Post # 1
Hi! I was wondering if anybody here has special ordered a petite wedding dress from David’s Bridal. I was quoted that it would take 5 months to come in for a Melissa Sweet dress that I am eyeing.
Also, for those who have worn a petite dress, was it really a better fit other than the length? I’m about 5’1″, and dress I tried on fit great on the top, but since it is a mermaid cut I was told the flare would be shortened an inch along with taking off 3 inches off the hem I’m just curious on whether there is a big difference on how the top fits too, since I would like to not have it become too narrow.
Post # 3
I ended up going with a non-DB dress, but there was one I was seriously considering, and the consultant told me I’d need to order it in a petite size (I’m 5’2″). When I went back to try it on a second time, a different consultant told me it was absolutely ridiculous that they wanted me to order it in a petite size, and that unless I was wearing flats (and even maybe then) it would still come in entirely too short. I’m pretty slender (was going to order a 0 petite). So, I’d make sure you get a second opinion before you end up ordering a dress that’s too short (especially if you’re planning on wearing heels). You can always hem a dress up, but it’s really hard to add length.
My understanding was that the petite sizes are only shorter, and not any narrower or different in any way except length.
Post # 4
Oh, and as for timing, I think it just depends whether they have one in stock in the warehouse. When I ordered, they told me it would be just a month or so because they had one at the warehouse, but if I didn’t order soon and someone else got that one, it would be 6 months. Maybe that was just a sales tactic to get me to purchase right away though. Like I said, I ended up buying one somewhere else, so I never found out what the timing would really be.
Post # 5
I ordered a petite from David’s Bridal. It was about 3 weeks from the time the order was placed to when it arrived at the store. Although my dress was just a David’s dress, not Melissa sweet or vera or anything. I don’t know if that makes a difference. Though now that I’m thinking about it, they did tell me when I placed the order it could be a few monthe- I think they just err on the side of caution.
As for the length, for me, the petite size was perfect. I’m 5’2, and wore 3″heels and because I ordered the petite- I ended up not needing any alterations at all. I also had a mermaid dress, and couldn’t tell you exact details about what other changes are made- just that I couldn’t tell the difference. My dress looked exactly the same on as the non-petite did when I first tried it on. I’m also pretty positive that petite just refers to the length, and not the waist/bust size of the dress.
Post # 6
I’m 5’3″, and I tried on a DB petite dress – it was an order that was returned. Anyway, it was pretty short – like it hit the tops of my feet, and at 5’3″, I should still be considered petite. Like, it was short enough that even if I wore flats it would look too short.
Post # 7
Thanks everybody! I appreicate the responses.