Post # 1
Hi Ladies!I’m looking for some advice. I’m short…like REALLY short…petite pants are often still too long for me. I’m 4’10”, and I’m trying to figure out if I would look best in a short dress in order to not be swallowed by white fabric. I’ve looked at a lot of posts where other petite girls posted pictures of dresses they would wear, but I have rarely seen photos of short brides (like 5’1″ and under) in their dresses so I could see proportions and get some ideas.
Right now I have some weight to lose…like a good amount of weight…so I haven’t had a chance to try anything on. I’m still in fantasy mode as far as the dress goes. Although, I’m still curvy when I’m thinner, just my shape.
Here is a photo of a short dress that I think is beautiful, but I’m not sure if I want a more traditional long dress.
If you are a petite bride, please post pics of you in your dress. Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
There was a thread like this just a few days ago, lots of replies and pictures: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dresses-for-petite-brides-show-me-yours
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
That’s a really cute dress! It depends on the feel of your wedding. I tried on a tea length (the ever popular Justin Alexander I forget the number) and absolutely loved it! I mean, it looked awesome on me, and I felt fun. But “fun” wasn’t how I wanted to feel. So, I tried on another Justin Alexander and fell in love and felt like a bride…
Post # 6
I’m what I consider short- 5’2″, and very hourglass shaped. I haven’t gone dress shopping yet, but from what I’ve seen, tea-length is cute, but you don’t HAVE to have a tea length dress. I think as long as it’s not a big poufy cupcake bottom, you can have a beautiful long dress that won’t overwhelm your stature.
I’m very hourglass shaped, and I’ve always thought that I should stick to A-line skirts and dresses, but a few months ago I took a chance and bought a fitted, sheath-style LBD and it just looks incredible on my figure- It showed off my waist and made me look longer than A-line does. So I think a fit and flare, sheath, or mermaid style gown would be best for your figure if you wanted something longer.
Post # 7
@MissMarriage: YOU WOULD LOOK SO CUTE IN THAT DRESS. WHAT DRESS IS IT ANYWAY?
Post # 8
@Miss Gremmlin —Love love love your dress! Beautiful!
@Rileyxoxo3 —Here is the website where I found that dress…the price is excellent!
Post # 9
As a fairly short (5’2″) bride who chose a short dress, I’d suggest that you try on some of each. I had a suspicion I wanted a short dress (maybe a little bit because of height but it’s also so much more my style), and the first time I tried one on, it really felt right even though that particular short dress was wrong for me.
Try on several of each, and see how it feels. To me, I felt very free and lively and fun in a short dress, which is something I really wanted. I was nervous about not choosing a long dress because it’s kind of like my one big chance to wear something like that, but in the end I knew it wasn’t for me.
I love short dresses, but I think short brides can rock long dresses as well… just make sure that that if you choose a short dress you’re choosing it because it’s what you want, not because you’re afraid a long dress won’t work on you.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Wow! I might need a party dress at that price!! Nah, I love my dress and am already sad at how short a time I get to spend in it. But, wow! The dress is very pretty and that price is amazing!
Post # 11
I’m around 5’1″ and chubby and I tried on that Maggie dress and it did not look good on me at all. Too puffy, will need to be shortened. It was a hot mess.
Post # 12
I’m 4″11 and I tried on that dress too – and totally second the above: hot mess. Way, way, way too long, way too pouffy, and so difficult to alter! I don’t have a pic of my dress, but I ended up going with a long dress and I love it! I did find the form-fitting sillouettes (mine’s almost a modified mermaid) instead of the pouffier dresses. I don’t know what size you are, but if you’re on the tiny side like me, those dresses just swallowed me whole.
Post # 13
I am 5″1 and wearing extra high heels on the day but this is me in my dress:
Post # 14
I just posted a bunch of photos of me in dresses and I’m only 5’0 (maybe 5′ 1/2″ on a tall day. I also have weight to loose also, and I’m working on it (hard) but in the mean time I’m trying on dresses figuring that if they fit me well now they will still look great when I’ve lost the weight!
Here’s the thread I just posted – please vote and/or comment.
Need more dress help (lots of pics)
Post # 15
I am 5″1 and a hour glass shape (34Dear Daughter bust and a 8 in pants). Also I have decided to wear flats even thougth my fiance is 6″1, because I don’t want to be someone I am not, and he loves me for me, including my size.
As for dresses, I think something either empire waist, or very defined at the waist with a less intricate boddice and flowing skirt would work to add height, or at least make you look taller. But in the end, find a dress that is you – and don’t worry so much about your height.
So here are pics of my dress (hasn’t been hemmed yet-sorry)
Post # 16
Thanks for your thoughts, ladies. I’m wodering if they super puffy short dress would make me look wider. I don’t need any help with adding more volume to my shape! 🙂