- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Third time is a charm right – because that’s how many times I’ve written this post.
So, I’ve been dress shopping forever it seems and I’ve posted a few polls to get some help on here since I’m mostly shopping alone (here’s the most recent poll http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-more-dress-help-lots-of-pics). I found a dress a couple weeks ago that’s an extra the store ordered in and it fits me perfectly! In fact, it fits to perfectly – the dress is the right length if I don’t wear heals. I can’t imagine no wearing heals on my wedding day as I LOVE heals and I’m only 5′ tall and my FI is 6′. I will look like a shrimp next to him, my bridesmaids and pretty much everyone.
Ordering fabric to lengthen the dress isn’t an option as it’s to costly.
I’m thinking of adding some tulle under it that would show. Or else maybe adding a layer of lace at the bottom that would be similar (although not likely an exact match) of the lace applique at the top and on the side.
First question – is this my dress? When I saw the pictures I couldn’t believe how skinny I looked. I’m a street size 12 and never see myself as skinny. My friend who came with me thought it looked amazing on me and thought I looked like a millon bucks, she told me I have to buy it. And my mom, who can be a rather harsh critic even thinks this dress is very flattering on me.
Second – any ideas, thoughts, pictures and suggestions as to how I can lengthen it 3-4 inches so I can wear heals? I don’t want to ruin the simple elegance of the dress.
Has anyone lengthened their dress? How did it turn out?