PETITE Brides (5'2 and under): Can I See Your Dresses?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

NurseAllie85:  This is my dress (I am 5’2″, long torso, short legs). It is a ball gown but it actually works for me, I think. Other ballgowns just did not work for me. My advice is to try on different dresses because you won’t know what actually works until it is on. It all depends on how your body is also built. (Just a note that my dress was shortened by the seamstress so I could see what it would look like – it is so hard when the dresses are so long). The place that manufactures the dress called and said that they would need 5-8″ taken up so it is coming in 5″ shorter (porportionately). If you are able to do that, I really reccomend it – it costs a little extra but at least then you know that the porportions will be correct.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 5’3 (so a little too tall, hope it’s OK anyway) and was worried about the dress up as well, especially as I wanted a tea-length dress. However, killer heels saved the day! 🙂

Not the best photo, but this is the one I have where you see the shoes the best. I should also add that this is the length the dress came in, I thought about having it shortened but just couldn’t be bothered with alternations in the end.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

im 4′ 10   custom dress.. long wat til finished but you get the idea 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

I am 5’0, my fiance is 5’11 and this is my dress. I am not even wearing heels, just flats. Blue flats, for my something blue. 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m just under 5’2”, long torso, short legs…

 

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Post # 7
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Blushing bee

thank you for starting this thread! Replying so I can follow. I’m thinking I need to start dress shopping soon and I’m 5’1″ so I need all the inspiration I can get!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’m 5 feet exactly.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  ajillity81.
Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m 4’11- 5’0

Here is my dress. I wore 5 inch heels for the ceremony, then switched to the chunky sandles during the reception.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’ll bite! I’m 5″ 1…just bought my dress 🙂 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 4’10” but I’m wearing about 4″ heels for the wedding, this is also before any alterations.  I got my dress from DB and it came in Petite which really helped with the proportions (although still way too long!).  They actually no longer sell this particular dress in petite, but if you’re looking for ideas for silouettes maybe poke around in the petite section of their website.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm

I’m 5’1 (short torso, long legs – so opposite from a lot of you) and here is my dress when I bought it.  I think I was wearing 4″ heels?  My dress came in petite and with heels it is the perfect length!

I’m wearing the belt to the left, not dead center like it is in this picture…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Mill:  I tried on a couple of dresses from DB (didn’t buy from there): did they make you wear super uncomfortable heels to try the dresses on, too? Love your dress, btw, it really suits you!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  laceydoilies.
Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Here is mine (or the sample anyway)! I’m 5’0″ on a good day. Honestly, I was worried about the same thing when I went dress shopping, but I ended up loving the experience. Mermaids/fit and flares (like what I bought) were tough because the “flare” part started too far down on my body. Luckily, Alfred Angelo makes short length dresses where the “flare” starts three inches higher, so it should start at my fingertips when the actual dress comes in. Go shopping with an open mind and a positive attitude, and I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

For what it’s worth, David’s Bridal told me they make petite sizes also, but the flare would only start one inch higher, not three. In any case, it may not matter anyway, you might end up with a ballgown or something 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Here’s mine! I’m also 4’11” and I’m standing on a pedestal in this picture, so it will be taken up probably 8-10″.  I found that a-lines and trumpets (not mermaids!) looked best on me.

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