Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses – Short or Long For A Beach Wedding?
Fine white sand, crystal clear seas, gentle rolling waves, and tropical plants and animals in view make an ideal beach ceremony setting for a wedding. Before you stroll down a sandy path to say your “I do’s,” be sure to weigh out the pros and cons of short and long chiffon bridesmaid dresses to ensure that your best gal pals share in your celebration in style and comfort!
Summer bridesmaid dresses in general are usually composed of fine and light materials like silk, satin, and chiffon. When dress shopping with your bridal party, browse through the summery, light, and flowy bridesmaid dresses, even if your wedding is taking place during fall or winter months, due to the warm or tropical environment of the ceremony. Satin bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice for a destination or beach wedding, but chiffon bridesmaid dresses are lighter and have a light visible texture on them that complements the sandy grains of the beach’s ceremony alter.
Short bridesmaid dresses highlight tan and toned legs, while remaining sand free when walking down the aisle. Opt for a flowing knee length or tea length hemline that will blow in the ocean breeze, adding a whimsical playfulness and movement when standing by your side during the vow exchange. If some of the bridesmaids do not feel comfortable in a knee length cut, decide if you are open to short dresses of varying hemlines.
Long bridesmaid dresses look ultra-feminine and romantic. They have the ability to create long and lean lines, resulting in ultimate beach chiffon bridesmaid dresses. While they will skim the sand and gently blow in the breeze, their hemline will most likely tarnish by the end of the night but can be dry cleaned to remove any staining or discoloration. Each bridesmaid can enjoy the beach themed wedding as they stroll down the aisle in flip flops or barefoot-ideal for an evening candle light ceremony. Long chiffon bridesmaid dresses also look chic and sleek during a reception at a beach front club or on a yacht.
Many brides today are open to one color dress composed of a variety of materials, styles, and lengths. If uniformity is not a necessity, allowing your bridesmaids to choose a dress they feel most confident and comfortable in is something you may want to consider.
If uniformity is something you require from your girls, once you select your ideal hemline for your bridal party, keep your material options open. If you are torn between silk and chiffon, as described above as most ideal for beach weddings, opt for silk chiffon bridesmaid dresses. You get the best of both worlds, in the hemline you adore.