My dress doesn't brush the ground…. Is this bad?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is the hem of my dress with the crinoline make my dress too short for my beach DW wedding
    Yes, but it is lovely as is : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, you should add something like a ruffle to lengthen it : (28 votes)
    42 %
    No, being in the sand you'll want to protect the ruffle tulle edge from the sand : (26 votes)
    39 %
    Other, will post in comments : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A few inches off the ground sounds too high tbh, but it might help to post a picture?

    Post # 4
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    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    it is hard to say without seeing it but if it is truly inches then you may want to consider removing a few layers of the crinoline tulle to let it drop a bit more.  Also, are you going barefoot on the beach and did you try on the dress barefoot?  Your dress would probably look best if it skims the top of your foot or shoe in front and falls onto the floor in back.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @mrsbordoni:  Hmm, personally, i feel like it might be a bit short for my taste, but I think you could pull it off!  Are you wearing heels in this photo?

    Post # 8
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    1773 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s really a personal taste thing! I myself would find it too short. I HAVE to have my gown brushing against the floor; I don’t like seeing a bride’s feet/shoes under a gown,especially a ball gown. However, everyone’s different so if you like it short, you should totally rock it

    Post # 9
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    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mrsbordoni:  Have the seamstress alter the crinoline a little. You’d be surprised what taking out just one layer can do! That’s what my seamstress had to do so i could wear my dream shoes. 😉

    Post # 10
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it will look great! I wouldn’t worry about the inch or two of the bottom. It’s not like I can see your ankles!

    Post # 11
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mrsbordoni:  I love the way it looks!  Even if you were having an indoor ceremony I think the little lift off of the floor looks VERY chic.  Also – with the sand…being bumpy – you will most likely not even notice that it’s off of the ground.  I really wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up as a new length trend – it looks very sweet and classic

     

    Smart move on your part.  It looks amazing.

     

     

     

    Post # 12
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I think it looks awesome.

    Post # 14
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    When I did my alterations, my seamstress asked me the type of floor on my venue. If you have grass (or sand in your case) you do want your hem to be shorter than if the floor was concrete or carpet (the latter she would make a tiny bit shorter). I think you’d be fine. You definitely don’t want to be concerned with tripping over your dress when walking in the uneven sand!

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @mrsbordoni:  ooh that’s a beautiful inspiration and I think I can see it! It will be beautiful on you!

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