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Dress Duels: Short Dress or Separates?

Lynnie, on December 3, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 119

Have you ever thought about breaking out of the traditional wedding dress mold? Are you tempted by bridal jumpsuits, tuxedo pants, or lace toppers?

Which alternative bridal trend is your top pick? Short wedding dresses or bridal separates?

Short Dress?

Dress Duels: Short Dress or Separates? 1

Photo by Ibay Photography in Kenner, LA

Or Separates?

Dress Duels: Short Dress or Separates? 2

Photo by M & J Photography


Hope you enjoyed this week's game! If you missed any questions, you can see them all linked here: Dress Duels!

Want more? Make sure you didn’t miss our recent games: Long or Short?, Which came first?, and Yea or Nay?


Latest activity by Mrs. Spring, on November 16, 2020 at 2:32 AM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I would choose separates over a short dress.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Didn't consider either of these, but I would choose separates rather than a short dress.

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  • Erin
    VIP September 2023
    Erin ·
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    Separates, if I had to choose
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  • Blair
    Super June 2021
    Blair ·
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    Bridal separates are cute

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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·
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    I would probably choose neither of these, but separates is better than short.

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  • Jasmin
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jasmin ·
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    Separates! I love the midline exposed.
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I would totally do a separates dress!

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  • Lakeya
    Savvy January 2021
    Lakeya ·
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    Length of dress depending on type of wedding, if T-shirt formal traditional then long. A casual wedding a shorter dress can be ok
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  • K
    Dedicated 0000
    K ·
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    If I had to choose, separates
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  • Alicia
    Devoted October 2021
    Alicia ·
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    I like the short look
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  • Kasyah
    Devoted July 2020
    Kasyah ·
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    Not a fan of either but I would choose separates.
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  • L
    Dedicated May 2022
    Laura ·
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    If I were to chose this style it would be seperates
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  • Kaitlyn
    Devoted October 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Separates in this case; some short dresses are cute
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I would much rather a short dress but then again I am not trying to show my belly lol.

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  • Tanyia
    Expert February 2020
    Tanyia ·
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    It depends on your body type. Short dresses hide more
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  • Ellie
    Devoted January 2020
    Ellie ·
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    Seperate looks nicer in these photos at least.

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  • RoseSoda
    Savvy September 2021
    RoseSoda ·
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    Separates. I can understand a short dress for a more low-key wedding or maybe for a cute retro style, but I wanna go full princess for mine, and I've seen some interesting separate combos that could still totally achieve that look.

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  • Lacy
    Dedicated October 2020
    Lacy ·
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    If I had to choose, I'd go with separates. I like the idea of being able to have two skirts that change the look of the dress between the ceremony and the reception.

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  • Katelyn
    Expert October 2020
    Katelyn ·
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    Honestly, separates over a short dress. I don’t know, there’s just something nice about the separates kind of look!
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  • Crystal
    Devoted September 2021
    Crystal ·
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    Separates. I don’t care for short wedding dresses and the separate pieces are fun the mix and match
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