How long is your sheath (or non-poofy) dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its hard to judge dress length against height measurements with strapless gowns because everyone is different lengths… so perhaps her neck and shoulders were long and her torso/legs short and that’s why the measurements don’t give you 6 inches difference… does that make sense?  

Basically what I’m saying is that clearly the dress hits you differently and its probably because you both measure differently from decolletage up.

 

Anywho, I had a mermaid gown but I will say that I think its ideal if your dress hem skims the top of your feet because you don’t want to be tripping on it when walking or having to hold it up at all.

Flats are a God send as well! 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

LibrarianBride:  My dress is a sheath and we just started alterations – the hem will be last, so I don’t know the end result but I do plan to have it short enough so that there is no chance I would trip on the dress.  

Anyway from what you have described I think the length of your dress sounds fine.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My dress brushed the tops of my feet with shoes on, covered them barefoot.  My shoes (1″ wedges) definitely showed when I walked.  I was going to wear teal shoes but it was like “HELLO SHOES!”, haha.  

If it’s a little too short, maybe your alterations person could let out a hem.  I love this style of dress… flattering and it’s nice not to have to deal with a train, etc! 

I’ll try to find some pics showing my feet…

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Oh and as far as the dress covering your feet while standing, I found that if I stood directly straight up and down, it would cover all but my tippy toes.  If I kinda kicked my feet out at all (like in the second picture in particulr), more of the shoes showed.  Maybe that’s patently obvious, but foot placement something to think about during the ceremony, etc if you care about your feet showing or not.

Gorgeous dress by the way!!!  I really love it.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I’d love for you to post a picture of yourself in it, as I’m seriously considering this dress as well! At the salon we had a long discussion with the seamstress about length. I wanted it to skim the ground because I have huge feet and don’t want them to show at all. She insisted I order a length that brushed the top of my feet so that I won’t trip on the end of the gown. Sounds like you have the right length and shoes to not trip and fall, haha. This is the issue that kept me from ordering, though. My wedding isn’t until May 2015 so I have time to think about it.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Don’t be discouraged…it looks gorgeous on you!! The length is perfect if you wear flats but it may be too short with heels. You may be able to get away with a low heel or wedge. That neckline is so perfect on you, I promise nobody will be looking at your feet! After seeing it on you I will definitely be ordering it. I love this dress.

Haha…when I tried it on at the salon I was wearing my fiances enormous black socks and all the salespeople laughed at me.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

LibrarianBride:  I had length added to my dress (I’m 5’7.5″ and I’m wearing 4.5″ heels.) After my seamstress altered my dress it looked exactly like the ones in your picture. She does it for a living at a very upscale bridal salon and runs her own business on the side. I trust her. She said it needs to just grace the floor beacuse otherwise you would trip over it. Think about it this way if it bothers you, now you have an excuse to get some really banging shoes! Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it looks great on you but what you’re saying about the middle being a little too tight…I think if that were a little looser, the dress would actually end up being a little longer.  If it weren’t tight, it would allow the dress to fall a little more.  I’m not at all saying you need to loose weight so please don’t think that- I’m just saying if you do have it let out, it might help with the length a hair.

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