Post # 1
I have had so much trouble looking for bridesmaids dresses that are long but still under 100 dollars and don’t look really plain. Would short dreses just be too weird for January? Where I live, it snows in January. The thing is, I am having the ceremony and reception in 1 building and I figured everyone would get ready there so the weather is not an issue, its just I dont want it to scream summer.
If it would be weird, do any of you bees know great online sites for cheap evening gowns?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I think you can do whatever you like, just make sure you are flexible if the girls are cold in short dresses – allow them to wear tights, or provide them with cashminas or wraps to keep their shoulders warm, etc. – because you may want to take pictures outside or the girls might need to run out to do some errands. It is your day though, so if you prefer short dresses, then pick some short dresses! Hopefully some other bees can chime in about where to find cheap long dresses. What style are you looking for?
Post # 4
I love the idea and look of the tights with short dresses but it would depend how formal your wedding is
Post # 5
What if I did more of a long sleeved lace short dress? then they wouldnt need the wrap
Post # 6
@Lalk2bee: long sleeve lace dress would be cute! I would still be open to tights if needed. I live in GA and winter is pretty mild here.. depending on where you live you may need tights
Post # 7
Don’t get hung up on this just because it’s a bridesmaid dress. I’ll bet most of us wear short dresses at some time during the winter. Those of us who wear dresses to work, don’t all of a sudden switch to long dresses for the winter.
Short dresses will be fine if you can’t find the long dress you initially wanted.
Have you looked in the SALE section of sites like Nordstroms, 6pm.com and Davids Bridal?
This dress is on sale st Nordstroms for $89
Post # 8
I really like Miss Walaby’s answer. That’s mostly what I could go with. Especially the thing about tights! I think that would be the bridemaids biggest concern if it were cold.
Post # 9
I was in a wedding on January 2 in San Francisco a couple eyars ago in a short white/orange floral dress. Now, styling aside, I was so cold. I would have loved to have some tights (not sure what color would have gone with those dresses mind you) or a wrap or something. I think there are ways to make it work, but you have to also consider whether these girls are going to be standing outside for pictures or anything. Just be flexible with cold weather accessories.
Post # 10
I guess I’m in the minority. I don’t think short dresses are appropriate for January in a cold climate.
Post # 11
I live in a cold climate, and never once have I attended a winter wedding in a long dress. Most of your guests will be in short, why not the bridesmaids? I’d just say choose a color that suggests winter, something with a rich jewel tone instead of like, bright orange. If it’s done right, and there’s no traveling for the girls once they’ve gotten dressed, then I say ok. But if you do outdoor photos or anything, way too cold.
Post # 12
@julies1949: I have the other other 2 but not 6pm.com, I’ll have to look!
Post # 13
@Lalk2bee: It’s your wedding. Also, I live in a cold and snowy place too. But as a guest, I would wear a short dress. You do what YOU want.