Bridal party robes are great, but there is one big problem bridesmaids face when wearing them: most robes are too short. Sure, you can wear hosiery or leggings with a dressing robe, but it sort of defeats the point of lounging robes when you have to pair it with regular clothing. But who wants to be the only one wearing pants to avoid an “oops” situation? With so many photos being taken, it’s no surprise bridesmaids are nervous about the length, and why long bridesmaid robes are such a brilliant alternative to the typical length.
When Christina wrote to us last week, we knew it was a great topic to share: where to buy extra long robes for bridesmaids. She writes, “Dear Emmaline Bride, I want to buy long bridesmaid robes but I’m not sure where to get cute ones. Two of my bridesmaids are tall and two are plus-size so I want to make sure all the robes fit everyone perfectly. Do you have any tips on where to buy extra long robes that are cute (not frumpy?) Or even long robes for tall bridesmaids? Should I let bridesmaids pick short vs. long? Thanks so much.”
Long Robes for Bridesmaids
Hi Christina! Long bridesmaid robes are a fantastic alternative to short robes. There’s a new-ish trend of long bridesmaid robes which are a midi length, which hits near or at the calf; if you want to go even longer, ankle-length robes are known as maxi robes. There are a few long robes to choose from, especially cute ones we found in floral prints and solids. From Etsy long robes to Plum Pretty Sugar (another popular choice, especially in their pretty florals!) we found where to buy long robes for women in a longer, more covered-up length. You can order a mix of short and long, but we recommend buying EVERYONE the long length robes so you’re not setting one or a few bridesmaids apart from the others.
These robes aren’t just for tall or plus-size bridesmaids. Some bridesmaids just like the idea of being more covered up, especially in photo situations; others want to be able to move around, get ready before the wedding, and not worry about an “oops” situation. These long robes for bridesmaids are availbale in regular, petite, tall, and plus-size styles.
HELPFUL HINT: Before you buy long robes for bridesmaids, ask the shop any questions you have about sizing (or see their individual size chart for specifications).
To answer your question about cute long robes (I get it, you don’t want frumpy robes — totally understand!), let’s begin with some stylish long robes Etsy has to offer.
Here are a few places on Etsy that offer long bridesmaid robes for sale.
Long Bridesmaid Robes
These floral extra long robes are available by DayOfBlossom and they look so pretty! To show you the difference between the long length robe and the short one, see the photos below.
Extra Long Bridesmaid Robes
You can these long robes for ladies from MonoRobes in extra-long or plus-size options. Here are just a few examples from their shop of long dressing robes in pretty floral patterns.
Long Plush Robes
These long plush robes are made of Turkish cotton and look oh-so-cozy! These monogrammed robes are available in a long length past the knee and are great for fall or winter weddings.
These stylish women’s long dressing robes feature a soft tulip style hem, billowing sleeves, and soft inside lining.
Longer Length Bridal Party Robes
These midi bridesmaids robes are past the knee, but shorter than ankle length. They’re known as midi bridal party robes, which makes it tough to find unless you know the right wording! :) These are beautiful and make a great in-between option.
Long Velvet Robes
These long velvet robes are a dream come true! Long length, ultra-soft velvet, and a handful of different color and pattern options.
Floral Midi Robes
These ankle-length styles make fantastic options for long robes. There are floral patterns or solid colors to choose from; as you can see, the length of these robes hits at or near the ankle.
Go a little shorter with midi robes for bridesmaids. These dressing gowns hit around the knee or slightly longer than the knee.
What do you think of these extra long robes for bridesmaids? Is this what you had in mind? I hope it helps! Tell us your favorite long bridal party robe style — midi or maxi? — in the comment box below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. You can create one-of-a-kind bridesmaid gifts by adding these makeup bags with the robes, or placing everything in these cute tote bags.
P.S.S. Want more options for getting ready? Try these getting ready outfits!