(Closed) Advice please… petite bride dress dilema

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think we’d have to see it on you!

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Have you tried on any dresses yet? A ballgown may overwhelm your small frame, but perhaps a full-ish A-line would work? 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ll be wearing a gown by Ronald Joyce. They design some beautiful dresses with the wow factor but without the fuss and drama! One of my biggest issues when searching for my dress was overcoming the feeling of looking like a ‘cupcake’ as I called it.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Digital_Geisha:  Wow, those are all amazing. I especially love the middle two!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love the dress you posted, and would love to see it on you to really know!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you love the ball gown look then go for it! I think petite brides look amazing in ballgown! (I consider myself petite and have 2 friends who are very petite and we’re all rocking the ball gown!)  You definitely can too, so don’t give up on that dream.  I don’t have any examples right now, just wanted to voice my support for what you like 🙂  You could always add cap sleeves or straps to a strapless ballgown too if you want!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I thought I would have the same problem! I am 5’0 and 110 lbs. I went with an a-line dress, with thin straps and a deep v-neck. I love the one you posted, but I too am always concerned about looking young, and I think the little flutter cap sleeves may have a hint of that. My gown is Amsale (got it at a sample sale), if you are interested in looking at her designs!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Theia has some beautiful slim ball-gown/A-line designs that, because of their modern lines, would be well suited for a petite frame (i.e. they’re not super big and poofy).

Here are a couple that aren’t strapless:

http://theiacouture.com/Site/#/collection/special/whitecollectionfall/890012

http://theiacouture.com/Site/#/collection/special/whitecollectionfall/881166

Besides bridal stores, the line is sold through major U.S. retailers like Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus, so perhaps you could find them online.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Is that first gown Christos? I am about 5’2″ and 110 lbs. I tried on a similar Christos. I was worried the ball gown would overwhelm me, but it was actually fine and looked really pretty! I ended up not liking the sleeves but the style looked nice on me.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Miss Butterflies:  If you’re having something made then the sky is your limit. Keep a collection of the dresses you like, note down what you like about each one and try to fuse something special together. If I were you I’d still try as many gowns on as I could just to get a feel for what suits your frame and size, that way you will be more confident when putting ideas to your dress maker. Good luck x x 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m rocking a ballgown and I’m 5’2″ 121lbs.  I don’t think you need to avoid any silhouettes just because you’re small.  As long as you’re confident wearing it, you’ll look amazing!

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