Post # 1
Ok, how hard and fast is the small girls shouldn’t wear big dresses rule? I don’t think I’m petite-not particularly short (5’5″ish) and I have some decent curves but I’m somehow just plain small (every bridal shop dressing room I’ve been in so far has brought an “oh you’re so tiny” type comment). Does this definitely mean I need to wear a more fitted style to look great? I’m not especially girly but I’ve always thought of ballgowns when I think of wedding dresses and I can’t see myself in anything else. However, if this means I’d be completely lost in the dress, or look doll-like, or lose all of my figure, I’m going to need to rethink my plans. Any help?
Post # 3
I don’t think thin people get lost in ballgowns… Have you tried any on? Do you feel like it doesn’t fit your figure… do you have any photos?
Post # 4
I am 5′ and a 1/2″. I wore a ballgown. I didn’t care what other people thought, and I am really not one for silly rules. If that is what you want and you feel good in it, then you should get one and wear it with pride. I did and I felt like a princess bride all day 🙂
Here is a link to our photographers blog, if you want to see what a short woman looks like in a ballgown.
Oh, and I definately have some curves, so you can see what that looks like too 🙂
Post # 5
I’m 5’4 and I’m actually wearing a more fitted dress because I would completely be lost in a ball gown. Also I’ve worked hard on this body so I’m showing it off.
check out knot.com or martha stewart wedding to see the type of gowns that you may like and fit your body type. There are a ton of options out there so you don’t have to wear a ball gown.
Post # 6
If you want to wear one, go for it! A happy bride in a cloud of tulle is going to look way better than one in a form-fitting dress who is wondering if she would have liked the ball gown better.
Post # 7
You know the people who model the dresses for the bridal shows/collections? They are thin and look awesome in a ballgown still not lost at all.
Here ya go: http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=685&site=search&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=wedding+ballgown&aq=f&aqi=g-s1g-sx5g-msx4&aql=&oq=
Post # 8
I think ballgowns are gorgeous wedding dresses and you can always wear some cute pumps or high heels if you are feeling too short or “drowning” in the dress. I personally think you should go for the ball gown if you are loving how they look on you. Who cares about those dumb rules anyways.
Post # 9
I haven’t tried on a true ballgown but I’m about 5’6 and thin and I’ve tried on some that are drop waist with lots of tulle (Enzoani Fatima) and they didn’t swallow me. I actually really liked them but decided on something a little less poofy because of my smaller venue.
Just try it. If you’re comfortable and confident in what you choose, then you’ll look great!
Post # 10
i wouldn’t call myself “tiny” at all, but i did get comments like that when trying on gowns. i was a dress size 4.
i went with a ballgown and am SOOO glad that i did!
Post # 11
Just from personal experience as a 5’0 shorty, ball gowns didn’t look great on me. But at 5’5, you can definitely pull it off. 🙂
Post # 12
I wanted to wear this
unfortunately every dress I tried on like this swamped me and made me look silly, I am 5ft and the models are 5ft10. I went for this instead, You may be ok at 5ft5, but you will know if the dress looks silly, oh and stand on the floor in heels and not on pedestal when trying it on, u wont have a pedestal on the day.
Post # 13
happilyeverafter54 -good point about models
scadadle15 -I found that that kind looked better on me than true ballgowns too
I’m just about to buy a ballgown and I think I’m just having a pre-purchase panic. I want to make sure i don’t commit to the wrong 1. These are both such beautiful dresses- I feel like I may end up feeling cupcake-like (and overly girly) in chardonnay but if I wore Madison Marie, I don’t think I’d feel like I was wearing a wedding dress. It’s def decision time (or a bit past it) but I keep flip flopping everytime I think I’ve picked.
Post # 14
I’m 5’5” too btw and I love my ballgown =D I’m not thin anymore but I’m sure hoping I will be by the wedding. (I’m trying to lose 35lbs)
I knew I had to have a ballgown because I wanted to feel veryyyy bridal. I think the 1st one you just listed will look great!
Post # 15
I’m glad you think so! Thanks! and good luck losing weight!
Post # 16
@candy22: I tried on Madison, and felt the same way you did about the dress not feeling bridal. I think the first Maggie is beautiful and will look great on you! Plus, Maggie Sottero makes petite sizings, so I think the dress will fit you perfectly!