(Closed) Best Dresses for Petite Brides?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
2109 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 I think it depends on preference, but I liked mermaids and fit and flare. A-lines looked good as well and give you more of a ballgown feel without feeling like you are lost in the dress.I tried on a ballgown and it was swimming on me.  I picked allure 2667 which is a fit and flare. I’m 5’1 and a size 0.  

Post # 3
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

Mermaids, fit and flairs, and sheaths. I’m 5’2 and a size 2/4 in street clothes.

Post # 4
2272 posts
Buzzing bee


I work in a bridal boutique and get this question a lot. Obviously its your own preference but from what I have seen trumpet, fit and flare, modified a-line are the best. If you want a ballgown it should probably be dropped waist.

I know some people say mermaids but they come much lower than trumpet or fit and flares (from the knee) and because of this they can hit petite girls in the wrong place. A trumpet comes up slightly higher than a mermaid but has the same fitted effect.

Trumpet (flares out at the thigh)

Fit and Flare (a smore subtle flare that start fromt the hip or thigh)

Modified A-line (a modified a-line is more fitted than a standard a-line usually flares from hips)

Dropped Waist Ball Gown (Ball gown starts at hips or slightly higher)


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