Petite Evening Gowns: Directory and Information Regarding Petite Evening Gowns presented by Apparel Search

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An evening gown, evening dress or gown is a formal women's dress usually worn to a formal affair.  You will often find evening gowns worn to red carpet events such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, etc.

You can find a wide variety of evening gown dresses in special sizing.  Find evenings dresses for your next party in flattering lace and chiffon or jacket dresses for any elegant special occasion.  You will find a wide assortment of petite size options.

Learn more about petite dresses.

Petite is having a small and attractively dainty build.

When shopping for petite fashion, you may want to consider the following.

  • Tailored for your 4'11" - 5'4" frame
  • Shortened sleeve, inseam & torso
  • Styled for flattery
  • Constructed for comfort
  • Perfectly proportioned for your petite frame

Average female sized clothing is designed for a woman at least 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall (without shoes) and will not properly fit a woman of significantly shorter height. Even if the bust, waist and hip circumferences are appropriate, the sleeve lengths, leg inseam lengths and vertical torso measurements (such as the back length and bust-waist length) will most likely need to be altered significantly to fit well. Non-petite size dresses cannot be easily altered to produce the equivalent petite size, since, in general, these lengths (particularly the critical torso measurements) cannot be altered without introducing an unsightly seam to the garment. Significant errors in the torso measurements will make a well-fitted look impossible, e.g., if the bust-point darts are off by three inches. In addition to its measurements, a petite-size garment may have a different design from those intended for taller women. For example, style elements may be added to give a longer, slimmer look, e.g., vertical stripes, princess seams, short skirts, large patterns or patterns arranged helically around the whole body.

Although the terms are used interchangeably, ball gowns and evening gowns differ in that a ball gown will always have a full skirt and a fitted bodice; in contrast, an evening gown can be any silhouette—sheath, mermaid, A-line, or trumpet shaped—and may have an empire or dropped waist.

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