(Closed) Wedding Dress Styles that would look good on me

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think bridal guides will steer you towards trumpet styles or a-line styles!

But I think you should try on a little bit of everything, and see what YOU like!

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Since you’re so short, I’d suggest modified A-line. You will look taller if the dress isn’t cutting you off in places, and an A line or not-too-puffy natural waist ball gown would be good for that I think. 

Post # 5
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@alysee:  I’m a little shorter than you and sound like the same build… smaller on top, bigger on the bottom.  I found that drop waists made me look longer/leaner, rather than the natural waist which made me look even shorter/wider because it shortened my torso.  Fit and flares seem to suit me best, but I tried on a wide range of styles and I was suprised at how flattering some of them are (i.e, sheath dresses).  Strapless is also really flattering…anything high or heavy around my neck made me seem shorter too.  Happy hunting!!

Post # 6
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would sya try everything and see for yourself.  My SIL has the same build and she wore a beautiful lace fit and flare and it looked great on her.  I don’t know a ton about dresses but I do know ballgowns tend to overwhelm on shorter people.

Post # 7
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with the other posters — probably the only thing you will really need to watch out for will be anything with a dropped waist or a very large ball gown. If you are buying a designer gown, they can generally customize the length, so that might be worth investing in as opposed to buying a gown and getting it altered, with might be a little trickier.

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