Post # 1
I need a dress that is going to make me look regal and elegant, but also doesn’t make me look unflattering.
My wants for sure so far, chiffon material or something similar. I want to be comfortable and not have too much going on.
I wanted a super long train at first, but then agreed to a Chapel length (3ft) train so not to have it longer than my height.
My biggest challenge has been my silhouette shape. I used like the empire waist, but then switched to the natural waist so it would make me look slimmer. My chest and hip width can make me look bigger than I actually am. Which has caused problems for me and dresses in the past.
And I do plan on wearing pumps as my Fiance is 6’4″ and I would like to reach him for our kiss lol. So my skirt length can be pretty long and graceful!
This topic was modified 4 years ago by shalomx7.
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
Wow a big difference in height! Him being 6’4 and you 4’11! Awe I think that’s so cute!! I’m a short bee too, a little under 5’2 and him being 5’10. To me tall is the best! Wouldn’t go with anyone shorter. Congrats bee!
I suggest a few.
Dress 1: doesn’t have much of a train. It is elegant. Half lace at the top, and the flow of the dress is just phenomenal! Has straps. Was not sure I’d you were interested in that.
Dress 2: tight at the top with a gorgeous design finish, flowly at the bottom, giving your hips room to breathe. A small train as well. At Davids bridal.
Dress 3: the top looks a little shorter due to the lace details, with a longer flow of the dress giving you the illusion that you may look taller. 🙂 try to find dresses close to this one. It may be what you’re looking for.
Post # 3
Do you mind if I ask what your chest-waist-hip measurements are? If you don’t know that or don’t want to say – do you know if you are an hourglass/pear/triangle/ruler etc, and what size you are?
That will make a difference re what will suit you.
Also – what is your price range?
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2016 - Garden
I know this is a maternity dress so don’t bother with the name. But watch how the seam is close to the models bustline. That right there will give you and your peers the illusion that you’re taller. Try to find dresses like these.
Sorry for the freaking GIANT pic! Try not to go too high in the heels because walking In them can be a pain. So please be careful. Trying to walk and eventually tripping over yourself or the dress can be so harsh :/
Good luck bee!!
Post # 5
This dress by Jesús del Pozo fits nicely with your wish list: a light fabric, very elegant, not fussy and would work with what you have identified as your problem areas, and the vertical pleating will help to visually elongate you.
Post # 6
As a fellow short curvy bride marrying a tall man (5’2″ &6’3″), I feel you. Unfortunately, I went for a fit and flare so I can’t really help with flowy chiffon recommendations. I would recommend going and trying dresses on and seeing what works best for you. Depending on which of your measurements are short, mine has always been bust to shoulder, makes a difference in what looks good.
Post # 7
Try on dresses girl! You may be surprised! I am 5 ft. And curvy as well and ended up going with an a line, the allure 9200 in ivory
Post # 8
What’s your budget like? I loved the floaty, chiffon look and really didn’t want to spend a ton on my dress. If you’re similar, Eden Bridals Silver Label/Collection is awesome. Their description is: “Timeless, soft, floaty, ethereal gowns in luxe chiffon, gorgeous satins, and heavenly tulle. Eden Silver Label gowns are designed to be lightweight and versatile for outdoor & destination weddings. These luxurious styles are made with our signature care and refinement for the bride who is looking for sophistication and style without all the weight of royal pomp and circumstance.”
I happened to pick my dress as a sample without seeing the rest of the line, but looking at it (http://www.edenbridals.com/Silver-Label_c_14.html) online was the closest I’ve come to dress regret. My dress was $440 new, I think, plus I got 10% off on top of that for a sample. My only concern would be that I didn’t order my dress so I don’t know if they offer different lengths, etc. for a petite bride.
Post # 9
I really love this Essence of Australia dress. I think it’s chiffon or organza. Simple. And more comfortable than other similar dresses that I tried on because the material is pretty light.
This dress is a newer EOA dress style. I like it from the stock photo but haven’t seen it in person or on a real bride.
Is there a specific silhouette or budget you’re trying to stay within?
Post # 10
This is from Ziad Nakad and I came across it and immediately said THIS was the dress closest to what I have dreamed of. I am in love with it.
Holy crap I didn’t think it would upload the photo this big O__O Anywho lol, THIS is exactly what I envisioned my dress to look like. Floral, lace, the perfect long sleeves that I want with the design reaching over my hands, off the shoulder. The silhouette just fits the torso beautifully.
I’m not a fan of the Mermaid shape, I’m definitely leaning towards a natural waist, off the shoulder long sleeve, semi sweetheart if it looks good.
Here’s a close up of the upper part. Just gorgeous… I have dreams about it.
Post # 11
I love how the skirt just drapes gracefully onto the floor, the train is similar to what I want. The back of the dress looks beautiful.
Post # 12
Oh isn’t that the most beautiful dress. !! It isn’t my idea of a wedding dress, or at least it wasn’t , but it is so gorgeous that I don’t believe I can say that any more!
Have you got your dress yet? Will it be possible to get his one or is thousands and thousands ! It looks like it it would be .
Post # 13
Awe how cute! I’m 4’9 and my Fiance is 6″5!!
Post # 15
IT IS GREAT! I love your dream dress!! So beautiful!