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How short is too short for a wedding?

(61 Posts)
peanutsmuggler Fri 20-Apr-12 12:51:37

Opinions please, is mid thigh too short?


BunnyLebowski Fri 20-Apr-12 12:54:53

In my opinion, yes. Definitely.

Helltotheno Fri 20-Apr-12 12:56:48

Imo no.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 20-Apr-12 12:58:22

I agree with bunny. For a wedding, midthigh is too short. Knee-length at least. But I am an old fart, and know nothing about style or beauty.

ENormaSnob Fri 20-Apr-12 13:00:17

Mid thigh/few inches above knee ok, any higher no.

IMO obviously.

FeedZombieEatSmartie Fri 20-Apr-12 13:00:17

I'm going to a wedding in a few weeks and the dress is just above the knee. I don't think mid thigh is too short. Just below the bottom where bending over would be risque is not appropriate.

emrys Fri 20-Apr-12 13:01:01

Maybe a bit, but you could get away with it if you have a smart jacket and maybe opaque tights? Some guests will disapprove and think you look tarty though, personally I wouldn't risk offending at someone else's do.

ENormaSnob Fri 20-Apr-12 13:03:22

Actually, I was at a christening a few weeks ago and there was a girl in a short dress.

It was nice but looked completely inappropriate for a christening/wedding.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Fri 20-Apr-12 13:04:57

Just above knee is fine, mid thigh definitely too short. IMO.

BunnyLebowski Fri 20-Apr-12 13:05:03

Just above the knee is very different to mid-thigh surely? <looks at own legs>

For me it's about looking classy as opposed to cheap. Nobody, no matter how good their pins are, is going to look elegant in a short dress with their bare thighs showing.

seeker Fri 20-Apr-12 13:06:00

"shall we?"

"yes let's"


Or is that not what you meant?

snice Fri 20-Apr-12 13:06:44

my guide to wedding style would be that you don't want to look as if you were out on the pull-and a mid thigh skirt is definitely 'Saturday night'

Aworryingtrend Fri 20-Apr-12 13:09:38

Just above the knee is fine, mid-thigh is not.

ujjayi Fri 20-Apr-12 13:11:09

Agree with others who say above knee is fine but mid-thigh is straying into WAG territory <<shudder>>

ENormaSnob Fri 20-Apr-12 13:11:51

Hmm, I have confused myself blush

Just above knee = ok

Mid thigh = not ok

MrsShitty Fri 20-Apr-12 13:12:46

I wore a dress that short to my best friends was Autumn and I had black opaque tights and a little cardigan too...I looked gorgeous thank you very much and was admired by the bride too.

ballstoit Fri 20-Apr-12 13:13:25

Do you mean for a guest or the bride?

Mid thigh, if not too tight and the wearer has decent legs is okay for a guest I think.

But for some reason, I think not okay for the bride confused

BunnyLebowski Fri 20-Apr-12 13:13:57

Ah but MrsShitty short dress + opaques is an entirely different thing! And perfectly acceptable smile.

cherrypieplum Fri 20-Apr-12 13:15:49

Is Katie Price getting married again? Because then mid thigh is acceptable. Anyone else and I'd say not.

If you have a model worthy body it'll just look like you are trying to show up the bride. If you don't people will whisper and point.

TeaandHobnobs Fri 20-Apr-12 13:15:56

One of my pet hates is short skirts at weddings.

I agree up to mid thigh is probably ok, as long as it looks tasteful/classy?

However you are completely at liberty to wear whatever you like! grin I guess you would be asking the question if you didn't care though?

daimbardiva Fri 20-Apr-12 13:16:48

I think it really depends on the style of dress. I have worn mid thigh to a wedding before - in fact the same dress to two different weddings- and i think it looked fine even though Im tall and so showed a lot of keg. The dress had a high neck and sleeves and i wore sheer tights.

Gapants Fri 20-Apr-12 13:16:53

bare legged--no


daimbardiva Fri 20-Apr-12 13:17:28

Er , leg, not keg. Obviously!

nickelhasababy Fri 20-Apr-12 13:19:25

if you wear tights then mid-thigh is fine. (and that's obvious tights, not flesh-coloured 20denier ones)
if you don't, then just above knee is the highest you can go.

Tuppenyrice Fri 20-Apr-12 13:19:58

Haha I thought the same thing seeker!

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