(Closed) Dress Length

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that will be fine, as long as you’re in your shoes with a 1/2 inch gap.  I’m about the same height as you and my dress was just touching the ground during my alterations, they hemmed one side about a quarter of an inch, so it was just skirting over my toes.  Can’t even tell in the pictures.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wear flats 🙂

OK, breathe though…

What’s the shape? Is it ball gown, sheath, etc… 

about an inch is standard I think, you don’t actually want it fully touching the ground so breathe, it will be OK 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that you will have to wear flat shoes and possibly have no crinoline in order to keep the dress from being too high off the ground!  Half an inch is fine but much more might be pushing it.  Unless there is a large amount of fabric tucked under for the seam, it is unlikely that they can bring it down much more.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

How do you ladies feel about about adding a different layer of garment underneath? Like these dresses below. I’m thinking of doing that if my dress ends up being too short after my alterations (bodice shortening and poofing out the skirt) since when they ordered my dress measured specifically hollow-to-hem, I didn’t think about these.

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Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I just bought my dress and am sooo there with you!! I know it will be too short with shoes but I am not sure by how much… Barefoot it should be fine and I should have about an inch and a half, but with shoes houston we have a problem I believe… But seeing the second picture makes me think I could cut my mom’s dress (the horror) for the lace and add it to the bottom…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

When I went in for my Muslin fitting it was about 2 inches off the ground! I was so angry b/c I specifically told them I wanted it sweeping the floor and I’d be wearing 4″ heels. I made them add 2.5 inches adn I’m super nervous about whether or not they actually will! I want it touching the ground b/c I’m very short and it makes you look taller and thinner the longer teh dress is. But the downside is it will get very dirty, especially if it’s raining. So I think an inch is fine if you’re already tall and don’t want it to get dirty.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@modern: great point.. i cannot wait to get mine in and see exactly what will need to be done!!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you have a pic of your dress? Mine is the kind where there is stuff popping out from underneath, but I think it just depends on the dress.  Which dress is it that you got?

Post # 13
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3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have 2 inch heels that I love but after putting on the dress, I will be too tall.

Post # 14
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so glad you posted this b/c I’m wondering the same thing!  I’m 5’7″ and I got my dress from David’s Bridal.  The sample dress I tryed on was a very nice length with heels on, so they told me I didn’t need to add the extra length, but I think that maybe I did.  I think if I wear kitten heels or flats I might be ok (it touches the ground if I’m bearfoot), but I did really want to wear a nice pair of heels Frown

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I like the look better when the dress is a bit of the ground.  I know when I put on something that touches the ground or even is a little bit off the ground I’m likely to step on it.  Also, depending on the look of the dress you could shorten it a little more for a (shoot I forget the proper name for it) ballet? length dress.  It’s a little longer than tea lenght and is supposed to hit you mid calf or shin.  That can be really cute. 

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