(Closed) Shorter bees (5'3 & under)! Please show me your dress, I'm feeling discouraged!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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buzzingbridex:  I’m 5’2. This is my dress. I don’t remember if I was on the pedastol or my tip toes in this pic.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

5’2″ bride here. I’m still looking, but you !DEFINITELY! need to go to another boutique or at the very least try a different consultant. I will say though, when I tried on some poofy ball gowns, it did feel like I was being swallowed by fabric, so I’ve opted for a more fitted shape to elongate my body.

Here are some finds, along with the ball gown that nearly swallowed me whole:

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m 5’1 1/2. Try on a bunch of different styles and you’ll figure out what works best for you. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception

 I’m 4’11” and this is me, standing on the floor, in socks only!!  I’m 95 pounds and super petite, so I felt down the first few times I tried on dresses.  This is just a sample dress they pinned back to fit me better.  Ultimately, I didn’t purchase this specific dress but I did purchase a custom gown which will turn out extremely similarly.  I think going with a fitted top and a bit of a ballgown-y bottom can work really well for petite girls.  I expected ballgowns to engulf me but this one surprisingly worked very well with my frame.  It’s Essence of Austrailia D1702. 

 

Sorry to all who have already seen this pic of me, but I wanted to post it so I could help a fellow shorty.  The struggle is real!  Just linking it this time for OP: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b0/32/ba/b032badec73937212b5cb440c2ea4094.jpg

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t have a picture of me in my dress on my iPad, but I am 5’1 and I bought the Maggie Sottero Primrose. Some dresses made me look like I was standing in a cake, and it took a few tries for me to find one that looked proper. Keep trying! Don’t get discouraged. Think of ALL the wedding dresses out there, there have to be lots that will look amazing on you!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

Im 5’1 and wearing flip flops in the photo. I ordered my dress online and had it custom fitted to avoid the crazy alterations on length. I love the fit and flare look so my dress doesn’t feel like its swallowing me!!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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buzzingbridex:  I’m sorry you had a bad experience! Don’t get discouraged! I’m 5’1 and was worried that nothing would fit me right, but I fell in love with the Alfred Angelo 887.

Maybe try on dresses you think you wouldn’t like. I never considered a mermaid (I wanted an ethereal, flowy dress), but fell in love with how the mermaid silhouette fit my body.

good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

I’m 5’2 and I ordered my dress with my custom measurements. Casablanca Bridal offers free hallow-to-hem. It would have been a pain in the but to alter the length down to my height.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m 5’1 and wore a ballgown. It was ordered hem to hollow (correct terminology?) to my measurements. I didn’t have to have any alterations! Casablanca 1992<br />

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m 5’2

 

This was at the final fitting:

And these were my guest pictures from the wedding

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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mscuppycake:  Well this is not to  the point at all really (except that  the OP should not dismiss ballgowns just  yet! )   , but I just wanted to say how  wonderful you and the girls looked.  

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Post # 13
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Busy bee

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buzzingbridex:  awww don’t be discouraged! I am 4’11” and I had multiple bad dressing room visits feeling like I was completely swallowed in fabric. I ended up wearing the maggie sottero bronwyn and it was gorgeous. It was NOT gorgeous though when I first put it on. Even clipped, it was way to long and 2 sizes too big. But alterations are amazing and it was like a totally different dress when it was sized too me! Being short you are going to have a lot of alterations because you will likely want to shorten the torso area and bring that in, as well as hem. So make sure to include the upper end of alterations for your budget. Good luck!

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Buzzing bee

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buzzingbridex:  

Look at designers who offer custom measurements on length not every designer does. Some who do are: Casablanca, Wtoo, Davinci, and Essense of Australia. Don’t be discouraged!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’m 5’3″. Here is my dress, I’m going to make it a little more of a trumpet fit with alterations once it comes in. Don’t get discouraged, you just have to find the right fit for you!

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