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 highlight some of the best parts of your bridesmaid's 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 slim 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, so we have compiled some of the most important things to consider when dressing a petite bridesmaid. Highlighting specific parts of a petite frame will highlight your bridesmaid's entire figure. Some of these ideas can include a varying neckline, additional texture, or simple straps can be that stunning feature in your bridesmaid's dress. 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
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 about keeping the girls in place. If your bridesmaid is wanting to show a little skin, then a plunging neckline is the solution. 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
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 pleating, and is usually seen at the bust line of a 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 bridesmaid’s petite figure.
Tip #4: Spaghetti straps accentuate petite frames beautifully
A perfect element for bridesmaid dresses for petite women is thin spaghetti straps. The thin strap accentuates the shoulders and chest area by showing more skin than a thicker strap. 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. We want to highlight some of our favorite dresses that would look stunning on petite bridesmaids. Our picks are perfect for bridesmaids with smaller frames and chests and will make them feel beautiful and look fabulous 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 more. The dresses we highlight today are going to make your hunt for the perfect bridesmaid dresses for petite women much easier.
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 ideal option for a petite figure.
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.
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.
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. Bonus: Lydia has pockets!
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.
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.
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. Summer is a sexy, classy dress that will make any bridesmaid look and feel fabulous.
The Jeslyn dress is the perfect 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.
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.
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.
Shopping for bridesmaid dresses for petite women can be overwhelming. With all the options we’ve laid out here, we hope we’ve made your search 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!
The best part: our dresses here at Kennedy Blue are $150 or less making it budget friendly for every 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!