Looking at a dress but the previous owner is two inches shorter than me

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Will me being two inches taller make a difference?
    Be careful because it will probably make a difference : (15 votes)
    88 %
    No it probably won't be noticeable : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
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    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Hdee:  Height isn’t necessarily the only thing to think about.  If you have a larger bust or hip area, that could raise it up further as well 🙁

    Post # 3
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Hdee:  Are you able to try on the dress from this person before you purchase? Because if it hit the floor perfect for her in flats and shes 2 inches shorter than you, than for you it would be 2 inches off the ground. I guess to me it depends on how much it hit the floor for her. Have you seen pictures of her in the dress. Its hard to say as I can’t see the dress to know how it fell on her to know how it may look on you. 

    Post # 4
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    42469 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hdee:  It certainly might make a difference .If it touched the floor perfectly for her, it likely won’t for you.

    Ask the seller for the exact measurements of the dress so you can see where the hem will fall on you. Also ask if there is any fabric in the hem that can be let down (obviously that depends on the style and fabric of the dress).

    Post # 6
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    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I would look for a different dress.  I purchased my ceremony dress pre-owned for a girl that was 1 inch taller then me 5’10, I’m 5’9 and she wore 2.75 inch heels and I’m wearing 3.5 inch heals…I thought the dress would still hit the floor…it doesn’t.  And if you do the math I would have still been .25 inch shorter then her in the dress!  🙁  It’s not bad, but I’m considering getting new shoes, and I had purchased $400 Jimmys on Final Sale, ugh!  I wouldn’t risk it unless you are getting the dress cheap enough that you could buy another one if you needed to. 

    Post # 8
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    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I bought a pre-owned dress and the girl was 5in shorter than me and wore 2.5 in heels and I’ll be wearing 1in heel and it fits great. I think it would be fine but you never know until you have it! I didn’t try mine on before buying but figured I’d just sell it if it didn’t fit. 

    Post # 10
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    42469 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hdee:  I was thinking of the length measurement, not just the bust and waist. Get the measurement from where the skirt attaches to the bodice down to the hem.

    Make sure your purchase agreement gives you the right to return the dress and get your money back if she misrepresents the measurements. Use a system like Paypal so you can launch a dispute if necessary.

    Post # 11
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    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Hdee:  If it is a ballgown type dress then maybe you could wear a slightly less poofy crinoline?

    Post # 14
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it also depends on where your height difference comes from. I personally have a long torso and very short legs, so a dress on me would probably be cut much shorter than one for someone of the same height who has long legs and a shorter torso

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