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Wedding Gown: Flattering Wedding Dress for a Petite Bride?

Q.

I'm petite -- 5'1". What style wedding dress will be most flattering?

A.

Shorter-than-average brides need to be careful that their wedding dress doesn't wear them! Let's face it: When you're shorter, you have less area to cover and less fabric to work with. It's better to keep things relatively uncluttered. Think simple details. Keep the beading and fullness to a minimum. Same goes for the wedding veil: Shorter brides tend to get lost beneath poufy cathedral-length veils, so you may want to stick with the chapel- or elbow-length style.

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