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Prom Dress: Length is an Issue

You may realize that length is an issue. Whether your prom dress is too long or short there are a few options that you have to fix the issue.

Once you have purchased your prom dress and you find that you need to make changes, it is best for you to find a competent tailor in your area. There are all sorts of alterations that can be made to your dress, and some of these are more complicated than others. Always remember to take photographs before leaving your dress with your tailor in case something happens to it.
A Especial One Shoulder Long Prom Dress
If you are taller than 5’9″, you may need to add length to your dress. There are a few ways that you can go about this. First you can have the dress altered so that your prom dress is mid-length. This can be frustrating for those of us who are taller and do not wish to wear a mid-length dress. If you have your heart set on a full length dress, you can find some material or perhaps a shawl in a fabric that complements your gown. This fabric can be added to the length of the dress to make to repairs.

When using this method to make prom dress alterations, you should also add some of the fabric to other portions of the gown so that it doesn’t appear as though you tried to sew something to the bottom of the gown. An addition at the collar and on the sleeves as well as the bottom of the prom dress can make the repair less obvious.

One of the best ways of dealing with prom dress alterations is to not have to deal with them. If you are close to the magic height 5’9″ then you can wear flat shoes. Choosing a high/low hem where the hem is higher in the front than in back can make the length issues less obvious. If you do not want to deal with these issues at all, you can order your prom dress and have it tailor-made to fit your height. Instead of guessing what your height is, have a professional fitting by a local tailor. This will save time and heartache.

These little tips are easy to do and can give you a perfect look. When you really want suitable length prom dresses, consider them.