(Closed) My wedding dress is too short

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

My advice is get a smaller heel or go with flats unless you have time to re-order the dress.

Honestly I’d go with flats/small heel you’ll be way more comfortable! And if nobody sees them under the dress who cares.

Post # 5
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would let a bad letter on that establishment so other people can be warned.

But I agree with the flats, I don’t think you have time to send it away, just go for another shoes. :S So sorry**

Post # 6
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

You should be able to wear the shoes you want. Can they remove any crinoline or let the hem out at all? 

Post # 7
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

is there any crinoline in the skirt? Perhaps you can remove some which will make the dress longer. Or is there extra fabric in the hem? Perhaps it came be let down, or if it needs to be hemmed from the waist, then perhaps there’s some extra there? Does your dress have a bubble hem? Length can be added by letting the bubble hem out.

Do you have any photos of your dress you could share? that would help a lot.

Post # 8
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had to have length added after the fact, it is possible, but it depends on the style of your dress.

Post # 12
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definately talk to a seamstress before freaking out too much.  They can be miracle workers.

Sometimes loosing just a few pounds can make a dress fit differently and therefore longer.  This happened to me.  My dress was perfect at my final fitting about a week before my wedding.  I lost a couple pounds between that and the wedding and the dress was a little too long on my wedding day.  Something to think about especially if you were planning to try to loose weight before the wedding anyways. 

Post # 13
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@worriedconfusedbride:  I’m a size 5 too in shoes and only 5ft tall, and I feel your pain! It is just SO hard to find decent shoes.

Exactly how much shorter is the dress when you wear heels? Perhaps a seamstress can add just a couple of inches of fabric to the solid fabric underskirt so that it covers your shoes? The lace scalloped edge would probably be an inch higher that the underskirt, but it would at least cover the shoes.

Post # 14
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If a seamstress can’t make the dress longer, is there a possibility that a cobbler could alter the heel of the shoe to make it short enough? I have never done it, but I imagine it’s possible!

Post # 16
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@worriedconfusedbride:  Great news! Sounds like the store realised they had messed up when they measured you. Fingers crossed your new dress gets here as soon as possible!

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