Post # 1
So I took my dress in to get altered today. All is well, except for when I put my heels on, it’s just a weeeee bit short. Problem is, with the way my dress is made, she can’t let it out any more.
My seamstress and I seemed to think it was still okay. Any shorter and it would be too short. But this was still acceptable.
So what do you think? Yay? Nay? Ditch the oh-so-cute-pumps for not-so-cute flats?
Post # 3
(Sorry about all the weird text… dunno what happened.)
Post # 4
I hate to say it, but I do think it looks too short. Do you have a different photo that shoes the whole dress? It might just be really obvious because you’re only showing the very bottom of the dress.
I had mine hemmed so that it was barely 1/2 inch off the floor- short enough so I wouldn’t step on it, but long enough that my shoes wouldn’t show.
I love the shoes- maybe use them for the rehearsal- but I would say switch to a lower heel.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! And sorry! I don’t have another photo! 🙁
Post # 6
I second what rosychiclet said. Maybe in a full pic, it wouldn’t look so short, but in that it does. Are you changing dresses for the reception or anything? Maybe you could wear the pretties then? Sorry! Is it a situation where it’s anyone’s fault?
Post # 7
Gosh I wish I had a full pic, but the full pics I do have are sans shoes. Go figure.
No, I’m not changing dresses. I’m thinking I may wear the shoes for the rehearsal or even the get-away (where I will be in a different dress). And no, it’s not anyone’s fault, it’s just the way the dress was originally made. The cut is right along the bottom, so I’m not able to let anything out.
Post # 8
Yea I think it is too short also
Post # 9
I’m seeing a hem about 2 inches up. There’s no way they could drop that? Could you check with a different seamstress? It looks like those heels are a couple of inches, could you drop to a slightly lower heel?
Post # 10
What a huge bummer! But I’m going to agree with everyone. In this pic it looks really high off of the ground. I think you’re going to have to ditch the pumps. Sorry!!!
Maybe you can go take some full body shots with the shoes and post them for us to see sometime. It may just be the pic
Post # 11
It totally depends on the other detailing on your dress, but you might also consider adding a panel of fabric to the hem of the dress. A lot of dresses have detailing along the bottom edge, so you could add a panel of satin or lace or something to match any detailing on the upper portion of the dress, or a sash, etc. Something to think about if you have your heart set on your heels or flats don’t completely solve the problem. GOod luck!
Post # 12
can you show us the full pic sans shoes? Seeing the style of the dress might help!
But overall, I agree, go with flats. It will look better!
Post # 13
I swear it looks like there is a deep hem that could be let down. I agree though that it is too short. I would get a second opinion or go with flats. Sorry! Those look like very cute shoes!
Post # 14
It does seem a bit short. I had the same thought as MerryC about adding some fabric border. Lace or a pleated edge…really depends on teh dress. Otherwise or in addition try flats. I’m so sorry, this must be v. stressful. But I’m sure you’ll look wonderful no matter what you decide:)
Post # 15
Oh, I should say that if you need back up seamstress recs in Seattle, I’ve got ’em!
Post # 16
I would see if you could get them to drop the hem down a bit. if not, I would either switch to lower shoes, or consider adding about an inch of lace or something to the bottom of the dress to add length.
I think dresses look a little less *grand* when when they are too short.