I just bought a new fabric shower curtain. After I hung it up it looked shorter than the 72 inch length the package said it was. The fabric measures 65 inches.I tried lowering the curtain rod thinking it would solve the problem. In doing so I also removed part of the shower surround (wall) and paint! Grrrr! I put it back in it's original position to cover up the damage and it hangs 4 inches lower than the top of the tub. Should it cover more of the tub? Where r they getting 72 inches?
IMO most shower curtains are too short, even at 72". I either have them custom made or use unlined curtain panels at 84" which I shorten a couple of inches. Then I install a separate clear plastic liner behind it which is actually the functioning shower curtain. Another solution is to add a band of contrasting fabric at the bottom and trim the seam with a coordinating length of grosgrain ribbon. I dislike seeing the shower head above the curtain rod and prefer the curtains to fall to a more graceful length.