Sharlene
Beginner October 2020

Short Brides with Ball Gown Gown Silhouette

Sharlene, on October 28, 2019 at 10:27 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 31
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Hello beautiful ladies! I am hoping you all can help me!!!! I am 5'0 tall, approximately 120lbs and I am IN LOVE with ball gowns! I honestly do not like any other silhouette. However, I am sick and tired of being told that I need to avoid a ball gown because of my height! I refuse to accept that negativity. I know deep down I would look amazing in a ball gown and I want to prove everyone wrong. Anyways, I would really appreciate if my lovely petite brides would share pics wearing ball gown dresses. I haven't tried any on yet since my appointments aren't until March 2020. Thanks 😘😘😘

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Latest activity by Sinéad, on November 25, 2019 at 10:36 AM
  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie ·
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    You can get whatever type of dress you want. Just keep in mind that sometimes what we think we want is not what we like when we try it on. So when you do go dress shopping, try on all styles and keep your mind open. But I disagree with anyone who says only certain body types can wear certain dresses. It’s just nonsense.
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Heck no girl, don't let anyone tell you that!!!

    People were telling me left and right what dress types to avoid, to the point where people were telling me to avoid EVERY dress type. It was crazy. (I'm 5'0 tall, and about 100 lbs - Similar build to you, I'm sure.) And it was like, avoid ball gowns - they make me look short. Avoid mermaids - they make me look short. Avoid A Line - I look flat. Blah blah blah. I got so frustrated too.

    Some times people suggest things, whether they know it or not, things that they think would look good on themselves. My beautiful FMIL admitted the dresses she was suggesting were dresses that she would have picked out... Not dresses that were good for me. So take everyone's opinion with a grain of salt - But feel free to try everything!

    PS. I ended up with a ball gown Smiley winking Live out your dreams, girl. (Pics on my profile, if you're interested in seeing what an A Line/Ball gown looks like on a 5 foot gal.)

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  • Watts
    Super March 2020
    Watts ·
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    I'm 5'3". Still need to bring in the waist and bust, and add more poof to the bottom.

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  • Morgan
    Savvy March 2020
    Morgan ·
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    I am 5’1” and 120lbs. I absolutely love my ballgown! Everyone kept telling me that it would swallow me up but the moment I tried it on I started crying & knew this was my dress! I wish you luck in finding your dream dress!!! Wear what makes you feel beautiful!

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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    I’m 5’1 and this is me in a ballgown. I didn’t get it because it didn’t fit my wedding style.

    My 5’1 friend got a ballgown and she was gorgeous in it. Try on those ballgowns!
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena ·
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    Here is the pic that didn’t post.

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  • Emily
    Beginner March 2020
    Emily ·
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    I’m 5’0” and about 150lbs, and I’m the first pic I’m standing on a platform to see how much they need to hem, lol. But I was the same way, I couldn’t get away from the ballfown silhouette. A line was another one I fell in love with, but this one just spoke for itself with the simplicity ❤️

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  • Shannon
    Dedicated October 2024
    Shannon ·
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    I'm 5'1" this was the silhouette I fell in love with😊

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  • Alexandra
    Devoted July 2021
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    I love my ballgown!!! Im 5”2!!


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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree ·
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    Coming back to post pics Smiley smile

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  • Kate
    Devoted November 2019
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    I was *super* afraid of trying on ballgowns, but ended up falling in love with this one! I'm in love with the back of the dress. I'm also 5'0", and have spent my entire life avoiding long dresses (I never had a long dress for homecoming, prom, or any formal event), so I felt that this was my one opportunity to wear one. Smiley love

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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Get whatever you want! However, I would at least START shopping at some places before March! That leaves you with a tight 6 month timeline. Why are you not shopping until then?

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cant wear for your day! That said, still be open to other styles. Look at a few just to make sure that what you have in your head is really what you want. If it is, rock that ball gown and don't let anyone tell you not to.

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
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    Girl you go and get that ball gown!!!! they have so many size options! plus theres always alterations. I'm 5'7'' and still had to take almost 3 inches off the bottom of my dress lol

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    Super August 2020
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    I found that a fuller A-Line gown looks like a ball gown on me! It gave me the ball gown look without overwhelming my frame! Good luck! You will be beautiful!

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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I'm 4'10 and this was my wedding dress. Big hunkin' ball gown. They had to take like 6 - 10 inches off the bottom because I was stumbling all over it and I had on wedges. I couldn't change into flats or anything that was comfortable, but jfc - I loved this dress. Don't let anyone turn you off to what you want! IF YOU DO THIS -- make sure you are 100% about the shoes you're wearing because when they're done altering, they're done. Make sure the shoes you choose are definitely what you're going to walk down the aisle with, be most comfortable in, etc. If you have secondary shoes on the sideline, make sure that they're as close in height as possible to your 'nicer' shoes if you go that route -- or you'll stumble all over yourself. Being 4'10 and I had about 2.5 in wedges, it was hard to find anything that had a base that I wouldn't stumble about if I changed out shoes.


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    Dedicated March 2020
    Patricia ·
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    I’m 5‘0” ft and I love my ball gown! I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day!

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    Dedicated December 2019
    Decemberbride ·
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    I'm also 5ft and wearing a ball gown for my beach wedding at that lol I had it altered barefoot so I could wear wedges or sandals. I did not think I would be in a ball gown at all!!! I never imagined that. But, it actually was gonna take less altering than a fitted silhouette. And, I felt like a bride in it!
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  • Futuremrsm
    Expert October 2020
    Futuremrsm ·
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    This is me in my ballgown! I'm 5 foot. Granted, in this picture I am on a platform but I liked it the best out of all the styles

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  • Sharlene
    Beginner October 2020
    Sharlene ·
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    You look stunning!! I love it 😭
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