(Closed) Need major help.. Have to make a decision tomorrow

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get the extra length added or not??
    purchase the extra length : (9 votes)
    26 %
    take a chance : (25 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wouldn’t.  What if its too long, and you end up tripping over it or stepping on it? I would prefer it to be a little bit too short, and you can always steam it in the bathroom to help it drop some.  And with it being shorter, you will get lots of shoe action 🙂

    Post # 6
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would probably order the extra length… just to be safe. But, I would also ask how much the alterations would be because there are so many different layers of ruffles that may need to be adjusted, too.

    If you don’t mind your dress being a little short to wear you may see your feet a little bit then leave it as is.

    Post # 7
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    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Tough call. How much length is extra length? It would suck to pay $230 for, say, 3″ and then have to pay extra to hem off 1.5″ or something. Your crinny will definitely shorten it, but if you are so close to perfect length already, I would probably chance it, see how it looks when it comes in, and consider shorter shoes. I imagine hemming all those ruffles won’t be cheap, so if it comes down to spending hundreds extra on added length and then hemming the difference or just dropping down to a shorter heel, well, the shoes would go for me personally, and I’m a professed shoe addict. Besides, you already look thin and amazing in that dress at that heel height!

    Post # 9
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    A mermaid style crinoline slip will bring up your dress about about an inch. So you’re really looking at the dress possibly being about 1/2″ short. I personally think that it will be unnoticeable and $230 for 1/2″ is a lot to spend. But if your heart is set on it, go for it. The other options would be to consider a shorter heel (3″), or go for the higher heel and just just take off some layers of the crinoline to make the dress the perfect length.

    Post # 11
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    are you guessing you had 1.5 inches with the heels provided or did the seamstress tell you that? IMO I would stick with what you have.  Your seamstress may end up taking off all the inches you ended up adding…..

    I am wearing crinoline under my dress (Adorae) and wearing heels the same height as you and It will be absolute perfect length.  (I am 5’6″)

    Post # 12
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would stick with what you ordered and adjust your shoes if need be.  As others have said, full crinoline will take up about an inch, which you could easily modify with smaller heeled shoes.  Given that you’re planning on wearing 3.5 inch heels, you have a fair bit of room to play with.

    What I think you need to consider is that it will be $230 for the extra length, which you already know will be way too long, so you then need to factor in alterations to have it shortened, which will probably run in the hundreds given the complexity of your dress.  Is it worth it to spend that much extra money to wear super high heels and look taller and thinner?  If so, by all means, go for it.   For what it’s worth though, I think you look gorgeous in the dress as is – it gives you a beautiful figure and elongates your figure with the dropped waist.  I also think the skirt is perfect as is – some dresses need crinoline to make it fall right, yours doesn’t, but of course it all comes down to personal preference. 

    Good luck!  🙂

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree that this dress is beautiful as is, but if you are dying to have the poof factor, then I say go for it.  Of course money comes into play, and you should probably do some number crunching.  BTW, is this Calista?  It’s beautiful!

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    23620 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Double post, sorry!

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