(Closed) Short or long bridesmaid dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Short or Long bridesmaid dress?
    Short : (24 votes)
    67 %
    Long : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Others : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @BerthaToBe: The second link isn’t working for me…

    Edit: JK, I got it to work. The missing “L” on the end is what was making it not work. I like the shorter one better!

    Post # 4
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    A key question would be, what time of day/evening is your wedding? If your wedding is after 6 p.m., the bridesmaids’ dresses should be long. If it is earlier in the day, they should be short.

    Post # 5
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I personally like the shorter one..

    Post # 8
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @BerthaToBe: Traditionally, yes.  It is the time of the event that determines the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses.  However, many modern brides have opted not to use this as a determining factor. 

    Post # 9
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    @CarolinaCola: Thanks for the heads up to add the “L” to get the 2nd link to work.


    @Brielle: My question exactly.  What time is the wedding.

    Post # 10
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It would all depend on what type of wedding you’re having.  The short one is very casual so if you’re having a garden or afternoon wedding I would go with that one.  The longer one for an evening wedding or a slighly more formal event.

    Post # 11
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I agree that is depends on the time of day your wedding is and the venue. For example, a garden wedding will be more casual than a country club wedding. 

    Post # 14
    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @BerthaToBe: I heard at a lot of stores that Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses can take up to 4 months to come in, but if you can buy off the rack then obviously you can wait a little longer.  My girls ordered their dresses in Sept for my March wedding, the dresses should be in next week probably.

    Wedding dresses could take up to 6 months to come in, so if you are getting married in Sept then you probably have not too much longer.

    As for your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, I preferred the short dress that you posted, but I personally like long dresses.  Being very fair myself as well as most of my BMs and an early spring wedding, I didn’t want to worry about pasty legs!

    Post # 16
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I was going to do short at first because i didn’t want it to feel all formal and hyper-elegant.  I was much more interested in a fun, romantic, and laid-back feel.  Then I found some dresses in a floaty pretty material and loved the idea, I looked at them in the long version and could picture my girls running around a vineyard in them-fun and laid back but totally pretty and romantic.  And I picked them in a pretty pewter grey which adds to the dreaminess.  

    The dresses are a bit like that in a lovely chiffon.  If they were in satin or silk or something, there is no way I would have done long (considering my outdoor venue and laid back feel).  It just depends on the feel you want for the day!

    p.s.  I originally had considered 50s style full circle-skirt dresses (tea length) and tea length 40s style wiggle dresses.  Also thought about tea length dresses that had pleated skirts for a 20s feel. 

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