(Closed) Short brides – show me your ball gowns!!

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Post # 16
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m 5’3 and 120lbs so similar stats except for my lack of boobs. Don’t listen to them! You can wear any shape you want if you love it and feel good. 

Not a sweetheart, but I had such a hard time choosing between a ball gown like this or a mermaid:


rosa clara front

Not the floaty layers that you envision, but I ended up with a trumpet gown that has a removable train to mimic the full gown but a little different and then I have the ease of smaller train:


Post # 17
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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harleybeachbride6:  Hahaha, thank you so much!!  Yes, they are real!  Here they are up close!

Post # 18
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman




I’m 5’0 and pretty chubby but here’s my dress. Definitely don’t believe the whole thing about ball gowns not being for shorties. I think it’s all in the waistline. I used to hate ball gowns because a lot of the bridal shops would put me in a drop or basque waist ball gown and they totally turned me into a huge cupcake. I was just about to do like a lot of other brides and get a lace fit n flare but the shop owner stopped me and pulled out this gem just as I was going to pay. I humoured her because she was so good to me in picking out other styles for me to try on and made me feel comfortable. I pretty much cringed inwardly when she pulled out the dress but this one fit just perfectly. I couldn’t believe that was me in the mirror. It turns out that all I needed was natural waist gown.

Post # 19
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

This is my friend who is about 5’2-3″ and her ballgown was amazing!

Post # 20
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

You all look like beauties!!! It’s fuelling my regret even more at the moment!!! Never even tried a ball Gown you’re all stunning brides xx

Post # 21
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

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fourfrenchfries:  those are GORGEOUS  just like your whole LOOK!!! :+)

That’s the color pop I would love for my bouquet but was thinking about the teardrop/cascade style.

I’m not familiar with all the names,  might you share the types of flowers they used? 


Post # 22
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Here’s my ballgown.  I’m 5’1, 100 lbs and a D cup.  I think a lot of it has to do with the fit of the gown itself.  I definitely did not feel swallowed up by my dress,  even with the train. I originally wanted lace,  but found that to be very overpowering.  My stepmom made. My try this on and I fell in love. 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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KareKoosh:  I think you would rock a ballgown! I’m 5’3, 115lbs and I tried on a few ball gowns and loved them. and the one you posted is SO beautiful!!! 

Just a word of caution… I went dress shopping on saturday and brought a group of 4 ladies with me. I went with the intent on buying a dress that I had tried on previously, and LOVED, and when we got there, my entourage suggested i try on a few more just to confirm that it’s the other one I want. Anyway, I did, and everyone “loooooooved” one of the dresses (that wasn’t the original dress) so much, and I was so overwhelmed and kind of flattered and happy that they all liked it so much, that I just said yes to it. Fast forward to a few hours later and I’m having a meltdown at the mall because I bought the wrong dress. I ended up going back to the store and exchanging it for the one I originally wanted, so it’s all OK now, but it was definitely a learning experience. 

So, moral of the story, stay true to yourself. You won’t be able to please everyone. One person will love “your dress”, another person may have a different opinion. Everyone has a different style/opinion/taste, etc, so just be mindful of my little story when you try on a dress you love and don’t get the reaction you wanted lol it’s a really tough process! But its fun 🙂 good luck and let us know how it goes!!! Xo

Post # 29
451 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have a picture of me in it yet, but it looks nice (imo) I am 5’0. 

my wedding dress

Post # 30
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - A View West

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fourfrenchfries:  wow! wjat a beautiful bouquet! And you look stunning as well! 😀 

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