(Closed) Short brides, post your dress pics!

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can;t wear heels because Fiance is not that much taller than I am! So I have a two inch heel only. The seamstress is going to hate me! They will have to hack a lot of my dress off

Post # 48
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197 posts
Blushing bee

@TinyTina: No, I am 5’2 and will be wearing 2 and 3/4 inch heels. That’s as high as I can go! I hate really high heels too 🙂

Post # 49
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7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am wearing 2 1/2 inch heals, I am 5’1″ and FH is 5’11”.  I do have a pair of flats for the dancing part of the night.

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

No picture of me in my dress yet.

I was having some serious dress doubts.  When they said it had come in, I knew I needed to try it on before I left in case.  I ordered a petite and it made a WORLD of difference! 

Everything fit were it was supposed to, and it’s only like an inch to long now (with the 1.5” heels I had on) and if I find comfortible enough 2”-2.5” heels I may not need it hemmed at all!!  I HAVE to wear some heel cause FH is 6’3”, but I refuse to have my feet hurt so If I have to I’ll get hemmed and stand on a step! LoL

The dress is so much prettier in person than in the picture.

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Not sure why it made the picture so small,I  can’t seem to fix it so… I’ll try again.

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Post # 52
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Worker bee

@soon2beeMe:  your dress is STUNNING!  love it!

i searched out this thread (“short brides”) because i’m having an issue with the dress i want to get and wondered if anyone had any idea about what they can and can’t do with alterations.  i am 5 feet tall and the dress i love is all about the bottom of the dress so i just don’t see HOW they could possibly shorten it the required amount.  i will be buying a used dress so can’t order a petite one either.  i wondered if it’s possible if they can’t alter the bottom (they would literally have to cut off about 5 inches from the bottom therefore losing all of the design – not happening) would they be able to like alter from the TOP?  has anyone ever experinced this?  keep the bottom as the bottom and then make all the necessary adjustments for the seams and bust etc going up the dress?  any ideas anyone or is this dress just unobtainable for me without spending a fortune of alterations?  (ie: totally removing the ruffle, recutting and resewing all the scallops and putting the ruffle back on).  please tell me if i should start another thread for this question too.  thanks! 

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Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ms. anne thrope:

I had a bridesmaid dress that had a scalloped bottom and could not be cut from the bottom without losing the pattern. The seamstress took the dress apart at the waist and cut it from there to be the right length. I’m sure that whatever dress shop you buy your dress from would be able to tell you how they would alter it prior to buying it or may be able to order it to your custom measurements.

Post # 54
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Private home

@ms. anne thrope: as NGZ said, they will probably have to pull it up in the waist rather than hemming the dress – if it was a straight hem, they could probably pull it up at the hem, but that wouldn’t be as eye-catching as your dress!

It can be done – just look at all your options and, of course, order the shortest version available!

 

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In the picture, it doesn’t appear as if there is a seam at the waist, but rather that the seams are all vertical.  In that case, you wouldn’t be able to pull it up from the waist.  I also don’t think you could pull it up from the top because the area which would become your bustline would be coming from the portion of the dress that is around the waistline (and therefore not leaving enough fabric to make room for you bust area . . . if that makes any sense).  I’m wondering if it would be possible to have a seamstress make a seam under the bustline, perhaps you could put a ribbon there or something to disguise it.  Then she could pull the dress up from there without destroying the bottom.  Good luck!  It’s a beautiful dress. 

Post # 56
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Worker bee

i think my post was too long – lol – sorry!  i will be buying it second hand so can’t order a petite length….. yeah, no waist seam so if they altered it from the top it would have to be all the way up at the neckline.  i thought of that too (about the fact that the waist would probaby be at my bust line!).  i think i’m going to take photos of the dress to a local seamstress who is really good (she made my first wedding dress for me from a pattern, did a great job) and ask her what she thinks.  she’ll know if it could be done.  i’m thinking it doesn’t look good.  sad….. love the dress so much!  being short sucks sometimes!

Post # 57
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am 5’3 and this is the dress I bought.  I don’t have a picture of me wearing the dress yet.  I didn’t want a picture until my first fitting!

I also tried on this Enzoani dress and it was gorgeous! I tucked in the sleeves and made it strapless when I tried it on.

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Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ms. anne thrope: It can definitely be done, but will just cost more. The ruflfle looks to be underneath the skirt, so they would cut that off, then hem the scallopped part (which is more complicated than a straight hem, hence more $), then reattach the ruffle. But aside from having to hem the scallop shape, it doesn’t seem that complicated.

Post # 59
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@ms. anne thrope: Thank you!!  Your dress is beautiful!  I hope the steamstress you are taking it too can hem it and keep that beautiful detail!

Post # 60
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1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ms. anne thrope: I wonder how the underlayer is attached? I would imagine it can be taken off, the main dress hemmed as normal, and then reattach the ruffles for the new total length. It’s a lovely dress and I am sure it can be hemmed in some way because every bride is different and they usually realize that alterations will be an issue. Good luck.

Lovely dresses, ladies! I’m 5’2-5’3″ish, but I plan to wear the highest heels I possibly can. I am also rather boxy/stumpy.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@ms. anne thrope:if they have to take 5″ off the bottom, you will hardly have any skirt left (have you ever hemmed flared pants and they ended up straight-leg).  What might be a possibility is to take off the ruffles, shorten the skirt but open up the seams so you still have the “fishtail” effect, re-attach the ruffle.  Another option is to have it taken up at the waist, which will create a seam.  You could cover the seam with a sash or belt.  It sounds like you have a really skilled seamstress, so that is huge right there.  Good luck–this is a beautiful dress!

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