Any TALL brides out there. Dress help

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am 6′ and around 160lbs.  I wore sort of a mermaid type- it was fitted through mid-thigh.  If the sample is too short you’ll know you just need to order it with extra length.  The sample I tried on was fine (actually was the same size as the one I ordered) so my dress came in perfectly.  I also wore flats so we saved money not having to hem it.  Only alterations we had to do with mine was the bustle.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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mollymaxx4 :  I’m not quite as tall as you, but I’m 5’10”, and my legs are the longest part of my body so I know how you feel about jeans (though my inseam is only 35 so not quite as bad!). I weighed somewhere between 135-140 on my wedding day, so I’d say we are similar in build. 

I personally didn’t want anything that accentuated my legs, because I’m self conscious about them due to body image issues, so I figured I wouldn’t really like mermaid style (at least the drastic ones that are super tight on your legs). I also didn’t want anything strapless because I have a larger chest (32H) and needed at least a little support. I didn’t want anything poofy at the bottom either, because that’s just not my style to be honest. 

I went and tried on probably 30 dresses of all different shapes and sizes, and every single one of them that I liked was fit & flare. I went with the Stella York 2645 and got tons of compliments on it. https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/wedding-dresses/6245/  My runner up was also a Stella York – the 2654. 

ETA: The lady that helped me at one of the dress stores said that most of Stella York (& other EOA brands) models are between 5’11” and 6’1”, so most of their dresses are made with plenty of length. She said a lot of other designers are the same way. My dress was plenty long – I wore 2.75 inch heels, or I would have needed it hemmed.

Post # 18
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m 6′ and 160.  My dress is a Sophia Tolli sample from her 2014 line. this was me without my shoes on…

tulle/organza fit & flare with (what will become) a corset back

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And these are my shoes…they only have about a 1″ heel on them.

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My advice…go try them on…you never know what you will like.

Post # 19
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Height is a GREAT thing for wedding gowns as they’re cut longer.  If anything you’ll need a little extra length…

Post # 20
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52 posts
Worker bee

Try, try, try! Make a handful of bridal fitting bookings and take photos of everything you even remotely like. Later you can compare the cuts and styles in the photos to learn what you love on you.

You might be surprised by what you like, and how different styles will fit. Some will be terrible and some will be beautiful. The staff can help you with length queries as well – many dresses can be ordered longer or customised in different ways.

Have fun!

Post # 21
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Busy bee

 I’m 5’9” and i wanted a ball gown but I ended up wiyh an A line. I thought it was very flattering for my height. And I really loved the detachable train – made all the difference in the world. 

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Post # 22
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

When shopping, I got told several times that I was lucky to be tall as it meant I could wear almost any silhouette. I went in knowing I definitely didn’t want strapless fit and flare, but ended up with exactly that. I’ve also found lots of beautiful flats, so I don’t think you’ll have any problems finding shoes you like.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m 5″11 and I know the struggle with finding clothes..I got an a-Line strapless dress and it was the very first dress I tried on. It didn’t need to get it altered because I wore 1 inch heels 🙂 so maybe you won’t need to get alterations either depending on the dress. For me wedding dress shopping was easy compared to finding jeans haha good luck! This is the only pic I have so far If my dress. 

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