My Chiffon Wedding Dress is Too SHORT!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think adding an underskirt/petticoat might be the only solution. Get a chiffon in the color you want, and have it go down as many inches as you need. Have it fasten to your waist with a button, and include a small, maybe 6″ slit from where the buttons fasten so you can slip your hips into it.

Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The bottom looks too busy to add anything underneath and 5″ of extra chiffon would be fairly noticable, I think. 🙁 Would you be Ok with a tea length? I think the flowy skirt would look really cute that way. The waistband sounds like the only choice if you want it full length. Could you cover the waistband with a simple belt maybe?

I’m so sorry!

Post # 4
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have zero help (sorry!) but I just wanted to say that dress is so cool! 

Post # 5
262 posts
Helper bee

from the photo it looks like it is only an ankle length dress, so it came as it shouldve and its shorter than youd hoped, or someone altered it and made it too short?  best option may be crinoline really.  or rock the short dress

Post # 7
5268 posts
Bee Keeper

tex_in_tenn:  I love that dess! What an awesome choice for a wedding gown. I think you should just get a pair of really awesome shoes you’ll have fun showing off.

Post # 8
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think that dress is meant to go all the way to the floor. Especially with all that beautiful detail at the bottom. Do you have a picture of the dress on you, as it is now? I’d probably keep it the length it is, or even shorten it at the waist, rather than lengthen it.

Post # 9
1483 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Bridey77:  +1

Forget altering the dress and just get a cute pair of shoes to show off!! 

Post # 10
45642 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are not happy with the ankle length, I would add an underlayer of green tulle so it peeks out from under the dress as if it were intentional.

Post # 11
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Floofy:  I am going with a tea length dress myself, and my best friend is making it for me. I’m wary of buying online, myself.

Post # 12
4779 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

tex_in_tenn:  The dress appears to be ankle length on the model – I can see her shoes in the stock photos.  If you want it to be floor length I think adding to the waist is the better idea – the detailing of the hem is so lovely, I am afraid any material added under it would take away from the beauty of the pattern.  

Post # 13
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

tex_in_tenn:  It looks like its only meant to be ankle length? I think it is an AMAZING dress and looks great at the length it currently is on the model!

Post # 15
8159 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

from the picture the dress looks like it should be ankle length.  can you return it and order in a large size then alter the parts that need to be made smaller?

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