- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I purchased the Gemma dress yesterday and I absolutely love, love, LOOOVE it! What a stunning piece of art!
I am 5 5″ and I tried on the size 10 store sample, which is made for a 5 9″ girl. I wore it with a pair of 5.5 inch heels and it was still a couple of inches long (I could not walk in it without tripping). I am between a size 6 and an 8 so the sales ladies put in the order for a size 8 to have room for alterations and said this size will be about 1.5 inches shorter which would probably mean it would still need to be shortened by an inch or so, if I wear 5.5 inch heels.
There are two options:
1) Either I committ to wearing 5-6 inch heels and i just shorten the size 8 by 1-2 inches (which means less fabric at the beautiful bottom) OR
2) I committ to wearing 3-3.5 inch heels which means that I can order the dress with 3 inches less taken out from THE BODICE (not from the bottom). This means that the dress will be custom ordered so that the mermaid bottom would start from 3 inches higher from wear it starts now. This has its prons and cons.
I want to wear AT LEAST 4.5 inch shoes but contrary to the sales ladies who say that the secodn option would be TOO short with 4.5 inch shoes, I really believe that it would work.
Has anyone done this before with the Gemma dress?! I am not sure which way to go and I need to decide by tomorrow before they place the order!
Thank you Gemma Brides!