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 d√©colletage.  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.