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Selecting the perfect attire for your wedding functions is a crucial decision. And, while it is easier to pick lehengas and shararas, the real struggle lies in choosing between a short dress and a floor-length gown. Each style carries its unique charm and significance, catering to different aspects of your celebration. So, if you too have been struggling to decide whether to don a short dress or choose a floor-length gown, we've got you covered. Scroll below to check out when to choose either one of the two when it comes to your wedding functions. 

The Choice Between a Short Dress and a Floor Length Gown

Short Dresses

Welcome Lunch or Dinner

A welcome dinner or luncheon demands a more relaxed and casual dress code. This will be the first function for your guests so don a statement short dress that will capture the essence of your celebration!

Function’s After-Party

Rewrite the rules by embracing the chic and contemporary allure of short dresses for your main function’s after-party. An after-party allows you to let loose and celebrate in style so it only makes sense to opt for a short dress with sequins or a touch of drama!

Themed Destination Functions

If the wedding is happening at a beach or tropical destination, we recommend donning a short dress for one of the intimate functions. Not only will your short dress go perfectly with the theme but imagine how comfortable you’ll be throughout the function!

For a Fun Mehendi Soiree

One is supposed to opt for something vibrant and colourful when it comes to their mehendi function. That’s why we recommend going with a festive short dress that has embellishment or sequins. Remember, comfort is key for this wedding function and a short dress will be just the right outfit!

Floor Length Gowns

Grand Functions

A timeless ensembles that exude grace and sophistication, floor-length gowns are an ideal choice for grand functions. Opt for rich fabrics like velvet, silk, or embellished ones to stand out and make a statement!

For a Black-Tie Theme

Are you planning on giving a theme to your wedding guests? Then, go with a black-tie theme and opt for a chic gown for the same. After all, for a black-tie theme, a gown is not just recommended but is needed for refined glamour!

For a Luxe Destination Party

If you’re opting for a luxe destination for your wedding functions, it only makes sense to opt for a gown as and when you can. Do justice to the magical destination you’ve picked by wearing some of the best gowns out there!

If There’s a Big Guest List

The size of your guest list will play a huge role in deciding what sort of outfits you should don at your wedding functions. If you have a big guest list then it only makes sense to take things up a notch by wearing a floor-length gown!

Now, you wouldn’t want to look underdressed at your wedding function, would you!?


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What to Wear When: Short Dress v/s Floor Length Gown

by Shweghna Gursahaney

What to Wear When: Short Dress v/s Floor Length Gown