Weird wedding gown length question, need your advice

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Lenght of your dress
    Settle, even if its slightly short like pic 1 : (15 votes)
    68 %
    Don't settle, it should touch the floor like pic 2 : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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 # 5
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with Tigerlilybride. It looks just fine for a ball gown to not touch the floor all the way. 

    Post # 8
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    2962 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Dress 2 is too long if she were to walk forward the dress would turn under. 

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