(Closed) Dress too short?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
119 posts
Blushing bee

Is there any way she could add a panel of fabric to the bottom of the dress? She could use pleated fabric or netting or something different from the main coth of the dress. I’ve seen tons of dresses with a little pleated layer peaking out the bottom that I love.

Post # 19
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Good!  Go with the flats!

Post # 20
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I hem everything so that it’s a half inch from the floor in my shoes. I forget where I read that that was the ‘rule,’ but it has worked well for me. That said, I think it looks like it might be a bit short. How high are the heels? Could you take them to a good cobbler and have them lowered? Or find a cute shoe with a slightly shorter heel that isn’t a flat?

Post # 21
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hi there, MrsRoth! We’re finally running across each other on the Bee boards! 

It sounds like your flats will be the way to go…where are you ordering them from? I’m thinking I’m going in the same direction myself though my MoH will probably KILL me if I don’t wear something with a heel on it! 😉 

Post # 22
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 12 years ago

am I seeing it wrong? I see I HUGE hem line where your seamstress could let some out.

Did she say that she couldn’t or she just doesn’t want to?

P.S. those shoes look adorable…where did you get them?

update: oops! i see that you say there’s no hem. I still wanna know about your shoes, pleeeasse!

Post # 23
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree go with some flats!! No one really see’s the shoes that much anyways!!

Post # 24
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

is it possible that the dress would look good tea length? just a suggestion-otherwise i would go with the flats too. those shoes are ADORABLE though!

Post # 26
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

WHEN did you get those shoes? I need them!!!! Honestly, I think the dress looks cute with the shoes poking out like that.

Post # 28
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

ok, seriously, has no one heard about dancing bare foot?  I do it all the times when I went to formals.  It’s a perfect length for comfy shoe dancing as well as if you just feel like bare foot dancing so you don’t step on the dress.

Also, what’s wrong with seeing the shoes? You get to show off style!

Post # 29
64 posts
Worker bee

Bummer Man.  I’m thinking that different shoes are an option, or adding some sort of decorative trim/tulle ruffle on the bottom?  OR: shorten it again to ankle-length and show off the fab shoes you already have even more!                                                I try to hem 1/2" off the floor in the front of gowns unless a client really wants to show off some serious shoes.  No matter what you should be able to walk around and dance Hands Free! 

Post # 30
182 posts
Blushing bee

I have to agree with several ladies in that it maybe a little short. You can find some fantastic flats or sparkly sandels out there! Good luck!

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