Post # 1
Maybe I’m freaking out, but I had a question about the length of your gown…
So my dress came in fresh out of the box tried it on, it has still to be steamed and I noticed it was slightly shorter more like the picture directly below…I was also wearing 3/4 flipflops on.
When I got measured (I’m tall 5’11, wore 3 inch heels) they added an extra 5 inches to my total height……
Well what happened to the 5 inches I don’t know, because the heels I have a now 2.5 inches.
so I have a feeling that even with steaming my dress will be more like pic 1 than pic 2…getting new shoes is not an option due to my size 12 feet.They told me not to worry but 5 inches of missing material to make it perfect with my shoes is not there and I don’t want to just settle if its not perfect.
(more light the right hand side)
Where it touches the floor.
Post # 3
Well I had mine shortened to be like pic 1 on purpose, to make walking easier and because it was outside. I thought it looked gorgeous, but it really does depend on the style of dress… a tighter dress looks better if it touches the floor but a poofy one is fine to not quite touch.
Post # 4
It is a ballgown quite poofy, but all indoor ceremony, so I don’t have to deal with outdoor elements.
@Tigerlilybride thank you though!
Post # 5
Yeah I think it really depends on the dress. A sheath style dress would look really odd if short- like you were expecting a flood. A ballgown, not so much because it is lifted up by an underskirt anyway. If your dress looks like dress #1, you’re probably good. If it looks like #2 and is short like #1, find someone to yell at and get the situation fixed.
Post # 6
I agree with Tigerlilybride. It looks just fine for a ball gown to not touch the floor all the way.
Post # 7
how short is too short then for ballgown, a half inch, inch?
Post # 8
I can’t see the first 2 pictures, but my dress just hovered above the ground (maybe an inch or 2) with my crinolines.. I’m glad it worked out that way.. I didn’t trip on the dress
ETA: I had a VERY full A-line gown
Post # 9
If I could have a do-over – I would have brought my dress up like picture 1. I stepped all over my ballgown and it made the father/daughter dance and first dance much harder than it should have been.
Post # 10
Is your dress a ballgown or sheath? Mine was a ballgown. I originally had my dress hemmed to fit my 3 1/4 in heels. Well I changed my shoes at the last minute and the heels were 4 1/4 in heels a whole inch taller! I was worried at first but then I liked the idea of guests seeing the pop of color my shoes had and what I had obsessed over for so long (the pop of color is the reason y I wanted to change my ivory shoes!) In the end, the guests couldn’t even see my shoes but I still lifted my dress and got the pop of color shoes pic!
Post # 11
if it’s a ballgown with a lot of layers of tulle to be steamed it could definitely make a big difference in the length!
Post # 12
@asianbarbie: Looks like you have the exact opposite problem than me. My dress is too long by about 1/2″. So one of the solutions we came up with is to add some layers to the crinoline to make the dress pouf out more which makes the dress appear shorter. Would the opposite work for you? Removing a layer or two of crinoline or not wearing one?
Post # 13
Dress 2 is too long if she were to walk forward the dress would turn under.