(Closed) Any tall brides not need extra length?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

So jealous!! I am 6′, wore flats and had to add FOUR inches to my dress. The sample was above my ankles. 

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