(Closed) Poll: how many petite brides out there?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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14 posts
Newbee

I’m like you.   Too bad I didn’t find your listing earlier.  I was searching for a dress that was my size for the longest time and have since resorted to buying my dress and getting it altered. 

Post # 4
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153 posts
Blushing bee

I was just married last month and have a designer gown, but have not tried to sell it for the same reasons ( i am only 5’2 and am really tiny).

I would think that you would have a hard time selling it, but you may get lucky!

 

Post # 5
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I am just on the edge of "normal" at 5’3.75" and 125 lbs. I only had a couple of experiences out in the real dress world before I decided on my grandma’s dress – thankfully she was little like me! Good luck, tho, I know it’s hard to be a little person. 🙂

Post # 6
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13 posts
Newbee

Petite here too!  Almost 5’2" and proud.  I do have a dress for sale that I had altered to fit me (from my first wedding).  I wore heels, but we truly cut off over 12 inches!  I had pillows made for my mom from the scrap pieces!  If there are any other petite brides looking for a already altered dress (size 6 in real clothes) let me know. 

Post # 7
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am 5’1" and not a fan of high heels!  I was able to find an Alfred Angelo gown and order it in a "short" size 4.  I had to pay a little (I think around $50) extra but it fits perfectly with 1 1/2" inch heels.  It is not only the correct length but the proportions through the torso are right and it doesn’t make me look like I’m a little girl trying on my mother’s wedding gown!  If you’re petite, consider looking at Alfred Angelo for a gown that might fit you without alterations.  No where on their website do they mention that they have "short" or "tall" so I would not have known this except for my very able salesperson who suggested it. 

Post # 9
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

i’m one too!  looking for a cheap dress!  been checking ebay nonstop!  everything seems to be a size 10 ug… even at the stores which sucks cuase they all look HUGE… maybe you guys should post pics and price on the dresses you’re trying to sell!

Post # 12
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

5’2 incher here.. not quite small as you ladies, but I have the opposite problem- my chest is too big for my body so it’s tough to find a size that’ll work. Honestly, I’m just hoping I find a REALLY good seamstress to change the shape of the dress to fit me. We’ll see!! Good luck ladies:)

Post # 13
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27 posts
Newbee

5’2, 100 pounds, 32A and i wear the highest heels i can get my feet into. the boy is 6’3 and quite a bit bigger than me.

& i agree with superstar, everything on ebay (and in weddingbee classifieds) seems to be a size 10.

Post # 14
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m barely 5’2 and I am too not a fan of high heels.  Good thing tho. my Fiance is 5’6 so thats good.  I bought my dress second hand.  And the person I bought it from wasnt that tall either.  My dress is a monique lhuillier dress.  The skirt is called coco.  its pretty puffy.  so instead of having the bottom cut.  I just had a friend add sum more puffs so it would make the dress higher.

Post # 15
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

5’1 Bride here. So definitely in the petite section too.

You know I think there is a lot of us out there and we do always have a hard time finding a dress in the right size.

So I think you do have your chances to sell it afterward just because it’s a niche and there will be people looking for it. 

Post # 16
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m 5’0", 32A, and 115 lbs (with big hips). It was tough because many of the dresses I liked had detailed hems which I knew would be diffiuclt or expensive to alter. Samples in small sizes are almost impossible to find. I ordered a Mori Lee style 2194 that came in three lengths 55", 58" and 61" (because it has an empire waist, it can only be altered from the bottom). Even with 2" heels I still have to have the bottom altered, but there’s still going to be some beautiful embroidery on the skirt. I had to have more than 4" taken out around the bust!

I bought it assuming that I’ll likely not be able to resell the dress (I kept my budget under $1000). In case it’s possible to sell, the seamstress left a little in the hem to be let out. I did see someone list her Vera Wang on craiglist. She was probably 2" bigger than me on most measurements. It must have taken her more than one month before she sold it for $400-500. Of course it helps I’m in a petite-dense region (then again it sucks for competing for everyday close). 😉

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