(Closed) Are you supposed to see your toes ?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
90 posts
Worker bee

I think it is normal.  I’ve been able to see my toes in the two full-length dresses I’ve worn…

Post # 4
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My salon lady told me it should sit right above your toes (barely) so you don’t step on it when you walk.  I’d rather mine be a little short and not risk getting caught in it.

Post # 5
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine hits like a centimeter above the bottom of my shoe. I can take wide steps and not trip over it and I can turn and walk with no problem. I have an A-line gown.

Post # 6
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This suprised me as well, but I think it is normal with a fit and flare (what I have too). With a ball gown/a-line the dress can touch or “sweep” the floor because it is far away from your toes and you won’t accidentaly step on it. But a fit and flare is much closer to the toes when you walk.

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I do bridal alterations.  The standard is 1″ off the ground.  So, yours is probably right. Don’t forget, when you look down, your body shifts forward, and moves down, too.  So, you need the dress off the floor so you don’t step on it.  Also, even fit & flare dresses hems’ start to “flatten & fall” by the end of the night.  So, if will be closer to the ground by the end of your reception.  Better to have it a little short than too long.

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