Post # 1
I’m going to order the Maggie Sottero Presca Marie this afternoon (after *much* thinking and rethinking about dresses!) and don’t know what to do about petite 3inches vs 5 inches shorter.
I’m 5’2 and plan on wearing 3 inch heels…making me 5’5. Apparently Maggie dresses are made for women 5’8 or 5’9? Now I dont know what to do about which petite length to order! I already have the shoes, so I’d rather not have to play around with heel height.
Reading some of the previous posts about Maggie lengths, it sounds like they might all be different? How realistic is is that Maggie dresses are made for a 5’8 woman? Some previous posts examples of their height + petite + shoe height dont add up.
:- Hmmm…just confused what to order since I was told that the shop called the Maggie HQ and they said the Presca Marie wasnt really made to be hemmed!
Post # 3
Do you plan on wearing a slip of any sort under your dress? Even a small fit-n-flare slip will make a difference on the length. The bridal shop should help you with this as they can see you in the dress with your shoes and any possible slip.
I have Ambrosia and I got it 3 inches shorter. I’m 5″4 and my heels take me up to about 5″6. I’m also wearing a “medium” sized slip and the length is PERFECT.
Before you order, take your shoes to the bridal shop and try the dress on with and without a slip. If the consultant knows what she’s doing, she should be able to tell if you need 3 or 5 inches shorter.
Your dress is BEAUTIFUL by the way. 🙂
Post # 4
Your’s is stunning as well! There really are just too many to pick from 🙂
As for trying on the dress in the store – it isnt there anymore 🙁 It was just there as part of a trunk show and now longer available in the store to try on. I dont plan on wearing anything underneath the dress.
I’m sure this isnt supposed to be so stressful! lol
Post # 5
With shoes I was 5’8″, and used a hoop skirt and adjusted it to the width that made my dress the right length. That was a standard length dress, so you likely need the 3″ shorter depending if you have an underskirt.
Post # 6
I got the Maggie Gatsby in the petite (3″ shorter). I’m 5’3 and wearing 3″ heels and the length is perfect.
Post # 7
I have a Maggie Sottero dress in ‘petite’; the boutique lady I ordered it from really knew what she was talking about. I’m 5’5″and will be wearing 2.5″ heels (though 3″ could have also worked) and the only alterations I needed were to add the cups and bustle to the dress 🙂