(Closed) Help! BM Dress too Short!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Could everyone just have the dresses hemmed up to cocktail length? That’s the only thing I can think of that would work without ordering a whole new dress….

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What kind of dress is it?  Maybe they can take it apart at the waist and attach a longer skirt to it?  It might be pricey- depending on the dress/salon/seamstress it might be easier to get a new dress. 

Post # 6
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ah, story of my life, every bridesmaid’s dress I’ve worn has been too short without the extra length. Are the other girls getting theirs altered/hemmed? Save the material from their alterations and see if it can be added to the length of hers.

Post # 7
1274 posts
Bumble bee

What do the dresses look like? I am guessing she is not the Maid/Matron of Honor but a bridesmaid right? I was thinking of the posssibility of adding a sash or material (sewn in) to the top of the skirt to let the length out…but it would definitely depend on the dress. It would make her dress a touch different but if that’s not a concern it could be an option? 


Post # 8
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wonder how bad it actually is. I’d look into adding soe material on the bottom, if you think the length difference is going to be noticeable. I wouldn’t try to match the material exactly, b/c it’ll look weird. Without knowing what your dresses look like — maybe have some lace poking out of the bottom?

Or even better, can she just return the dress?


Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, since your wedding isn’t until March, she needs to return it and reorder the correct length. Actually the salon where it was purchased should do this for her, since they should have measured her and known that it needed to be longer.

Post # 10
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Can you post a pic of the dress?  Its possible they could add lace and make it look intentional, but only on certain dresses.

Post # 11
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@vorpalette:  That’s going to depend on whether she declined the length or not. The salon very well may have told her to order extra length and se decided not to and signed off on disagreeing with their recommendation. If, however, the salon told her to order the regular length, then, yes, OP, the salon should fix it. Since there is so much time left, I think she really needs ot order a new dress. It sucks that she may have to pay for it, but it sounds like she knew she probably needed the extra length, so that’s the risk she decided to take.

Post # 13
23599 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh no! So sorry to hear this! Poo…

Post # 15
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@abbie017:  Yay! So glad they were able to work that out! One of my bridesmaids also tops at at 6 foot so this was a huge concern for me!

Post # 16
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@abbie017:  That’s some impressive customer service!  Glad it worked out

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