(Closed) dresses for petite brides, show me yours!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Im 5’1 and had the exact same problem as you. everything completely overwhelmed me. My dress (the one pictured) was a tea length and almost touched the floor lmao. I cut quite a bit off and heres the result! I LOVED my dress even though I had NO intentions of getting a short dress.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m 5’2 and heres my dress at the store ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’3 (5’6 in my wedges). I wanted A-line or mermaid in the beginning, but I fell in love with this sheath with vertical detailing. It might just be in my head, but I think the vertical detailing helps give me a little height. I’m curvy/pear-shaped – bigger on the bottom than the top. I’m definitely working to lose weight and tone my arms before the wedding, though at this point the dress (my dress!!) fits like a glove in the hips and waist. I’m going to remove the belt – I think it’s in the worst possible place.

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m 5’1 and I found that anything fitted made me look more like a guest rather than a bride. I had to go with something that was a bit more busy and poofy.

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Once i have my dress i will take pictures! I’m 5.2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I went with DB Style SAS1210, an A-line dress with a sweetheart neckline and tulle skirt:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Spaghetti-Strap-Tulle-with-Sweetheart-Neckline-SAS1210

The dress pretty much looks the same on the model as it does on me- we look pretty similar aside from her tan lol.

I’m 5’2”, but people tend to think I’m taller, maybe because I’m thin. But I’m wearing 6 inch platform heels on my wedding day! I think without the heels I would look like a flower girl! I think the fact that my dress is made of tulle makes it not ‘eat me up’ so much, though.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m 5’1 wearing 4 inch heels on my wedding with a ball gown. I figured everyone coming to my wedding already knows I’m short so I may as well wear the dress I want with heels the height that I usually wear…hahahahaha…Your wedding day is about being comfortable and happy with who you are!! Yay petite brides!! Hahaha!

 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am 5’1″ and will be wearing 3 1/2 inch heels, here is my Allure 8825 dress, this is the sample and I am standing on the raised platform with heels and it is just touching the ground so I had to order a custom length.

 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m barely 5’1 and my fiance is a foot taller than me, so I’m going to wear the highest semi-comfortable wedges I can find (no heels because ceremony is on the grass)! Haha. I love big dresses and I think I looked ok in them, but I have to admit that some fuller dresses looked like they were wearing me, instead of the other way around. But i definitely think a petite bride can wear most styles, you just have to find the right one for you!

I compromised with a dress that was a slimmer fit, but still has a a bit of volume to the skirt (not as big as I wanted, but oh well). (I’ve posted this dress before, you may have seen it- sorry!).

 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi!

I´m 5″3 too, and had the same prblems when trying on dresses. I went for a mermaid dress with some kind of “lace curtain”, I´ll show you a picture! I wore instead o a veil a mantilla! Hope you like it!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@.twist.: Who designed your dress? It’s so gorgeous!!!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 5ft 3″ and here’s my dress!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is my dress. I originally thought this dress wan’t very pretty, having only seen the DB pictures on their site, but when I went dress shopping, I saw it on the sales rack and said that was the one. I didn’t even have to try it on to know that was the only dress for me. It was on the sales rack because some of the flower aplices were not completely sewn on and they had it on a final sale price of $250, which fit my budget just right. And when I tried it on, I was even more sure that this was my dress. Now I have yet to get it hemmed (I am 5 ft 1 in) mainly because I haven’t found the perfect shoes yet. ๐Ÿ™

If anyone knows of shoes that would look good with this, let me know. I am trying to find something with a low heel and preferably something that is not strappy. I tried a few on at DB but none them fit with the dress… I have a few months so there is still time to find my dream wedding shoes.

Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is my dress. I originally thought this dress wan’t very pretty, having only seen the DB pictures on their site, but when I went dress shopping, I saw it on the sales rack and said that was the one. I didn’t even have to try it on to know that was the only dress for me. It was on the sales rack because some of the flower aplices were not completely sewn on and they had it on a final sale price of $250, which fit my budget just right. And when I tried it on, I was even more sure that this was my dress. Now I have yet to get it hemmed (I am 5 ft 1 in) mainly because I haven’t found the perfect shoes yet. ๐Ÿ™

If anyone knows of shoes that would look good with this, let me know. I am trying to find something with a low heel and preferably something that is not strappy. I tried a few on at DB but none them fit with the dress… I have a few months so there is still time to find my dream wedding shoes.

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