I have a long ball gown skirt that touches the floor depending on the type of shoes that I wear. What length should a floor length gown be? Should it touch the floor?
For comfort and practicality, it would be best if the skirt did not actually touch the floor. The hem would have a tendency to get caught on your shoe, get dirty, or frayed. A good length for floor length gowns is at least 1-2 inches above the floor.
Gowns that sweep the floor or have trains are more appropriate for walking the red carpet.