Petite Celebrity Wedding Dresses
We've picked the best petite celebrity wedding gowns here that compliment the petite frame. If you're a petite bride, get some inspiration from petite celebrities and see what they wore on their big day! Our favourite wedding dresses were worn by petite celebrities Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker and Eva Longoria, all of whom are below 5'3 in height. These beautiful women chose to accentuate their waistline with a fitted bodice and elongate their height with a long puffed train, which adds a few inches in photos taken upon a raised altar or grand staircase.
A great style for petites is the straight sheath wedding dress as worn by Jada Pinkett Smith. Since a sheath or column dress is long and close-fitted, it flatters and elongates the body, with a sexy sophistication. Sheaths usually come in a variety of silks like shantung or organza. However it's most important to bear in mind that you should choose a shape you feel confident in, so don't go for a wedding dress style simply because your favourite petite celeb wore it.
Traditional A-line wedding dresses like those worn by Jennifer Lopez and Reese Witherspoon are a safe bet, alternatively princess silhouettes worn by petite Megan Fox and Jessica Simpson look better on women shorter than five feet as a big ballgown can be overwhelming and swamp your frame. In other words, a wedding dress silhouette that is fitted at the top and widens to a cone shape, a streamlined style that won't overwhelm is the best option for petites choosing a wedding gown. Another rule of thumb is to search for a wedding dress that has a natural waist, rather than a drop waist or an empire waistline, which doesn't favour petite proportions unless a dress sits above the knee, which isn't the case in wedding gowns.
If you have a straight/rectangle body shape, choose puffed dresses to give you a feminine silhouette in the style of Nicole Richie or Kelly Pickler.
Necklines aren't as limiting on a petite frame. You can play up pretty shoulders with a bateau neck and look fabulous in strapless bodices or V necklines on the back as worn by Christina Aguilera.
Remember not to overdo the details. Heavy beading can engulf you rather than enhance. There are many ways a wedding dress designer can give petites a longer, slimmer look, namely by avoiding belts (as worn by Pink on her wedding), using delicate lace patterns, scaled down prints and smaller buttons and trims.
So if you're petite (below 5'4 in height) and planning your wedding day, get some wedding dress inspiration from our pinterest board of petite celebrities on their wedding day.
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