(Closed) $$ for Extra Length? How tall for “extra length” charges?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

We had the exact opposite problem,in that she was on the short side. I paid $150. extra for my daughter’s to be made 4 inches shorter and it was a perfect length. Hers was heavy lace at the bottom too. 

 I guess what they charge depends on how much extra they need to make it to length,plus labor as well as the quality of the materials .

Post # 4
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had to order my dress with extra length because I am 5’10 and it was too short when I was barefoot.  The extra lenght cost was less than $100.  There is alot of beading on the train, but otherwise the front is very simple at the bottom.

Post # 5
14185 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, with 3″ heels you are suddenly 5’10” and yes, you need extra length! $250 is a lot though….i had to order “tall” for my bridesmaid dresses and they were like $25 extra for 5″. I’m 5’11” and now have to wear heels, too. My wedding dress was BARELY long enough without shoes on, so I opted for some insanely thin sandals.

Post # 6
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

jeeez i hope it doesn’t cost me 250 for extra length! i’m 5’10” and really want to wear heels!

Post # 8
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009


I’m 5’11” (& wearing flats) and my dress didn’t need to be ordered with extra length.  That’s a pretty big charge to get hit with.  They should have told you beforehand! 

Post # 9
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Uuurgh yeah I’m 5’9” and I had to get the extra length too and it was also $240!  It was a big bummer because I really wanted this dress, though it was over the high-limit of my budget.  So I thought it over for TWO MONTHS, and then when I found out that everything was going to be 15% off in October–putting it squarely back in my price range–I decided to buy it.  Well guess what?!  Add back the extra length and it was EXACTLY the original price, coincidence?  Better be πŸ˜›  So I didn’t have time to think about it, I had rented a car to get out there (don’t own one) and I didn’t want to come back.  So I bought it on the spot, even thought it busted my budget by, you guessed it, like 240 bucks.  Two month decision undone in 2 minutes!

All in all it was a pretty bummer experience, the saleslady was not as friendly as she was the first time, I was rushed out without time to think, and since I have no family or BMs on this coast I did it all alone (I thought it might be fun to do it alone but turns out it was pretty lonely!)

So anway, dress shopping is officially over πŸ˜›  Oh well, hopefully I’ll have some fun shopping with my girls for their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses over the holidays!

Oh By The Way, the dress is the Marisa 710…I really love the dress (it is exactly what I had in mind!) and I had really thought about it for awhile so I think it will be worth it in the end!  I don’t have a pic now but @erindesmar got the same dress (in fact, I first found WeddingBee by googling the Marisa 710 and found her posts, thanks Erin for bringing me here! πŸ™‚ )<span class=”fn org”>

Whew thanks for the vent!  I feel better already πŸ™‚

Post # 10
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

It depends on the designer. A lot of dresses I tried were made for heights up to 5’8″, but that includes your shoes. I am 5’8″, bought a dress made for 5’10”, and had to pay $75 for 3″ extra length (1″ was not an option) so that I could wear the height of shoes I’d like. I did try on some dresses made for women 6′ tall… those were awesome.

But $250 is a lot for extra length. πŸ™

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