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Wedding Dress Length

Teddy_bear525, on February 24, 2020 at 8:51 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 19
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Hi All, I'm new here Smiley smile

I need help on deciding the correct length of my wedding dress. I had just purchased it yesterday and it won’t come in until end of July, wedding is on Oct 4th. I’m 5’4” and planning to wear 4 inch heels for the wedding, so that makes me 5’8”. The dress I got is a petite size, from hollow to hem is at 55”, my stylist recommend me to go with the petite size to save money from getting it hemmed. I’ve tried on a regular size in store, hollow to hem is 60”-61”. I’ve attached photos of the dress with my 4 inch heels on (still a little long). What do you all think? Does that look too long? I’m afraid the 55” hollow to hem will be too short. It’s always better to have it longer than shorter right? Because you can always take away the length, but won’t be able to add more. I just want to make sure that I get the correct length while there’s still time. Any help and advice would be appreciated. Thank you so much!


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Latest activity by Don, on February 27, 2020 at 1:52 AM
  • Shamaree
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    I’m about 5’1; I got a petite dress and wore 4.5 inch heels. The dress showed my toes just a tiny bit.


    I would just order regular and have them hem it. Better safe than sorry.
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  • Kristen
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    Can I answer too much question in regards to the perfect length of the dress but I think it really depends on how long do you want the train to be. From the picture that you have sent it seems that the dress fits you well.
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  • Emily
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    No advice from me, just wanted to say I love your dress!
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  • Don
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    Don ·
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    Your dress is positively GORGEOUS, I LOVE the lace, so pretty! I'm also 5'4" and wearing 4 inch heels, my seamstress told me to order a regular and not a petite to be on the safe side. Here's my dressWedding Dress Length 2

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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Thank you for your suggestion! I’ll be exchanging it to the regular size. Your wedding dress is absolutely beautiful too! The illusion and boning on the back is gorgeous! Loveeee it!
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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Thank you!
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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Thank you for the info, would definitely be exchanging it to a regular size.
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  • irumsohale
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    You are absolutely right that " It’s always better to have it longer than shorter"

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  • irumsohale
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    The dress you are trying it is bit longer than normal one.

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  • Don
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    Thank you so much, I think your dress is gorgeous as well, I've had it for 5 months already, and i'm not getting married for another year, and I'm addicted to looking at other dresses, so I occasionally experience dress regret, can't help it.
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  • Virginia
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    I ordered a petite from David's Bridal. I am wearing 2" heels and I am 5'2". Went for my fitting a couple of weeks ago and the length was PERFECT. no need for a hem which saved me $175. I was pleased about that!! The reason I chose the petite was because I wanted the flare of my trumpet to start at the correct spot and not lower on my legs. Made all the difference in the world, honestly.

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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Yeah, I will most likely get it hemmed. Thanks!

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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Thanks for the info! It's great that you were able to save the $175! Agreeing with you on the perfect fitSmiley shame

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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Haha, I'm with you on the looking at other dresses. I haven't even received mine yet and already checking constantly making sure I've made the right decision.

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  • Don
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    Truth be told, I have two wedding dresses, the one I believe is " the one " and my runner up!! I'm a crazed bride to be, just obsessed with my wedding dress 👰 👰
    I'm having a after party because the reception is over at 5pm, so I'm changing into the same dress my bridesmaids will be wearing.Wedding Dress Length 4
    My first dress, next one my runner up ?? then my bridesmaids in the lilac, and my lavender color.Wedding Dress Length 5
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Who's your designer, love to see your dress if possible!
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  • Teddy_bear525
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    I got it from David's Bridal, it's their own brand. Here's the link:

    https://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_layered-lace-mermaid-wedding-dress-wg3988

    Looks different online than in person. I got the color ivory/champagne. The details are super pretty Smiley heart

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  • Teddy_bear525
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    Oh wow, you're planning it so well! I'm only going to wearing the wedding dress, no other dresses. Since the wedding dress to me is such a splurge, I'm going to wear it as long as I can on the day lol

    You seem to really like the mermaid style. At first I didn't even consider going with a mermaid style dress, I was more into A lines, but when my stylist pulled the one out I loved it!

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  • Don
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    Thank you, I do really love mermaid style dresses, I considered this dress as well.Wedding Dress Length 8

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