(Closed) Advice on the No-Ballgowns-On-Small-Girls rule

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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.

Good Luck

Post # 6
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 14
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 16
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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!

The topic ‘Advice on the No-Ballgowns-On-Small-Girls rule’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors