100+ Wedding Dresses Perfect for Petite Figures

Flatter a petite figure with a few simple tricks. Here, more than 100 wedding dresses that work well for petite body types

Updated 07/08/17
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Briana Moore

For brides who are short in stature and narrow at the waist — otherwise known as petite — wedding dresses that create the illusion of a long torso are ideal. The key to finding the most complementary dress for petite brides-to-be is all in the details, particularly, four specific silhouette styles that help create a long and lean stature.

Brides going for a boho or beach aesthetic on their big day will likely gravitate towards an empire-waist dress (where the waistline fall right beneath the bust) to help elongate their miniature figure. Another great way to trick the eye? A trumpet gown. The low-lying skirt and form-fitting bodice help to stretch out your midsection and adds inches instantly. There's also the tried-and-true sheath: Its straight-cut silhouette manifests into one statuesque look for brides on the shorter end of the scale. And remember to consider flattering embellishments and details from pleats and vertical beading or sequins to a seam that runs along the side of your bodice as opposed to across.

Lucky for petite brides, our favorite bridal designer's most recent runway shows were filled with tons of options. Whether it's Amsale's modern, no-fuss sheaths, Ines di Santo's glam trumpets, Jenny Packham's signature up-and-down beading, or Vera Wang's diagonal ruching, there's a gorgeous, lengthening dress out there for all petite brides to wear.

We scoured the runways to find the most flattering styles for your tiny frame. Here, wedding dresses that work well for petite body types.

Short

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Wedding dress by Lein

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Wedding dress by Lein

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Wedding dress by Marylise

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Wedding dress by Marylise

BHLDN Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by BHLDN

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Wedding dress by BHLDN

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Wedding dress by Viktor & Rolf

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Wedding dress by Viktor & Rolf

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Wedding dress by Carolina Herrera

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

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Wedding dress by Naeem Khan

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Wedding dress by Anne Barge

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Wedding dress by Tadashi Shoji

David's Bridal Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding Dress by David's Bridal

Empire

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

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Wedding dress by Vera Wang

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Wedding dress by Lein

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Wedding dress by YolanCris

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Wedding dress by YolanCris

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Wedding Dress by Rosa Clara

Courtesy of Amsale

Wedding dress by Amsale

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Wedding dress by Amsale

Courtesy of Temperley Bridal

Wedding dress by Temperley Bridal

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Wedding dress by Alon Livné

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Wedding Dress by Elizabeth Fillmore

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Wedding Dress by Savannah Miller

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Wedding Dress by Halfpenny

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Wedding dress by Julie Vino

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Wedding dress by Sareh Nouri

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Wedding dress by Watters

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Watters

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Wedding dress by Rivini

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Wedding dress by Rivini

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Marchesa

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Wedding dress by Theia

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Wedding dress by Houghton

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Wedding dress by Peter Langer

Sheath

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Wedding dress by Pronovias Barcelona

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Wedding Dress by Naeem Kahn

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Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

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Wedding dress by Pronovias Barcelona

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Wedding dress by Reem Acra

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Wedding dress by Lela Rose

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Wedding dress by Pronovias Barcelona

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Wedding dress by YolanCris

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Wedding dress by YolanCris

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Wedding Dress by Rosa Clara

Courtesy of Amsale

Wedding dress by Amsale

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Wedding dress by Amsale

Courtesy of Christos

Wedding dress by Christos

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Wedding dress by Christos

Courtesy of Mon Cheri

Wedding dress by Mon Cheri

Courtesy of Victoria Kyriakides

Wedding dress by Victoria Kyriakides

Courtesy of Oscar De La Renta

Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

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Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

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Wedding dress by Christos Costarellos

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Wedding dress by Alexandra Grecco

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Wedding dress by Antonia Riva

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Wedding dress by Julie Vino

Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Wedding dress by Rita Vinieris

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Wedding dress by Carolina Herrera

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Wedding dress by Watters

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Wedding dress by Sottero and Midgley

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Wedding dress by Tara Keely

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Wedding dress by Maggie Sottero

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Samantha Wedding Dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

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Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

Courtesy of Ramona Keveza

Wedding dress by Ramona Keveza

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Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

David's Bridal Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by David's Bridal

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

Trumpet

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Wedding dress by Christos

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Wedding dress by Lela Rose

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Wedding dress by Christos

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Wedding dress by [Eve of Milady](http://www.eveofmiladybridals.com/

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Wedding dress by Sareh Nouri

Courtesy of Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Wedding dress by Rita Vinieris

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Wedding dress by Tara Keely

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Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Jim Hjelm

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Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

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Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

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Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

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Wedding dress by Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

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Wedding dress by Anne Barge

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Wedding dress by Tadashi Shoji

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Wedding dress by Sachin & Babi

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Wedding dress by Sachin & Babi

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Wedding dress by Sachin & Babi

Justin Alexander Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

Liancarlo Spring 2018 Wedding Dress

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Wedding dress by Liancarlo

Courtesy of Casablanca Bridal

Wedding dress by Casablanca Bridal

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