petite brides…lets see that dress!!!:)

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Helper bee

@june42011 I love the ‘short persons tax’ – it is so true! 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went with Casablanca and a custom hollow-to-hem but I didn’t get charged extra for it. Here’s me waiting to walk down the aisle with my grandfather. I’m 5’1 with 3.5 inch heels here.

And here’s the super tall model.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s mine- should be coming in very soon!

 

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Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m 5’2″ and I wore a trumpet dress with 4 inch heels.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s me at my first fitting.  I’m 5′.  

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Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m 5’2” and about 109 pounds. I bought my dress at a local bridal consignment shop. It’s a maggie sotterro. I didnt have an emotional reaction to it, but I knew it was the dress for me because it fit perfectly, including length. It also already had a bustle attached. 

Question…What does hollow hem mean?

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

Hollow to hem means they take your length measurements and cut the dress to your proportions. It is the measurement from the hollow of your neck to the bottom of your dress (your feet).

It is better than just hemming the dress because that generally throws off the proportion of the dress, especially if you are cutting off 8 inches or so.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Tulip61110: Did you put any crinoline under your dress for flare?

@marlie: I LOVE your dress!! You look fantastic.

I’m 5 feet exactly. My dress is the Mikaella 1367. I just got a call from the salon saying it won’t be ready until October now (EEK!!), so I’m considering buying a back-up just in case…ugh. Luckily I got a pretty good deal on the Mikaella. No pics of me, just the model!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

5’2″, 150.. so i’m petite and round… lol, but i wore 4 inch heels!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee

I’m 4 feet 11 inches. I’m wearing an Allure dress. I apologize for the crappy pictures but it was a salon were no pics were allowed…so we had to sneak them in!

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Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Miss BooBoo: I didn’t use a crinoline…I don’t think it would have worked well with the type of skirt on my dress.  I also wanted the bottom of the dress to have movement rather than being more structured and stiff from a crinoline.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m 5’2, was 115 lbs.  Here is me in my maggie sottero dress- Felicity.  I had 1.5 in heels. I had my dress hemmed. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@BunnyBrideToBe – LOVE your dress! Stunning.

I’m 5’2.5″ wearing 4″ heels. Here’s mine 🙂

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love this thread! I’m a 5’0 bride myself and haven’t starting shopping yet.  I was worried about finding a dress that didn’t make me look like a little girl playing dress up.  But you ladies have given me hope! 🙂

@jackie-o: loooooveee it! It gives you an amazing shape.

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is my dress (aka Mrs. CB’s dress) – I’m 5′ exactly, and will be wearing 4″ heels. Without the heels, it’s only eh on, but with them I want to twirl all day! It makes me feel gorgeous! 

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