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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Im 5’1 1/2 and curvy, so this made it difficult to find something that fit me just right. I originally wanted a fitted gown, with some volume, ruching (I thought this would make me look thinner), and that had the WOW factor. However, I found that many of the dresses with rouching made me look bigger around the hips. I was lucky to find Maggie Sottero Leighton. I think that the corset on the top is what gave me the fitted slim look that I was looking for.

 

 

 

 

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Fellow petite bride here!  🙂  I had the same experience.  Every dress I tried on was wearing me, I got lost in them.  My grandmother even commented on one of them saying “You look like Scarlett O’Hara wearing her curtain dress.”  >_< 

Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of my dress to share right now, and the only one I can find online (yes, only a single picture exists in all the cyberworld) definetly doesn’t do the dress any justice.  The dress looks way different hanging up and on the model in the one stock photo than it does on me.  I ended up going with a higher waistline.  Aside from having too much material that I was being overwhelmed and getting lost in fabric, one of the major things we noticed was that the rest of the dresses I tried on had lower waistlines.  Well, I guess the waistlines were “normal” but I just have a shorter waist.  So things looked very disproportionate on me and made me look even shorter! 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m just a tiny little bit under 5 Feet and I’m wearing about 4 inch heel, my dress is Paloma Blanca 4050

I don’t have a picture of me in a dress

Post # 37
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here’s mine! I’m barely 5’1″:

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@LaraW: Thank you so much! Yours is gorgeus!

It´s from Pronovias, it´s called Finisterre.

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’m 5’2, and curvy (34-26-36), and i also was worried about being overwhelmed by the dress.  i looked at primarily sheath or mermaid dresses, and ultimately picked this dress.  it was “more dress” than i initially thought i wanted, but i loved it!

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I had fun shopping. I wanted poofy, and I got pretty poofy. I thought I want the full princess pickups, but I ended up going with simple poofy. I’m 5’0 tall.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs. Gremmlin: Ooo, I love your dress!  It reminds me of Kate Middleton’s reception dress 🙂

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 5’3” and 107lbs not much curves at all. I am going to be wearing 5 inch heels,

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@DrDaniJohnson: Thanks! It’s soooo soft and flowy! It’s Justin Alexander 8502… but it looks nothing like it does on the model (which I think is a good thing!). Yours is gorgeous! I love the detail.

Post # 44
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Sugar Beekeeper

@ms. fondue: Love this dress, wasn’t it featured on SYTTD Atlanta? It is so elegant.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’m barely 5’2″…. and i wore paloma blanca 3906… loved my dress!!!

Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@florita: Yeah!!  Dress Twin!  I love it so much, you look amazing in it.  I just ordered the finisterre last month, and can’t wait for it to come in!!!  I’m 5’0 and it makes me happy that another petite bride looks so great in it!!!!  Do you have any other pictures?!?!?!

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