can someone explain hollow to hem for me please

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Bunni0929:  I ordered a dress that needed that measurement from a bridal store, and I did it with the shoes.  Hopefully someone who did an internet order can confirm though!

Post # 4
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Bunni0929:  Yes, you have to take into account heel height.

Post # 5
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

The measurement does NOT take your heels into consideration since you could be wearing flats or a low heel or a high heel, etc. I did a hollow to hem measurement for my dress and we took the measurement while I was wearing my wedding shoes. Hope that helps!

Post # 8
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitely go too long over too short… Standard wedding dresses are actually made for someone 6′ tall!

Post # 10
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hollow to Hem measurements should be taken WITH your wedding shoes on.  I ordered my dress in a bridal salon and needed my wedding shoe height to determine the length

Post # 11
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bunni0929:  Like others have said, take shoes into account when measuring. Since you haven’t gotten yours yet, do you know what height heel you want to wear? If not, I’d try on the highest you would possibly wear and use that measurement. Like you said, it’s easier to take off length!

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