How long will you go?



Length Matters!

It’s time to buy your wedding dress! How excited are you?

Before you start your search, you need to decide the type of wedding you are having. For example, will it be formal or informal? Traditional or modern? Ceremony time? (Daytime is before 6 p.m. and evening is after 6 p.m.)

Budget is also a factor. Some brides opt for shorter lengths since they are less expensive than floor lengths.  

Here’s a great visual from www.preownedweddingdresses.com.


wedding length chart

Knee length: The bottom of the dress ends just below the knee. This length is very versatile and works well for any time of the day. The type of fabric will determine whether the dress is casual or formal.

Above the knee. The bottom of the skirt ends above the knee. This length works well for a modern, casual daytime or evening ceremony. Some brides even choose a mini skirt. A high-low version is also a great compromise if you can’t decide.

Tea length: The bottom of the dress ends at your shin and gives you a chic vintage look. The style and material will determine if it can be worn in the daytime or evening. The length also allows you to show off your fancy shoes!

Ankle length: The bottom of the dress ends at your ankle. This look is great for a semi-casual ceremony plus you also don’t have to worry about tripping or getting the hem dirty.

Floor length: The bottom of the dress touches the floor and it works for any ceremony.  And if you want to wear comfy shoes, no one will be able to see them!

An important tip is to wear your ceremony shoes when having your dress hemmed. After all, you don’t want your floor length dress to be short once you put your shoes on!

Have fun trying on different lengths and find one that suits you.

Which length are you going to choose?

By Shaila Khan