Post # 1
I have never worn a long dress to an event, ever. I am so nervous about walking around in a long gown…am I going to step on the dress? How do you keep the dress away from your feet but also keep your hands free? What if it tangles on the shoes I wear? If I wear heels what if my heel catches on the dress??
If I want a gown like one of the two below, how on earth do you walk? Any advice?
Post # 3
A high heel and a good seamstress…
But otherwise its in your posture, hold your head up and roll your shoulds back. People tend to trip when they slouch or look down.
Post # 4
As long as its tailored the right way (ie: not too long), you shouldn’t have a problem. I’ve worn long skirts for years and think its more comfortable than pants and short skirts.
I thought this post was going to have a picture of a mermaid gown…I don’t know how people walk and sit in those!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
having a hoop skirt underneath REALLY helps!
Post # 6
It is so hard to tell because I am only 5’2″ tall and all of the dresses I try on are WAY too long. Eek!
Post # 7
@peachacid: First of all, my seamstress always reminds me, DONT look down, when she has me walk around a little bit in my dress. It keeps your posture straight and that means the dress sits just a little above the floor, where it’s supposed to. It will help me so much on my wedding day to remember that!
My dress is similar in shape to the second dress you posted, and I got this lovely lightweight hoop slip, and it’s really not that hard to move in with the slip keeping it away from my legs. Plus I feel like scarlett o’hara because it moves so beautifully 🙂
Oh and this is me, 5’3, in 2.5 inch heels.
Post # 8
My gown was quite large aswell (with an extra crinoline) you just walk the same way you normally do… one foot in front of the other. The one thing you have to keep in mind (I learned the hard way): you can’t walk backwards with a train!!!
Post # 9
I’m 5’0 and I had a full a-line gown with a big crinoline underneath. However long the sample is, is no indication of how easy it will be to walk in once you alter it to fit your measurements. My dress was altered to fit me with my shoes, and the crinoline was altered a tiny bit shorter than the actual hem of the dress so that it wouldn’t show at all and so I wouldn’t trip on it.