Post # 1
I’ve always dreamed of having a ballroom/full A-line dress…
But, I’m 5’2″ and 105lbs… I’m afraid I mighty get lost in the dress, if you know what I mean.
I’m visiting my parents in September and will be going dress shopping. I’m definitely going to try some ballroom gowns but I want to be ready for the possible disappointment. FI loves the big puffy dresses too, he doesn’t really like the fitted wedding dresses:s
so fellow petite brides what style of dress did you end up getting?
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I’m just under 5 feet.. I got a mermaid style dress.. But I’ve seen plenty of petite brides in ballroom type dresses.. Usually it looks fine!
Post # 5
i only tried on trumpet/mermaid dresses because that’s what i wanted. there is a possibility of getting swallowed up by too much dress, but as long as you stay away from the really big, poofy dresses, you’ll be fine.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Even though I wore a soft mermaid, I noticed that while trying dresses on that A-lines flattered me the most height-wise because it emphasized the waist and lengthened the space below the waist with the continuous line. I have wide hips and short legs, and the mermaid definitely showed that off (I didn’t care, I liked the top of my dress most!)
edit: I’m 5’2, ~120lb
Post # 7
It really depends on your body type. Most shorter women look good in fitted dresses, simple dresses, but they can still rock a ball-gown (just maybe not a hugh poofy over-the-top one with a giant bow!)
I am short and busty, so I did not want anything that added width to my body, and I wanted a defined waist. I went with a subtle fit-and-flare that had a beaded sash.
Post # 8
@Carmabelle: I am 125 lbs and barely 5’4 and I tried on all kinds of different style dresses. I honestly think they all looked pretty good. I ended up with a trumpet gown though.
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The higher your heels, the fuller the dress – at least in my experience.
Here is my dress – I’m 5’2″ and weighed 113 pounds at the wedding. My heels were 5.75″ which made me basically 5’8″ in the dress.
Post # 11
I’m 5’3″, 107lbs, size 0 and I got a fit & flare. I’m top heavy hourglass
Post # 12
It depends on your body shape to be honest. My dress is a strapless sweetheart a-line…I am busty.
eta: My dress isn’t a full a-line
Post # 13
@sillysillybee: as soon as I saw the last dress I was like, “ohh! I hope she got that one!” Its stunning on you!!
OP, I am 4’10” and 90lbs and I ended up with an A-line… I don’t have a picture of me in it, but here is the dress..
I think you can definitely get away with some a-line/ballgowns, just maybe not all of them. I tried on one ballgown that made me look like a cupcake, it was absolutely ridiculous and really cumbersome to deal with. But there were a couple of other ballgowns that I actually really liked. With the one I got I think the fact that the top is so delicate helps to keep me from getting lost. Its a-line, but its not too full and theres not a lot of fabric, if that makes sense?
Try on a bunch of different styles and see what you like! As you can see from the PPs you can look great in any style even if you’re short 🙂
Post # 14
@Carmabelle: I’m 5’3”, 113ish lbs, size 0/2 and I have a sheath style/fit and flare dress. I tried on a variety of dresses, from A-Line to Mermaid (no ballgowns as they’re just not my style) and I felt best in the sheath styles and fit and flares. It really depends on what makes you feel beautiful though. Try on a little bit of EVERYTHING, you never know what will make you feel best 🙂
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@Carmabelle: I am 5’3″ and about 115…I have always wanted a ball gown and this is the dress I chose, size doesn’t matter!
Post # 16
I’m 5″0 about 120 lbs or less (think I was 112 during the wedding) and I wore a drop waist ballgown: