Post # 1
I already put the down payment on my dress, which I love, and loved when I tried it on. Problem is that I am petite (5 feet and half an inch, about 100 lbs). I thought this dress would be good because it hugs me and shows off my figure, but now I am reading everywhere that petite girls should NOT wear dropped waists because it makes them look shorter. I thought about my dress, thought is that a dropped waist? And sure enough it is. Did I make a mistake? When I tried it on I was standing on the pedestal thing so I’m sure I looked taller. Any other petite brides go with a dropped waist?
(Go to bridal, 2010, first picture in top left corner).
Post # 3
Do you have a picture of yourself in the dress? Everyone looks different in different dresses and everyone has an opinion of what looks good on a particular body type. If you loved the way you looked in your dress then I think you should just stick with your dress.
Post # 4
Did you try it on? And you loved it? And you felt beautiful and wonderful and perfect? Then keep it 🙂 It does not matter if it is a style that works on “petite” women, it only matters if it’s a style that works on you 🙂
Post # 5
I’d really need to see YOU in the dress to decide.
It’s completely normal to second guess your dress – there are posts on here everyday with brides doing the same thing (I was one of them too!!). If you LOVED it when you tried it on – then it’s your dress.
Post # 6
I am 5’2″ and about 115, so was in your same boat. My dress had a dropped waist and I LOVED how I looked and felt in it. I also got many compliments from others about my dress. There was a reason you loved it in the first place Go with your gut, not what a magazine says.
The bottom line is that you will bring the beauty to the dress the day of the wedding (the bridal glow thing is true and like nothing I ever experienced). You’d look gorgeous in a white slip!
Post # 7
Would have to see pictures of you in it to decide if it makes you look weird. But If YOU loved it when you tried it on & still LOVE it; I wouldn’t worry about things you read that are “typical.” Every persons body is different. It’s hard to go with a stereotype like that. I’d say if you Love it; Keep it. Believe me (I’m 5’2″) If your short; your short. People don’t need a certain style dress to tell them that. There’s no way of hiding it enless you wear huge heels. lol. I say Stick with it if you LOVE it!
Post # 8
I love the dress, it is beautiful! Not sure who said that petite brides should not wear a drop waist, but I think that is silly. I mean you are tiny, that is no secret. And yes you are going to look small in your dress, because you are small. I think that you will look gorgeous in that dress!! I would stick with it. You must have loved it when you tried it on or you would not have ordered it.
Post # 9
Btw, if you want to see pictures/proof that petities can rock dropped-waisted gowns, check out http://lionscrestmanor.typepad.com/lionscrest_journal/, 4th entry down(Elegant Images 2009 Weddings) (Erin and Andrew) 🙂
Post # 10
I didn’t vote because I haven’t seen you in the dress. I think most of these “rules” for bridal dresses and body types are just guidelines and that means there are always exceptions. I’m on the edge of petite at 5’4″ and I did get a dropped waist and I like the way it looks. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look like it does on the model, but what wedding dress would when most of them are like 5’9″?
Post # 11
Oh pfft, those guidelines don’t really mean much, if anything. The fact is, bridal gowns are gorgeous and will look good on just about anyone. The real deciding factors are personal taste and how you feel in the dress. If you loved it, don’t let some marketing copy dissuade you!
Post # 12
My Maid/Matron of Honor had a dropped waist on her dress and she’s very petite, and it looked great. I would go to the dress shop and personally talk to the alterations person to see what they would suggest. She had hers shortened quite a bit, but it had to fall at the right place to avoid looking too short. Btw, I just looked up your pic, and I think it should be fine. It’s not a gown where the dropped waist is very obvious.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I think it will look beautiful on you, don’t worry about it!
Post # 14
Beautiful dress!!! I’d need to see you in the dress to see if dropped waist works for you, though. I think that since you bought the dress, you must have looked really good for you to do that, so I am thinking this dress doesn’t make you look shorter than you are so you should be fine. It doesn’t matter what you read, but the fact is, you tried it on, and you LOVED it, so it’s not a problem.
Post # 15
A general rule of fashion is that shorter women should wear high-waisted dresses and skirts because they will make your legs appear longer, thus giving you height. However, that wedding dress doesn’t actually have a line going across your hips, so I think you should be fine. It actually looks more like a trumpet. I think you’ll be fine!