Post # 1
I was having a conversation with one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man about what length of dress they would like and I was really suprised… I was thinking of wine colored full length trumpet style dress as my wedding will be in the fall so it might be chilly and i thought that it would be a nice to dress up (and other than prom there isnt very many occassions to dress up!).
However I was plesantly surprised when my Bridesmaid or Best Man said she would rather a really plain tea length dress in a summery color so that she could wear it again to a coctail function. I understand the whole wanting to wear the dress again, but my logic is that you can wear summer dresses all summer, but you have very few occassions to wear nice full length dresses…
Am I missing something? As a Bridesmaid or Best Man in the past I liked playing dress ups and the cost is not an issue since Im paying for them.
Just wanted to know what other ppl chose and why?
Post # 3
Well, I’ve kinda debated this myself as we’re currently in the process of figuring out Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I like the look of tea length, but I have to agree with you- I like full length dresses- they’re super classy and elegant. Our wedding is in May, but it’s a large, formal wedding…so I’m having Bridesmaid or Best Man in long black dresses. =)
Post # 4
I’m not a fan of tea length dresses. they are not very flattering on most people, making them look short of frumpy. Since you’re paying for the dresses, I think you should go ahead and decide on the look you like best.
I’m going with full length but cocktail length would be my second choice.
Post # 5
I thought about full-length, but we ended up with tea-length. Full length is much more formal IMO. We are doing a spring wedding so tea-length I think is appropriate. I think BMs always think about re-wearing the dress, so tea-length would be more versatile. But at the same time, you can always shorten the full-length. Just pick what you like!
Post # 6
Im a fan of the short dresses as well… tea length wont look good on my girls so were going to go with something a little shorter. i think the reason is that (besides my sister) we are all grown adults, I dont want to feel like were going to the prom…
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre
I find tea-length awkward – when I first got engaged I was set on a vintage, tea-length dress but once I tried them on, I realised that they weren’t very flattering on me. I think I’m going to have my girls wear cocktail-length dresses (so at about the knees). My wedding is in late June though!
Post # 8
Wine colored knee length dresses. They came in tea length, but I had my bridesmaids hem them to knee length since I agree with @rycrafty that tea length looks awkward. I would never re-wear a full length dress, but a knee-length one would get lots of reuse. My sister has already reworn her bridesmaid dress from our wedding and it’s only been two and a half months.
Post # 9
Eggplant or Baylor Green dresses that fall between the knee and ankle. I’m not all the picky, I just ask that they wear a bra and keep the bits covered.
As all are students (and one is even a theater major) their budgets as not that great so it allows them to find a dress in their budget that they are comfortable with. One has found a dress she LOVES and is very excited to wear over and over.
But the wedding is also July in Texas so a full length dress is asking a bit- even inside.
Post # 10
Long I think. But from suggestions i’ve had on here from Bees i’m going to let them pick a couple of dresses that they like to try on so they’ll have different dresses but in the same colour and hopefully they’ll wear it again.
Post # 11
My first wedding, my Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister) wore a full-length dress. My second wedding, my Maid/Matron of Honor (my daughter) wore a knee-length dress. In each case, the Maid/Matron of Honor was the only female attendant, so I let her wear any nice dress.
Post # 12
most people I know want shorter dresses, so I am pleasantly surprised to see the poll results: thought I was the only one having full-length dresses! I want it to be more formal and it’s the cold of winter.
Post # 13
I picked a few dresses with a variety of tops (strapless, sleeveless, halter) and with different lengths and asked my sister and friends to pick whichever one they wanted – four wore short and two wore long – they all looked fabulous!
Post # 14
I didn’t vote because there wasn’t an option for shorter than tea length. My girls dresses will be cocktail length – right at their knee. As a shorter girl (5’2″) I’ve hated every tea length bridesmaid dress I’ve ever worn. I feel like an Oompa Loompa in them, so I didn’t want to put my similarly heighted girls though that. Plus my wedding is daytime and somewhat casual, so I thought a shorter dress would be more appropriate than a long dress.
Post # 15
We are going with burnt orange tea length for our fall themed wedding next October. The girls had actually asked me if they could wear long dresses but after thinking about I realized that them in long dresses would look silly with the guys in khakis and brown blazers. I felt bad telling them no, but its our wedding and they were fine with it. I’ll make up for it by giving them each brown cashmere sweaters to wear over the dresses as their Bridal Party gift.
Post # 16
For a fall wedding I would say long dresses. Tea length is a hard length for most people to pull off.