Friday, May 16, 2014

WEDDING GOWNS for PETITES

Hi everyone.  It's been awhile since I last blogged.  I must admit, I used up every second of my free time to prepare for my big day.  It was all worth it in the end to see all the laughters and old friends having a great time.  Now that my big day is over, I wanted to share my journey in prepping for the wedding.  When a girl says YES to the big question, the next thing to do after breathing is finding the dress and venue.  I say this because a dress takes months to make and additional 4-6 weeks to tailor.  As for venues, they go fast like the clearance rack at H&M.

When searching for THE dress, there are certain things to consider.  Your shape and the dress's shape.



Here is a diagram


I am both petite and hourglass.  If you are the same as me, this is how the dresses looked on me.  I tried on MANY dresses.  Below, I have uploaded my top picks from each place.

1. David's Bridal
Vera Wang White (honestly, not the best dress for petites in my opinion)
vera wang white wedding dress petite


2. Vera Wang
First dress: Vera Wang FAWN (Classics collection) I feel light like a feather
vera wang fawn wedding dress front view for petite

vera wang fawn wedding dress back view for petite

Second Dress: Vera Wang Leda (Fall 2013) no joke, hand made dress, made out of 10 layers of lace.
vera wang leda wedding dress petite

vera wang leda wedding dress side train petite


3. Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier's Emma (bottom of dress is more structured because designer used horsehair)
monique Lhuillier emma wedding dress front view petite

monique Lhuillier emma wedding dress back view petite

Monique Lhuillier's Peony
monique Lhuillier peony wedding dress front view petite

monique Lhuillier peony wedding dress side view petite


monique Lhuillier peony wedding dress side view petite

Sorry, I don't remember the name of this dress.  But, it's just a softer look than the Emma.
monique Lhuillier wedding dress for petite

monique Lhuillier wedding dress for petite


4. Lovely Bride:
Sarah Seven's Powdered Sugar (click on hyperlink on left to see more about powdered sugar)

sarah seven powdered sugar wedding dress front view for petite

Watters's Gloria (very affordable) - in my husband's eyes, aside from the train, this is like the Leda from Vera Wang but cost about 10k less.

lovely bride watters gloria wedding dress petite

lovely bride watters gloria wedding dress petite

I have a tip for all the future brides out there.  If there is a dress you know you can't afford, don't try it on.  Once you try it on and falls in love with it, it's very hard to settle for less because no other dress will ever match up in your heart.  If it's not a dress that is from a trunk show, then you can probably find it under Preownedweddingdresses, or Tradesy 50% off or more.  Those are the two most common sites for preowned gowns.

And I said yes to the Vera Wang Fawn.  I couldn't say no to Powdered Sugar so that became my engagement and reception dress :)
vera wang fawn wedding dress
You can see the mermaid cutting on this dress and how the overlying lace gives the mermaid cut a softer touch.
vera wang fawn wedding dress with cookie crumb catcher chest line
I find the cookie crumb catcher chest line to be very unique.  

sarah seven powdered sugar wedding dress
Every time I wear this dress, I feel like a fairy.  

Thank you for visiting my blog.  If you are a future bride, I wish you the best of luck finding your dress!








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15 comments:

  1. Patty you look gorgeous in all the wedding gowns you've tried on! But you look especially gorgeous during your wedding day in "the gown" you've chosen to wed your husband in.

    My story is quite different. I had two wedding gowns! I've already picked one at David's Bridal but did not realize that I was pregnant and will be on my 3rd trimester on our wedding day! They were kind enough to exchange mine to an empire waist to accommodate my size. I loved both gowns but of course more in love with the one I walked down the aisle in.

    - Karen
    http://www.MrsLookingGood.com


    P.S. I would love it if you can add your blog to the I’m a Miss/Mrs Looking Good Blog Directory. Check it out!
    http://www.mrslookinggood.com/im-missmrs-looking-good-blog-directory/

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    1. Thank you! Empire waistline would definitely be a better option. I want to see yours!

      Thank you for the invitation. I have added my site to your directory and linked up :)

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    2. You actually inspired me to blog about my wedding dress now that I've seen yours Patty! Will tag you when I do create the post.

      I have one photo during my wedding day, check it out here. http://www.mrslookinggood.com/wedding-anniversary-wine-tastings/

      - Karen

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