(Closed) Attention tall brides!!! :)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
47 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

My sister is 6’1 and had to add extra length to her gown, it cost her an extra $100 but it was no trouble other than that

I’m 5’9.5 and all the dresses I tried on were the perfect length, the one I bought floats just above the floor

Post # 3
1814 posts
Buzzing bee

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Mori Lee is different than most bridal designers in that they limit their longest length to 61″ inches, but this is because they run longer than most other bridal designers. They go ahead and add ‘extra length’ and don’t charge you.

Most designers run shorter than Mori Lee and will do extra length but for a fee. I have seen most hallow to hem fees for mid-range desginer run anywhere from $100-$300 extra on top of the dress. Some will still limit the amount of length you can add while others will do any measurement. At 5″10 you should be fine esepcially in flats, it is usually brides over 6 feet that have more issues.

You won’t know if the Mori Lee standard length of 61″ will work for you until you try it on.

Post # 4
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’m 5’10 and I got really lucky finding a dress that was floor length. I didn’t want a train or anything, so it wouldn’t have been a big deal for me if I didn’t. I was actually originally planning on just doing ankle length until I found my dress by accident. 

If it helps, you could always have your dress altered to add an inch or two to the length.

Post # 5
1103 posts
Bumble bee

At 5’10” you’ll probably one of the luckiest out there in that most dresses will hit you right at floor length and you won’t need a hem.

I’m 5’10” and my dress length is perfect with a 2″ kitten heel (I’ll post a pic so you can see where the bottom of the dress hits). I ordered the dress (Allure) off the internet, no extra length or anything. You will be fine 🙂

Post # 6
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m 5’11” and plus size (22/24 street size)  and i bought an Allure gown.  The standard length was perfect with my 2 inch wedges And it did not have to be hemmed. Great news since the hem is usually one of the most expensive alterations. I was surprised since every davids bridal gown I tried looked like a flood on me and I was barefoot. They said some gowns could be ordered with 2 inches extra length but that may not have cut it how short some of their gowns were. After that experience, I happened to find my dream shoes and bought them before i went gown shopping again so I could judge length with my shoes.  I also tried on Enzoani, Jasmine, Maggie Sottero, and Essence of Australia and those were fine too .  Allure does custom lengths for a fee to accomodate tall or short brides.  The shop told me the other lines I tried either came in long length or custom length. Good luck! 


  • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Chimpy24.
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Post # 7
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This is all great advice! I would add that I only tried Jenny Yoo dresses and they are cut very generously. I’m right about 6′ and all of the dresses had at least 2 or 3 inches extra length when I tried them on with flat shoes.

Post # 8
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am 5’8″ and wore a 1 1/4″ wedge heel and my off the rack Maggie Sottero was maybe 1/2″ too long? I just didn’t bother hemming because it was a lace trimmed hem, and I didn’t want to mess around with the $$$$ of hemming it. 

Post # 10
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am right around 6′ and my dress fit perfectly- no hem or extra length needed.  I also wore flats.  I could tell by the sample that it would fit just fine.

Post # 12
2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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fromsmithtodavis:  I am 5′ 10″ and Maggie Sottero gowns were the perfect fit for me. The hem was perfect. No alterations required!

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