Post # 1
I’ve been looking for a modified trumpet/ A-line type of a wedding dress for a while now, but have had a hard time finding something that isn’t too long in the torso area (I’m 5’3” and 100 lbs). This dress here, the San Patrick Rebeca, is my top choice as of now. I really love the sweetheart neckline and the ruffles on the bottom — I’m into the whole simple yet feminine/romantic look.
My friends & bridesmaids generally have positive things to say about this dress (though I’m not sure if it’s because they know I clearly love this dress already and don’t want to ruin things by being brutally honest). But, a few of them did comment on the bodice being a little long on me, so it makes my upper half look longer and my legs shorter :(. What do you all think? The dropped waist of this dress actually already sits higher than a lot of other ones I’ve tried on… so I’m really hoping this one would work out! I wonder how difficult it would be to take out some length from the bodice as well (rather than just hemming the skirt itself).
Any insight or comments would be much appreciated! THANK YOU!
P.S. In the pic, I’m wearing 1.5″ heels & standing on a 3-4″ in platform (so similar to how I’ll be wearing a 4-5″ heel on my actual wedding day).
Post # 3
I think it’s beautiful! Fits your figure really nicely 🙂
Post # 4
I think it looks great on you! It’s sitting a bit low up top, so once it’s lifted and fitted to you it will bring the waist higher.
I had the same problem, by the way, and it’s because I have a fairly short torso so a lot of the trumpets and mermaids hit me too lower than I would like. I know some designers accept custom alterations where you can shorten the torso, so you can inquire about that!
Post # 5
Gorgeous! For reals 🙂 Not just being polite.
Post # 6
so beautiful and it gives me hope as a “petite” bride too. i’m also 5’3 and dreading dress shopping (for a few reasons)
Post # 7
Aww thanks so much ladies!! I did ask about custom alterations, but unfortunately Pronovias and San Patrick don’t do them. I plan to try this dress on again this weekend and take a few more pics to see it from the side and the back — then make a decision from there! Maybe I’m being a lil unrealistic, but I keep thinking that taking 2-3 inches off or so on the length of the bodice would be perfect. I guess I’ll just need to try this on again and decide whether I can “live” with where it falls right now on my waist.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
For my tastes, it’s a bit low, but you look amazing in it, and if you love it, I don’t think it matters that the waist is so low.
Post # 9
The dress is very beautiful! I have a bit of dress envy looking at it!
Post # 10
This dress is absolutely beautiful!
Post # 11
That dress is beautiful and looks great on you! Have you asked about ordering a petite version of the dress? (I’m 5′ and around 100 lbs, so I feel your pain)
Post # 13
Hi Kayrie, I did ask about it — but unfortunately the designer (Pronovias San Patrick) doesn’t have petite versions, nor can they custom-make the dress. I do love this brand tho! Their gowns are so well-made for the price. This one is about $1,500 in CA and I’ve tried on a number of dresses in the $1,200 range where the quality seemed to be a huge step down (Mori Lee was one example — maybe it was the particular dresses I tried, but the bodice of a dress similar to this one was made of very rough materials and the ruffles don’t flow or sit right).
Thank you all for your replies! You’ve given me the encouragement to REALLY try this one out again and look carefully this time around… instead of scrambling to find another style that may or may not work.
Post # 14
I think it’s great, very flattering.
Post # 15
I think it looks great and once it’s altered to fit you perfectly I’m sure it will be just right!