(Closed) DRESS HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Where are you ordering from? The designer should be able to tell you the length of the dress. When you get measured (which I’m assuming you’ll do before ordering, right? Professional measuring will ensure the best fit) just ask the tailor to measure your length as well, wearing shoes in a similar height to what you want.

Are you planning on any alterations? You could always go longer and get it hemmed if you’re really worried.

Post # 5
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Can you not get the dress shipped to where you’re working, and get the alterations done locally?  I would advise for you to just get a friend to measure your hollow-to-hem, to check against the measurements– it’s very hard to take accurate measurements yourself.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Sounds like the best option, to get your momma to send the dress to you once it arrives, and get the tailoring done locally.  That way, they can do multiple tweaks over a few fittings, and you won’t have to stress about it fitting properly.

How tall are you without heels?  Even with heels, 5’8″ isn’t that tall, so I wouldn’t think there would be an issue.  It’s a gorgeous dress.  I know a lot of those dresses that have lace at the hem have a removable lace panel at the bottom, that can be removed and moved up, if you have to cut any length off the bottom at all.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I don’t know if this helps, but I’m 5’7″ and I wore 2.5 inch heels and I didn’t need the extra long length for my Casablanca dress.  In fact, the seamstress ended up trimming the tulle at the bottom so it was a teeny bit shorter.

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