Becca
Expert October 2018

Me vs Model (short bride syndrome)

Becca, on April 27, 2018 at 7:25 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 100
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I had some time after my dentist appt the other day and snuck into a bridal shop to try on dresses for the first time ever. I’m going dress shopping this weekend with the girls, but needed an idea of what to expect beforehand. I’m on the shorter side in height and when I showed my FH this picture of me vs the model, he laughed!! Granted, I was not wearing any shoes and was not standing on any platform. But still, how rude! Smiley xd

Shorter brides (around 5’-3”), what dress style did you choose? Please show me your dress!




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Latest activity by Kenzie Wulk, on January 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM
  • B
    Just Said Yes April 2018
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    You look like you can rock anything. Try a whole bunch of them on and get what makes you feel amazing. The dress will look just as fabulous on you as it does on them when the length is done to your height. I'm a short bride and I went with a gown. FH is very traditional so was trying to stick to that a little with the nice train etc. I thought I'd hate it but it is very princess like. I'll find out tomorrow what he thinks. Good luck!!!!
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  • Jaycie
    Expert March 2019
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    Following! I'm a curvy, 5'0 bride to be here haha.
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  • I
    Savvy June 2018
    Izabel ·
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    I am 4'8", I was going to go with style that had a high cut in the front (about up to my knees) and low in the back (down to my feet). I ordered online and gave them my measurements. When the dress came in it didn't come as expected. The front is about to my ankles and the back is more like a train. I love it though! I think it actually looks better this way. You are a little taller than me but it would probably fall similarly on you. I don't have any pictures on my phone because I didn't want FH to come across them. But I might get a chance to take a picture later on. I will share it when I do.
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  • Lindsay
    Savvy July 2019
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    I'm 5ft and this is my dress I do need four inches heels with so I don't have to have the dress shortened. But to me it's worth it not to have to spend on alterations.

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  • Rozenbook
    Expert August 2018
    Rozenbook ·
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    There is also length to room for the height of a heel. I'm 5'6 and my dress is like that. I would bring any heel to your appts to have an idea of how the dress will look a bit lifted off the ground
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  • Kristen328
    Super September 2018
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    That dress looks amazing on you! I'm 5'0 and got a ballgown. It's only like, really long on me 🙃

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  • Kiersten
    Expert February 2018
    Kiersten ·
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    Not sure why he laughed, you look phenomenal in that dress.

    I'm 5'4, and initially tried to find an A-line type gown, while avoiding "ball gowns" as most say they make shorter people look shorter. I ended up hating all A-lines, because they accentuated my hips too much and chose a ball gown. Oh the irony.

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  • Cee Cee
    Devoted August 2018
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    Oh my gosh, I feel you. I'm 5'3 1/2" and my dress has these lovely layers of lace. In our original plans, I was going to be walking on a pier, then across grass, so had ordered gorgeous, sparkly heels with platforms - about 5" of height. So, my dress didn't need to be hemmed as much, and the integrity of the layers would be kind of preserved. But now that we've decided to elope to Key West, we'll be married on the beach and I'll be barefoot instead. That means hemming the dress that additional 5-6" and I'm literally losing sleep over how it will affect how the dress will look on me. Here I am in the dress WITH the heels. I really hope I don't have to lose an entire layer of that beautiful beaded bottom lace. And I'm so afraid it'll make me look even squattier than I am... Smiley amazing

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    Here it is on the model. It's about the first time I ever wished I were 5'9"+...

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  • Cee Cee
    Devoted August 2018
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    BTW, OP...you look amazing in that dress. What does your FH know? Smiley winking

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  • Becca
    Expert October 2018
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    Your dress is gorgeous! Is there a way your seamstress can hide the last layer to show you what it would look like?

    Eloping in Key West is so romantic. We love going there.
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  • Becca
    Expert October 2018
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    That sounds interesting! Post pics if you can.
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  • Becca
    Expert October 2018
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    Thanks for tip! I will definitely bring heels to wear during dress shopping.
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  • Janel
    Super September 2018
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    You look great in that dress. I’m 5’4” and getting pants and dresses shortened is just a way of life.
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  • ThePeoplesBride
    VIP October 2020
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    You look STUNNING in that dress, long or not.
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  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
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    Short Bride present - 5 feet exactly. The type of dress you tried on did nothing for me. I needed something to flatter my shape and elongate me. I recommend a trumpet/mermaid. I ended up going with this:

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  • MrsSnez
    Super October 2018
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    I'm 5'4" and curvy and my dress is actually a similar shape. I did buy 3-4 in heel (no higher than I normally wear) but after a hem I'm sure it'll be just fine!

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  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
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    5'3" here! I have a trumpet style & am meeting with my seamstress tonight. I am going to have to have the "skirt" hemmed up because this dress was definitely made for a 5'6" bride lol

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  • LoveAlwaysWin
    Devoted August 2018
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    Im 5’0 I have a mermaid gown
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  • Victoria
    Devoted April 2018
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    Girl I'm 5'3'' too, we look cuter in our dresses, we make it look real!

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  • Becca
    Expert October 2018
    Becca ·
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    Aww, you look so pretty in your dress. I will need to try a trumpet style dress this weekend.
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