(Closed) Need Suggestions On Dresses For A 5 ft. Tall Bride :)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

im gona agree..im not that tall either. only 5’6”..and my dress is ball gown but doesnt start from my waist but hips i should say. i was always in love with ballgowns but i guess not for me eventually.i think you should go with mermaid style or so if you like it once trying it on..but if you like princess poofy dress  after trying on all other kinds, then your choice… best of luck :))

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’2 and I got a ballgown.  I had the same fears as you, but when I went to try on dresses, none of ballgowns I tried on were really that bad.  Sorry I don’t have the dress yet so no pic of me in it but here’s my dress, it’s the Mikaella 1605

 

I also tried on the mermaid style which also looks good, but not what I wanted.  If you want a ballgown I would just suggest not trying on anything too poofy cause it might eat you up.  You should go to a bridal shop and try on some dresses to see what works best for you.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m 5’2″ and wanted a ball gown but found I didn’t like them as much in person because they overwhelmed me, so I ended up with a more fitted, drop waist, A-line dress.  I have seen some beautiful ball gowns on the Bee, though, on other vertically challenged girls (like myself!) and I’ve loved them, so I really think it depends on you and how you feel in the dresses.  Go try some on! Smile

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Glad I could help 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t worry about it. All the dresses looked good on me and I’m 5’1. None of them overwhelmed me or anything. Just make sure you can order a petite size in whatever dress you order. It helps make it proportionally better for your body.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

5’1″ size 8 and I wore a full ball gown.  You just have to try them on.  Even within ball gowns there are a ton of styles.  I felt that a slight drop waist was perfect for my body and that is what I went with. 

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Fit and flare seems to flatter a variety of body shapes. definitely try on a wide range of dresses to get an idea of what compliments you. Then you can narrow down from there with material etc. Smile Have fun!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am 5’1 and wore a ball gown. It had a higher waist (kinda empire) so I thought it made me look longer

 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m 5’1″ and wore an A-line dress

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m 5’1 and for my first wedding I wore the Maggie Soterro Mariella.  It was a chiffon A-line with a corset back and semi-chapel train.  I no longer have any pictures of me in it, but here is the stock pic.

 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m 5′ and chose a mermaid dress. If a ballgown is what you want, try them on! 🙂 Try on every style and eliminate what doesn’t work from there.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m 5’2″ and wearing a ball gown.  🙂  I say wear whatever you want!

I’m short and I don’t think I’m going to fool anyone with my dress!  A tall skinny model is always going to look better no what what (that’s why they all have the same  basic shape!), so I’m not concerned about that.  As long as the dress fits and it’s proportional to your figure, it should look good.  Sometimes with mermaid dresses if the dress is too “tall”, when you hem it you don’t get the same silhouette… you’d have to take it in another way so as to not change the shape of the dress.

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