(Closed) To shorten or not to shorten…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Full length or tea length?
    Leave it alone! : (36 votes)
    72 %
    Shorten it up to tea! : (14 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    Gingergirl:  Is there a reason that you want to shorten it?

    Post # 3
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    305 posts
    Helper bee

    So, normally, I would say to keep it long.  Since you’re considering shortening it, and based on your theme–in this case, I say go for it!  I think it would be super cute to show the tulle underneath the skirt a little.  It gives the dress a little more character!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception

    I can’t see the swiss dots in the picture but I myself am having swiss dots in my skirt…  I do see why you would consider shortening it simply because swiss dots are fun/cute/flirty and seems like it would be cute with a shorter dress.<br /><br />That being said — I definitely opted to keep my long, and it’s just my opinion that you should keep yours long too.  I think that tea-length might make the dress a little less flattering on you.  Keeping it floor-length elongates your body and is very flattering!<br /><br />Still — it’s your wedding and sometimes things look different in person than in photos.  Ultimately, do what makes you happiest and feel most special!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    normally id say no but for a garden carnival wedding it would be cute.  try on some tea length dresses to really decide though.  i thought i loved them and hated them on me.  

    Post # 9
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee

    How short would you go with it? I know you said tea length, but I’ve seen that mean anywhere from just above the ankles to just below the knees!

    Post # 10
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think the fabric looks a bit floaty to sit will at tea length.  My vote would be to keep it long.

    Post # 12
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee

    Hmm, ok. I would keep it full length 🙂

    Post # 13
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    215 posts
    Helper bee

    Gingergirl:  I would shorten it higher than where you have it–it looks like the dress is just too short for you. 

    If you shorten the dress, it will probably look like this: (I don’t like the look of this one–too bridesmaidey)

    So you might have to get a poofy thing underneath to look like this: (which is way more bridal!)

     

    I wouldn’t personally shorten it, but it seems like it’s something that you really like, so I think you should go for it!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    Gingergirl:  Decisions decisions…it’s tough! I’m so indecisive too!

    Try on more long dresses to see if you like any better than the one you’ll have shortened. 

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