Tuesday, September 8, 2015


About ten years back the length of your gown was a deciding factor in how formal your wedding would be. These days the new code on lengths has more to do with how you feel about wearing a certain gown than what's proper before or after five. So lets get right into what those lengths actually mean. Did you know there's a difference between tea-length and ballerina length? Short and mini? Here are some images to inspire you along to finding your perfect hemline. . . .
FLOOR-LENGTH-Most common length for bridal gowns, this hemline is graceful and elegant; the hem typically doesn't touch the floor in front 1-3" above for ease with walking.
BALLERINA-Ballerina-length skirts fall just above the ankle and are wide and full just like the skirts seen in the corps de ballet.  Full skirts look awesome worn over layers of crinoline petticoats.  A dress this length can go semi and informal depending on the materials and workmanship. 
TEA LENGTH-Falls mid-calf and can be either full and voluminous or fitted. Mostly worn for the informal or semi -formal wedding but showing up more and more at larger celebrations.
MINI-I call anything above the knee mini. Whimsical and playful , this skirt sports a certain radical chic first worn in the 1960s. Perfect for a cocktail wedding or a bride wanting to show off great legs.

Header Photo by Loic
Photo 1 by Bride Chic
Photo 4 by  Strotz Photography


Ashley said...

Love the short dress--very flirty and sweet!

Where Wedding said...

Exactly what I wanted to say- short dresses are so adorable, perfect if you want to look cute and flyaway:)