(Closed) My MOH's dress is too short. Any ideas?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

The losing weight for a size almost never works. Explain to her that you’re not going to be able to get the dress in that color soon, and it needs to be ordered now. She can have the dress taken in if her size changes drastically between time of ordering and the wedding.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can they add extra length? Both of my girls ordered their dresses with extra length because they are tall. Cost $10 extra. Can she adjust her order since she just ordered yesterday? Disclaimer: My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are not from DB.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@odelly:  No suggestions for your Maid/Matron of Honor, sorry. As for the bridesmaid, if money isn’t an issue, she can pay for alterations. It’s usually pretty easy to size a dress down.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marisa84:  My Future Sister-In-Law had the same issue – over 6 feeet tall – we ordered extra length and she’s having it hemmed now!   My dresses were AA.  I don’t understand why DB wouldn’t offer extra length?  That sounds very strange to me.

As for the other Bridesmaid or Best Man trying to lose weight – tell her to have the dress taken in if she loses any weight.  Seamstresses can do wonders, especially when it’s going down a size!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

That is a super popular dress, so as far as the bridesmaid who is concerned about her size, I wouldn’t worry about it being discontinued in the next couple of months. 

If the dress is really that short on her, I would have gotten her a similar but different dress. Would the Bridesmaid or Best Man who hasn’t ordered yet fit into your MOH’s dress? If so you could get her a new dress and give the one she just ordered to the other Bridesmaid or Best Man.

You would have to check with a seamstress, but it could also be possible (maybe?) to add a bit of length by cutting the dress at the waist, adding fabric there, and then adding a sash to cover it up. Since she’s the Maid/Matron of Honor she should stand out anyway right?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@odelly:  Why does the slip have to be from DB? Can’t you order from somewhere else and then have it dyed to match?

Also you could ask them (or another seamstress) to add a tier at the bottom, or maybe just a thick band that looks like a ribbon. Then it’d just be sew in underneath and would add the length you need.

A good seamstress will be able to find many creative ways to add the length you want 🙂 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@odelly:  that’s good! It can always be taken in, especially if she wants  to lose weight

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@odelly:  You can bring the dress in once it arrives and have them match it that way. I’d actually be surprised if they weren’t able to dye it to match, or at least compliment. If you were doing a band at the bottom it wouldn’t be a bad thing to have it slightly darker 🙂

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would get the tall girl an entirely different dress and tell the one who hasn’t ordered the problem, she can use the ordered dress, offer alterations if necessary and then she is off the hook, can lose or not, will have the right dress in the right color.  Then get the tall Maid/Matron of Honor something that works with her height without too much messing around and either is the same color or a contrast, or something to have her set off as Maid/Matron of Honor.

J

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