Post # 1
Hello everyone, this is my first post on the borg… erm, beehive. 🙂
So I’m not sure what to make of this, but I keep reading that full skirts will completely overwhelm a petite bride. Of course, most of the styles I am in love with are princess silhouettes with a big skirt.
I was hoping to get some opinions on this, maybe some petite brides who’ve tried on the styles. Do you think this sounds pretty universally accurate? Does it depend on the figure?
I’m a little terrified because I’m traveling home for the holidays to do the dress shopping with my mom and sister and have about 4 days allocated to find a dress. I’m scared that I won’t be able to wear any dresses that I’ve picked because of my body type, and then I’ll be all panicked and have to pick a dress I don’t love ’cause I wasn’t prepared for it. 🙁
I’m attempting to attach some examples of dresses I like: Blue by Enzoani “Crete,” Maggie Sottero “Myra”, Paloma Blanca 4001, Sophia Tolli “Francesca.”
What do you guys think? Too much fabric/size for a petite? I’m 5’2″ and about 95 lbs.
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Post # 3
Hello and welcome.
I am a petite bride; just barely 5′ 1″. I am wearing a full skirt and everyone that I have showed it to has told me it looks awesome on me.
It is an Justin Alexander 8137.
Post # 4
I say if it makes you happy, then go for it! Mrs. Lovebug was clearly a petite bride, don’t know how tall she is, but I think her dress with a full skirt looks beautiful on her.
Post # 5
Your picks aren’t that full, I think they’ll just work fine. What didn’t work on me (5’3″, 108 lbs) was really poofy skirts with layers and layers of tulle.
Post # 6
i’m petite and big dresses looked ridiculous on me. my best friend is only a little bigger than me and they looked great on her- so it really just depends on your particular body. i’m 5’4″ 95lbs.
Post # 7
Yup, Meliss has it right – giant tulle skirts tend to overwhelm us petite brides!
But your dresses are gorgeous and proportionate so I think you’ll be absolutely stunning! ( I really love the “crete” Dress!)
Post # 8
I was expecting to see big, full, tulle style Cinderella dreses! The ones you picked will look fine I think. Plus, those brides have big crinolines under them, so in real life, the dresses won’t be that full until you put on the under skirt
Post # 9
I think it depends on your proportions a lot. The dresses you posted look pretty a-line to me, which is what I had; at 5’2″, I am petite, height-wise and I chose an a-line and it was perfect because even with alterations, it looked complete, not hacked off, like I’d imagine what might happen had I chosen a different silhouette.
=) Rock what you love!
Post # 10
I think you can pull it off!
Post # 11
It might also depend on your bustline, I think it’s overwhelming if you have D’s and a huge skirt, but if you’re petite all around, it will be great!
Post # 12
i don’t think those dresses are too crazy full. one of my friends is tiny and she had a huge princess dress, she was swimming in it, and it was just silly looking. but i really don’t think those dresses are too poofy.
Post # 13
I think the dresses you posted should look fine on you. I’m also petite, and although I only tried on a few fuller skirts, I didn’t necessarily feel like all of them totally overwhelmed me. Don’t be afraid to try them on, you will probably be pleasantly surprised, especially if it’s the look that you really like.
Post # 14
Definately see what they look like on. Just remember when they hem your dress the seamstress will be taking some inches off, so keep that in mind with the dress design.
Post # 15
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I think full skirts look beautiful on petite brides! My college roomie was your size or smaller, and she wore a beautiful, full ballgown. She was beyond gorgeous in it!
The problem might be when you go to try on dresses at a store, and all the samples overwhelm your frame. It’s so hard to imagine what it’ll look like when it’s proportional to you, but it helps to look at pix of the dresses on models, like the ones you posted above. I love your choices, btw!
Post # 16
I think you’ll be fine. I’m 5’2″ and very small on top but big JLO booty below. My dress is the Maggie Celeste very similiar to the ones you’ve picked. The dress just really fits me and I don’t fell like a big poof-ball walking around.