Styling The Petite Bride

As a shorter bride you may feel pretty limited in your options, but take heart dear reader…Amanda Oberhaus, of Posh Bridal Couture Nashville, is here to help! We had the pleasure of visiting their new location in historic Cummins Station to talk wedding dresses, and she opened our eyes to the vast array of possibilities. Be Bold…Be Beautiful!

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FROM THE EXPERT

If you are wanting to compliment your smaller frame:

Consider choosing a natural waist to pull your shape in

A fit-to-flare will help elongate you

A sweetheart neckline will compliment a smaller bust

If a bride wants to do a ball gown:

Natural waist will still give you shape

Strapless, or an open neckline that doesn’t cover your collarbone tends to work best

Shorter Dresses:

Consider doing a tea length gown

Make sure you get  it hemmed properly

This is the dress for those of you who have shoes you want to show off

If you are looking for that retro look

A-line (pencil) tends to be flattering on petite brides

Necklines:

A sweetheart neckline creates shape and structure to the dress

Under the collarbone keeps you looking elongated

If you are wanting a high neckline go with sheer lace

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emma-2015

Keira

Hayden

sadie-2015

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winslett-2015

keria-2015

Gowns | Matthew Christopher, Blue Willow by Anne Barge

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