Post # 1
Hi everyone. I am new here and getting married very soon!!! I’m yet to have my last dress fitting ….but here is the pic from the last fitting I am worried about the length of the dress! Does this seem the “right” length for tea length?
i don’t know if I am having last minuts panic or whether I need a couple more inches taking off???
please please help 🙁
Post # 3
@Gemmstoned: I agree with you, I’d have a couple / few inches taken off. Looks lovely btw
Post # 4
Gorgeous dress!! I’d have it shortened by a few inches so that it falls just beneath the bottom of your knee, right where your calf curves out.
Post # 5
@Gemmstoned: I agree with PP, it needs to be shortened a couple inches to truly be “tea length.” It’s so pretty!
Post # 6
I did see that one and did like it but I think its more Knee length than tea length?? Here’s some other pics froa different angle as I wasn’t too sure if it was the angle of the photo. If you look in the mirror in the one photo I looks shorter? <a href=”http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/?action=view¤t=19cb4de2498b734de3e819a5178afd83_zpsa977626e.jpg” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/19cb4de2498b734de3e819a5178afd83_zpsa977626e.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos” /></a>
<a href=”http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/?action=view¤t=9e28e59770944c29c35e4c18e74a6c0a_zpsa8caf084.jpg” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/9e28e59770944c29c35e4c18e74a6c0a_zpsa8caf084.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos” /></a>
Post # 7
Tea length is the middle of your shin or the bottom of your calf,so your dress looks perfect as it is. Looks beautiful on you!
Post # 8
I really like it the way it is, but if you do take some length off, make sure it’s just a little. It shouldn’t be near your knees at all, but perhaps more mid-calf. Love it, what a great look!
ETA: Seeing the additional photos, I see that your calves do show, so I think you’re good! Any shorter would just be your personal preference, but I think it’s very elegant as-is.
Post # 9
Ok I think I may go with a bit shorter then 🙂 I’m just terrified I will get it wrong and can’t undo it then lol. who would have known it would be so much stress ahhhh xxx
Post # 10
I really like it too – but I would bring it up ever so slightly, 1 inch, maybe just a tad more, would be just right.
Post # 11
thanks for your replY. I’m glad it’s not terrible as it is … I have my final fit on 2nd may so need to decide by then. Like I Say though once it’s done cant be undone ….. Scary!!!!
Post # 12
@Gemmstoned: I adore tea-length dress/skirts…when done correctly. However, the problem with this silhouette is that if you’re shorter than 5’9″ (175cm), tea-length often hits at an awkward length on your leg, and dives right into ballerina length territory (NOT flattering on anyone), which makes you look shorter/stumpier.
Awkward tea/ballerina lengths almost always end up looking like this to me:
I think taking your dress up a couple more inches, so that it hits higher on your leg, is a perfect solution to any length concerns. As it is right now, the dress should hit the mid-calf in flats, but it’s too low (yours hits at your lower calf). So, the length is not very flattering. But a small hemming would nix the problem straight away.
I also want to emphasize only taking it up a couple more inches. The photo posted by PP above is too short, and hits too high to be tea-length (so it gives an entirely different aesthetic). This length allows a bit more of the leg to show, and thus eliminates any “mini leg” issues:
Post # 13
This is a very similar dress from same designer and this is the length they use on all the models <a href=”http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/?action=view¤t=51eaf852ae15a943a0289f1f010b04a3_zpsadca91c1.jpg” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/51eaf852ae15a943a0289f1f010b04a3_zpsadca91c1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos” /></a>
but I think I prefer this
<a href=”http://s1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/?action=view¤t=b57e97b2f32891c74dd31ac9a9fb0629_zps3e44aae8.jpg” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s451/sandg182/b57e97b2f32891c74dd31ac9a9fb0629_zps3e44aae8.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos” /></a>
Post # 14
First off, it’s a beautiful dress and looks great on you :). I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the length it is now, but if you want it to be tea length, then it should be shortened a couple inches so it falls just below your knee. If you’ve already had it shortened, or hemming it further isn’t in the budget (alterations are pricey!) then don’t sweat it.
Post # 15
thanks for your post and for taking the time to reply its really helpful 🙂 especially all the pics they do help to visualise how I want it to look. It’s hard trying to imagine something you’ve only seen on other people and different dresses. I am only 5 ft 2!! Xx
Post # 16
it has been shortened already , it was originally a full length dress. But I only had it taken up a bit with the option to take it up further later on , rather than take off too much in one go and regret it lol. It is pricey but I would rather do it if i know its going to make the difference to how I feel on the day Feel like I am being a pain in the bum with my doubts!!! Xxx