For all our brides low in height and small in the frame, also referred to as petite, we’ve compiled a collection of wedding dresses to both elongate and flatter your specific body type and have you walking down that aisle as your most fabulous. There are 4 silhouettes in particular that work very well for the petite bride.
The first is the majestic sheath, thanks to its vertical seam from the shoulders to the floor, it is not only visually elongating, but also great for highlighting the figure. A great way to make your legs longer and to highlight your form is to opt for an empire waist instead of a regular.
The trumpet-cut wedding dress is another fabulous go-to, thanks to the form fitting silhouette and floor-length flared skirt, it stretches out your torso and legs. The timeless A-cut with its tight bodice and flare adds inches instantly and is versatile in terms of décor.
Another alternative is opting for a short dress. Not only do you get to show off the shoes, but also lengthen the legs.
When it comes to décor, things such as embroidery and overlays covering the whole dress are best made vertical as to create the illusion of a longer silhouette. When it comes to centralized décor, opt for the waistline and upper bodice and keep the skirt plain to visually lengthen the legline.
Finally, to complete your look and add a bit of royal flair, opt for a dress with a train, whether a long or short one, it will not only bring forth your posture, but also lengthen your silhouette.
At devotiondresses, our mission is to celebrate brides-to-be of any shape and size. Discover our gorgeous collection of petite wedding dresses today.