PETITE BRIDES

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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239 posts
Helper bee

5 feet and I bought an A-line (ballgown? I don’t know the difference) with natural waist 

Post # 17
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2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

5′ nothing here! I chose a fit and flare. The ball gowns and a-line swallowed me right up. (This is me when I chose the dress… way too big but looking forward to getting it in my size and altered!)

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

 

hssweethearts2013 :    I’m 4’11, I wore 2 inch heels (wedge) and my skirt was an A-line tulle dress. I removed the crinoline because it was just so much dress for my body. 

 

Post # 19
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856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m 5 foot on the nose. I’m wearing a sheath gown by Maggie Sottero with Mimosa heels by Rachel Simpson. I ordered the petite length and you can see just a peep of my heels.

Post # 20
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m just under 5’3″ and chose a form fitting A-line (tight throughout my hips, then gradually goes out). The ballgowns and regular A-lines completely swallowed me up and I want to avoid looking like a little kid playing dress up since I’m very small all around. I don’t want to look like a child bride and I thought the former fitting gowns looked more sophisticated on my small frame.

Post # 21
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I chose a Hayley paige aline dress (the decklyn) I’m 5’2 and have an athletic build. It faltered me well. Fit and flares looked good (well everyone said it did) but I felt the ones I had on made me look even shorter and older than I am. 

Post # 22
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I think body shape/frame size is as important as height when choosing a dress.  I’m a 5’2” pear with a larger frame for my height, and found that A line dresses and fit and flare dresses with natural waistlines looked best for me.  Dropped waistline dresses usually make legs look shorter (and are thus not the best choice for most petite brides).  I found that V necklines or plunge necklines were more flattering/elongating than high necklines.  Too much fabric on top easily became overwhelming or matronly.  Big poufy skirts looked terrible on me.  Horizontal lines generally make petite brides look shorter, so if you want to look tall, then avoid them (particularly on the skirt).  I do plan on wearing 4 inch heels, but I think the dress I chose could work with flats too.

A line gown which I chose as my dress:

Fit and flare gown which was almost my dress:

Very similar dress to the one above but with a giant tulle ballgown skirt (looks amazing on a 6 ft tall model, looked terrible on me):

Fit and flare which was a close contender, with vertical seaming and no horizontal lines on the skirt:

 

Modified A line gown (fitted through top of hips), which was OK on me:

A gown with a horizontal line across the skirt which was horribly unflattering:

 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

raspberrybidet :  Completely agree on body frame/shape importance. And now that I think about it I really didn’t care for how any of the higher neckline dresses looked. 

Post # 24
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I am 5’3″ with an athletic build (and boobs!)  I ended up with a trumpet 🙂

 

Post # 25
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m 5’0 and chose a fit and flare (or mermaid??).  I went in thinking ballgown but they were all too much for my frame.

Post # 26
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369 posts
Helper bee

Commenting to follow! I’m 5’0″ and have a slender frame (not sure about exact measurements).

Post # 27
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898 posts
Busy bee

I am exactly 5 as well! I initially wanted a ballgown for my wedding. When I went wedding dress shopping, I had a rack full of ballgowns to try on and none of them wowed me, until the consultant decided to have me to try on a fit and flare and I fell in love! The fit and flare made me feel more mature and fit my body really nicely, so that’s what I ended up with.

Post # 28
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3266 posts
Sugar bee

Not entirely sure what shape mine is. It’s a custom gown. I’m 5’3″ and quite curvy

Post # 29
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I’m 5’2″ and am wearing a mermaid. I also think that your body shape/build is a bigger factor than height. A friend of mine is the same height as me but a lot curvier, she wore a big poofy ballgown and it looked amazing on her! I went for a simple, slim fitting dress as I have basically no curves and any dresses that had big skirts or lots of details looked really overwhelming on me. I’m also wearing 3.5 inch heels.

Here’s a pic from my fitting, you can see how much needs to be hemmed at the front. I’m wearing padded cups so it looks like I at least have some boob lol

 

Post # 30
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2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

littleredcrevette :  what color illusion is that on your dress? The one I tried on was very light and I ended up ordering it made with mocha for my skin tone 

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