Post # 1
What is the standard hollow to hem measurements for Maggie Sottero gowns? If I’m 5’6″ and plan on wearing 2 1/2-3 inch heels, would the petite fit just right (so I wouldn’t have to have it hemmed?) I’ve tried on regular length dresses and I know that I would need to have them hemmed, but would petite be too short?
Post # 3
I think that might be cutting it too close for petite. I had this questions myself when I looked around. I was told you need to be 5’6 or less with heels to have a petite. You could go with a shorter heel and be ok.
Post # 4
I agree with Miss Sunset, with 2.5 inch heels, it would make you 5′ 8.5″ which is fairly standard height. Your consultant should be able to help.
Also, if the regular dress fit you fine in the torso dimesions, then ordering the dress in petite may also shrink those proportions so that the dress no longer fits properly.
Hope This Helps
Post # 5
I didn’t think about the other measurements, but that makes sense.
I’m looking at a used Maggie online, and everything about it is perfect, except for the length. She ordered it with the 3″ shorter option, and it would save me almost $800 to buy it used, but that scares me about the height thing.
Post # 6
With my shoes I am 5’8″ and that is a bit too tall for the petite length of the Maggie Sottero. It will also depend on how full the skirt is/if you wear a crinoline. I have a hoop under my dress which is actually quite small, but I have a regular length Maggie and I don’t need to have it hemmed at all! Also if the petite length is a used dress, depending on condition it might need hemming anyways since the hem is what gets the worst wear and drags on the ground…so unless you are wearing shorter shoes/flats I wouldn’t go with petite length In My Humble Opinion.