Post # 1
- Wedding: Estes Park Center (CO)
I have a dress fiting coming up on November 15th! I’d have to special order the Peitie size, so I wouldn’t be able to “try it on” during my fitting. Hopefully they will have the one I want in regular to try on! Going to call 🙂 (Has anyone done that before called to have them get the dress in to try on?)
I’m 5 feet 3.5 inches and about 95lbs 32D, 23 Waist, So pretty tiny, but the shoes I’m wearing are cowgirl boots (so cute, blue with white) with a two inch heel. So techinically I’ll be 5 feet 5.5 inches with the shoes on. Is that TOO tall for the peitite sizes? I’ve never ordered peitie before so I wasn’t sure the cut off. I think the rest of my messurements might fit in better with the peite sizes. This is the dress i’m in love with right now, if it fits like it shows to the picture
We are getting married Aug. 23rd 2015, so I’m pretty excited, but just starting all the planning and everyone has an opinion! 🙂
Post # 2
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
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.
Post # 5
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.