Post # 1
Hi everyone, I recently got engaged (yey!) so now we have told everyone the exciting news and planned the date it is time to start thinking about The Dress. Now I apologise in advance if this is a silly question but how long are wedding dresses?
I am just over 6 foot tall and having spent much of my life struggling to find clothes long enough for me I am starting to worry – the last thing I want is a dress which just sort of flaps around my ankles (reminds me far too much of my childhood!).
Anyway if any of you lovely leggy people have any advice / experience I would love to hear it :-).
Oh also, if it helps, I will be sticking to flats because of my complete inability to walk in heels!
Post # 3
Every bridal store I went to offered extra long lengths for the tall ladies. 🙂 I’d just ask to make sure, and it will probably cost a tad bit extra, but you shouldn’t have any problems!
Post # 4
I’m 6′ tall and actually will have to have a slight hem on my Maggie Sottero dress. I don’t think I tried a single dress on that was too short. Most were perfect or actually needed a hem!
Post # 5
I am 5’10” and wearing 3 inch heels. My David’s Bridal dress is the perfect length an requires no hemming, but you can order extra length if you need!
Post # 6
Hello! I’m 6’3″ and did NOT need to order extra length on my Maggie dress – I was shocked! Maggie was definitely the longest dress designer I tried on and I loved her dresses so it worked out well. I am also wearing flats, but it’s so I didn’t have to pay so much for extra length ($150 minimum!) and that way Mr. Fiance and I will be the same height. lol. But one thing the consultant said was that every designer guarantees the measurements on their dresses up to one inch. So any dress can vary in length, width, everything up to one inch from their standard. Which is why I chose to buy the sample I tried on because otherwise it may have been too short.
Good luck in your search! I’m sure you’ll find your dream dress out there 🙂
Post # 7
I am just a little over 5’11”. Every dress I tried on pretty much fit perfectly length wise. None of them were too short. But they did offer extra length if I wanted it, but I didn’t do that since the sample fit so great (it was about 1/2 inch to a 1inch longer than perfect)
Post # 8
I’m only 5’8 – so teeny tiny compared to all of you – but I thought I’d let you know that I have an Enzoani gown and without heels, I still need about a good 7 or 8 inches hemmed! So I think you won’t have to worry about adding length to your dress – not for a Maggie, David’s Bridal or Enzoani gown, at least! 🙂
Post # 9
I’m 5’9″ so I guess I would be considered tallish for a lady? Anyway, I had an Alfred Angelo dress and wore flats on my wedding day and the dress was the perfect length for me and required no hemming or extra length at all. I’ve always heard that bridal gowns run long so that’s a good thing for taller ladies! And I believe length can be added for an additional cost if need be as well. 🙂
Post # 10
Thank you everyone for your replies! It is a big relief to hear that I will not be limited in choice. I will be sure to keep the bee updated on my dress search 🙂
Post # 11
I am 5’8.5″, and wore 4″ heels for my wedding, and still had to have a several (4-5?) inches hemmed on my Pronovias dress! Also, I know that brand had the option to order extra length, which I did not have to do.
Post # 12
I was super nervous about the length on mine… I’m 6’1” and ended up with a breautiful Justin Alexander ballgown which is the absolute perfect length without any hemming or extra length added! I will not be wearing heels (FI is 6’8”, but i want to look as small as possible on the big day, so flats it is!!) but if I were, i would have gotten extra length.
ALso, I tried on dresses from Enzoani, Allure, and JA, and they all seemed to be a good length for me without heels on.