Post # 1
Hi there Bees,
So I ended up buying my dream gown (Maggie Sottero Emma) off a woman in America, new and unused, but for much less than I can buy it here. It came in today and fits perfectly! It is absolutely stunning 😀
One problem though… the woman ordered it 3 inches shorter than standard, and she didn’t tell me this – I found out by looking up the code on the tag today after trying it on.
The dress is too short…. It’s not massively short, but when I am barefoot and walk you can see my entire foot coming out the front of the dress. I was hoping to wear a small heeled shoe, but obviously that isn’t going to be an option now. Is it going to be weird seeing my whole foot like that when I walk? Or is it a fairly normal thing? When I am standing straight, the lace trim is juuuussssttttt touching the floor. I know this is good because I won’t need to get it hemmed, and also having an outdoor ceremony it means it won’t get ruined in the front. But it is really bugging me. Or am I overracting? Will anyone else even notice?
Post # 4
If it’s touching the floor I think you’ll be ok. Just look at it as a reason to get some gorgeous flats! Can you post a photo?
Post # 5
@christoffels: hard to say without seeing a pic of you in it
Post # 6
I can’t take a photo of it now, the only person here with me is FI :p But I’m taking it home tomorrow to show Mum, I’ll get her to take some pics!
I’m just so annoyed and confused and don’t know what to do!
Post # 7
To reference another post, it kinda looks like the first two pics in this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dress-poll-emma-or-tracey#axzz2rxORTkLB
Post # 8
@christoffels: if it looks like the first two pictures in the thread you linked to, congratulations, you’ve saved yourself a buttload of money having your dress hemmed.
Post # 10
Ok here are some pics ladies 🙂
Bear in mind I’m not wearing the right bra (or any bra lol) and need to lose a kilo or two off the spare tire around the middle to make the dress sit right. I’m thinking if I lose that little bit of weight the dress won’t pull around the hips, making the creases you may or may not notice in the pic, and hoping it will make the bottom of the dress sit even an cm lower toward the ground.
Is the gap at the bottom ok? Mum found that the hem of the under-skirt (the satin-y underlay) was just tacked up an inch, so we released that and the gap was less noticable. The lace does not touch the ground at all around the front, there is probably a 2cm gap between the lowest points of lace and the floor. The underlay is probably 3cm above the floor (where before it was at least an inch!)
I have my feet tucked in a little, and I think I’ve worked out a way to sit the tulle under the skit so that the whole skirt sits forward a little to hide my feet a bit better. When I walk you can definitely see my whole foot.
I am definitely greatful I don’t need to get it hemmed! And it fits like a glove (or will once I find a good bra – any suggestions? Or should I just sew cups in?), so no alterations needed!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
I think the length looks fine. I did laugh out loud at the part where you say you need to lose your spare tire. You look very slim to me. If you get any skinier you might look very boney on your wedding day.
Post # 12
@AnotherMrsBrown: Haha I know, everyone tells me the same all the time. The thing is, I only put on weight on my hips, thighs and stomach, so the top half of my body always looks very skinny! Good news there is if I do lose some weight, I don’t have any to lose off my arms etc, so the only place it can come from is the area I want to tone up!
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Post # 15
The length looks good, just wear really flat shoes (obv).
Post # 16
it looks perfect. It should skim the floor and not drag at all, so i think it’s fine.