The Perfect Gowns for Our Petite Brides


In the search for the perfect wedding dress, looking and feeling your best is priority number one! And if you’re a smaller bride, accentuating your petite figure is probably the first thing you’re thinking about. Which means paying attention to what works, what looks good, and what doesn’t. Here’s a few of our top tips to making short extra sweet! 

Find a silhouette that flatters! Fit and flare is definitely a go-to for smaller brides because it’ll elongate your waistline with a longer bodice, giving you a taller appearance. Plus the flared style skirt adds plenty of va va voom! (Featured: Andra, Style 2180)

Sheath gowns are also gorgeous without overwhelming your figure. Slim and sleek, they’ll hug all of your natural curves! (Featured: Annika, Style 5872 and Summer, Style 2133)

If you love a princess style, go for an A-line gown. It’ll hit you in all the right places, give you that voluminous skirt, but skip the pouf that traditional ballgowns usually have. (Featured: Alessandra, Style 2193)

Choose the right fabrics. It can be easy to get lost under layers of lace whereas other materials are more likely to compliment your slender frame. Glossy satin is sophisticated but also minimalist, letting the design of your gown and your figure shine through. (Featured: Amy, Style 5875)

Crepe will cling close to you, making for the perfect sheath dress. And chiffon, which is romantic and airy, gives some flowy movement to your gown without being too thick or heavy. (Featured: Shiloh, Style 6927)

Think vertical! An up-and-down effect tends to be more flattering than embellishments that go across for girls on the smaller side. Horizontal patterns will make the dress widening, and in turn make you look shorter. We love how details like intricate beading, sequins, and floral cascading from top to bottom keep your shape proportional. (Featured: Ariana, Style 2181)