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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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      Posted: Jul 30th 2014
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    Hi Ladies! I’m 5’11-6ft and wondering what other tall brides out there are wearing. I have seen some gorgeous dresses and I would really like a floor length, but obviously regular sized dresses will probably be ankle length on me! Would this look silly? Or would I be able to get it lengthened at all? I have thought about this but I'm worried that if whoever does it cannot get the same material would it look tacky? I am on a tight budget so don't want to spend too much on a dress!

    Any advice would be really appreciated! And I would love to hear what you are are wearing as well!

    Thanks lovelies!

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
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    Hi :)

    I have 2 tall friends one is 6ft 5 and when she married she went to the bridal shop and the style she choose which was corset top and quite puffy skirt did need to be altered due to her height however my other friend is 5ft10 and all the dresses she has tried have actually been fine however she is wearing flat shoes as she isn't a heel kinda girl :)

    The dress on the 1st mate mentioned with the added material didn't look like it had been added but like it was part of the dress all along , one thing which I have to admit was I did think the 1st bride would have issues due to height however after being there in dress shop the lady mentioned how these days the dress is for the bride no matter size or height so alterations are expected and thus made to be like any other dress :)

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    • EllenH27
      CommentAuthorEllenH27
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    My sister is 5ft 10' and when she got married last year, her dress actually needed taking up! she did have flat shoes though. But I think you'll be OK xx
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    • leasa
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    The dresses come in catwalk lentgh (which is 6ft) as standard, so you should be fine. Most people need them taking up.

    Unless you buy a cheap copy, or a pre-loved which may have been altered already.

    It often doesn't cost more to have a dress made to measure if you find a dressmaker instead of buy a designer dress off the rack.
    Or sample sales are good too. All shop samples are standard catwalk lentgh too. Some stores will even have sales of dresses that people ordered, but didn't buy. You could get lucky.

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
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    Some styles can be ordered in different lengths too but will usually need taking up anyway.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Try not to worry - I'm 5ft 10 and my cousin is 6ft 4 and we've both managed absolutely fine! I'm in the red, her in the ivory (mine will be in ivory when ordered :) the shop will measure you and will be made to your particular specifications! x
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    • CatherineR
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    • RebeccaH100
      CommentAuthorRebeccaH100
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    I'm 5'9 and have to have mine shortened!!!

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    Thanks everyone! I've seen a few second hand dresses that I like but I think I will steer clear as they will probably of been shortened! Also seen a lovely dress in BHS which is only just too short! Shows my toes!! Not sure if there is any way of getting this altered about an inch?!

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    • MelanieR15
      CommentAuthorMelanieR15
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    I wouldnt worry - I am 5"9 and went into the shop and was surprised that all the dresses I tried on were too long! I am wearing flat shoes for my wedding as my H2B is same height as me. I actually had to order my wedding dress in the shorter length - I couldn't believe it!

    Basically - if you plan on wearing flat shoes you needn't worry as the dresses will be long enough for you. But if you plan on wearing heels, most designers can go up to 4 inches longer (I know this from watching say yes to the dress - great TU show!)

    Good luck dress shopping - so exciting!

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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
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    Im 5ft 11 ish and im having to pay an extra £65 for my dress to be made longer, but im glad they could offer me that option

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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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    Thanks Amanda! So they can be altered? That's the main thing I'm worrying about, I've been told they can only be lengthened is they are made from lace or have pleats in the sides, not sure if that is the case for all seamstresses?

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    • **MrsFarrelly2B**
      CommentAuthor**MrsFarrelly2B**
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    Hi em,
    I'm 6ft and never thought I'd be able to get a dress from a shop as surely they'll be too short - like most clothes shops! However my dress is just the right length - I'm wearing kitten heel shoes so as to make it fit. If I'd gone for higher heels then it would be a bit too short.
    You'll be surprised when you try them on.
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    • FutureMrsB
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsB
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    Hi i know it's an old thread but thought I'd respond here rather than create a new one.

    Are there any particular designers you can recommend that do longer dresses or have an option of ordering a longer length? Eg I tried on some m0ri l33 dresses and they were just the right length without heels but would need to be taken in in the bust and apparently that would make the dress rise up slightly but just enough to make it too short for me... i was told that ***[email protected] do long lengths but any other recommendations would be appreciated

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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      Posted: Sep 24th 2015
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    I think 4llure bridal are fairly long from what I saw on 1ve f0und the g0wn

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    My 4lfred 4ng3l0 is also pretty long ... I'm 5 ft 8/9 and tried it with 4" platforms on and it was the perfect length

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    • SvitlanaM
      CommentAuthorSvitlanaM
      Posted: Sep 24th 2015
     
    I think you are worried in vain. It will be enough flat shoes.
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    • FutureMrsB
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsB
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    Thanks! I've seen some 4llure bridal dresses so will definitely keep that in mind when I'm dress shopping!
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    They are gorgeous .. Our nearest supplier is an hour away though and I'd already seen a gown I really liked in my home town and it was half the price of the 4llure I liked so I reined myself in!

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    Yet on America 4llure is way more affordable!' Unless I just picked a super expensive design

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