Post # 1
Hi All… I am feeling really overwealmed and need help! I was going to buy this trumpet gown and had never tried it on with shoes until a few days ago. When I had I realized that the dress hung and didn’t look like a wedding gown at all but an evening dress. Previously the wedding advisor only offered me a slim slip with it which seemed fine because w/o the shoes the dress touched the ground and had a fullness to it that it no longer has with shoes, not even 1″ heels or flats. I had actually thought the slim slip was my only choice – I’m very green here. First and only wedding 😉
So I then tried it on with the mermaid slip that holds the gown out after doing web searches to figure out what to do, but now when I sit the dress hikes up to almost my knees!!!! And a good 6-8″ of the slip shows. When standing the seamstress says I only need to have about 2.5″ added on, but I don’t think even adding 4″ on will fix the problem sitting. (4″ is what is offered for an extra length gown.) I’m tall and my advisor also never mentioned anything about the length or ordering extra length period. I found out by questioning the manager and asking her if it was normal – what was happing with the ride up. It looks terrible to me and not right. To me it looks like I’m wearing a dress that’s too small for me. How does it look to you?
So basically my wedding dress advisor at David’s Bridal was going to let me order this dress without having me try shoes and the proper slip, or suggesting extra length becasue I’m tall 5’9″. I know this might seem elementary to some here but it wasn’t to me. 🙁 I’ve actually been stalking this dress with various issues like bra issues (which I finally resolved) for 2 months and was ready to order this weekend. I’m so glad it occurred to me to try shoes with it, which led to noticing the too short length, the hanging, the lack of fullness, the slip & hiking up issues.
My wedding is a formal church wedding with the reception indoors at a caterers.
Is this the nature of a trumpet gown to ride up so high when sitting? I know that the slip makes it ride up worse but the gown just hangs at the bottom on me without the slip. I have to order my gown by January for a June wedding and now it seems like I have to start over again. I’m really upset and don’t want to waste my time thinking & energy looking for a trumpet gown that will work for me when it won’t by nature, if that’s the case. Does anyone have any advice or solutions to offer?
Would an a-line gown do this? Would an a-line be a better choice for me since I’m tall?
PS – I tried to have the pictures show in the post but was unable to. So I uploaded them as attachments.
Post # 3
all skirts ride up a bit when sitting down even full ballgowns – its the nature of the skirt. when you add that much fullness at the bottom, thats whats gonna happen. if it really bothers you (remember at most weddings you will only be seated at a table with a LONG table cloth, so who will see waht your skirt looks like when seated?) you could either get a slip that only has fullness on the back of it, so it gives a “flare” look but when you sit, the crinoline isnt poofing out as much???
Post # 4
Honestly, I think you can do better on a dress – it doesn’t even look like a trumpet without the crinoline and the legnth is just unacceptable. Honestly, I don’t think the “advisor” at DB is doing a good job and I encourage you to keep looking. You have a gorgeous figure and there are many other (affordable) dresses with which you will not have this problem. Good luck!
Post # 5
The dress does look too short for you. And in alterations with a trumpet gown, you can take it in more around your waist, hips and thighs and actually put in more taffetta (or whatever) underneath to poof it out more. That gives it more shape. My gown is trumpet too 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with LittleSpitfire that it isn’t really a trumpet gown. It is a gorgeous gown though. I would order the extra length and then find the perfect slip you want on your own. I’m sure there are tons of options out there. What if you did a gold colored slip that looked cute popping out at the bottom when you sit?
Post # 7
I agree – you can find a better dress. It is not a true trumpet and that length is not acceptable.
Post # 8
I agree with the previous opinions, it’s not a trumpet gown. I can see how it’s more fitted then goes out a bit, but I think it’s more of a “fit and flare”…and it’s way too short for you in the front. I’m sure you can have it altered to be more of a true trumpet gown, taking it in more through the hips and legs. And I wouldn’t worry about the gown riding up when you sit…that seems to be pretty universal. The lace is gorgeous, I love the neckline. I think it looks like a wedding dress…it’s probably because it’s all lace and maybe that’s really not what you were looking for?
I have an A-line dress and it doesn’t ride up when I’m just standing there – actually not really even when I sit. If you’re having such doubts, I really would try on some other dresses with different fits…if the riding up is bothering you already, imagine how it will be for your wedding day!
Post # 9
One other thought if you’re certain that this dress is “the one” – maybe check to see if they can add tulle to the dress itself to give you the shape you’re looking for without the added “heft” of a slip? Not sure if it’s possible, but it might be worth asking an alterations specialist if it’s out of the question.
Post # 10
It’s totally a fit and flare and it’s too short.
But yes, dresses do ride up. Nature of the dress.
Post # 11
that is more of an A-Line dress-I think the only thing that truly makes it a trumpet is the crinoline. and the length is definitely unacceptable, it needs at least anohter 4-5 inches. The dress will ride up when sitting, but not that much
Post # 12
Thank you all for your comments and compliments!!
I’ve given up on this dress entirely. I don’t even think it will be ok with the 4″ extra length added on will make it look acceptable when sitting.
I’ve put up another post with some new dresses I’ve tried on today.
I’m also surprised that their seamstress didn’t suggest adding the tulle to the dress itself as a possible solution. But you never know what it will look like until it’s all done.
I don’t have much time to figure all this out. I’ve got to order my dress as well as the wedding party’s by January.