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How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Every bride needs her crew to help her say ‘I do’! And once she picks her crew, a bride wants them to feel just as beautiful on the special day. One size fits all is not the way to go when selecting a dress for different body types and shapes. Shopping for petite figures can be a struggle selecting something feminine and flattering without being too generic. There are many different elements to consider when selecting bridesmaid dresses for petite women. It’s best to try and work with what we got and highlight some of the best parts of the petite frame. We’re going to give you some helpful tips and tricks on finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses for petite women. Whether it’s small busts or slime waistlines, we’ve got you covered with the best options of bridesmaid dresses for petite women.

Tips on Finding Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

There are many different styles of bridesmaid dresses for petite women and petite figures but we have compiled some of the most important things to consider when dressing a petite figure. Highlighting certain parts of a petite figure can give your bridesmaids the flattering figure they desire. Some of these ideas can include a varying neckline, additional texture or even simple straps to add a stunning component to these bridesmaid dresses for petite women. These are some of our favorite tips on finding your petite bridesmaid her perfect dress.

Tip #1: Sweetheart necklines are a great way to create some cleavage

two women wearing Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Sweetheart necklines are an instant classic. This is a great way to create a subtle cleavage and help accentuate a smaller bust. While creating some cleavage, this is still a modest style for a more private bridesmaid. This can really help the more petite bridesmaid feel sexy and confident to help you on your big day.

Tip #2: Don’t shy away from a plunging v-neckline

Plunging necklines are a great option for bridesmaid dresses for petite women. They look great on petite frames because you won’t have to worry too much about keeping the girls always in place. The plunging neckline is perfect for a bridesmaid not afraid to show a little skin and show off her petite figure. This is such a flattering option and can be a great way to bring an edgy vibe to a bridesmaid dress.

Tip #3: Shoot for dresses with ruching, ruffles and other voluminous textures

two women wearing Kennedy Blue bridesmaid dresses | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Adding a little texture to a dress is a great way to add a bold element to a petite frame. This can include ruching, ruffles or even some pleating to help add texture to your bridesmaid dress. Having volume in the bodice will help make your bust look larger in the best way possible. An added textured element is an engaging way to highlight your petite bridesmaid’s figure.

Tip #4: Spaghetti straps accentuate petite frames beautifully

A perfect element for bridesmaid dresses for petite women is thin spaghetti straps. This is a great way to accentuate the shoulders and chest area and really highlight the feminine parts of your bridesmaid petite frame. Something as simple as varying straps is an easy way to bring a vibrant element to bridesmaid dress. 

Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Here at Kennedy Blue, we have an amazing collection of bridesmaid dresses for all different shapes and sizes. Today we are going to highlight some of our favorite dresses that would look amazing on petite bridesmaids. Our picks are perfect for bridesmaids with smaller frames and chests and will make them feel beautiful on your special day. Most of the dresses we have picked out for you today include multiple elements that we talked about above. This includes plunging necklines, ruched bodices and everything in between. The dresses we highlight today are going to make your hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dresses for petite women that much easier. 

Ginger

Ginger Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Our Ginger dress combines a stunning sweetheart neckline with dynamic ruching on the bodice making it the perfect bridesmaid dress for petite women. These elements will highlight a smaller chest and be the perfect option for a petite figure. 

Bailey

Bailey Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

The Bailey dress highlights the neckline so beautifully and is amazing for a petite frame. This will accentuate the neck bone and the shoulders. The pleated top and waistline is a great added element to this bridesmaid dress for petite women.

Ivy

Ivy Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Our Ivy dress has a structured ruched bodice and a unique sweetheart neckline making it a flawless choice for any petite frame. It highlights all the right places and will make your petite bridesmaid feel her absolute best.

Lydia

Lydia Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Dress for Petite Women

This is the perfect bridesmaid dress for petite women because of the sassy V neckline. This is a great way to highlight a petite chest and the sheer V detail on the side is an extra element to make your bridesmaid feel flawless.

Rose

Rose Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

The Rose dress has a dramatic V neck and V back to accentuate a petite chest. There is a pleated waistband which will add a charming element to this sexy dress. This is an excellent choice of a bridesmaid dress for petite women. 

Logan

Logan Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Our Logan dress has thin straps to spotlight petite shoulders in the best way possible. In addition, there’s a bold double ruffle top which is a charming element to this classic bridesmaid dress for petite women.

Summer

Summer Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

This dress is a gorgeous choice for the petite bridesmaid. There is a deep V neckline accompanied by thin straps & a pleated bodice. This combines all our favorite tips for an unmatched bridesmaid dress for petite women.

Jeslyn

Jeslyn Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

The Jeslyn dress is the quintessential example of a voluminous texture highlighting a petite figure. This dress features a knot tie element right at the chest area giving the girls a spotlight on their own.

Hope

Hope Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dresses | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

Our Hope dress is a petite bridesmaid’s dream! It has a beautiful halter detail with a sexy deep V neckline. With the natural pleats highlight the chest area, this will accentuate all the right places.

Cameron

Cameron Kennedy Blue Bridesmaid Dress | How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses for Petite Women

This dress uses spaghetti straps to their full advantage. You have a beautiful V-neckline and straps that lead to a sassy lace back detail. This is an elegant element to give all the right attention to a petite bridesmaid’s figure.

Conclusion

Shopping for bridesmaid dresses for petite women can be completely overwhelming. With all the options we’ve laid out here, we hope we’ve made your search that much easier.

There are so many different options when it comes to bridesmaid dresses but Kennedy Blue is by far the best. Our dresses are offered in 40+ colors giving you unlimited options for your big day. Comfort is always a plus when spending all day in a dress so all our dresses have pockets!

Best of all, all dresses here at Kennedy Blue are $150 or less making it the perfect price point for any bridesmaid! Tell us in the comments down below what dress you’d pick out for your petite bridesmaids. Are you more of a Ginger or a Hope? Let us know!

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Karlie
July 01, 2019 10:36

Thanks for the advice! Excited to pick my dress!

Mariah Wood
June 24, 2019 15:22

Thank you for tips on both petite bridesmaids as well as busty! So many brides have both body types in their weddings!

Johana
June 21, 2019 14:42

Thanks for the tips!

krystin
June 20, 2019 11:01

so helpful!

Hannah
June 20, 2019 11:01

These tips will help so much with my bridesmaids!!

Jennifer
June 20, 2019 11:02

Cute dresses!

Kadie Burgess
June 20, 2019 11:03

This is so helpful! I’ve been looking for tips for forever!!

Heather Weber
June 20, 2019 11:03

This was so helpful!

Rhyker
June 20, 2019 11:03

All of my bridesmaids of petite women. This was very helpful!

Jo
June 20, 2019 11:03

Thanks for these tips!

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