(Closed) Dresses for us petite ladies?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Modcloth has some great dresses that tend to run pretty small. 🙂 I’m 5’4″ and have never had a problem with length (just be sure you measure yourself properly). Also, don’t discount the awesomeness of having a dress hemmed and tailored so it fits you properly!

Post # 5
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a little on the short side at 5’1″ 🙂

I’ve had good luck with Banana Republic and Ann Taylor dresses, but my cutest have been one-offs (ie, not a particular brand) from Piperlime or found at Nordstrom.

Another advocate for hemming with dresses; with jeans, I can just turn up the bottom or wear a high heel, but the proportion of skirt to top is sometimes weird if you don’t get dresses hemmed. I hate that, cause it tacks more money onto the cost of the dress!  I haven’t found anything cute for wedding-related stuff yet, but my eyes are open!

Post # 6
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel

I’m 5’3″ and I third ModCloth! They have a huge selection and are reasonably priced. I’ve had luck finding dresses at Express and Guess as well. I think they’re meant to be mini-skirt length, but usually hit me a bit above the knee.

Post # 7
17 posts

I agree with ModCloth and Express! Also you might want to try Victorias Secret. I’m 4’11 and love dresses from there.

Post # 8
1484 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


Post # 9
23589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah, I’m 5’1 and I shop all the stores the rest of the bees do – Banana Republic and Ann Taylor are my favorites for in store, and of course online, Mod Cloth!  

Post # 10
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 5’2″ but to be honest I often just buy regular sized and hem… my torso is very long for my height and my shoulders are broad so regular proportions are usually better than pettite as long as I hem to the right length with my super short legs.

Post # 11
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m about 5’2 1/2 (all you petite brides know the half counts!) and pretty much all of my favorite dresses are from BCBG.  They fit me perfectly.  Banana Republic petites fits pretty well too.

Post # 12
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have found cute dresses at urban behaviour and sirens. No particular brand but, they seem to fit well and i am 5’3.


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