Post # 1
Hi bees! This is my first post here and the first dress I’ve tried on! My dream has always been to have a ball gown wedding dress. I fell in love with this one online so I ordered it to try on. It is a bit loose with no alterations yet and has a ball gown slip underneath, I’m having doubts and I’m going to try on some more next week but would you please give me your opinions on whether you think this dress is overwhelming on me or if it works? I’m a petite bride at 5’1 and don’t have much to my frame or my bust lol! I know poofy dresses aren’t everyone’s thing, but I feel like it’s the one day I get to have that “Cinderella moment,” hence my username :). I’m also a huge Disney fan. If you’re a petite bride please feel free to share photos of you in your ball gowns or a-lines! Thanks so much!
Post # 2
In your size with the appropriate size slip underneath, it will look amazing. There is no reason a petite bride cannot wear whatever she chooses, as long as the dress is fitted to her. Once it is in your size, the hips won’t be as huge and the torso will be snug and flattering. I love it!
Post # 3
I’m a petite bride and I wore a ballgown!
I guess I just figured…people know I’m short, and it’s ok if I look a little short, but I wanted to wear something really special
Post # 4
Honestly, I think you could go a little bigger. I love how the first pic looks. I think it highlights your petite figure in a really position way.
Post # 5
Oh my I absolutely love it!!
Post # 6
Thanks everyone ❤️, I’ll update when I try on more dresses next week!
Post # 7
I’m 4’11” and will be wearing a tulle ball gown. Here’s a pic, from my second fitting – it still needs to be hemmed.
Post # 8
The skirt looks great. I am partial to sweetheart necklines. A halter would lengthen your frame. You don’t look short in that picture at all!
Post # 9
I’m the same height as you and I went with an A-line dress. I found that poofy ballgowns made me look like a cupcake, but I still wanted a flowy skirt that flared out at the hips. The A-line silhouette seemed to provide the perfect balance for my figure, without making me look shorter the way ballgowns did.
That said, if your dream dress is a ballgown, then rock that poofy skirt! If you feel beautiful and confident in it, you’ll look beautiful. When I went dress shopping with my maid of honor, who is also a huge Disney fan, her eyes lit up every time I tried on a ballgown. I didn’t think they looked right on me, but she was clearly in love with that silhouette! If you’re a Disney princess at heart, you kinda have to wear a ballgown 😉
Post # 10
I’m 5’2 and I think my dress is classed as ballgown too. Yours is beautiful!
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2021 - Chicago, IL
I purchased a sheath dress–I tried on a more fluffy style and it didn’t suite me at all. I’m 5’3″ and 120 lbs for reference. I definitely preferred a more fitted style.
Post # 12
I’m 5’2 and 100 pounds and wore a ball gown, though not as big as yours. Ball gowns and a lines with flared skirts were the most flattering silhouettes I tried on.
Post # 13
I’m 5’1 and I got a huge gown! And I think it complements my frame well
Post # 14
im 4’11 and absolutely love ball gowns. I’d say it’s all about how you feel in the dress. I tried on a lot that I felt were overwhelming and swallowed me up, then some were nice and comfortable.
Post # 15
I think you look stunning in it. If you want to elongate the look a tad more, you can make the bottom of where your bust meets the skirt dip into a V by about 2-3″. I don’t think it’s necessary but if you want a little extra illusion of height, that would do it. You want more even than that, do a sweetheart or sweetheart halter.