Shorter Bees – Horsehair skirt or classic A-line?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Horsehair or A-line skirt



  • Post # 16
    400 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m a petite bride and ended up going with an A-line. I love the horsehair look as well but the tiers looked overwhelming when I tried the style on in store. It might be different for you, but I think A-line are classic for a reason! 

    Post # 17
    8008 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love the horsehair, but I’m biased because I had a horsehair gray dress haha.

    Post # 18
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2018


    I fell in love with a layered dress like that, but the alterations were going to cost so much I went with an A-line.  To be completely honest, the A line looked signifcantly better on me.  I didn’t think I looked particulary short in either of them and I’m around 5’4, but that also wasn’t something I was paying much thought to. 

    In that sense, fit and flares probably made me look the most enlongated.  

    Post # 19
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I am 5’3 and curvy.  The a line hid my shape which I hated with a passion.  The tiers didn’t do my any favors because I am very short waisted so I looked like boobs with a waist and unexplained layers.  It was just not exciting, lol  I wound up with a fit and flare that makes me feel AMAZING.

    Post # 20
    718 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m 5ft 2, I haven’t tried on horsehair skirt but did try on an a line dress and honestly I looked so short and stocky it was unreal I would avoid that if you can!! 

    Post # 21
    9658 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    View original reply
    cthebeenyc :  

    Hmmm, well it’s my understanding that a dropped waist will pretty much always make a short girl’s lower body look shorter. Unless you have really long legs for your height that is. 

    Leave a comment

    Find Amazing Vendors