Post # 1
I have read so many different opinions on how far from the floor a wedding dress needs to be hemmed.
I am a 5’10” bride and found my dream dress for a steal. However, the front of the dress doesn’t hit the floor. It is about a half inch off the ground (oh no!!! or not?)
I am confused as to how far this distance should be…
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I think that will be fine, as long as you’re in your shoes with a 1/2 inch gap. I’m about the same height as you and my dress was just touching the ground during my alterations, they hemmed one side about a quarter of an inch, so it was just skirting over my toes. Can’t even tell in the pictures.
Post # 4
I just put the dress on and looked at it in a floor length mirror and it is actually almost 2 inches too short…
It is giving me anxiety!
Post # 5
Wear flats 🙂
OK, breathe though…
What’s the shape? Is it ball gown, sheath, etc…
about an inch is standard I think, you don’t actually want it fully touching the ground so breathe, it will be OK 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for the encouragement! I put the dress on with the crinoline and it is so short 🙁
I will figure something out…adding fabric maybe? Who knows…
Post # 7
I think that you will have to wear flat shoes and possibly have no crinoline in order to keep the dress from being too high off the ground! Half an inch is fine but much more might be pushing it. Unless there is a large amount of fabric tucked under for the seam, it is unlikely that they can bring it down much more.
Post # 8
How do you ladies feel about about adding a different layer of garment underneath? Like these dresses below. I’m thinking of doing that if my dress ends up being too short after my alterations (bodice shortening and poofing out the skirt) since when they ordered my dress measured specifically hollow-to-hem, I didn’t think about these.
Post # 9
I just bought my dress and am sooo there with you!! I know it will be too short with shoes but I am not sure by how much… Barefoot it should be fine and I should have about an inch and a half, but with shoes houston we have a problem I believe… But seeing the second picture makes me think I could cut my mom’s dress (the horror) for the lace and add it to the bottom…
Post # 10
When I went in for my Muslin fitting it was about 2 inches off the ground! I was so angry b/c I specifically told them I wanted it sweeping the floor and I’d be wearing 4″ heels. I made them add 2.5 inches adn I’m super nervous about whether or not they actually will! I want it touching the ground b/c I’m very short and it makes you look taller and thinner the longer teh dress is. But the downside is it will get very dirty, especially if it’s raining. So I think an inch is fine if you’re already tall and don’t want it to get dirty.
Post # 11
@modern: great point.. i cannot wait to get mine in and see exactly what will need to be done!!
Post # 12
Do you have a pic of your dress? Mine is the kind where there is stuff popping out from underneath, but I think it just depends on the dress. Which dress is it that you got?
Post # 13
I have 2 inch heels that I love but after putting on the dress, I will be too tall.
Post # 14
I’m so glad you posted this b/c I’m wondering the same thing! I’m 5’7″ and I got my dress from David’s Bridal. The sample dress I tryed on was a very nice length with heels on, so they told me I didn’t need to add the extra length, but I think that maybe I did. I think if I wear kitten heels or flats I might be ok (it touches the ground if I’m bearfoot), but I did really want to wear a nice pair of heels
Post # 15
I like the look better when the dress is a bit of the ground. I know when I put on something that touches the ground or even is a little bit off the ground I’m likely to step on it. Also, depending on the look of the dress you could shorten it a little more for a (shoot I forget the proper name for it) ballet? length dress. It’s a little longer than tea lenght and is supposed to hit you mid calf or shin. That can be really cute.
Post # 16
My dress is Casablanca 1904. http://www.casablancabridal.com/collections/view/2/36
There is already SO much going on with the dress with embroidery, pick ups and side gathering that Im not sure if it would look right to add lace underneath…
However..the idea does strike me as something I would LOVE to try.
It’s hard being a tall bride! hehe