(Closed) David's Bridal Petite Vs. RegularSizes?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
462 posts
Helper bee

I tried on a petite version if a gown that I had also tried on in a standard size. As far as I could tell on me the only difference was the length which in the petite was absolutely perfect with my shoes which are about 2 inches high.  I am 5’4″.

I wouldn’t particularly consider myself petite and I didn’t feel that the rest of the dress was scaled down in any way.

Post # 4
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Heya! I’m also just a little guy (5’2″ and 115-120 lbs) but here’s what we figured out about petite sizes when I was dress shopping:


1. The petite version of my dress was going to cost $150 more.

2. If the petite length would still be too long (which it would have been for my dress), you still have to pay to hem it and it’s the same price for a hem, no matter how much is removed.  The hollow to hem measurements still showed the petite version as requiring a hem for me, so DEFINITELY look into that.  I actually saved money by getting the regular length and having more cut off because I didn’t pay $150 for petite PLUS the cost of a hem.

3. If you buy a dress with some sort of defined waist, the waist will be in a different place for the petite than in the standard.  I don’t remember exactly what my designer’s situation was, but we measured where the waist would need to hit on my body and it was actually closer to the standard size’s because I have a long torso.  (You look like you have long legs so this one might not be a problem for you.)

4. If you buy a dress with straps I would really recommend going with petite.  The consultant I worked with said she has seen lots of problems with shortening straps by very much at all.


ETA: I wore a Justin Alexander so that’s what I experienced with this designer.  I DID find that the petite version was somewhat “scaled down” i.e. the waist placement.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  208bride.
Post # 5
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

One more thing – so sorry haha – the petite lengths for JA were recommended for women 5’5″ and under so you’d fall in that category for at least that designer.

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