(Closed) HELP! My Dress is too short!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Is there any way to see pic so we can see just how short it is? Is there any way to add fabric to the front of the dress? 

Post # 4
23592 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yikes! I second wanting to see a photo so we can see how short it is and start to think of plans..

Post # 6
47285 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As the pp’s have said, it would really help to see a pic- even just the bottom of the dress if you don’t want to show the whole dress online before your wedding.

What comes to mind for me is to not try to match the satin, but to do something with tulle or pleated organdy so it looks like an underskirt peeking out.

Here is a pic that shows the idea. Don’t focus on the style of the dress! I just wanted to choose a pic where you can see clearly what I’m talking about.

Post # 7
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

what shoes are you wearing? if you ar plannin on heals try on a flat and see if that will make it less obvious. also agree that pictures would be VERY helpful

Post # 9
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think someone who works with wedding dresses will have an idea on how to add length. You may have to redesign it a little but it can’t be impossible. Get in ASAP though because it could take some time.

Post # 11
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Since it’s a bubble hem, would you consider (if they could do it) to un-bubble it and make it a straight hem instead?  If it worked it would add a couple inches to the length.  Plus then you could put an underlayer like suggested above without it looking odd.

Post # 12
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You should seriously consider starting a PayPal claim since the seller obviously seriously mislead you!  That’s classic “item not as described.”  Not that it will help your dress, but you might get some money back on the transaction that you could use toward alterations…

Post # 13
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ArmyWifey8.23:  That’s exactly what I was thinking.

OP, I don’t think you’re going to be able to fix this without “un-bubbling” the hem.  But if you un-bubble, there might even be enough fabric that a good seamstress could work it in so that you can’t really tell too obviously that it’s added on.

That’s a HUGE difference, though- 4-5 inches is a LOT of fabric. I’d be looking into your recourse with the seller.  Adorae is a popular style, you could almost certainly find another one somewhere if you had to return it.

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