Shopping for a wedding dress can be a struggle when you have a petite frame. You'd probably want to avoid oversized and chunky details as well as puffy princess gowns (you don't want your gown to be wearing you). Just keep it simple—less is more, especially in this case.
Show off your petite frame by opting for shoulder-baring styles that feature a halter or illusion neckline, delicate spaghetti straps, or an off-the-shoulder top part. If you like sleeves, that's totally fine—just pick a gown with a shorter hemline that will flatter your legs.
And it's probably a good idea to stay away from long over-embellished veils or trains—a blusher or a flyaway veil would look so much better.
Now take a look at some of our favorite bridal gowns perfect for women with petite frames.
1. Petite Tulle Wedding Dress
White by Vera Wang | $1,298 (Originally $1,398)
2. Michelle Sequin Gown
Dress the Population | $320
3. Off the Shoulder Popover Gown
Tadashi Shoji | $895
4. Short Sleeve Sequin Mesh Gown
Adrianna Papell | $278
5. Azriel Illusion Neckline Lace & Net A-Line Gown
Watters | $2,225
6. Open-back satin gown
Halston Heritage | $495
7. Lace Gown with Tiered Skirt
Marchesa Notte | $995
8. Clover embroidered tulle and cady mini dress
Rime Arodaky | $1,259
9. Naim Strapless Illusion Lace Mermaid Gown
Rosa Clara | $5,113
10. Thurloe draped cutout jersey and crepe jumpsuit
11. Suzette Dress
Rachel Zoe Collection | $395
12. Petite Beaded Lace Sheath with Godet Inserts
Galina | $400 (Originally $499)
13. Off-the-shoulder guipure lace midi dress
Self Portrait | $431
14. Seamed Satin Petite Wedding Dress
Truly Zac Posen | $758 (Originally $858)