Post # 1
First day I looked at dresses on the internet, I found the one I liked. JCrew didn’t make it anymore so I bought it from a fellow bee here, and it is perfect.
Since I never went to a wedding dress shop, I have no idea how long it should be. When I am in heals, how much fabric, if any, should be on the floor?
The wedding is in 2 months, so there is not much time to alter it!
Post # 3
First of all, that dress is gorgeous!
Two months is plenty of time to get it altered. Hem length is a matter of personal taste but I think it’s too long. I would take it to the seamstress and she’ll pin it up so you can have a visual of what length you would like.
Post # 4
Beautiful dress! Take your dress and heels to a seamstress and they’ll give a professional opinion. I think it’s a matter of personal preference, and whether you want to have your shoes on show. I like my evening dresses to be quite long, maybe half an inch or even a quarter of an inch off the floor when I’m in heels. Keep in mind whether you’ll be changing into flats later, or staying in heels for the whole day.
Post # 5
@kathunter: Gorgeous dress! It looks like it was made for you!
Post # 6
the seamstress will have you put on your heels and walk around with it pinned up, just whatever you feel comfy in. DO a search on the recaps here and you can get an idea of what the different dresses look like. It also depends on whether you’ll wear a crinoline slip or not-but you don’t want to step on it too much, but it’s normal to step on the dress a little, another bee told me to kick step-so that you kick the dress out a little as you walk. You dont want it to actually be dragging on the floor though (dirty). Good luck, great find!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
It looks amazing on you! Take it to a seamstress to be hemmed so that you can walk in it, but the exact length is up to you. Some people like some of their shoes to show, and some people prefer the gown to go all the way to the floor Make sure you know what shoes you will be wearing before you do that, though
Post # 8
@kathunter: LOVE that dress. I agree with @peonyinparis: !
Post # 9
@kathunter: Beautiful dress! You have plenty of time to alter it. I took mine to an alterations shop on Feb 2, and it is promised back to me on Feb 23. Make sure you get a date and be on top of it. My little sister’s seamstress basically kept her dress hostage until the week before her wedding.
Post # 10
Thanks for the advice. Any idea what hemming alterations on chiffon costs?
Post # 11
What a beautiful gown! Mirabelle is so pretty – I have a pinterest board of real JCrew brides. I’d have it just grace while wearing shoes. I’d also get a handheld steamer to freshen up the chiffon (or maybe even a very light crinoline).
You can have a chiffon hair flower made with the excess fabric!
Post # 12
@sienna76: I had not considered a crinoline. I could try one on and see. Also I would love to see your pinterest board!
Post # 13
@kathunter: I’d try just a very light one, not to go for an A-line or anything but so it isn’t so stick straight (not that there’s anything wrong with it!)
Here’s my JCrew pinterest board! The chiffon Mirabelle I pinned (I think it’s chiffon) is actually an old JCrew ad photo, but I do have a real bride in the tricotine Mirabelle.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Gorgeous dress, you have plenty of time for alterations.
Post # 15
So pretty – can I ask you how you found the fit of the dress? I’m thinking of buying it from Jcrew, but the only size they have (final sale) is a 4. I am generally between a 2 and a 4 (smaller on top). thank you!
Post # 16
Buy your heels then take it to a good alterations place, they will know what to do 🙂