(Closed) Tall brides- please help!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
Member
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am 5’10 and a quarter inch (know that for sure from DEXA scans).  I ordered my dress with extra length, from David’s because it was to the floor if I wore a flat, but I preferred to wear a small 1 1/2″ heel. Almost everyother gown I tried on was at least floor length or longer.  There was no charge for the extra length on my dress.

 

Post # 18
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1274 posts
Bumble bee

I’m 5’10” and I noticed that David’s Bridal dresses tended to be on the shorter side for some of them, especially lace ones. 

But when I went to a non-chain, bridal shop, every designer’s dress was too long for me even with a low heel.Cool

The designers I tried on were Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee and Maggie Sottero. I am also fortunate that the shop I went to does alterations for free, so I would definitely ask that at your appointments at dress shops if you are worried. Just enjoy yourself, you’ll only get to to try on dresses once in your life (although maybe at multiple stores 😉

EDIT: my dress was just $1025 plus tax so in the budget range you are looking at. 

 

Post # 19
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1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Like every other girl, I’m obsessed about things being long enough on me.  I am 6’0″.  I got a Jasmine gown (the designer, not the over seas vendor) and it is JUST long enough. There were a few panic moments where I didn’t think it was.  But with flats (which I had intended to wear), it is just long enough.  I was offered the option to get extra length but assured I didn’t need it.  

Post # 20
Bee
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

I’m 5’11” and ordered my dress from J. Crew, and I had to have it hemmed! I was so worried it’d come up short and in the end, it actually was still too long even after the hem.

I remember reading somewhere that wedding dresses are made for women who are taller. Not sure if that’s true, but I would imagine designer dresses tend to be longer.

Post # 21
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m 5’10” and wore 1.5inch heels and had to have my dress hemmed. Unless you want to wear crazy-tall shoes you should be fine. In standard length my dress would have been perfect with 3 inch heels. I didn’t try on a single dress that wasn’t long enough in flats.

Actually I found that being tall was an advantage in dress shopping since the dresses are so long. I saw a few really small girls trying stuff on and you couldn’t quite get the full impression of the dress because the skirt is pooling on the ground.

Post # 22
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am 5’10 and I found that the dresses at Alfred Angelo were decently lengthed! The one that i am getting (style 207) is actaully a little long on me, allowing me to wear heels!! (EEEP with excitement!) and is under 1500… So i would stay hopeful, i am sure that you will find something perfect for you!

Post # 23
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10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m almost 6’2″ barefoot (sigh…) but I tried lots of designers who did extra length. Enzoani, Maggie Sottero, Mikaella, Paloma Blanca, Ella Rosa, Pronovias… 

Check out Maggie and Mikaella for lower budget. Oh and Allure too! Extra length on any of those was around $150 for 5 inches or something. 

Post # 24
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You might want to check out Nicole Miller. I wore a Nicole Miller dress that was clearly designed for someone at least 6 inches taller than me (I’m about 5’4″) — and I have the alterations bill to prove it Wink. Good luck!

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