crap…is my hem to short?!?!?!?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@meanmug88:  when you get your dress in your size, it may be ok.  the sample looks like it’s pulled up a bit on the waste so it appears shorter.

Post # 4
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1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

it’s pretty short. how high are the heels you’re wearing?

Post # 5
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It’s definitely too short if that’s the size you would be wearing, but if you ordered several sizes larger, then you could be in the clear. How tall are you and the heels?

Post # 6
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@meanmug88:  it’s definitely too short. I’d call the salon and get the length from the Watters size chart (which you can also probably find online) to see if there’s a difference between the sizes. You still might be able to order extra length.

How tall are you? I’m 5’9 and am wearing 3″ heels and ordered extra length. It was definitely the right choice, as I found out at my first fitting Saturday. 

Post # 7
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1864 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@meanmug88:  I would say it is. How high are your heels? Can you wear shorter ones that will still show your heels slightly while being able to drop your dress a bit?

Post # 8
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

here’s the dress (and you) upright- the dress is too short in this pic, but I wouldn’t panic until your dress arrives.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@meanmug88:  I have tall bridemaids (6 foot 1 and 5 foot 11) and the salon I went too told me that with each size increase the length of the dress also increases. So if you ordered 3 sizes bigger than the sample you had on you should be ok?

ETA – you can see in the upright photo that there is bunching around your waist and the dress is riding up from where the dress is too small – if that was pulled down and smoothed I think the length would be better too. So I wouldn’t panic.

Post # 10
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Typically they come in a standard length, strange they would ask if you like the length because typically you have it altered. Technically yes it’s too short and should brush the floor just barely 

Post # 11
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3598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It looks really short to me.  Ideally, the hem in the front should be 1″ from the floor with your wedding shoes on.  

Post # 12
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@meanmug88:  it looks like its bunching at the waist which should drop it a bit and with 3 sizes bigger I would assume that would just be hovering at your toes. I did a watters bridesmaid dress and going up from the sample I got some added length but if you are that worried Id call and see if they can tell you the length that will be added just by going up in size or see if you can order added length

Post # 13
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s too short.  If it was just ordered today I would call the salon tomorrow and ask if it can be ordered with extra length.  When I triend on my dress it was about that short on me and one size too small, and I ordered extra length.

Post # 14
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@meanmug88:  I think with the bunching at the waist (could be up to an inch and a half of lost length!) and the bigger size, you will probably be fine.  But, if your shoes still show and you like that, don’t let what people here think matter!  Most people drop loads of money on shoes that MAYBE get seen in some photos but that’s it.  At what point did it become a rule that you can have a tea length or toe length dress but not an ankle length?  Rock what you like!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@meanmug88:  Watters online size chart suggests that if you are 5’8″ tall with shoes on you should order the extra length. The extra length is 5″.

 

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