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Finding the Perfect Petite Wedding Dress

Rutuja Jathar Nov 30, 2018
Finding petite wedding dresses needs a bit of resourcefulness on the bride's part. Here are some tips, which can help you find the best dress for your wedding.
It is needless to reemphasize the importance of a wedding in a person's life. But soon after the initial euphoria gets over, you come to terms with a few practical facts regarding wedding etiquette. The most exciting and tiring thing amongst all the preparation chores is selecting the perfect wedding dress for yourself.
If you are a groom, you might get lucky and can skip those long trial routines, but if you are the bride, then your excitement may soon turn into a headache. It needs a lot of resourcefulness and a bit of practical imagination.
If you are a petite women, which means below the height of 5'5", then a petite wedding dress is what you should be looking for.
Since you are a petite woman, you must refrain from long sleeve dresses. Secondly, if you are aiming for a casual ceremony, then strictly stay away from bold prints and heavy fabrics like tulle. You must also refrain from heavy frills and layers and bouffant sleeves for your bridal gown.
Lastly, no matter what kind of a dress you choose, it should never concentrate on the middle part of your torso. It could be an absolute disaster. It is the reason an empire line dress is the best choice for you. Such dresses have seaming just below the end of the bust line, which creates a perfect fit and makes you look taller.

The Types

Along with the empire line type, you can certainly opt for a few other popular types of wedding gowns. For instance, a ball gown. They look great on women of any figure.
But two of the most popular sorts of bridal gowns are the 'sheath silhouette' and 'A line' or 'princess' wedding dress. The sheath silhouette can be the best choice. However, it is not a good idea, if you are looking for a plus size type.

Waistline Patterns

You can either go for the empire waistline, which suits petite women the best or follow the natural waistline that we tend to see. The natural waistline suits women of all body types and figures.
Opt for a drop waistline, if you have a large bust line and slim figure. Drop waistline is seamed just below the natural waist, which creates an illusion of height. Strictly avert from Basque waistline which emphasizes a V-shaped waistline, that doesn't suit to the petite women.

Types of Neckline

Off the shoulder neckline looks sophisticated and elegant. But if you have heavy arms and broad shoulders, you should look for something better, like a portrait neckline. If you are looking for plus size dresses, you can also go for a sweetheart neckline which suits women with heavy bust line.
If you have toned arms, great bust line and collarbones to die for, opt for strapless necklines. Also try out a high neckline. Such dresses create an illusion of height and make you look taller.

Sleeves, Veils, and Trains

There are numerous types of sleeves that you can try. For instance, you can simply go strapless, if you have well shaped arms, or you can opt for cap sleeves. 
You can also try short sleeves or halter neck sleeves.
You can try bride-cage veil, flyaway veil, blusher veil, fingertip veil, etc.
When it comes to the types of trains, you can opt for any kind of train like a sweep trail or a court trail. If you are looking for something really extravagant, you can also go for a cathedral trail.


If you are very fascinated by wedding gloves, go for the over-the-elbow length gloves. One could also go completely bare-handed.
When it come to shoes, stick to the traditional white shoes made of satin or silk. Select moderate to high heels, but make sure you are comfortably carrying them.
For bridal jewelry, try to keep it as subdued as possible. Wear a simple necklace with no heavy pendants. Avoid anything around your wrists, especially the left wrist.
You should opt for some simple pearl or diamond studs or dewdrops as earrings.
Always keep in mind that a wedding dress is not required to be expensive. You should try various dresses, till you come across the best one for yourself.