(Closed) Short or long?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

As I Bridesmaid or Best Man, I prefer shorter dresses.  I find them to be both more comfortable, more flattering, and more likely to be re-worn.

My BM’s wore short dresses to our formal evening wedding.

Post # 4
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the second dress. I don’t think a long dress is a requirement. I think the venue and the feel of the wedding matter more than the time or season. And even then I don’t think a shorter dress is ever completely out of place. But that’s just me.

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Some people say that short dresses are automatically less formal. I disagree completely. I think shorter dresses can be just as elegant and formal.

P.S. I really love some of the dresses you’ve chosen!

Post # 6
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1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think they need to be long at all. If you’re worried it might look too summery or something, have them wear a wrap or some sort of really cute sweater. I think they’ll be more likely to rewear a short dress than a long dress.

Post # 7
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

First, I need to know where you found these dresses. SECOND, I think if it’s an evening wedding in the winter, you should have long dresses. Just my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@pinkmnm220: I love the shoes!! If youcan get away with wearing a short dress int he winter than go for it! I love all the short styles, I will have to check it the site out! thanks!

Post # 11
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767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m getting married in November as well (!) and my BM’s are wearing long dresses because a) the ceremony and reception are bit more formal, but most importantly, b) I live in Canada and it can be chilly that time of year…

but since you live in Florida (jealous), i’d say the shorter/tea length ones are very suitable!!!!  And kudos to you for taking your sisters pregancy into consideration!

Post # 13
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My sister got married in November (in Ga) and they wore long dresses. My concern with the short dresses you’ve picked is that…none of them seem like they’d work all that well with a baby bump. They look very structured and you said you wanted flowy/chiffon for your sister’s possible bump.

Post # 15
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2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I definitely think long dresses for most evening wedding, and especially in November!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

By brother got married in November in chilly Boston and all of the bmaids wore short dresses and everyone looked great. His wife chose a dark purple color and a heavy satin. I honestly think if you pick something other than chiffon you can def. do a short dress in November!

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