March 25, 2013

Ask Justin Alexander- How To Find a Dress For Short Brides

Justin Alexander helps you find the best silhouettes and dress styles that will accentuate your short figure.

Q: I am 4'10" and will like to have a dress that does not make me look shorter. I love lace and satin, what do you recommend for me?


A: This is a common worry between brides. “Can you see me under all of this fabric?” and ”Do I look like a ‘real' bride?” are comments we hear often. For brides, the fear of looking like the dress is wearing you instead of the other way around is common and it's especially troublesome for shorter brides.  


As a petite bride you might think that you will have to compromise your bridal look for something that suits your body type- but the truth is you can have it all! You can rock the the princess look as well as the sultry mermaid silhouette with your small frame. The trick is finding one that fits you!


The best kept secret to finding the perfect dress for petite brides is finding one with a natural or empire waist. That's it! Once you find a dress that hits you right at the perfect place everything else can be altered to fit you like a glove.


If you've always seen yourself walking down the aisle in a fluffy gown but are worried that you won't be able to wear one because of your height, then I have good news for you! Style 8627, 8653 and 8557 are lace wedding gowns in A-line and ball gown silhouettes that will compliment your shape while adding volume to the skirt. These three dresses will give you the full skirt look you've always dreamed of without feeling overwhelmed.


If you want a silhouette that is closer to the body you can opt for Style 8628. This wedding dress makes your eyes go straight to the sweetheart twisted chiffon empire cut waistline. This higher waistline will elongate your torso which will create the illusion of being taller.


Another piece of advice is to choose a wedding dress that shows off your arms and shoulders. This will allow for more of you to show and take control of the dress.


Leave us a comment below and tell us which style you like the best!

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