(Closed) Hem up or keep it down

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Bottom of gown
    As it is : (39 votes)
    44 %
    Bring the bottom up : (49 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I voted to bring it up–it looks like it doesn’t fit you quite as well as it is.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Honestly both of them work, but I voted for bringing it up. You’re right that the lower skirt looks more mermaid-y and raising the skirt up gives it a fuller look. Which one you chose depends on which look you prefer yourself, both of them are good!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted to bring the hem up!

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it looks awkward up, but maybe it’s just me. I think it looks strange with the bottom of the dress starting just below your hips. I would maybe bring it up, but not quite as high as it is in the second photo.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Bring it up! It will emphasize the trumpet effect of the skirt and show off your figure.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it looks more flattering as it is.  I wouldn’t bring it up.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    As is.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it looks great either way.  However, I see what you are saying about the height issue.  You can tell from the picture that it is very long on you the way it is.  Once you’re off the pedestal and it’s hemmed to your height, you’ll definitely have a mermaid look instead of a dropped waist.  If you’re going for the dropped waist look, I’d say definitely bring it up.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m partial to trumpet gowns. That being said I like the gown the way it is.  I think that lifting the skirt makes your torso appear shorter.  

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it looks great as is, and that nobody will notice. I really don’t think it will be worth the very expensive alteration when nobody will know that anything “should” be off about the dress.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee

    It flatters your body much more the way it is. Bringing it up would make you look less slim and I can see from the pictures that you have a great body. Don’t do it a dis-service! Not on your wedding day!

    Post # 16
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like it with the hem up

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