Post # 1
I am 5’8-1/2” tall and the sample of the dress I love, (in my size), comes just to the floor. If I wore a shoe with a 1/2 inch heel, the dress would be too short.
The owner strongly suggested that I order the dress with extra length. She told me the dress-company policy is to charge 15% of the cost of the dress to add 3” of length.
This charge seems crazy! It is a lot of money, for a few extra inches. Is this the standard? Did anyone else have to pay a similar charge?
Post # 3
Wow. I’m surprised your’s is too short! I’m 6’3″ and the sample that I bought fit me perfectly when I was wearing flats. But they did say it would be $150 extra for 3 inches, which does seem like a ridiculous amount of money!
Post # 4
@Milk and Honey: I’ve heard of a 100-200 hem to hollow charge where it’s made to your specific length… but this is a standard three inches… I don’t know who makes your dress, but if it’s any more t han 200 I’d be surprised.
ETA: I’m looking on bestbridal prices and it looks like Watters charges like 200-400. I’m sorry your dress is going to cost more, but be glad you’re not 5 foot 2 and are going to need 400+ in alterations just so you can walk 😉
Post # 5
The dress is made by Bridals by Marisa. The owner told me that this designer makes her gowns more toward the average height. It is a lot more than $200. I love the dress, I am wondering if this is a deal breaker.
Me too! I am not really that tall. Every other dress I have tried on has been long enough to allow me to wear heels.
Post # 6
I’m 5’11 and mine was the same–just a smidge too short if I were to be wearing heels. I bought an Allure gown and paid $200 for extra length added. I like to wear a heel, so it was worth it for me…plus I came in under my dress budget so it wasn’t as big of an issue as it could have been.