(Closed) Dress Help needed!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress for a petite bride?

    (1) Vintage lace dress with 3/4 sleeves

    (2) Vintage Backless

    (3) Lace dress with straps

  • Post # 3
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted for dress three.  I think all the lace on dress 1 could look heavy/overwhelm your frame.

    Post # 4
    4434 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    You should check out some of the petite bride threads, we shorties wear all sorts of dresses!!

    Post # 5
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like dress #3 – very pretty

    Dress #1 looks a lot like a nightgown to me and I’m not a fan of the high neckline on dress #2

    Post # 6
    8414 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    All are gorgeous but I am really loving dress # 1!!

    Post # 7
    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @tuesdaychild:  i think #3 would go best with your small frame and height.  i think the others have too much material and will swallow you alive!! lol

    Post # 8
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I just love three, who is the designer? FYI it is similiar to the dress I have lol

    Post # 9
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like #3 best! Have you tried similar styles on? Actually putting the dresses on might make your decision easy! Because they each have a major feature that could work well with your body or go terribly wrong LOL

    Post # 10
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @tuesdaychild: I love dress #3. It looks great on you!!


    Post # 11
    4435 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    #3! You have any pics of you in the dress?

    Post # 12
    2841 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    #3! But I like all of them.

    I really love #1 also, but it appears to be tighter on the hips than #3, and that might be a problem if you are self-conscious about your hips.

    I like #2 as well, including the high neck. but I think the style might be better for someone less curvy than you are. 

    ETA: It would still probably help if you had photos of yourself in the dresses. Since these dresses are all sheaths/slim fit and flares there is a danger with all of them that they’ll emphasise your hips. Not that you have really big hips, but you seem to think you do.  You might find you need to wear something a bit less fitted on the hips (i.e. slim a-line) to de-emphasise that part.

    ETA #2: All three choices are excellent for someone petite, so don’t worry about that.

    Post # 14
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    3. lace dress with straps feels more modern but still elegant.

    Post # 15
    14 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like the first one the best. I think as long as the lace on the sleeves is delicate, it won’t overwhelm your frame. Or, is it possible to get it customized with cap sleeves or just straps? Sounds like you’re getting the dress made custom?

    The first dress looked like more of an A-line or a more subtle/gradual fit and flare. The third dress is also beautiful, but it looks like more of a dramatic shape, which may accentuate your curves a little more and you mentioned that you were a bit self conscious about that. (Although, that being said, your measurements are tiny!)


    I think a belt would accentuate your waist and make it look tinier. Not sure about the impact that would have on your hips, though. If I were you, I would go visit some bridal salons and try on dresses in similar styles to see how all look on you. That would give you a better idea. You never really know how these dresses look on you until you try them on!


    I’ve got a similar build to you. Petite, but I’ve got larger hips and a bottom 🙂 I totally know what you mean about the ballgowns making you feel like a 5-year-old playing dress up. Also, I tried on similar gowns to the second one and it was just way too much going on with the closed front. I love the way those dresses looked in pictures, but it just didn’t work out on me.


    Post # 16
    12 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    As a fellow bottom-heavy short girl, I gotta say that straps and a plunging v-neckline really elongate the body. I didn’t even wear heels on my wedding day, but had a v-neck gown and I looked more narrow than usual. (Especially in photos)

    Another argument for #3 is that you’re having the wedding in July, and it just looks so much lighter and summery than the other dresses. My summer wedding dress was 100% lace and I kind of wish I’d chosen something less heavy.

    But as always – go with the one that makes you feel like a beauty queen. 🙂

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