(Closed) How to Alter my Dress…I’m short..Help..

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They should be able to raise the skirt up where it crosses at your thighs or hem it.  I am suprised they didn’t order you a special lenth for you size.  Most of the stores I tried on they offered, but ended up going with DB which only has petite and that didn’t work for me.

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would try to go to another seamstress for a second opinion.  It seems to me that the skirt should be able to raise upwards!  Beautiful dress btw!

Post # 6
Member
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Dress looks great on you!

I agree with everyone else, right where it fans out you should be able to shorten the torso and pull that upwards. I’m 5’3-5’4ish and I had a mermaid dress ordered in a shorter petite length but still slightly longer so I could pull it up and make it look like a trumpet, so it can be done! Also make sure you are comfortable with that change though, when you move the bottom part up, it may change the shape of the dress. If you want more of a mermaid, I’d hem from the bottom.

Post # 8
Member
2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love your dress!!  Who’s the designer?

Post # 10
Member
8394 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly I think it looks lovely as is!

Post # 12
Member
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lilmisslisa7:  I had to look this dress up after I saw this post, and seriously you rocked this dress so much better than the model! The dress would never have caught my attention in a magazine but I loved it on you. Perfect choice! I am 5’2″ and I ran into that problem a lot, that certain styles just looked out-of-proportion on me. Glad it worked out for you!

Post # 14
Member
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

GORGEOUS DRESS!!!!!! I love the bodice details!!!! They will be able to raise the skirt of the dress for you.

Post # 15
Member
1 posts
Wannabee

@lilmisslisa7- you look absolutely stunning in the dress!  I am considering this dress myself and was wondering ifI yours is the ivory or white. Thanks so much!

The topic ‘How to Alter my Dress…I’m short..Help..’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors