(Closed) Short in Stature & Sad :'(

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Kaitykait23: 

Bummed for you! It is so hard to find “the one.” especially after pouring over bridal magazines, websites, and actually going into stores.

Have you actually met with a dress consultant who will be honest with you? I’m sure there are many petite gals like yourself who have felt the same. I bet you look absolutely stunning in those dresses. But we are our own worst critics, you know?

Maybe you should bring an honest friend and also snap photos with a camera/phone. You may be able to ask other petite future brides for their suggestion.

I had the opposite problem. I had lost 60lbs, but knew how it felt not to look right in any dress. It was overwhelming.

I hope you find the one! Embarassed

Post # 6
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I feel for you! I’m short too and it doesn’t usually bother unless its a situation like this. I went for an interview today and as I walked to the door and saw my reflection I looked like I could have been one of the high school students there. It really is so deflating to feel as though you look like you’re playing dress up those exact words have come out of my mouth I can’t tell you how many times. 

Good dress shops should know how to direct you in choosing a dress that won’t do that to you. You could also wear really high heels! =]

Post # 7
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

 

@Kaitykait23:

  Well that stinks! Snarky consultants. Yuck. Maybe there is a store/boutique that has dresses specifically for petite future brides?Have you ever been to any local bridal shows?

I think a woman should be able to wear whatever gown she wants on her big day. There are ways to alter most gowns.

I found this link, if that helps:

http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/dress-attire/wedding-dresses-how-to-choose-perfect-dress-for-your-body-type-10000001706135/page8.html

Post # 8
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2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Kaitykait23:  Don’t get discouraged!! I’m only 5’2″.

Have you tried on any A-line dresses? You still get a little volume like a princess, but I think it’s more flattering on us shorter types.

Also keep in mind, you can wear some heels on your big day to help give you a little height.

Post # 9
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2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Kaitykait23:  Hang in there, lady! You need to check out Anjolique (also known as Benajmin Roberts in the UK) dresses. They have petite sizes made for your frame. You still may need some hemming done, but don’t fret — lots of women need that done. I am 5’1″ size 2-4 and found a beautiful Anjolique dress for my day. I’m sure their line will work for you! Good luck, and congratulations!

Post # 11
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Kaitykait23:  

I’m not sure if you’re open to an second hand dress, that has been altered. My friend surprised me when she decided that she would shop at a local second hand bridal store.

She found a perfect dress, almost like it was made for her. And she paid $180 plus tax. I thought it was one of the most unique/beautiful gowns I’ve ever seen.

I wanted a second hand gown but my parents refused that option. Lol. But I’ll never forget that perfect/no alterations needed, beautiful gown my friend got. Sigh.

Post # 13
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Don’t be discouraged! I know, easier said than done. Don’t rule out any styles. I know a lot of brides go in thinking they will end up with a certain style and completely fall in love with something different. Also, not everybody gets “that feeling.” That’s okay. We all want it, I know! It can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. Take deep breaths and have faith. You’ll find your perfect dress! 

Post # 16
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Take heart! My lil sister was 5’0 at her grad and looked stunning in this mermaid gown. Don’t be deceived by the varyign heights. She wore heels and my dad is super short. 

You could do what I did and go shopping, find what you like in dresses, and then mish-mash things together with a local dress-maker. You end up paying around as much as you would with a dress from a shop but you have the kid of guarantees you wouldn’t get from ordering online from China. 

Also, just to show you how great alterations can be. My sister bought that dress as a sample in a size 12 I believe and had it altered down to a 4 and for her height. You can do it!

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