(Closed) Hemming a dress with two different shoe heights?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Dresses usually look fine if your shoes are peaking out a bit…if you get your dress hemmed to like just a few cm above the floor in flip flops, it would expose a bit of your shoes in heels but probably wouldn’t look silly.  The exception might be a ballgown-style dress. Perhaps you can ask a seamstress to a) create a bustle that raises the entire hem, or b) create a hem that can be “let down” by undoing a few closures, for when you’re wearing heels.

Just a note, I’d be careful with flip flops–the hem of your dress, regardless of its length, could get stuck between your foot and the flatbed pretty easily, especially while dancing.  You might want to consider a comfortable pair of flats or flats sandals that your feet don’t lift off of when you move.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know if a middle ground can be created, but I have seen this cause problems. My friend wore 3 inch heels and then switched to sneakers. During the reception while dancing, she tripped on her hem and fell! She was fine and no one cared, I think she was a bit embarrassed, but it was because the dress was too long when she wore the sneakers. Good luck with whatever you decide – seems like many others would have had this same problem, and might have an answer!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would ask your seamstress to do something like a mini front bustle; only it isn’t a bustle, for the front of your gown. She/He should be able to put some snaps or ribbon ties on the underside of your gown, so you can tack it up after the ceremony. It would really depend on your gown as to how this could be acheived.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Have you selected your dress yet?  If you post pics, that might give us a better idea of what sorts of solutions to suggest. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore 4″ heels for the ceremony and photos and then changed to flats for part of the reception.  It dragged a bit while I was dancing, but it wasn’t that bad.

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