Post # 1
I know this is a bit neurotic, but I’m sure I am not the only one that photoshops everything about her wedding, lol. In a couple months I am meeting with my seamstress and I have been thinking about bringing my dropped waist gown up a tad. The sample gown is made for an average height person and I am 5’2″, so I think it looks more like a mermaid on me right now. It doesn’t look bad, but I think if I brought up the bottom of the skirt to flare up higher, it might be more attractive for my height.
What do you think?
As it is:
Bring it up:
Post # 3
I voted to bring it up–it looks like it doesn’t fit you quite as well as it is.
Post # 4
Honestly both of them work, but I voted for bringing it up. You’re right that the lower skirt looks more mermaid-y and raising the skirt up gives it a fuller look. Which one you chose depends on which look you prefer yourself, both of them are good!
Post # 5
I voted to bring the hem up!
Post # 6
Wow thanks for the help bees! I love this forum 🙂 For the ones who voted to keep it as it is, any reason you like it that way better? And for the ones who voted to bring it up, why does it look better that way?
Reason being is I want to have that slinky look of a mermaid, but modified for my frame so I think drop waist is better.
Post # 7
I think it looks awkward up, but maybe it’s just me. I think it looks strange with the bottom of the dress starting just below your hips. I would maybe bring it up, but not quite as high as it is in the second photo.
Post # 8
Bring it up! It will emphasize the trumpet effect of the skirt and show off your figure.
Post # 9
Post # 10
I think it looks more flattering as it is. I wouldn’t bring it up.
Post # 12
I think it looks great either way. However, I see what you are saying about the height issue. You can tell from the picture that it is very long on you the way it is. Once you’re off the pedestal and it’s hemmed to your height, you’ll definitely have a mermaid look instead of a dropped waist. If you’re going for the dropped waist look, I’d say definitely bring it up.
Post # 13
I’m partial to trumpet gowns. That being said I like the gown the way it is. I think that lifting the skirt makes your torso appear shorter.
Post # 14
I think it looks great as is, and that nobody will notice. I really don’t think it will be worth the very expensive alteration when nobody will know that anything “should” be off about the dress.
Post # 15
It flatters your body much more the way it is. Bringing it up would make you look less slim and I can see from the pictures that you have a great body. Don’t do it a dis-service! Not on your wedding day!
Post # 16
I like it with the hem up