(Closed) Long or short bridesmaid dress with a petite bride?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you will be fine either way. you are the bride and all eyes will be on you 🙂 I would go short! simply because you are having a summer wedding.

I was the shortest of my entire bridal party too 🙂

Post # 4
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll be the shortest when I do get married lol. I’m only 5’3″ and all of my friends are taller than me! I dream of long dresses. I don’t think it will matter tbh

Post # 5
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m short and my Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man are both tall. (I’m 5’3″, they are 5’8″+). But I choose the dress based on the tone of the wedding, not their height. We had an afternoon, outdoor wedding, so a long dress wouldn’t make sense.


Post # 6
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think the tone of the wedding should dictate dress length.  

Post # 7
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was definitely the shortest member of my wedding party.  We did long dresses because we had a formal wedding.  I would go with whatever works for the formality of your wedding, they are still going to be taller, no matter their dress length! 

Post # 8
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I don’t think it matters! I’m the shortest member of my wedding party too, but that’s not how I decided on their dresses! It’s an evening, formal wedding so we’re going with long dresses. Length of their dresses isn’t going to make you look taller unfortunately, although I totally wish it could. 😉

Post # 9
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree, I don’t think long/short dresses will do much for height. I’m short, as is Darling Husband and we had shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses because we had an afternoon wedding :).

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