(Closed) Tall Brides! What kind of dress did you choose? Pics, please :)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am NOT a tall bride, but I did buy a Nicole Miller dress, which are perfect for tall, slender ladies. Her dresses are simple but classic and sophisticated — mostly streamlined silhouettes and minimal ornamentation — which is exactly what I wanted but not everyone’s style. This is my dress (with a different sash). I know NM is perfect for tall brides because my alterations ladies teased me for having to take so much fabric off the bottom Embarassed

Good luck!

Post # 4
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016

@eternalsunshine:  I am 5’8 and 180. The length is perfect so I have to wear flats or pay $100 for extra length. 

Post # 5
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m tall-ish @ 5’8 , 13Oish range and I went with a dropped waist ballgown for my 2012 wedding. It’s probably already dated ! 


Post # 6
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t have a photo but am also 5’9″, although much larger than you. I ended up with an A-line dress with straps.

The only thing I think was really impacted by my height is if I wanted to wear heels. The off-the-rack dress is the perfect length for flats and a modest crinoline, but if I wanted to wear heels or add a huge crinoline, I would have needed to order something extra long. It also makes your train shorter being tall, so just keep that in mind when picking a train length, and you may want a slightly longer veil – something that is fingertip length on someone else might be closer to elbow length on you!

Post # 8
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 5’9″ and about 130lbs and I wore a big ‘ol ballgown 🙂

Post # 9
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I’m 5.8 and 154 so similar and this is my dress. It’s a fit and flare. 



Post # 10
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I stand 6′ and tip the scale at a respectable 187lb

This is a Jessica McClintock ballgown that I found on clearance, it was way too big, but it was long enough, so I just had it altered.

Post # 11
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 5’10” and about 170lbs and I chose an A-line/ballgown. I tried on a lot of dresses. Probably over 30. And I would not have needed extra length for any of them. I’m wearing flats since the ceremony and recpetion will be on grass and might have needed extra length if I was wearing big heels. The bigger problem for me was that many dresses (especially the strapless ones) had torsos that were too short for me and so my boobs were popping out or the waist was up in my ribs. But the dress that I settled on had perfect portportions!

Post # 12
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hello there! I’m 6’0″ and chose a trumpet style Nicole Miller gown. Nicole Miller was one of the few that were cut for taller people (the other is Pronovias) and her dresses are the MOST comfortable dresses I tried on! I can’t find a good picture that shows off the dress and we don’t have our pics back but here’s the link to the blog with some of our preview pro photos:


Post # 13
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 5’9″ and this is my dress. Oh,  and I’m 166 lbs. I will be wearing flats since Fiance is the same height as me.


Post # 14
239 posts
Helper bee

i’m 5’9″ and 153 lbs myself and i found that fitted dresses were gorgeous….think the current lacey dresses that hug and are tight-ish to the bum. some a lines are also amazing, especially with some rouching on the diaganol.

Post # 15
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am 5’9″ and about 150LBS. I went with a Rivini ballgown and will be wearing 2.5-3inch heels and it will be the perfect length with no alterations needed! However, if I went taller than that (had NO intentions to go higher than 3 inches) they would have had to order a long dress for a big hefty fee!

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