Dress styles for us short girls? Pics please!

posted 6 months ago in Dress
Post # 2
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Short girls like us can really wear any shape it just depends on our own proportions! I have a fitted a-line that is kinda like a stealth too. But I absolutely LOVE the second one on you!

Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

My friend has that first dress!! I really like 1-3, I’m not a huge fan of 4. But I think you pull them all off!

I’m 5’0 and wore a mermaid!

Post # 4
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m very petite and I thought a more fitted sleek style would look good on me but when I tried dresses on, the more ball gown or a line style worked and sleek looked terrible (in my opinion) it’s weird because my best friend has a similar figure and she looked amazing in a mermaid style. Go figure.


anyway I noticed the dresses you tried on have a similar cut. Next time you try on dresses, my suggestion is to try on lots of different styles of dresses to see what works best.


i did that, figured out the cut that looks good on me and I looooooooooove my dress now!!

Post # 5
6919 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m 5′ 0″ and I went with a fuller A-line:

Post # 6
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m 5’0″. The first dress is the one I purchased but I’m still considering a ball gown lol. The only style I didn’t like on me were the mermaids. The bottoms were too low on me for my liking.

Post # 8
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m 5’2 with a drop waist a-line. With my heels I’ll be 5’6. 

I really like the first one on you though. 

Post # 9
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

the hard-discontinuity between body and skirt at the mid-thigh area was a huge no for me… it made me look so stumpy!!! I definitely felt more comfortable in dresses that had a continuous design down the entire length of the dress, or had a defined break point at my natural waist.  I either needed an accentuation at the waist or not accented hard line at all haha

but try on every single style you can find! short gals can rock anything, it just depends what you’re comfortable in!

Post # 10
715 posts
Busy bee

I think you’re on the right track! They say that one of the main things that helps you not to look short in a squat sort of way is to not break up your figure. So things like a-line and fit and flare work better to elongate your figure than anything with a dramatic pouf like a ball gown or a mermaid. Fitted is important as well because our figures can tend to get lost in anything loose, it doesn’t drape the same was on tall girls so it ends up looking like a potato sack (especially if you have bigger boobs). High waisted is also meant to be good. 

It depends on your figure as well, I’m sure lots of short girls do look good in ballgowns and things, but I’m athletic with a big bum and shoulders and they don’t work on me! I got one with sleeves because my arms and shoulders are disproportionately large which also adds to the ‘squat’ vibe for me! High waisted always tends to make me look longer and thinner as well. I also wanted something a bit unique because we’re not super traditional. Probably not everyone’s style but I’m really happy with it and it was by far the most flattering 🙂 https://theiacouture.com/products/ada


(excuse my terrible hair)


Post # 12
953 posts
Busy bee

I’m 5-2 and went with Stella York 5932, which is a nice subtle trumpet shape. It really depends on the person; some ladies here seemed to love A-line dresses, but I felt lost in those and really clicked with the column-style dresses like the last one you have there (which I think looks fabulous on you!)

Post # 13
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

1 & 2 is gorgeous. How tall are you, OP? Like other PPs have said, it’s all about proportion.

Post # 14
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - La Concha Puerto Rico

I’m 5’2 and curvy👰🏻 I thought trumpets accentuated my figure the best 👰🏻


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