(Closed) Am I too short for a ball gown?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m 5’2 and wearing a huge ball gown. If you want a big fancy dress go for it!

Post # 4
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

@RDH0513:  I’m 5.4 (had to google that since I work in international system) and realy want a ball gown, tried one and loved myself in it but when I started telling my aunts they tried by all means to talk me out of it saying I’d look short and wide, granted I’m curvy (read chubby) but I don’t think it’s such a big deal. I liked how I look in the dress so I’m sticking to it. I’d just get my seamstress to play with the lace in it to give the ilussion of a smaller waist.


Post # 5
47 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

i think when it comes to a ballgown it’s all about the waistline and your body shape! I’m 5’6 so not  short but I’m quite long in the body so anything with a dropped waist made my legs look short! I ended up going with a ballgown with a natural waist and it creates the illusion of perfect proportion ! 

Post # 6
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go for what makes YOU feel the best! 

Post # 7
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m barely 5’3″ and I wore a sparkly cupcake of a dress, and I LOVED it! I was originally going to cut it into tea length, but I was told that cutting it that short would actually make me look stumpy. Go with what you feel best in, also see if they will let you take pictures when you try them on because it’s just like Cher says in Clueless, pictures don’t lie.

Post # 9
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m 5’3.75 :), and I recently tried this dress on, my Fiance loved it and I am heavily considering a big poofy dress like this now, I didn’t think it overwhelmed me at all!!

Post # 10
748 posts
Busy bee

@Willow1991:  Your dress is awesome, who’s the designer?

Post # 11
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

you’re beautiful and the dress is pretty but it’s swallowing you.


maybe something more like this

Post # 12
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m about the same height as you, and yes, we ARE too short for a ballgown… So what kind of dress did I get?  A ballgown, of course!! =P  I didn’t like any of the other dresses.   who cares what they say about short brides and ballgowns.

Post # 13
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think you’ll look just fine 🙂  I’m 5’3 and I’m in a poofy ball gown

Post # 14
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it looks great!

Post # 15
1144 posts
Bumble bee

@shunduh:  Omg who is the designer of that dress? Gorgeous!

To the OP, I think you would be able to pull it off. My friend is 5’3″ and she is wearing a ball gown and it doesn’t look like it’s swallowing her up at all! They make it in propotion to your measurements so I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 16
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you have a short torso and long legs go for a drop waist ball gown.  if your have a long torso and short legs go for a natural waist ball gown.  

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