David’s Bridal
Petite Guide

We’re happy to offer petite wedding dresses in sizes 0P–14P and a range of petite party dresses. These styles offer more than just shorter skirt lengths—they’re tailored to petite proportions for a better fit from the start.

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Bride holding bouquet in casual wedding dress, on beach. Bride holding bouquet in casual wedding dress, on beach.

For 5’4” and under: Our petite wedding dresses are carefully scaled to suit shorter brides with adjusted proportions for the bodice, neckline, and arm openings, along with skirt and train lengths. Taller than 5’4” but have a short torso? Petite might be for you!


Details, details: Our design team modifies appliques and beading so that every element is placed to flatter you, whatever your dress size. At any store, our in-house alterations experts can make any final tweaks you may need.

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With a fit designed for your petite body, you'll spend less on alterations.

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Styles for moms and guests: Looking for petite party dresses? Our collection features petite and petite plus size styles in sizes 2P–24P, including options for mothers of the bride or groom. Order these extended sizes at any store and at davidsbridal.com.

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How to measure yourself: To figure out if you’re petite, measure yourself from the hollow of your neck to your natural waist or visit a store for assistance. If your waist placement measurement is within the range listed on this chart, then you’re petite!

Lace and button detail on strapless petite wedding gown.

Mermaid and sheath styles are super-flattering silhouettes for petites.

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