(Closed) petite brides…lets see that dress!!!:)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This was my wife’s.  She’s 5’1″.  The only problem with it I can see is that it’s hard to resell a dress that is for someone that short.

Post # 4
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here’s mine. I’m 5’3” and 115lbs. I got it custom made for petite. It’s coming in for 5’6” and I’ll just wear 3” heels.

 

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Here’s mine!  I was very concerned before trying it on that the dress wouldn’t work for me (at 5’2″), but it does.  It looks like a dress that could wear a person instead of a person wearing the dress, but I am SO delighted with it!  Occasionally I get worried that I bought my dress too early, but then I look at the pictures of me in the sample (which was huge) and know I made the right choice.  Even this picture–on the model–makes me happy 🙂  I think I’m wearing it with Stuart Weitzman Jumbo shoes (about a 4″ heel) but I’m not 100% on it yet.  I have to get re-measured for the official order in December, and they’ll order the dress in a custom length for me, measured with the shoes I’ll be wearing (they call it a “hollow to hem”).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Bunny bride to be- that Dress is AMAZING!! I am also 5 foot nothing and was really worried about finding a dress that didnt make me look liek some sort of child bride!! LOL

Also Shaunna, I LOVe those shoulder straps your your dress, they are so pretty!

I dont have a pic of me in it, but my dress is the Maggies Sotterro -Grace.

There are some pics here:

http://www.theknot.com/co_profileview.htm?profilename=MaggieGraceBio&MsdVisit=1

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I definitely recommend finding a designer who does “hollow to hem” measurements–it will save you so much money on alterations!  I ordered my dress from Casablanca (they also do custom measurements for all of your other dimensions for a very reasonable cost).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Leprechaun: Yes! The hollow to hem is a lifesaver on alterations.  That skirt has a bajillion layers to it, and each one would have had to be individually hemmed with a special serger or overlock machine…oy.  I was so relieved to find they could do a custom length, and the store actually threw mine in for free if I put money down on the dress that day–which I had planned to do anyway.  So it worked out great, and I’m super in love with the dress 🙂

Post # 9
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561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

BunnyBrideToBe: WOW I LOVE YOUR DRESS! I’m 5’4″ and would LOVE to walk down the isle that baby.

Post # 10
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It was the only dress that looked right on my 5″4, 107lb frame and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Smile

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Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am almost 5’2″. And this is my dress. I am going to wear 4″ heels and a very full crinoline, so it probably won’t need to be hemmed.

 

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Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@lisalew5472: Thank you!  I love it, too 😀  It’s a Justin Alexander…I guess that’s a good brand for petite brides!

Post # 13
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2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Air 5 for petite brides, YAY…. I am 5′ and about 110 (at the moment, slowly going down to goal of 98-100 by October.)  My dress arrives this month, FINALLY!!! It was ordered in January. It was ordered against my hollow to hem and the flair was brought up an inch.  I look tall in this picture but don’t let that fool ya, I am standing on a block, HAAHAAHAAHAA

Post # 14
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@noritake that dress is AMAZING!!!! WOW!

I’m 5’2 on a good day, here’s my lovely, I had to pay $100.00 extra for the hollow hem or as my mom called it the short person tax.

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Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

5’2 here. I went for a tealength dress. (Had to have it shortened because it came to the floor on me and actually looked like a full-length dress.)

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Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m 5’2″ and about 117lbs. I ordered my dress hollow to hem.

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