Post # 1
I just wanted to know if any other petite brides had the same sort of experience I did when dress shopping, I am only 5’3″ and built like a bird with few curves (I look like a kid), and when I went dress shopping just about everything completely overwhelmed me. I felt like my options were really limited because anything more voluminous than a sheath made me look like a cake or it looked like it was eating me. I couldnt even take myself seriously in all of the lovely ballgowns I wanted to try on, even the A-lines tended towards being too much dress for me. The veils were also very overwhelming and I ended up going with a hair comb because the veils just made me look even shorter. I also realized that any dresses with 3-d details or large accents like flowers looked overly huge on me. I ended up finding a lace sheath that i LOVED with a unique back for my “wow” factor, but I am curious about other girls, did you have a hard time finding a dress that suited you, show me what you picked or want!
Post # 3
I am only 5’0″ and I wore a full ball gown.
Post # 4
I am 5’1
I think the empire waist helps me out!
Post # 5
I think having curves probably helps, Its hard to feel like a woman in a glamorous dress when you look like a kid playing dress up. You girls look so gorgeous!
Post # 6
I felt the same wayyy!!!! I’m 5’1 (on a good day) and I thought I wanted this BAM fit n flare/mermaid style, but I felt swallowed by them. Not too mention I felt like I kept seeing the same thing over and over. I only put on a handful of sheaths but my mother kept calling them “promy” which kinda ruined it. The last sheath however, was very different. I walked away from the apointment and came back an hour later to buy it. I can’t wait to get it in MY size, sample was a little big.
Here’s the front:
and the back on me:
Post # 7
I am 4’9″ (but 5’1″ with my heels ). I will be wearing an A-line Casablanca dress (style 2024). I REALLY REALLY wanted to show off my curves in a trumpet or mermaid dress but I felt that those shapes made me look shorter and accentuated my curves way too much (I am well endowed on bottom and on top – hourglass figure).
Post # 8
I am 5’0 3/4″ and I woke an a-line gown and it was so beautiful. I wore 2 1/2 inch heals with it but took them off after the ceremony.
Post # 9
I agree…your gown is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Post # 10
I’m 5’1″ with no hips or ass whatsoever, so I feel you! Here’s mine:
Post # 11
I’m 5″ too w/ a very boyish shape. I had to wear 3 1/2″ heels and one of those bras from Victoria’s Secrets that makes your chest 2 cup sizes bigger. Normally I don’t try to fake it, but I just didn’t look right in this dress without a little “enhancement”. hehe
Post # 12
I’m 5’3 and I ahve a big bust and some curves. This is the dress I’m wearing. It flatters and I feel taller. LOL
Post # 13
thank you SO much! I honestly felt like a princess in it! I got so many compliments all day and it felt like it was made for me! 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t have a pic of me in my dress yet… 3 more months til it comes in!!
I’m 5′ and kinda pear shaped. I’m wearing 3 1/2 inch heels to boost me up to 5’3 1/2″ … I’ll still be short, but it’s better than 5′!!
Post # 15
I’m almost 5’1, with some curves (bigger up top but small hips), and I originally thought I wanted a big, princess-style dress, but when I tried them on, I felt like the dress was wearing me more than I was wearing it. I ended up with a mermaid style, with sweetheart neckline and an embellished belt. My veil went just below my shoulders.
Post # 16
I’m 5’0″ and a street size 0 – 1. I have an a-line dress that wasn’t too much dress (although I know what you mean, some of them feel HUGE). Also, the dress is clearly too long in this pic and has since been shortened.