street sizes. Satin and Chiffon can both be very flattering and flowing. It all depends on they cut/style of the gown/dress. I wanted extra flowiness, so that is why I am using both satin and organza.

    Post # 15
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love the look of the short satin, but in reality, the chiffon will probably be more wearable and show less flaws in the body.  I really wanted satin tea lenght dresses for my girls, but they didn’t fall right on any of them, so we went with a great floral print in chiffon.

    Post # 16
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I am in the minority as well and voted long.  I’d go long because I’ve always been partial to long dresses (maybe it’s b/c of my culture) and I want the formal feeling for the wedding.  My Fiance and his side are more accustomed to short Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I am going against them all and going for long.

    I also was contemplating before about how the guests would feel if they came in formal attires expecting a formal affair and might be displeased to see the BMs in cocktail dresses.  I think it’s a personal choice, and I like the formal, so formal it is for everyone, especially the Bride, the Groom, and the whole wedding party.


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