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A tea length wedding dress covers all dresses with skirts that finish anywhere between the ankle and the knee. Short tea length wedding dresses, especially those with full skirts and petticoats are often referred to as a Fifties style wedding dress. Longer tea length wedding dresses that finish just below the ankle bone might also be called ballerina length wedding gowns. In practice, most FairyGothMother tea length bridal gowns can be made to order in a choice of length. What is ballerina length on one bride after all might be full length on another!
A shorter wedding dress works well for brides in smaller venues, those who are travelling abroad and those who feel their body shape suits the shorter lengths better than a full length bulky gown with train. Short wedding dresses are equally at home in a civil ceremony at the Town Hall, in Las Vegas or even on a beach.
What will the groom be wearing? Will a shorter dress compliment the look and style of the wedding you have planned? Many tea length bridal gowns work well in colour as well as traditional Ivory or White. If your partner is wearing a striking colour maybe you would like to incorporate elements of their colours into your look.
Are you having bridesmaids? Will they be in long or short gowns. If they will also be in a shorter silhouette, then you might want to consider having a length that compliments their gowns whilst still being the main event at the wedding. Ballerina length gowns work well with knee length cocktail bridesmaids or slim silhouette full length gowns. Shorter fifties length wedding dresses would also work well with full length bridesmaids or even something alternative like a jumpsuit.
London's award winning tea length wedding dress specialists FairyGothMother offer wedding dresses in sizes 8 - 30. Wedding dresses are available off the peg or to order. The showroom is open by appointment only so that you have our undivided attention and the entire space to yourself for you and your bridal party. The London showroom is based in SE8, a short walk or bus ride from Canada Water on the Jubilee line as well as numerous buses from Central London. You can even park along Grinstead Road for free!