(Closed) Extra Length(anyone have to do this????) also a little rant

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It stinks that the extras knockedout out of budget! Maybe they’ll have a different sale soon, I’d keep an eye out. I also had to have extra added to mine (about 2in) but I don’t think that cost any extra. 

Post # 4
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well I am a very short person so, no.  If something has to be lengthened for me, it was made for children or was supposed to be tea length on taller women.  Try other DB locations and see if maybe the sample was really short?

Post # 5
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am very short but I wanted the train of my dress to be longer so I added extra length. It was expensive ($500) to add the extra length but in the end I believe worth it! I think when it comes down to it if you LOVE the dress an extra couple of hundred dollars can be worth it, it is better than finding a dress you only like and then having dress regret later.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m six feet tall so yes I’ve heard this. When I went to Kleinfeld, they told me that every dress I tried on would need extra length and they quoted $200 for that and then told I’d need to get the cups taken out for each dress as well (I’m busty, what can I say?) and that would also be an additional $200. The dress I ended up buying from Nicole Miller was the perfect length so I didn’t need anything extra. I guess it just depends on the place and the designer!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, I had to have length added. As someone who is 6’1″ and watches the entire fashion world cater to petite and average height people, I find it to be pretty much bullshit, as well! $100 for extra fabric is crazy – you know that fabric can’t me more than $30/yard, and they are only adding a few inches. Plus, the dresses are manufactured in countries where the hourly wage is embarassingly low. They are taking the money and running with it.

Now, if only I could get clothing companies to actually carry “long” sizes IN store instead of only online…and get them to carry a line comparable to the selection of petite sizes. A girl can dream.

Post # 8
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, if that’s a true dealbreaker, i’d try and negotiate with them. It couldn’t hurt, right?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I had to have extra length added to my dress from Alfred Angelo.  I’m 5’10” and the sample dress barely touched the floor when I was barefoot.  I think it cost around $50, which I didn’t mind much because the dress was pretty inexpensive to begin with.  In principle I suppose it does suck, but I’ve become accustomed to shopping being a pain in the ass for a tall gal.  ๐Ÿ˜›  Besides, if I were shorter I’d probably have to pay to have it hemmed anyway.  So the only people who aren’t getting stuck with costs for length-related alterations are a few people who are the precise right height for the dress with their heels on.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I’m 5’11 and I once had to pay extra length charge for a bridesmaid’s dress. It was an extra $40 and I was pissed! They tried to make it seem less of a big deal by commenting that they didn’t charge for the fact that I needed it plus size as well, but that irritated me even more.

My wedding dress is actually the perfect length so it doesn’t need to be hemmed at all when I have my short heels on. I was surprised by this!

Post # 12
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2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yup. I’m not even that tall (5’7″) and I guess this designer tends to make the gowns a bit shorter in length. It just hit the floor without any shoes on so I definitely need the extra length. 

 

Post # 13
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7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

To be fair, they have to do more sometimes than just add fabric when you get extra length. If the dress has any detailing on the skirt, say lace or beading on the bottom, etc, sometimes, they have to make a new pattern. Any special orders cost extra, and $100 for length and $100 for a plu size is by no means unheard of, in fact, those are low. I was quoted $270 at one salon if I wanted crystals not put on the dress. That’s right, it costs extra to have something expensive that comes on the dress not put on the dress, because they can’t just process your dress normally.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

@jessicaTryan:  At AA it was a standard 3 inches.  But I don’t need to get it hemmed after adding the 3 inches – just need to find the right height heel.  In fact when I went to pick up my dress and try it on, the shoes I was hoping to wear with it were too high.  They are about 4 inch heels and the hem was about an inch and a half too high, so I have to go find some mid-height heels.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is pretty standard….I found this out after trying on dress after dress with bare feet only to realize that if I even put flip flops on ….the dresses would all be too short.

The quotes for going hallow to hem were anywhere from $300 to 800 extra depending on the designer.

The other problem with being tall is that the waist doesn’t hit you at the right spot…the bust is short etc….

Wedding gowns are typically made on models 5’6″ – 5’7 so if you are 5’10” like me everything is a little too short.

Many wedding stores just want you to go up in size…but I do not want to order a size 12 when I need a size 8 ….in order to hope that maybe I gain an inch in the length.

Really a big hassle…

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, almost 6′, so had to order extra length and had to order extra length for 3 of my bridesmaids…..most annoying part is paying for the extra length, and then having to pay to cut  some of it off and hem it ๐Ÿ™‚

I wasn’t surprised though, because lots of places that you buy tall sizes charge more than the standard size

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