Silhouette for short brides?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

trancelogix :  the fit and flare looks amazing!! I have a similar body type and I am also petite – there is no way anyone is talking me out of my fit and flare! in the end it’s about you and what you feel beautiful in!

I personally feel very overwhelmed and like the dress is wearing me in full length a-line dresses. I don’t want to feel like a cupcake on my big day lol. 

But both dresses look beautiful on! Im sure you will look lovely in whatever dress you choose!

Post # 3
3536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

trancelogix :  in those two photos, the ballgown is hands down more flattering on you. it’s simply stunning, and you look much longer and leaner. that said…it’s hard to say how much of that is just those two photos, or those to particular dresses, etc.

Post # 4
554 posts
Busy bee

either silhouette will be lovely on your figure- but that first dress in particular is incredible on you!

Post # 5
792 posts
Busy bee

I am a petite bride with a fit and flare dress but I honestly think you personally look better (and taller) in the a line!

Post # 6
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

The first dress looks perfect for you!

If you go with fit & flare, I’d pick one that is one type of material all the way through instead of two different materials. The lace/satin combo is shortening your torso. 

Post # 7
1381 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly I think it has more to do with each individual rather than height! There’s no right answer for us short girls. I LOVE the ballgown on you! I opted for a sheath style

Post # 8
2253 posts
Buzzing bee

Have you looked at petite wedding gowns?

I think any silhouette will look nice as long as the dress fits properly and complements your figure.

The A-line gown is boring, honestly. It would look fine on the day, but I think you could do better.

Post # 9
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Honestly based on those two photos, I do think that the A-line dress looks better on you. You have a wonderful figure and the fit and flare fits lovely in terms of your figure, but it does make you looks shorter. In that photo, and that particular fit and flare dress, though. It could also just be the angle, I’m not sure. I wouldn’t give up on trying fit and flare dresses, if that’s the style that you love.

Post # 10
1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

trancelogix :  I’m 4’11 and fit & flare looked great on me. Just remember that the dresses aren’t sewn in a way that will always look flattering for petite women. Try looking for designers that will do hollow to hem so that the fit will be better. With the photos you posted, the A line does look more flattering. However, if you do hollow to hem, then the other dress will flare out at the right spot.


Post # 11
2109 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I much prefer the first dress on you but I think it’s more of the style of dress than silhouette. I’m 5’1 and I wore a mermaid. I found that anything with too full of a skirt overwhelmed me. I think it’s more about your body type than your height though. I’m very petite all over so it was very easy for a dress to wear me instead of vice versa. I definitely steered toward mermaid/fit and flare dresses.

Post # 13
2486 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m 5’1 and went with a trumpet. 

Having said that, of THESE 2 specific dresses, I prefer the A-line on you.

I have no curves, so I feel the fitted nature of my dress helped to give an illusion of tallness.

I can’t tell if it’s the type of dress, or just that particular fit and flare, but dress 2 does make you look short. 

Another thing to consider is if you even want to prioritize looking “taller” or “shorter,” or if you just prefer showing off your figure and/or comfort. 

Post # 14
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

I had a fit and flare strapless too!! I’m only 4’10 and strapless cuts down on a lot of alterations.

I think the first dress looks fab on you. If you want to dress it up you can always get a glitzy belt?

Post # 15
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I think it depends on how important looking tall is to you.  I am 5’2″ and did end up going with an A-line dress BUT that’s because I personally love this style and find it fits my personality and body shape.  It’s also super important to me that I’m comfortable day of so I wanted a dress I could easily move, dance and eat in (with the bonus that it has nice movement that will be beautiful in dancing.

I’m not wearing the shawl, but this is my dress.  It’s also a little more fitted in the hips so it doesn’t have an overwhelming, poofy silhouette while still having a defined waist.  The one thing I loved about this particular designer is every dress is made to your exact measurements so I love that the length of the bodice and other features will be designed to my petite body and then any adjustments will be due to weight fluctuations.

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