How long should a long dress be?

(7 Posts)
rara67 Thu 25-Feb-16 21:14:31

Going to a ball and have bought a dress which is petit but still needs shortening. It's quite clingy but has a lining which goes as far as the knee. Stretchy fabric so can't machine the hem (although the manufacturer did but I haven't the confidence or time to get dressmaker to do it) so will take a chance with wonderweb. Should it be ankle length or longer so it covers my shoes?

bishboschone Fri 26-Feb-16 20:50:45

If it's a full length gown if wear it to the floor .

rara67 Sun 28-Feb-16 17:14:42

Thanks for that.

WhatamessIgotinto Sun 28-Feb-16 18:38:18

I think it depends on the actual dress but I think if it's floor length then a hint of shoe is about right. As long as you're not tripping over it!

bishboschone Sun 28-Feb-16 20:29:02

^^ that's what I meant . It wasn't supposed to be a sarky answer ! 😀

bishboschone Sun 28-Feb-16 20:29:24

I think dresses look daft half mast on the ankle . In my opinion .

DaphneWhitethigh Sun 28-Feb-16 20:30:44

Make sure you pin it up while wearing the appropriate shoes! But also try going upstairs in shoes with it pinned up.

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