Post # 1
I have been searching for a shorter dress that’s not strapless. Problems for me include that I live in a town with 900 people and no clothing stores, I am 5’1 and wear a size 20-22. I have been searching online for dresses and this is what comes up for petite plus dresses:
Maybe it’s just me but those dresses do not appeal to me AT ALL! Is there any other short girls out there who have any suggestions? We are going to Mexico in October and will be getting our engagement pictures done on the beach so a short dress with wedges is what I’d like to wear.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
carmor: http://www.eshakti.com/ I haven’t used them since I waited too long to order something from them that would arrive on time for my photos, but they carry a large range of sizes and lots of different styles that you can customize by length, sleeves, and necklines.
Post # 3
carmor: this all depends on your style. But I would check torrid.com and lanebryant. I usually find great stuff there and I’m short as well. I almost ALWAYS have to tailor my clothes because given the sizes I need and my height the two just don’t match up. Which isn’t the clothing that’s the problem, it’s me lol. someone my height isn’t supposed to be in the sizes im buying. so until I can make all the changes im in the process of making to my body, I have to still look nice and dress appropriately. that means tailoring!!! So buy something you like and that’s close enough and then get it tailored. That’s my only real suggestion. But Torrid and lane bryant have nice options depending on your style.
Post # 4
carmor: consider Maurice’s or forever 21+, torrid is great, I love them They are just pretty pricy!
Post # 5
ModCloth, ASOS, and Forever 21 all carry plus sizes … I am 5’2 and have had luck with all 3.
Post # 6
I have looked at forever 21 and torrid’s website I was just nervous about fit. Being in Canada and rural at that I haven’t been to either store in person. Our flight to Mexico leaves us on a 24 hour lay over in Houston so I thought about actually checking out both of those stores in person if I hadn’t found anything before we go!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Maybe something like this? http://www.bonton.com/shop/women/plus-size/dresses/connected-plus-size-retro-mock-wrap-polka-dot-dress_743624.html
My mom is about your height and a size 18ish and she always likes to shop at bonton. She has a couple different patterns of this ‘notations knit dress’ that is actually very flattering on her. It comes in S/M/L/XL and i think she has the L. http://www.bonton.com/shop/women/petites/dresses/daytime/notations-petites-scatter-print-knit-dress_791685.html?query=notations+knit+dress&mm=1
Post # 8
carmor: You can’t be petite AND plus sized. It’s either or. You are plus sized and short. Petite means both short and skinny… all around tiny. I also can’t stand when a 5’10” skinny girl calls herself petite… she’s not. She’s tall and skinny!
Anyways, my sister is short and plus sized and has had luck at modcloth.
Post # 9
LeonardLady: Actually, you can be petite and plus sized since “Petite” is in reference to the height and not size in clothing. There are lots of stores that carry WP sizes.
Post # 10
LeonardLady: That was always what I understood as well. Then at some stores their jeans, which are plus sized but have a shorter inseam, are marked as petite. So then I started looking for petite plus dresses and finding something short enough in a dress is impossible!
Post # 11
Igigi makes the BEST dresses. I feel so pretty in them. <br /><br />Torrid… funky and fun and budget friendly, you can have something altered in length easily I am sure.
Forever 21+ ….bought some stuff for my trip last year from them.. I was very pleased. Everything was long but again, easy to fix when it only cost 30 bucks.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2016 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Forever 21+ Canada has some shorter plus sized dresses. I’m 5’7 and I had ordered a few from there and they were wayyyyyyy too short for me. If you order from there and they end up too long for you, then they have a fairly good return policy.
Post # 13
Heads up, ASOS dresses are always pretty long on me (I’m 5’3″) but they are super stylish–and their sizes run a little large (I’m a 22-24 but wear 18-20 in their stuff). ModCloth is GREAT and I think has a lot of super cute stuff for engagement photos–and there’s an option to talk to a fit expert on their site to make sure you order the right size. Skip Lane Bryant and Torrid, their style and quality is just ‘blah’, especially for the price. eShakti is great and you can order custom to fit your measurements exactly (including height), but can be fairly pricey.
Post # 14
Can you get a longer dress hemmed a bit shorter? That might be easier than finding a dress in your size that is also short enough. I like the polka dot dress posted!
Also can I say how ridiculous it is that the site you posted in the OP for plus sized women has non-plus women modelling all their clothes? WHY?
Post # 15
I think I’ve found about ten on modcloth that I love. I really like that black and white polka dot one linked as well but because we’re doing pictures on the beach I didn’t want to do black. That is my plan that if the dresses end up being too long I will just have them hemmed! Thank you all so much for your help.