(Closed) Am I too short??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Can you be too short to wear a long veil?
    yes (doesn't look right) : (3 votes)
    6 %
    No (anybody can) : (49 votes)
    91 %
    other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think the style of dress you choose is a more important consideration than your height when it comes to choosing whether or not to go with a cathedral veil. The difference between your height and the average woman’s height (depending on what source you look to for “average”) is around 6-8″ – and your shoes are going to chip away at that. In the grand scheme of things, when you are dealing with a veil that tops 100″ as many cathedral veils do, the few inches of difference it makes in total length is less important than whether it goes with your gown and the setting and overall tone of your wedding. Yes, it might overwhelm you a little more easily than it would a taller bride (and so maybe you can get a similar effect with a chapel length veil), but I think with the right gown in the right setting you could pull it off.

    Have you decided your venue already, and found a gown? I would recommend doing those two things, in that order, before worrying about what kind of veil.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Honestly, I think if that’s what you want to wear then you should wear it 🙂 Plus, with shoes that high you’ll be pretty tall comparatively. I’m not your height but just wanted to throw that out there 🙂

    Post # 6
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    11227 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I don’t think you’re too short to wear a cathedral-length veil.  I am not tall either, and I wore one! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it’s definitely easier for a woman of any height to pull off a cathedral length veil in a church setting, but certainly not impossible in another setting! I would try on a couple of different cathedral and chapel length veils with your gown and see how you feel about them. Ultimately, what matters most is how happy you are with the effect.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would just try some on and see! I don’t see why not. My sister is 5 foot exactly and she had a a cathedral length veil and she looked beautiful!

    Post # 10
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t think your height matters, as long as you get it tailored to suit you.

    Post # 11
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mslennycc:  How funny! I also ordered the 8966 without trying it on….also wearing a cathedral length veil..and I am 4’11…

    Post # 12
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    P.S. I think the cathedral is going to look AWESOME with the (our) dress(es)

    Post # 13
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh nm…I realized I gave you the info on this dress awhile back… 🙂

    Post # 14
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    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m 5’0, wore about 5″ heels and I wore a chapel length veil. I would’ve worn a full on cathedral except my dress had no train so I didn’t want to push it, lol. I wish I had a good picture of the veil all spread out behind me, as I’m walking or something. I’ll be back with a picture.

    ETA: Like I said, this isn’t a picture of the veil all spread out behind me (I actually found some but I’m not loving the way the picture itself looks so I’m not posting it). This isn’t my fav of the hubby and I but my favorite thing about the veil in this picture and in most others is the way it just cascades down my back all the way to the floor. You can see I’m not the tallest either. I would definitely rock the cathedral if that’s what you want. I love long veils!

     

    Post # 15
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @mslennycc:  I’m 5 foot, so only an inch taller than you, but I’ll be wearing a 3″-4″ heel, so we’ll end up being the same height I think. I went to try on dresses and my friends for laughs and giggles had me try on a catherdral length veil, it didn’t make me look short at all. In fact it made me look taller, especially from behind. So go ahead and try one on!

    Also, I thought I wouldn’t be able to try on dresses w/ lots of volume (ironically that’s what I love), because I thought it would make me look shorter, but it actually looked great. So don’t count anything out just because of your height! And most anything can be altered.

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