7 Flattering Wedding Dresses For The Petite Bride


Are you a petite bride having trouble finding the perfect wedding dress? We’ve got you covered with these stunning styles that will have you feeling comfortable and confident on your big day!

No matter your shape or size, you want a dress that fits you perfectly and makes you feel like your best self. But from so many styles, silhouettes and necklines to choose from, finding that dream dress can be easier said than done – especially for a petite bride!

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So if you’re looking for an idea on where to start and what flatters your shape, keep on scrolling for some major wedding dress inspo to suit our brides with a slimmer frame who want a fuller look…

The Fit & Flare Silhouette

1072 Esmeralda by Madeline Gardner by La Bella Sposa

This fit and flare dress with tulle layering and lace detailing is perfect for the modern petite bride. The sultry mermaid silhouette will hug your figure while the dramatic bottom will give you an illusion of a fully more hourglass shape. The all over crystal beaded adds a beautiful finish to this showstopping gown!

The Cape Dress

Jerez by Pronovias stocked at Romantique Bridal & McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

This mesmerising cape dress by Pronovias will not only WOW your guests, but will add that extra fullness to your figure. If you cautious of your arms, this is the perfect way to conceal yet show some skin in a more subtle way. The soft fit and flare silhouette paired with the full skirt is also super flattering for the petite bride.

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Statement Sleeves

D3442 by Essence of Australia stocked at La Bella Sposa & Angel Star Bridal

This dreamy style is light, airy and figure flattering! The head-to-toe tulle creates an ethereal and boldly feminine look, while the detailed bodice takes the enchantment to the next level. With an off-the-shoulder puff sleeve providing extra volume, this style is everything we love for the modern petite bride!

The Ball Gown

3500 by Allure Bridals stocked at Bridal by Tamem Michael & Perfect Day

Petite brides, don’t be afraid to go all out with a princess ball gown on your big day! The oversized and fuller skirt can give you the illusion of a fuller waist if you’re looking for a curvier look. This dress by Allure Bridals is the perfect example of a classic tulle gown with floral motifs and a floaty finish.

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The A-Line Silhouette

18601 by Victoria Jane stocked at Perfect Day

A stunning A-line silhouette can give you extra height is paired with the the right killer heels! We love this style by Victoria Jane for its satin bow belt which can also accentuate your petite waist with striking glitter tulle will create the illusion of a fuller more balanced figure.

The Mini Dress

Cher by Justin Alexander stocked at McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

If you’re comfortable in a shorter dress which shows off those fabulous pins (and bridal heels!), this ultra chic mini wedding gown is for perfect for the modern petite bride. It’s designed with a Sabrina neckline that draws the eye to the on-trend long puff sleeves. Shapewear mesh lining under the mini skirt gives just the right amount of contour while the V-back is finished with delicately placed pearl buttons… how adorable!

The Sweetheart Neckline

2455 Mae by Casablanca Bridal stocked at The Bridal Company NI

Hello, gorgeous! A sweet-heart neckline is a flattering option for almost every shape and size of bride. This romantic lace wedding dress with whimsical layers of sparkly tulle and lace flow together to create a universally flattering A-line style. The sweetheart bodice on this beauty has the option to be worn strapless, or with charming off-shoulder tulle sleeves for two looks in one – just in case you need a quick change for the reception!

If you’re still looking for your dream dress, we have plenty of bridalwear suppliers to choose from – check them out HERE!

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