Post # 1
Okay….I have been browsing through dresses for my upcoming Wedding in October 2012! I am trying my hardest to wait til closer to time to get one, but I am just antsy about finding one that will look good! I am 5ft. tall & I wear a size 8 & sometimes 10 in pants. I want to have a poofy princess like dress, but I have read somewhere that dresses that style don’t look good on shorter brides. I guess I am just wanting some suggestions on what style dress looks good on a 5 ft. bride, or any tips!!! Please any suggestions will be very appreciated!!!!
Post # 3
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
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
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!
Post # 6
@FutureMrsCookie: Thank you…and your dress is beautiful!! Mermaid style isn’t really what I am looking for either…..I guess that it’s just my nerves thinking a ball gown type wouldn’t look good on me…but can’t wait to go & try them on! I have a while to wait though since the Wedding isn’t til October of next year…but you just set my mind at ease a little…Thanks you!!
Post # 7
Thank you! Yes I am going to get over my fears & just not worry about it til I go try some on!
Post # 8
Glad I could help 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 9
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
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
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. Have fun!!
Post # 12
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
I’m 5’1″ and wore an A-line dress
Post # 14
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
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
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.