(Closed) PETITE BRIDES, share your gown!

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Post # 77
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am 4’11”, 110lbs, and will be wearing 4″ heels b/c Fiance is 6’4″.  Here is my dress before alterations – needs to be hemmed and possibly taken in just a little at the waist. I think this was called a fit and flare, but as you can see it is not that dramatic. I think I was wearing 3″ heels in this photo, so it still def. needs a lot to be hemmed!

 

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@hautebride:  

@Nicoley1985:

Thank you! I wanted a “unique” looking dress and after trying on 100+ dresses I finally found this one and fell in love.  The dress is Lazaro and the sash is a combo of Lazaro and Vera Wang.

Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@hautebride:  would love to know what the 1st and 5th ones are. they all look great on you!

Post # 80
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Blushing bee

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@li612:  all the dresses are from Pronovias. 1st one is the Florete, 5th one is the Pergola!

Post # 81
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Technicallyyyy I’m 5’4 and 7/8″ …I just say I’m 5’5″… Which I think pushes me out of the “petite” category.  However, I wore ballet flats which puts me at a very similar height to many of you on your wedding days… 

I had to order my dress in a petite – I opted to do this instead of having it all altered shorter.  The petite length was 5’5″ — So with flats (which might’ve had that 1/8″ heel I need, idk… I just consider them flat) it was perfect!

My dress was a size 10… So, I’m certainly not petite in size, but like I said, I did need a petite length πŸ™‚

Like some PPs, I noticed certain mermaid/trumpet/fit-n-flare style dresses hit me lower on my leg line than I wanted.  That was one thing I had to pay attention to – I think it is partly because I’m short waisted… So my torso took up less of the dress than normal.

Photos courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com

Photo courtesy of Eli Schultz:

 

Post # 82
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@craftybridelovesnerdygroom: The thread got moved to the dress section bc it was originally in the full-figured section. The pics of your beautiful dress are still in the original thread. =)

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@LittleRiver:  Haha. I was also standing on a box on a pedestal! I’m a bit sad that a whopping 6 inches has to come off my dress. Thank goodness its mostly fabric and none of the flower details on the dress itself.

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@hautebride:  thank you so much! I loved all the dresses you tried on. You look gorgeous in all of them! As for your question, I think you shouldn’t do a sash but if you want to, I would only do a thin one. The detailing on the bottom of your dress is gorgeous to not let anything deter from it.

Everyone looks so amazing. I keep coming back to this thread to keep checking out the new posts!

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

this girl is 5’2!

but I think the dress still looked super perfect. πŸ™‚

Post # 85
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@love108:  Yeah it works out better cost-wise to order the dress hallow to hem than pay for all the alterations later.  Especially with all the detail on the dress…it makes it a lot more complicated. Plus the dress should just lay better. I’ll still probably have to have the straps brought up. We shorties get the short end of the stick when it comes to the cost of wedding dresses. It’s really hard to get around paying at least $400 for all the alternations!

Post # 86
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

All these dresses are beautiful! All dreamy..I keep “aaaw”-ing, and saying “ooo” πŸ™‚

Here is mine (I am 5’1″, but will wear 3.5″ heels and add a little extra crinoline. Since this is a petite size, I will not need to alter it)

 

Post # 87
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Helper bee

I’m 5’2 and 3/4 lol πŸ™‚ Here is my beauty!!!! this is the sample, I’m picking her up tomorrow πŸ™‚

Post # 88
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’0, will be wearing 5in heels on the day!

I got a drop waist a-line~

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m 5’1″ and a 4 street size. I’m standing on a pedestal in the photo.

Post # 91
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

5 1 and 2/3, 105ish pounds (depends on the week I’ve had). 34D, barely indicated waist, boy hips. I got a 4 to help cover the girls, but I think I should’ve gone for the 2, because it snugs it better at waist and hips than the 4 πŸ™ Too late now, we’re 22 days out.

 

 

This is unhemmed. I’m wearing cushy wedges that are an inch and a half, if that.

I tried this dress on in a 6 (they didn’t have it in my size), so the clips made me look curvy in a wonderful way and gave me a butt.  I’m worried about being able to cinch in the waist enough as the lacing is pretty short there already, but I look boxy in the mirror. Plus I had an a-line slip underneath at the time and in these photos I have the correct fit and flare slip. But I lost curve in the process. πŸ™ The DB consultant didn’t even tell me this came in a petite size! And I’m obviously petite. Oh well. My seamstress rocks and did the hem for free, and petite clothes in stores only make me look stouter for some reason.

On the bright side, the dress doesn’t drown me and it’s LIGHT! I had tried A-Lines and they were heavy and I felt like a big, white cake. I’ve seen pics of this dress on curvier girls and complete sticks on DB’s reviews and they all looked great! The skinny ones get curves and the ones with curves just look sexy. πŸ™‚ So this style definitely works for the petite ones, I just didn’t do my sizing right (had a 2 on a few weeks ago while mine was being hemmed, and it fit so much better, except the girls were spilling out – not attractive). Maybe I should’ve taken it in a bit? 

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