...is that you can shorten them and totally wear them again!
I recently saw the movie "27 Dresses", and I giggled furiously when they repeated this line several times about the bridesmaids' dresses. Ah - the dreaded bridesmaid dress selection process!
Selecting the perfect bridesmaids dress has truly become a balancing act. You want to make sure your wedding party look and feel fantastic in their outfits. You also want to have their look align with your vision for the big day. In my own personal experience, I was not able to achieve the perfect balance. I tried to have my bridesmaids select their own gown, but I did set some (perhaps overly restrictive?) parameters on what type of gown they could select, so that a cohesive group look was achieved. I'm sure my friends all breathed a giant sigh of relief when my wedding was over. But I digress...
If only I had known about Lynn Lugo's dresses! Great colors, fabrics, and versatile styles. This is the photo from their web site's main page.
No need to shorten to wear it again. ;)