Post # 1
I found a dress, but as I feared tea length went a bit long on me, since I am only 5ft tall. I was worried it would come to a strange very unflattering length, but I was surprised that it looked like it could work. My main goal was just to find a dress that was fun, comfortable, and that would stay out of my way and off the grass for an outdoor wedding/reception. I am questioning if I should alter it to more of a true tea length (top photos) or leave it as is (bottom).
What do you think?
Post # 3
I most certanly love tea lenght my lady!
Post # 4
Tea length all the way! My bridal shower dress was originally like your bottom photos, but I had it altered so it was mid shin and it made a huge difference for me. I’m just a little it taller than you and I found that the short version was a lot more flattering on me 🙂
Post # 5
Usually I’m not a fan of ankle length, but I think it looks ADORABLE on you!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle
Tea is waaay more flattering on most people.
Post # 7
I feel like the top photos aren’t a real representation of what the end result would really be. It looks very full at the bottom (due to folding), but after a seamstress goes at it won’t the hem of the dress be more like the bottom photos, just shorter?
Post # 8
@Jdchamp: Mine became pufflier/more full once it was altered. Plus OP could always wear a petticoat.
Post # 9
@Jdchamp: Tea length bride here too! Although I did shorten mine to a wee bit higher just because I felt it made me look too short. HOwever, I like the way the tea length looks on you, it seems to be hitting all the right places without making you look short. Much prefer tea-length over ankle, ankle length just makes me think someone grew out of their clothes too fast to find a replacement…
And I second PP- to get that same fullness you would have to petticoat it. You could have some fun with it and get a colored one if you want!
Post # 10
@BeckyS0: I had imagined a green one, but after my “need” for a green shrug and shoes, I fear it’d be too much. Fifty(+) shades of green!? Also the dress already has tulle underneath, would that stay or go with a petticoat? I need to find the best seamstess I can, perhaps.
Post # 11
@Jdchamp: I was a tea length bride so I vote for tea length!!!!
and I think it flatters you more 🙂
Post # 12
Tea length, ankle length is awkward.
Post # 13
Tea length. It looks fun and natural. I do find the ankle length to look a bit awkward.
Post # 14
@Jdchamp: Ah, that makes sense- don’t want too many shades of the same color! My tea style dress came with tulle in it as well but I added a petticoat as it polished the look and shape out quite a bit more…
Post # 15
@Jdchamp: I vote for tea length! It looks lovely on you!
Post # 16
I was a tea-length bride and I loved it. If you decide to get an extra petticoat, remember to get it before alterations so the poofiness doesn’t shorten it more.