(Closed) Petite Brides…with drop wait dresses!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m definitely considering it! Anything to elongate my torso, haha. Honestly, I’m going to try on many different styles to see what works, but I’d love to see pictures of other petite brides rocking a dropped waist dress. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m 5’3″ and I’m wearing one.  No pics unfortunately 🙁  I totally think you can do it!  I basically think all those rules about what body types go with what dresses are bunk.  They kept trying to put me in traditional a line gowns and it just did. not. work. even though that’s what is supposed to suit my body type.  Instead I picked a fit and flare with a dropped waist and those consultants at the bridal shop were eating their words! If it looks good and you feel beautiful and sassy, then go for it!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m petite (5’4 1/2) and I’m considering a dress with a dropped waist such as this Jim Hjelm:

I haven’t tried on any styles yet so I don’t know what will look best on me, but this style is just so feminine and classic – I can’t wait to try something like this on and feel like princess hehe.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BriarRose – that dress is drop dead gorgeous!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m 5′ 2″ and got a dress with a dropped waist…..it’s not altered yet in the picture, so you’ll have to use your imagination a bit, lol. 

 

 

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m 5’3″. Here’s me in three different drop-waist ballgowns, and a much lower waist trumpet (which I ended up purchasing). All four dresses in photos are store samples in size 10 and I normally wear a size 2, so they don’t fit quite right.

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m 5’4 and I pretty much only tried on drop-waist dresses.  I especially needed a very tight bodice and not a big skirt or else I felt overwhelmed…I haven’t posted in awhile here it is:

 

 

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

btw – I’m wearing 3 inch heels underneath this and I’m standing on a box! : )

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m 5’3″ and I love the dropped waist style. I couldn’t get enough of the while dress shopping and settled on Casablanca 1856. Here’s a couple of pics of me in dropped waist dresses.

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Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OMG Sarahsd, who makes that dress!  It is AMAZING!  I don’t think I’ve ever had dress envy so bad… LOVE IT!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Ngolden1-

I had no idea this style was suppose to “shorten my legs” either until I begin seeing posts about it. I still don’t know what it’s about though, I love the way it looks.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Rosa Clara Aire Barcelona (Berna)…it’s barely online anywhere, but one of my local stores had it.  Get it and then I can actually talk with someone else about it!

 

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m 5’2″ and I my dress is a minimal drop waist, but I think that dropped waist dresses are just beautiful. I do feel that it does make me look taller.

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