(Closed) How much will a mermaid petticoat shorten the dress length?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I opted for higher heels and a petticoat to shorten the dress as well.  I got a medium-full petticoat and I’d say it shortened it by about 2 inches.  I simply removed some of the tulle from the front, and it dropped the skirt back down right where I wanted it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes mine was a mermaid style.  What I did was take triangular slices out of the front like this:

 

So the shape stayed the same, but the volume was less.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is a pretty subtle mermaid (the David’s mermaid crinoline) and it shortened my dress 1.5-2ish inches.  It’s just barely long enough with my 5 inch heels 🙂

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