Post # 1
I am thinking of leaving my gown its full length. With my heels, it will still be laying on the floor around the front and sides.
It doesn’t bother me, but has anyone else just left it as long as the length it was when you bought it?
Post # 4
@DJones69: Was it past your feet?
Post # 5
@Bunny_the_Bride: Yes, but I just bought shoes that brought the length up to where I wanted it. In fact, one pair of shoes ended up being too high.
Post # 6
The length of mine was perfect as ordered, and I didn’t order a custom hem-to-hollow
Post # 7
I had to order a custom length. By seamstress standards your hem should be 2″ from the floor while wearing your shoes. If it drags on the floor your hemline will be filthy by the end of the reception. But if you don’t plan on saving it, then I guess you don’t need to worry about it.
Post # 8
I didn’t alter (I guess either I run long or my dress runs short?) and for that reason and for height pairing with my Fiance my shoes could only be so high. The dress won’t get stained in the grass at our ceremony but it’s not too short either.
Post # 9
I am 5’10 barefoot and my dress was the perfect length to wear with moderate heels.
Post # 10
The length of my dress was perfect with flats (which I wanted to wear) when I bought it so I didn’t have to hem.
But are you saying that the dress will be on the ground in front of you? How will you walk without stepping on the dress and tripping?
Post # 11
I’m 5’10 and with my 4″ heels I didn’t need to hem mine either!
Post # 12
If you can walk in your shoes without tripping then leave it. If not, hem it up as the last thing you want is a tumble going down the aisle!
Post # 13
I’m leaving mine as is and I’m in the same situation! Some of my friends altered their hems and I could see their shoes at the bottom of the dress instead if the dress! If it’s not too terribly long, just stay as is, I was contemplating the same thing! I’m 5″8 and the dress was made for someone 5″9 or 5″10.. Heels it is!
Post # 14
@Bunny_the_Bride: Im leaving mine but only cause Im 5’9″ so its just half an inch from perfect.
Post # 15
I didn’t alter mine. It was a little long, but it didn’t bother me.
Post # 16
My friend got married in a dress with too much material in front and I’m sad to say her walk down the aisle was not graceful at all. She had to pause after every tiny step, kicking the skirt as she walked to make room for her foot to come down. It was really obvious. I would urge you to think twice and make sure you can walk in heels in your dress first.