Apr 18, 2012 11:39 AM
Marisa writes, "HEEELLP. I'm in my brother's wedding this July and his marvelous fiance has chosen a color for the bridesmaids dresses and let us wear what we choose. That's all awesome, but the problem is that most of the girls have chosen to get bridesmaidy dresses at Davids anyway. Which I am not doing. I'd really like to not have to get anything tailored and I want something I'll be comfortable in in July. Oh also, I'm 5' tall and would prefer something in a petite size, although I'm fine with taking something up if need be. The color is green- and while she said "any green" - the other girls have chosen mostly mosses and jade's. So I doubt a teal would work. Oh and here's the kicker. I need yellow shoes. I would spend $300 on both the dress and the shoes. I am an avid shopper and like looking but I'm starting to get nervous! Any suggestions would be awesome! Thank you!"
Hi Marisa! I love the green and yellow color combo! I've rounded up some options for you, a few of which are perfect for us short gals. If none of these catch your fancy, both ASOS.com and J.Crew are great places to look for dresses in petite sizes. Good luck!
1 - Boden Silk Flutter Dress ($228)
2 - University of Marilyn Dress ($170)
3 - BB Dakota by Jack Galant Strapless Green Dress ($66)
4 - J.Crew Adrienne Dress ($99, on sale)
5 - ALDO Capecoral Platform Pump ($90)
6 - Nina Evelixa ($90)
7- Michael Antonio LoveMe Pump ($48)
8 - Nine West ColourCode Peep Toe ($76)
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Layla here: At a strapping 5'2", I've got plenty of tricks up my sleeve for fellow petite girls who need to look fashion fabulous. Plus, I make all of my beauty purchases online just so I can get free trial size samples in the mail. If you're not sure about a product, chances are I've tried it! I'd be glad to recommend my favs. I also have a knack for men's apparel and gifts, especially geek guy gifts, thanks to the expertise of my own gadget-inclined guy.