Post # 1
So I just picked up my lovely gown the other day. I had it ordered with a custom hollow to hem measurement bc of the way the beading on the gown is.
When I’m standing up in my shoes, the dress covers my feet and hits the floor. So it’s long enough… right?
I found myself shocked at how much foot showed when I walked and especially when I sit. I’m having a Catholic ceremony- so there will be a lot of sitting.
Has anyone else had this issue? Can you post pictures of you sitting in your gown? This is driving me crazy. I love love love my dress but I can’t figure out why I’m having this problem.
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t think I understand the problem. Do you dislike your shoes?
Post # 5
haha sorry. I don’t LOVE my shoes… but that’s an entirely different story.
I am just wondering how much your dress comes up from the floor when you sit. I never noticed/paid attention to this at weddings before, but I always assumed that when a bride sits the dress only comes up to her ankles or so. Mine seems to poof out upward and shows a lot of foot/leg area, and I find it odd.
Post # 6
Hmm, well I can’t help you because my dress is tea length so there’s going to be a lot of leg no matter what.
I don’t think anybody is going to be focussing on your legs and shoes though!
Post # 7
You will be able to see your shoe when you sit and walk. It’s just physics. If you dress was long enough to cover your feet when you sit or walk, it would be too long and you’d trip all over yourself.
Go pick some kick-ass cute shoes and make them the star of the show!!
Post # 8
Your dress is going to poof up with a crinoline or a hoop. You need it to be the right length when walking so you don’t fall or trip on it. Don’t worry, no one is going to be like OMG her foot is showing!
Post # 9
@September29: I never noticed/paid attention to this at weddings before
Exactly. No one else is gonna notice either. I honestly don’t remember how much of my foot showed when I sat. But if you get your dress any longer you’ll be stepping on it all the time. Maybe try different ways of sitting (ie. one ankle crossed behind the other), maybe your dress will fall closer to the floor. Otherwise, find awesome shoes and just rock it!
Post # 10
haha thank you all. sometimes you just need someone to point out the fact that some stuff really doesn’t matter! I appreciate it. I guess it also shocked me bc I’m really not a fan of my shoes. I needed something with a low heel and I have narrow ankles, so it’s hard for me to find something. i ended up with shoes with an ankle strap- I love the toe area, but I HATE ankle straps. I’m actually going to take it to a shoe dude (cobbler?) and see if they can convert it to a slingback for me.