(Closed) Are Maggie’s really for 5’8 person? Get a Petite 3 or 5 inches shorter?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
20 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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