(Closed) Can a dress be hemmed in the front only?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
737 posts
Busy bee

@Rachelclaire21:  They usually just take up the front of the dress when there is a train.  So they should be able to do that with your dress if that is what you want.

Post # 4
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Aussiemum:  + 1

Yup, this is what I’m getting done. There’s no point in hemming a train because it’s going to trail on the ground anyway. And it’s the front of the dress that trips you up, not the back. They can sort of gradually taper off the hem, if that makes sense, kind of like the same idea as mullet dress but less extreme!

Post # 5
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Most certainly. You can absolutely only hem the front of the dress.

Post # 6
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely should be no prob- post pics of you in it after it’s altered!

Post # 8
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely do-able, although it is slightly possible that if you’re having alterations at the shop you bought it from they might not do it.  Sometimes they have agreements with the dress designers that they won’t alter the dress style.  This means that they wouldn’t cut off a train if you didn’t want it, or possibly they wouldn’t create a train where there wasn’t one, that kind of thing.

I know David’s Bridal for one is particular about this.  They won’t make a short dress from a long one, cut a train, etc.  They were even telling me they might not be able to hem my bridesmaids’ tea length dresses! (which aren’t tea-length on my shorter BMs, and so need hemming).  That turned out to be untrue, since hemming to tea length is not altering the dress style, but they are funny about making sure they are not altering the style of a design.  Still, you can always take it to an independent place if you need to.

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