(Closed) Bridesmaid Dress is too Short, I feel uncomfortable

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 18
1258 posts
Bumble bee

If you can’t add length to the bottom of the dress, you can add a kick-pleat to the slit up the back to cover it and give the skirt a little more movement to make it comfortable (you probably need the room in the slit to walk an sewing it up will make you have to hobble). 

Covering the slit with a kick-pleat will also make it possible for you to wear a slip under the skirt, which may make you more comfortable about it being too short. 

Post # 19
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do they make a longer version of the dress (like floor length) that you could have it altered to a short dress?

Post # 20
1484 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I recommend wearing a black slip underneath the dress.  That way you don’t have to have the slit sewn up.  Sewing up a slit like that often means reducing the amount you can move around in the dress. 

Post # 21
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

So, my story is a little different, but might help. I am going to be 7.5 months pregnant when I am a Bridesmaid or Best Man in October. The dress I am wearing has the cumberbun waist like yours and since they don’t know how big I will be they ordered a few yards of fabric (cost $30) and will make me a new belly. Any way you could order extra fabric and just have them make a new skirt?

Post # 22
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When’s the wedding? Can you wear tights? 

Post # 23
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

:/ i wore this dress in a wedding last fall and i thought it was way too long, but i am only 5’2! that sucks!

this dress seems similar:


but its not the same! i think you wont have any problem making it longer if you build from the top like PP suggested, but it sucks that youll have to invest so much into a cheap dress! im sorry!!

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