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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2009, 06:44:10 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.

that is my idea as well, I keep getting told to be lower and then I worry about standing on the dress. I find the lower heel is allowing me to be more stable...so will have to see, it was made shorter to my shoes that were 7cm heel but not sure how it will be with  a 6cm heel
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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 02:18:22 PM »

Long skirt is pretty, but I don’t prefer skirt goes longer than ankle length, I agree with Sam said, for competing slightly shorter skirt allows to go deeper

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 09:36:40 PM »

I agree... and judges can also see if you are doing good foot work.....(I know it can also hide bad foot work )
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2009, 03:16:06 AM »

I agree... and judges can also see if you are doing good foot work.....(I know it can also hide bad foot work )
I don't think judges need to see your feet to know if you are doing good footwork.  Indeed a skirt is a great way to force them to look at your dancing and not your feet Cheesy
Pitty the poor men.  Interesting point though - is good - I mean elegant not just correct - footwork more important for men?
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2009, 10:37:03 AM »

beautiful skirt does camouflage poor footwork, believe or not, I'm not here to encourage poor footwork, just stress beautiful skirt very important; a simple straight skirt requires more solid footwork than an fancy elaborate skirt which helps to hide imperfection of leg action and footwork. Of course, better to have beautiful footwork, so can wear either simple skirt or elaborate skirt with intricate design;)
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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 02:23:00 AM »

I think ankle length is a good compromise -- long enough to be pretty, but short enough to prevent mishaps.
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2014, 06:13:35 AM »

It all depends on whether feet are in fashion.  Funny that, sounds very Victorian indeed.
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2014, 10:09:45 AM »

well shorter dresses are back in fashion and fuller but not as full as the 50/60's but I prefer just above the ankle so when you lower you dont stand on them Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2014, 03:33:20 PM »

well shorter dresses are back in fashion and fuller but not as full as the 50/60's but I prefer just above the ankle so when you lower you dont stand on them Tongue
I started competing when the norm was to the floor - I have so many rips in the hemline and sometimes dangerous snaring of the heel..
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2014, 02:14:14 AM »

yes the dress I wore yesterday is longer but it is falling apart which is most disappointing I am going to have it re-gigged. the skirt apparently looks fabulous on the floor  Embarrassed
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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2014, 07:52:08 AM »

yes the dress I wore yesterday is longer but it is falling apart which is most disappointing I am going to have it re-gigged. the skirt apparently looks fabulous on the floor  Embarrassed
My first dress has gorgeous black lace work on the bodice but the satin skirt wore out (and never worked very well: it was too heavy to move).  So I had the skirt replaced with a red one with a few ostrich feathers - worked pretty well I thought.  It was also a bit shorter so less prone to heel catches.
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