Helen
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Short brides - Show me your ballgowns!

Helen, on May 13, 2019 at 1:43 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 34
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I literally started out my dress search by saying “I’m open to anything but a ballgown”. Well my family made me try on a ballgown and I LOVED it so much. My biggest concern is my height! I’m only 5’ and I’m so scared a ballgown will make me look like a stump 😂.

So to all the brides under 5’3 show me your ballgowns!!

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Latest activity by Michelle, on May 31, 2019 at 10:39 AM
  • B
    Dedicated August 2019
    Britani ·
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    I am also 5 feet and said I wouldn’t go ballgown!! It’s in the middle of alterations. It actually got shortened about another half inch after this picture. It feels huge when it’s bustled I won’t lie but I was the most comfortable in a ball gown compared to other shapes and it makes a huge difference when it’s shortened.

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  • Summerbride77
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    Summerbride77 ·
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    So according to the designer my dress is a ball gown but I think it’s closer to an a-line. Lots of fabric in the skirt.

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  • Talia
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    Talia ·
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    I'm 5 foot too. On this upcoming Saturday I think I'm going to be looking for dresses and ballgowns are my top choice. So I'm in the same boat haha!

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  • Future Mrs. K
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    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Just try them on when you find one you like and make sure you are comfortable in it. I think it really depends on the dress and how you are built. I am 5'1" and looked absolutely ridiculous in a ball gown. My mom and MOH literally laughed (as did I and the consultant) because it just looked so huge on me. With that said, I am all legs and have the shortest torso ever, and it was a huge tulle ballgown, so it did not work for me and completely took me over. It was wearing me, I wasn't wearing the dress. With that said, I have seen tiny girls look awesome in ballgowns so it really just depends!

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  • Helen
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    So beautiful!! Out of curiosity, are you wearing heels in this picture, or in general? I always thought I wanted flats but now I’m thinking I’ll have to go heels with a ballgown!
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  • Helen
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    That dress is beautiful! I would agree that it does appear more a-line, but regardless it looks awesome on you!!
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  • Helen
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    They’re so fun! I think I’m just gonna go for it 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Helen
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    I tried on one that we all laughed about too! I looked like a legit cupcake! But I tried on another and it was actually really nice. I’m just so concerned about what it will look like after alterations since so much length will be removed.
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  • Future Mrs. K
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    Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it! I think you will find it looks even better after all the length is removed. I ended up with a fit and flare and the entire bottom was tulle. It was huge. Cathedral train, 16 layers of tulle and crinoline. I loved it before alterations but was very overwhelmed by the bottom being so big. Once she removed all the extra length, I fell in love 10 times harder. It really made all the difference in the world in a positive way. It looked SO much better (and I thought it looked good before!) and I was so much more comfortable.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    Here is a recently married friend of mine who is 5’1”

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  • Helen
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    Helen ·
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    Omg I love it!
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  • B
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    I have these kitten heels from amazon and wedge flip flops to wear after haha.

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  • Kristen
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    Kristen ·
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    I am 5’1” (standing on a platform here 😂) The shop said mine is a ball gown but it’s more of a full a-line. I tried on some true ballgowns and it was just too much for me, not the layers but just too bridal!

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
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    I am 5'2 and here is mine. Mine is a little long, like a couple inches but the shoes I will be wearing will make it perfect floor length.

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  • Melissa
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    Melissa ·
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    I’m 5’3 and it’s not a full picture but they said mine is technically A-line but it is very full to the point I would consider it a ball gown. I don’t have a full floor length picture as the alterations room was basically a long closet

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  • Helen
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    Helen ·
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    Omg those are SO cute!
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  • Helen
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    What a beautiful dress! You wear it so well!
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  • Helen
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    So pretty!! I love the simplicity, yet the drama it brings!
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  • Helen
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    I would consider that a ballgown too!! It’s so beautiful! Glad to see us shorties can rock ballgowns 😉
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  • Sherry
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    Me too. All my bling is coming from my brooch bouquet and jewelry.

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