Post # 1
Hi bees! While lurking on a few threads about tea length dresses, I cam across the term “ballerina length” for the first time. It seems like there’s a very loose definition of both when I google it, so what really is the difference, in your experience? Did any of you have a ballerina length dress? Is it actually a common-enough term that I can use it while dress shopping and be understood? Any insights (and pictures!) you all might have about ballerina length/tea length/dresses that dont hit the floor would be much appreciated!
Post # 2
According to this website, http://chicvintagebrides.com/index.php/wedding-dresses/25-tea-length-wedding-dresses/, ballerina length is anything that falls between mid-calf and ankle; so a bit longer than tea length. Tea length falls below the knee and above the mid-calf. Lots of good photos on that page!
I prefer tea length. It looks like the ballerina length dresses are long dreses that are too short for the girls wearing them. Just my opinion though!
Post # 3
Thanks, that’s very helpful! I hadn’t considered that about ballerina length dresses, and I’m rather short so that’s a good thing to consider when I do start trying things on.
Post # 4
I got a tea length dress and had it altered to fall just below my knee. If you are short it is a more flattering length. Before the dress was altered it fell mid-calf and made my legs look stumpy.
I haven’t heard the term ballerina length before.
Post # 5
I like both lengths! I like tea length with heels and ballerina length with ballet flats (ala Audrey Hepburn).
Post # 6
I am also short (5’2”), and I couldn’t help but think that the ballerina length dresses would probably fit me perfectly as a floor-length dress! Definitely just below the knee is a super flattering length 🙂