Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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. . . .


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.


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.


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


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.

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.


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


HiLLjO said...

graduated is my favorite. I looked for a hi lo hem dress but had no luck about a year ago. Oh well!

Gina said...

So many beautiful dresses - no matter the length! This a very clear (and lovely) example of different length options.

Never A Plain Jane said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I thought tea-length and ballerina length were the same. I hang my head in shame. I guess I'll go look at more pretty photos on your blog to help cheer myself up!

Clara Turbay said...

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Punctuation Mark said...

i love the beautiful detailing on these dresses!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dresses!
Love that Jenny Packham!


Francesca R said...

Floor lenght! I couldn't imagine anything else...I a bit old style I know....

Best Wedding Songs said...

i love them all

Pratishtha Durga said...

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Angels Wear Prada said...

Nice blog, and I love those dresses! We're following you!

Leah said...

The polka dot dress is so cute!

xo L.

Em said...

I want a full-length gown for my wedding (I'm only sixteen but already planning it). However, my favorite here is the tea-length one! It's absolutely adorable! The asymmetrical one is stunning too.


Natasha said...

Max Chaoul - sexy
Jenny Packham - bold and eye-catching
Peter Langner - don't like it :(
Candy Anthony - hopelessly romantic (just like me)
Sassi Holford - perfect!