Can petite brides wear ball gowns?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Absolutely! I don’t have one yet, but I’m getting one. I wanted a big dress, so gosh darn it, I will. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Yes you can and I think petite brides look so sweet in it

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wore a full a line and I am 5’0.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Double. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@minipenguin:  I’ve been dress shopping a bunch of times, just haven’t decided on one yet! 

Here’s a couple pictures of me in big dresses. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018
Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Here’s a few that I already have up on weddingbee. I originally wanted a tulle ballgown but the ones I was trying on weren’t flattering to my shape. It wasn’t really about how tall I am, more that I am more curvy and I needed something a little softer to flatter me more. The full a-line actually did that for me [although I had really bad dress regret so it’s hard for me to admit that my mom and sister were right]. Although I can clearly see the difference between a full a-line and a true ballgown, because of my height I really feel like my dress looks like a ballgown on me, whereas on someone taller it wouldn’t. 

ETA: I also chose not to have a train because of my height. I felt it was too much material for someone of my stature to carry around with them.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

I am around 5’3″ and my dress is a ball gown. I am not even going to be be wearing heels either…

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sometimes a ball gown can be too much for a petite bride but they can also look great on a petite bride! You will never know how it looks until you try it on. I did not buy this dress but here is a ball gown. I am 5’1 but I look much taller standing on the pedestal.

 

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

@minipenguin:  Thanks! It doesn’t look like in the picture, but the pool of material at my feet was pretty bad… I couldn’t walk unless I picked the front of the dress up! This was with the largest (poofiest) skirt they had too!

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