wearing a "not a long enough hem" on a taller bride

Here's the deal, I found a dress that I love.  It is pre-owned.  The bride who wore it before is 2-3 inches shorter then me.  This is when she is wearing heels and I am wearing flats and the dress is hemmed accordingly.  I had planned to wear flats as I plan on having to walk quite a bit in my dress.


Getting to my question, how strange would it look with the hem being 2-3 inches off the floor since I am taller?  It does have a train, so how would that look? 


Also, would the top of the gown be off as well?  Or is it all in the length at the bottom that is hemmed/adjusted for shorter brides? 


Am I making sense?  LOL!  Any pictures of gowns that have this look would be appreciated. 


Thanks ladies!

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 2:26 am
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I'm dealing with this -- my gown is about... hmm... 2" off the ground at the front (long story; it's in another thread LOL)... with flats, I think it'll be just fine. (my dress has a semi cathedral train as well).  Just looking around at other bride's wedding pics, most seem to have some "ground clearance" in the front (afterall, you don't want to be tripping over it!!!)


I'm just going to keep my flats neutral (silver) so it's not HUGELY obvious (initially I'd wanted red shoes, but I think that would just call more attention to the hem, ya know?)...


I don't have pics of my dress yet (it jsut came in last night) but once I get some, I'll post up for you.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 2:41 am
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Length is something that can't really be added. You might want to go to a local salon and try on the dress before you buy it. You could probably pin it our something to see how it would look with the hem shorter. 


 

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 2:53 am
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one of my BMs had her wedding dress hemmed too short - boy was she pissed. 


they fixed it by sewing tiny weights in the hem - almost like small fishing hook weights.  you couldn't tell at all.


 

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 4:43 am
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yeah, youd really need to try it on, and ask the seamstress what she can do..but maybe with flats you'll be fine?  I think youre just going to have to try it all on with the seamstress, who knows what miracles they can work   =)       Had a problem being taller too, i had to special order my dress so they could add 5.5 inches to the hem.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 5:31 am
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another thing to consider...


my dress ended up being an inch longer than it should have been because i'm not wearing crinoline under it. 


did the bride before you wear anything under it that you can skip?

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 6:06 am
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what could you do to ad a little more length? how about 2 inches of tuell attached to the bottom, or something like that!( you could add dimontes to it) or would  it just look way to stupid...you could maybe ask a seemstress what she thinks! could the hem be un picked to let it out at the front? or just leave it wear flats and flaunt it... he he he lol! 

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 5:29 pm
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My dress was hemmed incorrectly and was 1.5" off the ground in the front with a chapel train in the back.  I would definitely try it on, but no one noticed the look on me and I was really concerned about it ahead of time.  Also, you can look at it to see if they completely trimmed the dress when they hemmed it.  Perhaps there is at least a little bit of length that can be brought back down.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 5:36 pm
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Not sure what kind of detail your dress has- but you could always add to it as well???  I love dresses with a little something on the bottom....


- HMM :)

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm

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