(Closed) Looking for dress stores/sites for plus size but also petite (short) girls.

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d start looking at designers websites or calling bridal stores and ask which designers offer “hollow to hem” gowns.  These are gowns that when ordered, in addition to the regular measurements, the consultant will measure from the depression at the base of your neck (hollow) to the hem line. If its a straight gown they go straight down, if it has a poofy skirt they’ll hold it out somewhat away from the body.  The gown is then assembled to your specific measurements.  I think i tried on an Allure gown that offered this option, but I’m pretty sure that a lot of designers offer it, you’d just have to do some research on which ones they are.  

Post # 5
3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Old-but-new-borrowed-and-blue:  I’m sorry you had such a bad first dress shopping experience. At David’s Bridal the person insisted I should wear heels so I could see “the full effect”. But I’m alot like you in that I don’t wear heels regularly, so after the first two dresses I just kicked the shoes off and went out bare footed. I’m 5’1″ and plus sized, so dresses were really long on me too.

Both Alfred Angelo and Maggie Sottero have petite versions of dresses. With Alfred Angelo you can order the dress 3″ shorter and I think I remember that Maggie Sottero had a 3″ and a 5″ shorter option. Both designers also have dresses that are flattering on plus sizes. So if you have an Alfred Angelo signature store near you, it might be worth trying. 🙂  Hang in there!

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think Casablanca offers a hollow to hem optivs and as someone said Maggie sottero and sottero and migdley offer this I think David’s bridal also offers it

Post # 9
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



+1 to all of the hollow to hem replies 

I am 4’11” (probably 4’10 3/4, but I just go with 11).

Anyways, I’m roughly about the same size. There was no way I was going to find a dress without having to do major alterations without doing the hollow to hem. 

Seriously, the best extra 100 bucks I’ve ever spent in my life. I’ve never had a dress that just fit my height. It was awesome!

I went with impressions bridal, 2951. 🙂 No regrets! 

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