As people have already mentioned, its your wedding day and you need to wear what you want. Not what people tell you you should wear or what you think you should wear just because its a DW. I had an idea of what kind of dress I thought I wanted when I went to try on dresses and ended up with the complete opposite. I said I wouldn't have a ball gown, but guess what, I ended up with a ball gown.
I was recently a bridesmaid for a close friend/coworker and she was adament that she was going to wear a short dress. She is quite tall, over 6 feet, and her fiance is about half a foot taller then her. She wasn't sure if she wanted a long dress because she felt like it would look baggy and look like way to much fabric. Because of that she had her mind set on a short dress. When we went with her to first try on dresses she didn't even want to try on the long dresses. After trying on a few short dresses she no longer wanted a short dress for her wedding as she said she didnt feel like a bride, but rather like she was going to any fancy party or event. She did end up purchasing a long dress, which I guess made her feel more like a bride.
I think the best thing to do is to keep an open mind when you start dress shopping. Try on as many different styles, lengths, fabrics, colors, ect as you can so you know exactly what you want in your dress. And make sure you buy a dress because you love it, not just because you are getting married on a beach!!
Originally Posted by Peach
So, I am beginning to look online for wedding dresses. I have been told by many people that I would look good in a short dress. Some background: FI and I will both be in our late 20s, neither married before. We are getting married on the beach. No one has been to a DW before. FI is planning on wearing a white (or ivory) button up short sleeved shirt, and khaki coloured pants, both in linen. He is super tall (6'7" with his sandals), and I am quite short (6'2" barefoot, but I will obviously be wearing platform sandals). I think the height is the reason people are recommending I go short. Like FI says, do I want to look like a curtain? (I am looking at chiffon or other flowing fabric). However, I am wondering if a short dress will feel bridal enough, you know? At first I was thinking, no way, but I have since looked at many pictures of shorter dresses and can consider it now. I am planning on trying on both long and short, but I want to focus a bit more. Everything is going to be very simple with us, and I do NOT want to be a 2-dress bride (simply because of price and simplicity).
I guess all of this leads to my question: did anyone who went for a short dress wish they had a long one? Any regrets at all?