Post # 1
My Divina came in on Friday and I am in love! It is even more beautiful than I imagined in my size! So now I need some advice. I am only 5’2 and it is too long for me. I’m thinking of having the whole skirt raised a few inches instead of taking anything off of the bottom. What do you think about this? I have no idea how much alterations cost either so I dont know if it would be more/less expensive to do that, or possibly the same price. What do you guys think? Sorry if the pics are huge, this is my first time posting any!
Post # 3
I don’t have experience with this, but I wanted to say that it looks really pretty how it hugs your hips and goes in a bit – if you raised the ruffles you might lose this. Anyways, it looks gorgeous!
Post # 4
I would guess it would be cheaper to hem the bottom. It looks amazing on you!!
Post # 5
That dress looks so gorgeous on you!! The train is so flowy!
Post # 6
I “woow”ed when your pic came up. AMAZINGBALLS!!!! It looks like it was made with you in mind.
Welcome to the Hive!
Post # 7
I would also just try hemming the bottom. I think where the skirt hits right now is GORGEOUS and it would kill that gorgeous effect if you raised the skirt up, imo.
Post # 8
Oh my…I’m in live with your dress !
I’ve seen it before but I don’t know, it just looks perfect on you !
Congratulations and welcome to the Bee ! 🙂
Post # 9
I think it looks perfect right now!!! I love this dress 🙂
Post # 10
Thank you all so so much! I do see what you are saying about how it comes in on the legs and I like that. I guess Im just hoping if I take some off of the bottom that the poofiness wont be sacrificed
Post # 11
You look amazing! I wouldnt raise the skirts I would def just shorten the bottom because you would essentially be making it a dropwaist gown instead of a mermaid. I will say I just ordered the same dress for my 2013 wedding and the salon I bought it from says to shorten it will be $300.
Post # 12
Your dress is gorgeous and you look amazing! I think it’ll be fine once it’s shortened.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
GORGEOUS! I absolutely love this dress. I think it would be ok to raise the ruffles up a few inches and if you loose your poufy-ness than add a crinolin under to make it flare out again. I’m not a seamstress but my mom quilts and works with seamstresses all the time. I’ve seen them do some AMAZING things. Ask the seamstress if this is possible during an alterations appt and I bet she can do it. I was also trying to envision the skirt raised a bit so the seam of the two pieces would be higher and I don’t think anyone would be the wiser and it would not look off or anything.
Good luck and post pictures of the end results!
Post # 14
I have no idea but I just wanted to say your dress is gorgeous!
Post # 15
Thank you for all of the suggestions! I will definitely be taking it off of the bottom now