Lengths of wedding gowns for older people.
posted at 6/3/2011 3:41 PM EDT
Would it be appropriate for a bride at an older age to wear a gown similar to the bridesmaid gown that Pippa Middleton wore? (With the beautiful cowl neck and 3/4 length gown.) In addition, would it be too awkward if the bridesmaids wore a full length green sleeveless gown with a see through lace trimmed cap sleeve shrug over it? Or should the bridesmaids also shorten their gowns to 3/4 length? The green sleeveless gown is quite simple - really kind of like a tank dress that would look fine on any figure at any age. (By older bride, we are talking 52-68).
Re: Lengths of wedding gowns for older people.
posted at 6/3/2011 4:01 PM EDT
Regardless of age, etiquette indicates that the bride and groom set the level of formality at the wedding based on their attire. If the bride is wearing a daytime dress [not a gown, which by definition is floor length], then her BMs should be wearing dresses of the same or shorter length. It would look odd if the bride were dressed more casually than her BMs. If you, however, like the way it looks and don't care about the etiquette, then go for it.