(Closed) how far off the floor?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Typically, the are hemmed at about 1/2 inch off of the floor WITH shoes on.  Did you have your shoes on during the fitting??

Post # 4
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dress was actually probably a bit more than an inch off the floor, but that wasn’t because it was hemmed… it was because the new dress didn’t have as much give as the floor model had when I tried it on.  I really didn’t notice it…

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My consultant recommended at least half an inch, and preferably a full inch, off the floor.  She said otherwise people will step on your dress, which could tear the dress or cause a major wardrobe malfunction up top (if your dress is strapless)!

Post # 7
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

basically when you walk the hem shouldn’t be folding under.. most time when you stand still it looks like it’s fine but when you start walking you realize it’s too long…

Post # 8
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It sounds about right what he’s doing as long as you were 1. wearing the shoes and 2. he plans on pinning the crinoline to the same height, etc. My seamstress took up my crinoline and made it a tad bit shorter than my dress and it was PERFECT.

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