(Closed) Should I alter my dress to tea length? Please help!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I alter it to tea length?
    It's so beautiful! Leave it alone! : (78 votes)
    46 %
    Chop it into a cute tea length! : (92 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love your dress ! I think it looks fabulous as it is, but I also think it would look great tea length ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want it, go for it !! Great choice ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 4
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    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you really want a short dress, then go for a short dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t like to dance myself, but I’m also not the tallest gal, and personally don’t like the feeling that my wardrobe is swallowing me.

    Do you have enough time to try on others? There are plenty of tea-length wedding dresses out there, you’ve just got to find them.

    Shortening a dress like that might be tricky. The skirt is designed to fall a certain way, and it might not work right if it just gets lobbed off halfway down. Or, it could just be a matter of petticoats and underskirts. That will depend greatly on the particular dress. If you do go with something like that gorgeous ball gown, definitly talk to a seamstress or two to see how hard it would be to shorten.

    You look fantastic in your photos, regardless! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think you would look adorable in a tea length dress. I say go for it. 

    This may soumd weird but your personality jumps from your picture and it screams cute tea length! Does that makes sence? LOL

    Post # 7
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    No way!!! defeats the purpose of this dress!! I tried it on and could not imagine chopping off that train! Get a fun reception dress:)

    Post # 9
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    By The Way I LOVE the veil!! That is what I am trying to find but no luck:( What type is it??

    Post # 10
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    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think you should keep the dress as it is. Tea length dresses look pretty but I think cut the wrong length they can actually make you look shorter. If you’re worried about dirtying it up, add a bustle or better yet, as PP mentioned buy a shorter lighter reception dress to party in.

    Post # 11
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You could ask your seamstress to bubble hem the dress to tea length.  They can also bubble bustle it all the way around so that you can bustle it up to tea length for the reception.  My seamstress was going to do this for me, but we had some financial set backs right before the wedding so I skipped it.  She pinned it for me to see what it was going to look like and I loved it.  Basically, they add tiny loops to the whole hem every so many inches and add tiny buttons to the inside of the lining so you can bustle up the whole thing.  It was really a cute look.

    Post # 13
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    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    @ElwoodBlues: LOL it is a bit heavy and rustly(swooshes alot) I re tried it on a cpl days ago and found that the wrap part at the midsection was just tooo big for my waist:( It was pretty though! I would have loved just a straight across waist like Justin Alexander’s line:) I also tried JA 8569 and LOVED it but its way too much! I was sold til I saw the price:/  There has to be a way to shorten it for sure, you look amazing in it!

    Post # 14
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee

    Do it! You would look super cute!

    Perhaps get a couple of proffesional opinions to make sure you won’t ruin the integrity of the dress – and because you’re on the short side – to make sure if they can do it, that they cut it to the right length, as certain lengths can make short people look shorter :O

    The bonus of a shorter style dress is also that you can wear killer heels that everyone will actually see!

    Post # 15
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    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    You should! You have the height, figure and personality for it. 

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