Post # 1
So I’m having trouble understanding what exactly H2H determines. It sounds like it determines the length of your gown (?). I tried reading many of the posts about the H2H measurement, but I still can’t figure it out :/ Any help is appreciated! I’m not really sure if I should order based off of this measurement or not.
Post # 3
This is hollow to hem:
I ordered my gown with H2H measurement because it had scalloped lace on the bottom edge and no seam at the waist, so it would be very difficult to alter for height. Make sure your H2H is measured with the shoes you plan to wear with the dress!
Post # 4
From what I understand you only need to specify a hollow to hem measurement if your dress has a lot of detailing that would be cut off by a normal hemming. Basically they order it in your exact height so it does not need to be hemmed at all.
Post # 5
So basically, it’s not just how tall you are, but how long the gown needs to be when you are wearing it. Does that help?
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
It’s basically the length from the bottom of your neck to the floor. Depending on the type of dress you’re ordering you may or may not need a H2H measurement.
For example, my dress has a ton of beading along the bottom. Because I am so short if I had ordered my dress without a H2H measurement I would have lost most of bottom beading after getting it hemmed. Getting a H2H measurement meant the length of the dress is custom made to my height and won’t need to be hemmed at all.
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
I believe H2H (from what I can remember from when they measured me) is from the bottom of your neck (your hollow? lol) to your feet. They measured me H2H with my shoes for the dress on because it’s about how long the dress needs to be. When my dress came in the length was perfect and it’s a good thing because it was scalloped, beaded and a princess cut with no waist seam.
Post # 8
@JeniRae: Your dress is gorgeous! I see what you mean by the hem issue now.
Thank you so much Bees! I finally get it! This is the dress I’m getting, Ella 5358: