Post # 1
So I had the recurring nightmare again last night…It’s the big day and the dress looks awful. With the the elongated torso and the short legs, I look like a “small person”. Thankfully just a dream but I can’t stop worrying. Didn’t help that I saw a SYTTD episode recently where a short girl bought a Lazaro similar to mine and Randy said behind her back “she chose the worst dress for her body type”. She was also a bit chubby but still.
To the other vertically challenged ladies out there, do you have any real life pics of trumpet dresses, in their altered, final state? Do you think it made your legs look even shorter than they are? I’m 5’3″ and my dress has a structured bodice and flowy skirt. It looks ok in this pic but you can see I’m standing on like a 10 inch platform, you can see the corner of the platform covered by the skirt. Don’t know how it’ll look once it’s hemmed. I asked them to shorten the bodice by 1.5″ because of this concern, but now I feel like it won’t be enough. I wish I’d asked for more like 3-4″ to be chopped.
One final question to the alteration experts: Can a bodice like this be shortened after the fact, in alterations? With all the detail on it I’m not optimistic it would be possible, but wishing there’s a way.
Post # 3
Girl – you look amazing in that dress!
Post # 4
I dont know what youre stressing about, that dress is great on you! I did try on that lazaro gown, and with our height ( im also 5’3″) The torso should not be as long. It seems like they are already shortening it for you though. Also you can alway wear tall heels to look taller! I dont know if you like heels, but im such a shoe girl. Im going to wear at least 4 inches for my wedding.
Post # 5
Just buy some heels. That dress looks really great on you! Don’t worry anymore. You made a GREAT choice.
Post # 6
Um… you look AMAZING! No need to worry! You will look GORGE!
Post # 7
Oh, that’s not a bad trumpet at all! The bodice stops much higher than I figured it would. I’m only 5’0 and every trumpet I tried on did look awful for my size. I think since you’re shortening the bodice it’ll be beautiful!
Post # 8
I think it looks great on you! I know you’re standing on a platform, but your torso looks great, and if you’re getting the dress shortened… even better!
I agree with july112010, wear some tall shoes! I’m also 5’3″ and I’m wearing 4″ heels (the ones in my avatar).
Post # 9
Umm.. since when is a trumpet style dress the ‘worst shape’ for a short bride? How about a ballgown? I’m a little confused about that as the only dresses that looked half decent on me were trumpet or mermaid style. My dress hasn’t been made yet, but here is a pic from my Muslin fitting on Sat. Believe it or not the muslin is currently 3 inches too short and it looks fine in this pic, so with that extra length it will look even better. You better believe I was upset when she zipped me up and I could see my shoes after I specifically told them I was wearing 4 inch heels and wanted the dress dragging on the ground. BTW I am 5’1″ and 103 lbs.
Post # 10
I think the dress looks great on you (and will be even better altered) and you are worried about nothing! For that girl on the show, I think it was being very short combined with being a bit “thicker” that made it maybe not the best choice…. totally not the case for you!
Post # 11
I think I win the contest for the most vertically challenged bride in a trumpet dress? haha.
I’m 4’11, and 100 lbs. Here are a few pics from my wedding day.
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Post # 12
You have a great figure, and I think you look absolutely gorgeous in your dress!!!
Post # 13
Meliss, you have nothing to worry about, you are going to look gorgeous! And you’re getting it shortened anyway so you will be fine!
Msmojito, you looked gorgeous in your dress!
Post # 14
i’m only 5’0 and about 100 lbs and i’m wearing a trumpet dress also. I actually felt that they were the most elongating on my particular shape. a-lines and ballgowns swallowed me. my dress is also being custom cut so that the proportions are right for me.
i think that the dress you bought looks AMAZING on you and if it makes you feel better, your first dress post gave me such bad dress envy that i almost decided to go try it on. Once it’s fit to you, you are going to look perfect. I guarantee it.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies. This is all reassuring, good to know I’m not the only petite girl in a trumpet.
Unfortunately super high heels are a no-go for me. I got a wobbly ankle with a torn ligament that gives out on me frequently. Sprained it multiple times, first time being at a salsa class years ago, so I’m already worried about the first dance. Probably nothing ruins a wedding like a bride writhing on the floor in pain 🙂 So I’ll probably stick to about 2 inch, sturdy heels.
@msmojito – I love your dress, you look gorgeous!
@moderndaisy – I first saw your pics in another post and thought “she looks amazing in that silhouette, but of course she’s tall”, haha! You certainly look it. Your dress will probably stunning when finished, I sometimes wish I’d gone the custom dress route.
@marlie – Thank you for telling me that. that is very sweet and it makes me feel TONS better! You have no idea how much I second guess the dress. Guess we always long after what we potentially missed out on.
Post # 16
Still, would love to hear any opinions or experiences in altering/shortening the bodice, in case it’s still too long when it arrives.