BRIDE // Dresses For Your Body Shape - Petite

In our series BRIDAL DRESSES FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE we take a look at the best bridal gown designs for brides with petite figures.  Petite brides should avoid overwhelming their small frame and instead choose a gown that will create the illusion of height. 

Your natural waistline is also most likely sit higher then those on most gowns so it is important to choose a gown that fits your natural waistline and will your gown appear longer.  This is best achieved by choosing a gown with simple and clean lines to elongate your figure.  

A sheath or A-line style gown is ideal.  You might also want to consider wedding gowns that have an open neckline which will elongate your neck and décolletage.  It is best to avoid ball gowns and mermaid silhouettes as these will overwhelm your petite shape as well as avoiding detailing that might engulf your petite frame.