Any TALL brides out there. Dress help

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m also 6 foot and was dreading dress shopping. I knew that if the sample was too short I’d hate the dress (even though most can be made in a longer length for you) 

in the end I was rather surprised at how long some dresses were. Mine was Justin Alexander and I didn’t need the extra length. In fact it was so long I had to wear heels! Darling Husband is 6’7 so I wanted to wear heels anyway. 

I also found pronovias dresses were long enough which surprised me as it’s a Spanish brand. 

If you did want to go more high street ASOS do wedding dresses now and they have a couple in their tall range. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Just go try some on! The dresses are usually surprisingly long. Try on a variety of styles and see what you like. You might find what suits you in your head is different than IRL. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am shorter than you (5’4″-5’5″) and all of the dresses I tried on at the store were super long on me (like wearing 4 inch heels and still had length) so I think you may be fine trying on all kinds of styles when you go shopping (just wear flats) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You can also order dresses with extra length! My dress (Mori Lee 5265) had this option. It’s a fit and flare/mermaid style which I think looks GREAT on taller brides, I may be biased since I’m on the taller side myself (only 5’8 though). Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I’m not too tall; I’m 5’9, but I have long legs and often have to shop in the tall section for pants. Anyway, I decided to go with a sheath dress. I just did a quick google search, and it seems like that’s the recommended style for tall brides. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You sound like me! I am 6′, 155, thinner athletic build and married at 25. ๐Ÿ˜Š I went with slimmer cut A-line and flats. I had kinda wanted to go ballgown, but every time I had one on, it just felt like ALOT of cupcake…. but styles have changed now a bit more, and I think some of flatter laying tulle bottom ball gowns might have done well on me. I had been really nervous about any and all dresses being too short, but actually found most wedding dresses to be the perfect length for me (I think most brides need to get them hemmed), and I bought a sample right off the rack and it was perfect. (My dress was a Casablanca…. forget the style number… it was almost 6 years ago now!)

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

5’11 bride and my groom was (and still is!) 5’10. I was definitely self-conscious going into the dress shopping process, but I found a Jenny Yoo dress that I loved and that didn’t need extra length. Trying on a lot of different styles and designers was my savior ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m 5’10.

All dresses are made super long anyways, so I found no problem here while dress shopping. If anything, it worked in my favour, (when I bought my Maggie sottero prom dress a few years ago) I didn’t need to hem it! 

Everyone said they loved me in the mermaid or a-line style. However, you won’t know what you like or what looks good on you till you try! ๐Ÿ™‚

(note: these where all a-line styles) 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m 5’9″ and found that fit and flares and trumpets looked best on me. I looked silly in ball gowns and a lines were not as flattering as I thought they would be. Since you are not wearing heels, I think most dresses will hit at the right spot for you without alterations. Most dresses I tried on were just a touch long on me but I could wear 2-3 inch heels and avoid a hem which is what I did with my dress. Some dresses would have still required a slight hem even with 3 inch heels on! I think I only tried on one dress that was a bit short. 

Here’s a pic of my dress and some other random ones I tried on. I was in heels in all these so that puts me around your height. Excuse the blocked out face in some…they are pics from last year. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

There are so many dress options where you can add extra length, so I wouldn’t be too concerned about it! A lot of tall brides tend to shy away from dresses that are “elongating” like trumpets/fit and flares, but I suggest trying on a few because you could be pleasantly surprised! Good luck, girl! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m 5’11 and wore an A-line dress. It wasn’t too short but I had a beach wedding and wanted the dress not to touch the ground. If I had wanted a floor length dress, it wouldn’t have been long enough. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’m 5’9 with a 40Dear Daughter bust  and I found I looked best in the mermaid/trumpet style. If it was not for my boobs, a close contender would have been fit and flare.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m 5’10” and around 155-158 lbs right now (I am more comfortable at 140-145 but since my dress was fitted to my chubby body I am trying to keep my weight up to avoid additional alterations). I have around a 36″-37″ inseam (I’m super short waisted with really long legs) and buy all my long sleeves and pants online so I was worried too.  But like previous posters said, you will be surprised how long some of the dresses are. The good thing about being tall is you can wear any style.  Both the mermaids and ballgowns I tried on looked good, I ended up with a ballgown because when else can you be this dramatic but on your wedding day.  My dress was a sample and is the perfect length with flats.  My advice is enjoy shopping, don’t stress it and buy the dress you feel most confident in:

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