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« on: April 20, 2009, 12:30:09 PM »

Somebody mentioned in another thread that there is a trend of having a shorter skirt for smooth/standard nowadays. So what's your preference? Mine is still to have it on a longer side, like ankle-length.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 06:22:49 AM »

Me too - but the hem has so many holes in it I am going to have to reconsider!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 06:46:05 AM »

I have mine shorter it is above my ankles. I have danced in longer shirts and dresses and they end up ripped or nearly tripping me up...so I would rather a bit shorter, even though the longer one looks good.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 09:43:40 AM »

I do not know what I prefer yet. I want to get a practice skirt or two.

But almost ALWAYS they would have to be taken up because I am so short.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 05:23:46 PM »

definitely above ankles, especially for the new trendy ruffle skirts, even more important to wear them slightly short, I watched superstar dvd, Alessia Betti wore ruffle skirts above ankle for deep lowering and super fast tango and quicksteps. For a world champion with complex and demanding choreography, it's so esssental that the skirt does not get into her way while she compete or perform.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 01:23:04 AM »

One of the new ones I have got to me is on the long side. I have danced in it and so far so good, but I was being aware of the costumer.....everyone says it is ok....but I am not sure. I will try it in a local comp and if I have no mishaps I will then use it at a bigger comp
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2009, 01:38:33 PM »

As a lead, I prefer my lady's dress to be shortish. Long dress can be dangerous (from first hand experience)   Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 08:47:50 AM »

yes I am going to get my gown made shorter, I don't feel confident for that reason. it is OK when I stand but if I compress I am worried that one of us will stand on the dress.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 07:12:04 PM »

thats exactly my problem - I've skewered it several times and even become incapacitated on the competition floor.  My seamstress is currently taking the back up about an inch to see if that fixes it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 12:52:59 AM »

I have got higher shoes about 1/2inch and today the seamstress is going to take a look...
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 09:47:05 PM »

I have been told the fashion at the moment is long, but I have gone down to a 2 inch heel I feel my balance is much better and I dance more confidently and stable. I amy have to get the dress adjusted again.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 02:03:06 AM »

Can't do more than my current 2.5" - my right foot will not take it Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 06:48:28 AM »

Can't do more than my current 2.5" - my right foot will not take it Undecided

I hear you sister my feet are struggling as well especially the left foot
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009, 07:48:21 AM »

i've generally preferred my dresses long, but when i return to comping i may go shorter so i can more easily dance deeper.
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009, 08:14:20 AM »

the asymetrical hem line fixed things for me - the skirt is actualy an inch shorter at the back than the front - but you can not see it even when i stand still - there are so many folds.  I have yet to stand on it.
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