(Closed) Wedding Gown Advice!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: WHaT TO Do, WHaT to do !?!?! THanks for your help :)
    Bring it to get the bodice and train shortened and hope for the best result : (8 votes)
    28 %
    Leave it alone, wear higher heels and have a longer train than expected : (21 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    2089 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think the torso looks too long at all. I think the dress looks really lovely on you – very romantic!


    When I was looking for my dress, I didn’t want to get a long train, but then I realised how bridal it made me look – you definitely know I’m the bride (see photo!)!

    There’s nothing wrong with looking like a bride – and when else do you get to wear a dress with a train?? The train on your dress really compliments it – personally I love it!!

    Post # 4
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love your dress!  If you weren’t wearing heels in those pics, I would get a pair of 3in heels, go back to the seamstress, and then see if the dress still needs to be shortened.  This will give the seamstress a better idea of how the dress will be worn on your wedding day and she’ll be able to make a better recommendation.  

    Post # 7
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Wow, incredible dress…


    I say to take it in for some alterations. The torso is too long since it’s bunching at the bottom of the bodice, but I don’t think it’s 3-5″ too long (ask her how much she thinks should be removed). And I agree with bleusteel, buy your heels first and then wear them to the next fitting so that she can alter the length to the height you want.


    I love long trains, but I can understand not wanting one that is a long as you are tall. So, you can inquire into shortening that as well. There is nothing wrong with altering the dress to your specifications and good luck!

    Post # 8
    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    That type of dress is impossible to hem because of the lace and scalloped edge.  It would probably put a line somewhere you don’t want it.  I’d definitely leave it alone and just wear bigger heels (unless you don’t mind them hemming it by removing the scalloped edge).  Definitely don’t touch the length of the bodice though!  That part looks perfect!

    Post # 9
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    @anova1931:  That dress looks beautiful no matter what you do to it. My eyes got huge when I saw the first pic, SO PRETTY. I love it.

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