Petite bride, feeling short!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Go for comfort, 2.5 inches : (24 votes)
    59 %
    Wear 3 inches (same as in the pic) : (11 votes)
    27 %
    Go as tall as you can go, 3.5 inches or more : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    8385 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @cestvrai:  I think 3.5 inch heels can be comfy, you just need a platform in the front and a good shoe.  I personally don’t think you look short, but if you do there is no reason why you can’t wear a higher heel.

    Post # 4
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    As a fellow “non-heel-wearer”, I say go for comfort. I am a little taller than you but I am not wearing heels because I am way more afraid of looking awkward for falling on my face than I am looking too short. You wanna be comfortable, so I say go with the 2.5 in. heels.

    Post # 5
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @housebee: +1. Height and comfort don’t necessaily go hand in hand. Regardless of heel hieght, I’d invest in a comfortable pair of shoes. 

    Post # 6
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m 5’4 and I wore flats.

    i also bought a dropped waist gown specifically. 

    I would not get any shoe you are not  101% comfortable in. 

    Try wedges.? 

    Also don’t alter  until you have your exact shoe.

    But don’t worry about being Short it isn’t a big deal you are who you are and built how you are. 


    Post # 7
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My feeling is it doesn’t matter how tall you are or your shoes are— it’s how tall you are/look in whatever shoes next to FI!


    I am SHORT (5’2″) and I would be totally comfortable wearing flats… but I looked ridiculous next to my FI who is like a head taller than me.  So I have 4.5 inch heelsfor pictures and 4.5 inch wedges for actually wearing.  Because it’s not like I can go shorter and NOT look silly next to him.  I want our picture height to be good.  So my suggestion would be to deicde off of that. 😛

    Post # 8
    1984 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @cestvrai:  I’m 5’3″ and I’m wearing flats.  Go for comfort!  I knew that if I wore heels, I wouldn’t be able to wear them all night and I would end up taking them off and then my dress would drag all over the floor, so I’m just going to start in flats.

    Post # 9
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I think the positioning of the belt is giving you a shorter torso look.  Maybe try a different belt or have the dress taken in a bit more at the waist.  It still doesn’t quite look like it fits.  Does it fit snugly or is it still big?

    As for heels, I advocate comfort first.

    Post # 10
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m 5’1″ on a good day so I really dont think 5’4″ is that short. I say wear what you want that you are comfortable in. 

    Post # 13
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

    I am 5’2, so shorter than you, but Im used to wearing 3.5-5 inch heels. I was going to vote on wearing higher heels, but you wouldn’t be comfortable. Although there are some high and nice looking wedges you could try on (this way you add height and well wedge shoes are bit more comfortable than heels). 

    Post # 14
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @cestvrai:  I don’t think you’ll look short at all when the dress fits like a glove.

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