It’s wedding season, and I’ve got three weddings to attend this summer…phew! It just hit me that I don’t have any semi formal (or formal) dresses that are floor length. If you aren’t a diva on the red carpet or a Russian socialite, chances are you don’t have many of those types of dresses either.
For me, here are some of the reasons why I personally don’t own any floor length and high neck gowns:
1. Hard to find long gowns that are within my budget. Not that more material to cover the skin equates to a higher price tag, because we all know that’s not always the case! It would make more sense, though.
2. Long and high neck gowns are not wearable casually or on more than one occasion. In other words, they are not that versatile. You can’t easily layer a fully covered gown that’s not a shell with another piece of clothing on top and make it something else. For instance, I could easily transform my tunic or a short dress into a shirt by tucking in. You can’t do that with a long gown.
3. Modestly made gowns are often too medieval looking for my taste. Don’t get me wrong. I love vintage, but I don’t like frump.
4. More material on a piece of clothing automatically makes you think of being warm. Not hot, in the shallow sense of the word. Since prom and most weddings happen when the weather gets warm, you want to feel cool in your semi formal attire.
So to summarize it for many gals, long and high neck gowns are either too expensive, non versatile, frumpy, too warm—or a combination.
However, if you’ve got an eye for style and know that conservatism (modest but not necessarily minimalist) doesn’t always mean frumpy, then you know that long and high neck gowns can be just as or even more attractive on a woman’s physique!
The Oscars type gowns don’t always have to be that expensive that only a Hollywood actress can afford it either. There are non high end brands that are very affordable.
As far as being warm in long and high neck gowns, there are dresses that are made to be breathable and light weight enough to be worn in the summer!
Just take a look below at some of my personal picks from Victoria’s Dress. They are breath taking! Looking for Long Prom Dresses? Which one is your favorite?