(Closed) how big of a difference will an inch make?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

First of all, “that’s what she said”.  😉

As long as you’re not tripping over your dress, I don’t think it will matter!  It’s more important that you’re comfortable (and safe).  People will not remember the bottom of your dress getting dirty, but they will remember it if you fall on your face!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It depends on your dress. I had a very big and heavy train so an inch made the difference from being able to walk and tripping over my dress. I had to have my dress hemmed about an inch up so I could walk.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The problem with it hanging to the ground is that it will tangle up on your feet when you walk.  My dress requires me to wear a 4″ heel, with a 1/2″ platform to not tangle.  If I were you, I would look for a shoe with the right height…but more platform to make them easier to walk in. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@linz09:  That doesnt look too long but that’s just how it looks on the model’s body. You definately want to get it right though. My previous dress I bought my mom thought I didnt need to get it hemmed but I was tripping over the dress in 4 in heels!!! Im very short (5ft 3/4in). I just sent in my measurements for my new dress but with 4 in heel measurements included and I found some shoes I loved and they were 3 1/4 in heels… So we’ll see how that turns out when the dress gets here.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m struggling with this exact same thing now too! I wanted to wear shorter heels (less than 2 inches) so that I will be comfortable in them all night (and my ceremony will be outside on a lawn). Also my Fiance is only 2 inches taller than me. But I brought a few shoes with me to try on my dress and 3 inches seems like what I actually need. Seems like such a waste to spend $200 to trim off just an inch….but I was also using the fact that I wouldn’t need a hem to justify buying some more expensive shoes I have my eye on. I wouldn’t mind doing the hem if I could find less-pricey shoes…but I have something really specific in mind so its been tough.

So sorry this isn’t of much help. Right now my plan is to first try and find other less priecy shoes (if that fails I will just order the ones I’ve been eyeing). Then when it comes time for the actual fitting I’ll try them out and see if I really feel like I need a hem. (Just as an FYI I did try on some ~2 in heels with my dress and I thought it was alright, no tripping, but the others with me insisted I needed something a bit taller)

Post # 9
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Helper bee

..Get a shoe with the right height… Nothing is worse (even a dirty bottom of dress) than a woman who cant walk properly in her heals. You will look much better walking comfortably in your dress than awkwardly.

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i was thinking the same thing a linz.. i DO NOT want to have to hem my dress, it was fairly long at my fitting (when i tried on the sample which was a bit big) but they put me in a petticoat *i am wearing 5″ heels with my dress and can walk in them* but i am going to shorten my dress a tad more with a petticoat just enough that i don’t trip on it.. petticoats are nice because if the one you get it just a tad too poofy and it lifts the dress too high, you can cut out small portions of tulle to make it where you want it… that and i’m dying mine to match my train, for a pop of color (well, more than my dress will already have)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am going to wear a slip and 5″ heels to make my dress fit. I have never walked in heels that high but with an inch and a half platform they are really comfortable.  Also my dress is lace and has a scalloped edge so it would be close to 300 to hem. So I am making due 🙂 also I love how tall and skinny I look 😉

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My dress was hallow to hem for me to wear 2 inch heels, but I had walked down the sand aisle barefoot and after an hour in the heels, I kicked them off for sandels. I had NO problems tripping on my dress or anything like that.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely wait until you try it on before you worry.  When I ordered my dress, my consultant said that I would need 3 1/2 inch heels, but when it came in, it turned out that I only needed 2 1/2 inches.  And yes, a petticoat will definitely shorten the dress at least an inch.  I tried a petticoat with my dress and I would have had to wear flats.

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