Post # 1
I am hoping some of you might be able to weigh in with similar experiences, hopefully ones that turned out well!
I am 5’10” and have always needed to order extra length for bridesmaids’ dresses, so I assumed I would have to do the same for my wedding dress. Well, the sample for my dress (Tara Keely 2161) was actually long on me – I was able to stand on my toes a bit and have it be the perfect length.
The sample was also 4 sizes too small, so my size will be 1 3/4″ longer. The consultant said that there was no point in adding extra length if the sample was perfect and my dress should be 1 3/4″ longer, so I went ahead and ordered it without extra length.
This was 3 months ago, and I have been freaking out more and more ever since. I even had a nightmare last night that the dress only came to my ankles!
Have any other tall brides not needed extra length?
Thanks in advance, ladies!
Post # 3
Hey! I’m an inch shorter than you and even with 2″ heels I had to have my dress hemmed. The sample I tried on was the size that I ordered and the sample was very true to what came in. My dress was a La Sposa so I don’t know how much that differs between designers, but I don’t think you’ll have any problems!
Post # 4
I’m only 5’8.5″ but I wore 4 inch heels and my dress was still a little long. Unless you’re wearing crazy tall heels you should be fine.
Post # 5
I’m 5’10 (35″ inseam, if that helps) and didn’t need any extra length on my dress (from Davids Bridal) and I wore flats, but could have worn up to 2″ heels – all the ones I tried on at different places were long enough for me.
Post # 6
I’m 5’9 and I think I might have to get mine hemmed a lil. But I’m not wearing heels(going barefoot) so that is why.
Post # 7
I’m 5’11” and I didn’t need extra length. I wore flats on my wedding day and *might* have needed extra length had I been wearing heels.
Post # 8
I’m 6 feet tall and I did not need extra length either. In fact, my dress (Nicole Miller) had to be hemmed as well. I’m only wearing 1.5 inch wedges so that might have something to do with it.
Post # 9
I’m 5’10” and I also didn’t need extra length. If the sample was long enough in a size that was too small, you should be fine. The sample length was fine on me. I wore a shoe with probably a 2″ heel, and my dress had to be hemmed shorter.
Post # 10
I’m 6’1″ and my J Crew gown was juuuuuuust long enough with flats. I would have needed extra length (which isn’t an option with their dresses) if I had wanted to wear heels.
Post # 11
I can’t speak for traditional gowns, but I bought my dress from The Limited and it was super long. I’m 5’11” and I didn’t get the dressed hemmed (primarily due to laziness) so I was tripping on it all night. Fun times!
Post # 12
I’m 5’10” and every wedding dress I tried on was either just the right length or slightly too long. My wedding dress didn’t need any length alterations and I wore 2″ heels.
Post # 13
I’m 5’9 and wore 3.5″ heels on my wedding day. The dress didn’t need extra length, but I had never worn the hoop skirt with it (because I decided late in the game that I wanted one, so just ordered it to my parents’ house). The hoop really made the dress shorter! I probably could have used extra length after all, but it doesn’t look too bad. I think this one shows the length the best:
So odds are you’ll be fine, unless you have some SERIOUS hoop skirt action going on!
Post # 14
I’m 5’10 and I only needed to order a few extra inches because I’m wearing heels. Otherwise, it would have been perfect.
Post # 15
I’m about your height and I haven’t ordered my dress yet but from trying on a few I think they run long because most were dragging on the ground in bare feet in the samples. So I wouldn’t stress. I’m sure the people at the store are used to dealing with this and told you the correct thing!
Post # 16
So jealous!! I am 6′, wore flats and had to add FOUR inches to my dress. The sample was above my ankles.