Dress came in…and it's too short

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

To be honest, I don’t see a big difference between the two pictures in regards to the petticoat.  I think you can def get away without it.

Post # 3
5883 posts
Bee Keeper

I really see no difference either. Go without and get a lower pair of shoes to wear. The lace is too beautiful to mess around with.

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Post # 5
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I kinda like it better with the petticoat… And the petticoat will make it a little easier to walk as well. I’ve got a mermaid style and went back and forth about a petticoat and ended up wearing one because I felt it gave the dress more shape and made it easier to walk as well. I’ve got Jimmy Choo wedding shoes too!!

Do you have time to order a new dress? Was it the salon’s mistake with the measurements? I’m so sorry this happened! I’m sure that you and the salon will be able to figure something out…

Good luck!

Post # 6
3799 posts
Honey bee

I’m afraid about the hollow to hem thing, for my daughter, too. We paid the salon an additional $150, to get the gown made 1.5 inches longer. Since we paid about 20% above the MSRP for the gown, which I found out after I paid in full, I’mjust  ready for another rip-off. She only got 2-inch heels though (5’10 without them) , so I guess she can always adjust the heel height.

I would agree to ditch the petticoat. It will be hard to walk in, make everything heavier, be hotter, and harder to dance. My 1st MOB gown was a Rina di Montella and I had 2 layers of tulle removed from underneath. 1 was from the leg crease to the ground and the other from the knees to the grand. I’m 5’9 without shoes, and walking in it was like walking in thigh-high snow. I couldn’t do it, in heels.

Post # 8
588 posts
Busy bee

I really couldn’t tell which pic is which, so I’d say to go without.

Post # 9
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

kimmo416:  If you’ve got the time, I would insist on a new dress. The idea of stretching the lace is just really foreign to me… I’m a knitter, so I know that certain fabrics (or yarns in my case) can be “blocked” – where they wet the fabric and then stretch it out as it dries. I have no idea if this would work with lace. Keep us posted!

Post # 11
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

kimmo416:  If it is the salon’s fault, they definitely will push you to do the cheapest option for them. Just stay strong and hold your ground – maybe even contact the designer? It might be tough, but I’m sure in the end the salon will do the right thing.

Post # 12
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like it better with the petticoat (adds a little extra fluff)… I would seriously have them send for a new dress, rather than risk them ruining the lace on this dress.  

Post # 13
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Your dress is gorgeous! I think I like it better with the petticoat, just a little shape to it. Hope you get things figured out with the length. It’s a pity that it came in too short. 

Post # 14
30423 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually prefer it without the petticoat, but honestly, you should go with your heart and your gut – whatever you feel more beautiful in! 🙂  Gorgeous dress, btw!

Post # 15
187 posts
Blushing bee

I say contact the designer yourself also!  If you have til Nov they can get a new dress in and forget about the salon trying to stretch it WTF, they are definitely trying to save a buck.  You paid for this dress with your hard earned money and you deserve to get exactly what you paid for!  They can do a rush and probably have it by June, July at the latest and the store should pay for every penny.  Hold your ground, contact the designer first and then talk the store again and tell them what you want.  Otherwise the store might try to tell you some madeup garbage like the designer can’t get it in time etc because the lace is on back order or lord knows what….

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