(Closed) Petite brides, show me your dress!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@la_jones08: I think it totally depends on your body type/shape. Do you have any photos of you in yours? Short is one aspect to deal with, but really, length of your torso, width of your body/shoulders, etc, can make more of a difference in what fits well.

I’m 5’3, 117, and hour glass-ish but with broader shoulders. I love the way my dress fits me, but it’s totally a me dress. Some of the amazing gowns on here would look terrible on me. Here are a couple pics of mine (not altered, so hopefully it’ll look rocking in March!).  

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am 5’1″ and 115 pounds on my wedding day, here’s a photo! 🙂

Post # 5
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@indibee: love straps, and love the low back.

Post # 7
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@la_jones08: You have a beautiful dress!  You shouldn’t regret this at all – I wore a fit and flare crinoline under my dress for the skirt to have the extra pouf, and boy did it make all the difference in the world.  I think your dress is just gorgeous on you, but the skirt is just looking a little limp is all!

Post # 9
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@la_jones08: You’re welcome. I got my crinoline at David’s Bridal, it wasn’t very expensive.   Looks like this:

Post # 10
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh, and for contrast, here’s was the dress before crinoline…

Post # 11
Member
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think your dress is gorgeous! Once it’s steamed and you add a crinoline, it’ll be fabulous! And I think having it fitted makes a big difference as well. I didn’t really like one of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I had to wear before, but after it was altered to fit, I actually felt pretty confident in it. 

Post # 13
Member
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m 5’1 and no idea what my weight was/is, but was a size 2 when i wore my wedding dress.  (Although with my heels, i’m closer to 5’4-5’5″)

 

 

Post # 14
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Margaritachka: Girl, you look INCREDIBLE! 🙂

@la_jones08: Yep, the change is pretty big between the two.  I think your dress is going to look fabulous with a crinoline under it!

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