Post # 1
Hi there everyone! I’m new to the boards. In the early stages of planning my wedding for next April. I’m currently in the not-so-exciting processes of deciding on a dress. My friends are insistent that I better get dress shopping quickly. I’ve only looked online so far. I’m really thinking I’d like a tea-length dress. Our ceremony is pretty laid back and small, mostly outside. I’ve read conflicting things about plus-sized gals wearing tea-length dresses. Any thoughts or personal experience? I’m 5’8, so height shouldn’t be a problem. I really like the vintage 50s look of some tea-length dresses with petticoats and all, but again, not sure if that would look good on my plus-sized frame. I’m also probably going to be getting a bolero to go with it. I found a few really cute knit ones on Etsy that I like a lot. Any help or feedback would be a big help!
Post # 3
I am wearing a tea length dress so have done a lot of research online! I am not plus sized but have seen a lot of photos of plus siZed brides wearing them and looking fab. I think it’s more to do with your shape, rather than yoursize. Those dresses really emphasise the slimmest part of your waist so can be very flattering. My fav parts are waist and legs so these dresses suit me, and I wanted to cover arms.
Post # 4
My dress was origianlly full length and I had it altered to be tea length. I added a black crinoline underneath. it’s more noticeable in person, for some reason, than in the pictures. I also added a bolero jacket.
For the record, this is a David’s Bridal size 20, and it’s Satin A-line with Asymmetrical Skirt Style 9T8076.
It wasn’t a “50’s Style”, but the 50’s styles seemes much shorter and poofier. I loved the A-line of this, it was super flattering on me.
Post # 5
My seamstress said tea length or a bit shorter…like mid calf was a perfect length for me (5’2 ~190lbs). She tried different lengths and we all decided that was the most flattering length.
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Post # 7
My dress was somewhere between knee length and tea length. I loved it and still do. I’m a size 14/16.
Post # 8
I like tea length. Didn’t go for it myself, but kind of wanted to. You will want to have really cute shoes!
Here’s a pic of me in a tea length at David’s Bridal. As a larger person I did think it was flattering. Me and the consultant are holding it up to be true tea length (I’m short), so the skirt isn’t as flared as it should be. Sorry the pic is so big…
Post # 10
tea length with crinoline always looks great on you lovely bigger girls. you all look wonderful!!!
Post # 11
I think it’s one of those things where you’ll have to try it on! I tried one on and it looked awful on me. Of course, you’ve got 4 inches on me, so it’s going to look completely different! It’ll probably also depend on how your weight is distributed, etc., so definitely hit a store!