(Closed) Calling All Petites!! Show Your Dresses!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What's the best dress for Petites?



    Anything but ball gown

    Anything your heart wants, girl!

  • Post # 2
    3437 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    I will gladly come back and post once I receive my dress tomorrow! I feel your pain. 5’2 here. But don’t ever let anyone tell you about your limitations. Pick whatever makes you feel beautiful. 🙂

    Post # 3
    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’m 5’1″, relatively curvy, and went mermaid! Wear whatever you want! Does this dress normally flare way more? Yes. Did a lot of the ruffle get cut off? Yes. Do I still love it? Yes. SanPatrick

    Post # 6
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    At 5’1 and a little chubby to boot, I always felt the same way as you! I didn’t even try a ballgown on until my third appointment because I thought being young and short, a ballgown would be too “cutesy” and I’d look small and chunky, like an adorable but lopsided cupcake, the one of the bunch that you eat first so your array of cupcakes is prettier.

    I ended up falling in love with a Justin Alexander lace ballgown … and I even paid alterations to add EXTRA floof! I did not look like a sad cupcake. I really recommend not limiting yourself. Try everything once!

    Do you, girl!!! No one said shit about me being too petite to rock a ballgown, not even the sales lady or my very thoughtless mother. Go for it!

    Post # 7
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    IMG_61941I had an A line with cap sleeves. I’m 4’11. I did have about 5 inch heels on though 😉


    Don’t feel restricted to a “certain” type of gown.  Try on what you love! Its amazing what you think you like and what you fall in love with at the salon.

    Post # 9
    1657 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Yet to be altered but this is mine. It’ll end up with more poof so will be a ballgown/a-line look. Dude, wear whatever your heart desires. 🙂 I’m 5″1 btw. 


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    Post # 11
    1657 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    nycoleman:  Thank you <3 It’s a vintage thrift-shop gown that I hand-washed in my bathtub haha 

    Post # 12
    10282 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I bought an a-line dress that I added some extra poof to!

    Post # 13
    14 posts
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I don’t really know the shape of my dress, but I’m 5’2″ (wearing 4″ heels in photo), and I loved having a dress that was fuller at the bottom. Good luck with your search!  

    Post # 14
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    5’2″ here . Final fitting tomorrow, it had to be taken up and in slightly

    Post # 15
    1377 posts
    Bumble bee

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     4″11 here. Ordered this gown in ivory. I’m seeing the seamstress next week, I imagine I will have to have a ton of length removed and I’m removing the crinoline underneath so the skirt doesn’t overwhelm me.

    The Dress.


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