Wednesday, December 2, 2009

GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS

St. Pucchi
Do you know the difference between tea-length and ballerina length? Short or mini? Here are some images to inspire you along to finding your perfect hemline. . . .

FLOOR-LENGTH

Sassi Holford
Most common length for bridal gowns, this hemline is graceful and elegant; typically not touching the floor in front but 1-3" above for ease with walking.
BALLERINA

Amy-Jo Tatum
Photo by Stephanie Williams Photography
Ballerina-length skirts fall just above the ankle and are wide and full just like the skirts seen in the corps de ballet.
TEA-LENGTH


Falls mid-calf and can be either full and volumonous or fitted. Mostly worn at the informal or semi -formal wedding.

KNEE-LENGTH

Peter Langner

This style of skirt finishes just below or above the knee. A very flattering length, it's perfect for cocktail and the less formal civil-style wedding.

MINI
Jenny Packham

A whimsical and playful , this skirt sports a certain radical chic first worn in the 1960s. Perfect for a cocktail wedding or a bride with great legs.

ASYMMETRICAL

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GRADUATED

Hemline is short in front and generally extended into a train in back.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Just stunning and so creative. Why am I always attracted to the ballet skirts? Maybe you can do a post on bride shoe suggestions. I know that would help me... I love your blog sweetie! SF blog love.

bridechic said...

Funny you should ask Laura! A post on Shoe Savvy is scheduled for 12-30-09. Loved your post on finding your engagement dress.