Short Brides – Wedding dress pics!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m 5’0 tall on a good day and I felt like ruffles and tiers swallowed me up but I was dead set on a ball gown. The sheath/mermaid dresses made me feel shorter and not as much like a bride .

The simpler skirts worked best for me and lengthened my legs I think. I’ll be wearing mine (the black one) with 4″ heels and no belt so I don’t get cut off in the midsection. 

I feel your struggle though, my FH is 6’1 ๐Ÿ˜…

Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee

I’m 5′ 1.5″ and I was worried that everything was going to make me look short and stumpy. But low and behold a trumpet gown makes me look taller (at least I think so)! My first appointment dress shopping was at David’s Bridal so I could try on every silhouette. I recommend trying a bunch of different silhouettes, even if you don’t think you will like them! I ended up loving ballgowns too, and thought that was the number one silhouette I would have to stay away from. 


Post # 4
108 posts
Blushing bee

I wish I had a better picture but this is the only one I have on my phone. I’m 5′ tall and ordered a tea length dress online. It’s more of a ballerina length on me right now but I’m going to have it altered to be shorter. I’m wearing 2″ heels which I feel make me look taller without looking like I’m trying to hard.

Post # 5
990 posts
Busy bee

I’m 5’2”, but I live in heels. I’m wearing 3” heels with my dress (FI is 6’2/6’3”). I found that sheath and fit and flare have always worked the best for me as far as dresses – I have long legs and a short torso, though. 

Post # 6
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

You all look glorious! Following this for tiny person inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜

Post # 7
9534 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’m 5ft even, wearing low heels. 

i find less is more.  look for a simple dress with clean lines and zero to minimal layers.


Post # 8
24 posts

For reference, I’m 4’11.5 (I take pride in that .5). And, 3 inch heels.. I normally do 4.5 but fell in love with a 3.. It really depends on your body shape bee. I have a long torso and short legs, so when I sit, I look “normal” as people are always so shocked as to how short I am when I’m standing up. Also, my seamstress was amazing and everything fit like a glove. 


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Post # 9
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m 5’0″, and I felt that the simpler skirt made me look taller (although I’m standing on a pedestal here). 



Post # 10
2338 posts
Buzzing bee

I am 5’1, and I wound up going with a fit and flare. The fitted lines make me look taller than I am. 

I’m also going with 4-5″ heels – I’m ADAMENT about being able to dance comfortably with my 6’2″ Fi on our wedding day of ALL days. 

If you get the kind with a platform, the heels feel shorter. So if you get a shoe with 4″ heels and a 1″ platform, it feels the same to your foot as 3″ heels. And no one will be able to see your legs or calves under your skirt, so no reason to avoid heels!

Post # 11
2664 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m 4’11 and ended up going with a trumpet style that honestly felt like a ballgown, it was A LOT of dress for me. I wandered around half the night in my flats and I didn’t find it made me look any shorter in pictures. (And some really high heels because DH is 6’2 lol)

(sorry if the pics are super big.)

Post # 13
10516 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m 5’ and I went with a poofy A-line (not quite a ball gown). I wore 4 in wedges for the ceremony but kicked them off and went barefoot the rest of the night!

Post # 15
717 posts
Busy bee


I’m 5ft and I love this mermaid style dress. I will be wearing 4.5 inch heels though ๐Ÿ˜‚

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