Post # 1
Since I recently asked about going dress shopping, I am wondering something…do you need to know what heel height you are going for when you go dress shopping?
Of course I have already been looking at a LOT (maybe too many) different styles, colors, heels, etc. So of course…I have no idea what I want.
So just wondering…
What do you ladies think/what has your experience been like?
Post # 3
Not really, most Wedding dresses are a little long, so that you can eventually have it hemmed or altered.
Its good to bring your shoes at your final fitting though.
Post # 4
@micahg: You don’t need to know the heel height for dress shopping… it really only matters when you have alterations.
Post # 5
I needed to know my heel height to know whether I needed to order extra length for my dress since I am pretty tall. This obviously isn’t a problem for everyone, but I would suggest bringing shoes in the heel height you like to see if you like that height with your dress. You could always risk changing your shoes if the heel height doesn’t work, but then you can’t fall in love with any shoes.
Post # 6
i didnt have a need for heels when i was trying on my dress. The store i went to said most dresses are made to fit 5’11 folks so you can always wear them to try to get a better picture of how it will look unless you are that tall. I personally didnt wear shoes but that was just because i was trying on so many i didnt even worry about it until i found THE DRESS.
oh a tip i did get that was really handy was to wear a strapless bra. i dont know why i didnt think of that the first time i went!
have fun and good luck!
Post # 7
The answer is it depends on your dress. If the hemline is scalloped or beaded and it is too long for you, the alterationist has to take the dress completely apart at the waist to raise the skirt.
If the hem is plain, or the fabric is the same through the length of the dresss, you can pick your shoes any time.