(Closed) Experience at CSB for Petite(short) Brides

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most of the designers do make petites, one of the bridal consultants told me to make sure that they verify all the measurement with the designers petite measurements.  The waist of a 6p most of the time is an inch smaller than a 6r.  Just something to talk to them about when ordering.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tksjewelry: If by CSB she means Church Street Bridal, do they even allow ordering options? I thought they only have whatever is donated to them, and you just have to hope they have something in your size. Is that not how it is?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Ms.BlueEyesDC: I imagine since CSB sells a lot of samples, there won’t be many, if at all, for us vertically challenged.  Chances are you’ll have to get it hemmed, so you’ll have to pick your dress carefully, esp if your a lace fan.

I know Casablanca sells petites too.

Post # 6
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jumpthegun: Oooh, No wonder nothing I recognized as bridal came up when I googled it.  LOL, oops.

Post # 8
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tksjewelry: HAHA I just googled it out of curiosity! Let’s hope she isn’t getting her dress from the Chemical Safety Board. It wouldn’t be fashionable, but she could investigate chemical accidents in it! Tee hee sorry for the slight derailment, OP.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ms.BlueEyesDC: Maybe call and find out if they have any petites in right now? I would swing by myself if I was closer, but my closest family member to there (aka free place to stay!) is ~4 hours away. Not sure it’d be worth it, as I’m also petite and I kind of doubt the selection for our size is really good. Maybe you’ll find something you love that’ll be easy to alter! Good luck.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a Church Street Bridal Bride!  I’m 5’2.  They only sell samples so I think the overwhelming majority of brides would have to do SOME type of alterations.  I wasn’t looking for petites in particular but I think if you want to find a dress you won’t have to hem that will be a challenge.  Is there a reason you don’t want to hem it?

 

Post # 12
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14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Ms.BlueEyesDC: Go even if they don’t have petite.  I am 5’1″ and my dress wasn’t petite, I just had to have it hemmed.  As long as there is not a whole bunch of complicated lace on the bottom a hem is nothing and needs to be done on most dresses anyways.  You never know, you might find the couture gem that you have been dreaming of.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thank you!  No, it is not petite.  It’s a size 20 I think and I think I’m a bridal 14 or 16 so I have a lot of alterations to do but it’s not changing the look of the dress at all.  Are you in the DC area?  If so I know a fantastic seamstress that works out of her home and caps her alterations at $200. 

What silhouette are you looking for? 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Ms.BlueEyesDC: Congrats on the weight loss!  My dress is a mermaid.  I will PM you her info.  She will be able to make any alterations if you find a dress at CSB (or anywhere).  Don’t worry about it, the style won’t change if you hem it.  She’s fantastic and is used to working with sample dresses.  I think it’s totally worth the trip.  Good luck and post if you find a dress when you go!

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