Short brides show me your mermaid or ballgown dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

im a shortie at 5″2.. I dont think height matters so much as shape (whether you are a pear, hourglass, column etc). also as long as the ballgown is in proportion you will still look great. just make sure the torso isnt too long and that you havent cut off too much of the skirt in alterations 🙂

btw I wore a mermaid 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@copperbird90:  I’m 5’1 and was wearing 4 inch heels in these pics. At first I was kinda hesitant to order my dress because where it flares out is too low on my body, but I took the plunge and ordered it before trying it on or seeing it in person.  My bridal consultant had me try on very similar silhouettes from the same designer of my dress, so I had an idea how it will fit on my petite body. I took these pics weeks after I ordered my dress at another bridal store since they are the first one in my area to carry the sample.

I love ballgowns, but sadly, not on me. I tried on a ballgown but I felt like it was too much, and it swallowed me (for reference, I’m a street size 2/3).  But every bride is different, so you should definitely try on ballgowns and other silhouettes!

Here’s the sample of my mermaid dress

 

Being short has its advantages! Longer train! I heard many ballgowns don’t usually have long trains (not all, of course), so that maybe something to consider to help with your decision. But if you don’t really want a long train, ballgowns can definitely be an option!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@copperbird90:  neither am I 😉 

hourglass – how lucky! you can wear any shape you want! 🙂 it sounds like you have your heart set on that ballgown though. just try on every silhouette on saturday and see what suits. you might surprise yourself! have fun shopping!

 

@bridetobee16:  pretty!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Here’s mine! Pronovias Odry,, with and withoutt detachable lace thing: 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@copperbird90:  I would definitely recommend you try a mermaid Style dress! They made me feel like a bride and my age! The other style of dresses made me feel like I was going to my First Communion amd they were not good. 

Post # 11
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@copperbird90:  Thanks! To be honest, my wedding shoes are SO comfortable. I purposely bought platform pumps for comfort.  I don’t think I can last wearing shoes with no platforms since my wedding will be about 15 hours long. Ha! I have wedges for back up for the last couple of hours of the night.

@Cyri:  Thank you! 🙂

Post # 12
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274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

im 5’1 and my dress is ball gown, all im wearing is cowboy boots, i dont feel young at all in it i feel sofisticated and beautiful 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@copperbird90:  I think a lot of what looks good on a person has to do more with their individual proportions rather than their overall height.  For example, I’m short waisted, so natural waist A-lines and ballgowns did nothing for me, but the drop waists and mermaids elongated my torso making me look taller.  I think someone with a longer torso (or more of a defined waistline) that’s the same height has me would have a different opinion.  Make sure you try all the styles on — you might find that something will surprise you!

Here’s me and my Francesca Miranda.  I’m 4’11” and three-quarters.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@urbanriceball:  I think your probably right, I have a short torso and longer legs, and looked horrible in a ball gown, but the mermaid made me look proportionate. 

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