(Closed) Order extra length?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get extra length on it? How much?
    No, trust the measurements, not the recommendation! : (1 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, 1" : (2 votes)
    40 %
    Yes, 2" : (0 votes)
    Yes, 3" : (2 votes)
    40 %
    Other, I'll explain in comments : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would, depending on what kind of shoes I would wear. If you are wearing flats or 1″ heels, I might just say “forget it”. If I was not sure on my shoes or wearing heels of 2-4″, I would def get the extra fabric. It sucks to have it cut off, but you would likely get a more polished look by shortening, rather than elongating, the fabric.

    Post # 5
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @TankGirl:  I would order extra length. And I would pick your shoes before you order, so that you can have a pro measure you with shoes on. If you decide to add crinoline it can shorten the dress a couple inches. I’m not sure if thats something you would need though (hard to tell without a picture/idea of the shape)

    Post # 6
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    If you’re at all worried it’ll be too short, add an inch or two. It would be worse to me to have a too short issue than a too long issue. And trust me on this – I did the same thing! haha. I’m 5’10. The sample didn’t even touch the floor, so they measured and ordered 3 inches to be added. Well they screwed up and added 4. So now I’m just adding some extra tulle to my undergarments to keep it off the floor. :)But it’s a poofier dress, so a little extra poof isn’t going to hurt anything.

    I had thought about wearing higher heels and yeah….not going to happen. I hate heels, they are lucky I bought 2″ ones! Plus I broke my toe this morning and the wedding is in 3 weeks. You never know what is going to happen!

    Post # 8
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d get the extra three if it’s not more money than an extra one.  But get the extra. You didn’t mention if you’re planning on a crinoline or not, but if you are, that will take a couple inches off the dress.  My dress was too long to begin with, and I figured I was going to have to chop off 2-3 inches after trying the sample with 6 inch heels.  But with my crinoline in my 4.5 inch wedding shoes, it’s the absolute perfect length- if it were any shorter I’d have had to return my beautiful shoes!

    Post # 10
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’d order the extra length.

    I’m 5’7, wasn’t given the option to order extra length and at my first fitting (in no shoes) it was too short. I wasn’t going to wear a huge heel, but it was immediately not an option. I had to wear flats.

    I would hate to be limited by not getting the extra length. You never know, you might happen to find an awesome pair of shoes that have a slight heel.

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