Allure Bridals Romance Collection style 3101: Calling all minimalist brides! This elegant sheath features a plunging neckline and flattering silhouette. The crepe flows effortlessly in this sleeveless masterpiece. Pictured with the Sash S132. Available colors: Ivory. Available sizes: 2-32.

New York Bride & Co. in Syracuse celebrates all body shapes and sizes. Feel confident upon arriving that you will find your ideal wedding dress. Looking beautiful and feeling comfortable is one of the keys to selecting the perfect gown. Allure Bridal’s Romance Collection offers a wide variety of materials, cuts and styles to keep you radiant and glowing on your big day. If “soft” and “timeless” are two adjectives that describe your bridal style, you must stop by to view this collection.

If you’re going to be a petite bride, you’ll find helpful wedding dress style recommendations below:

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! Think simple details. A straight sheath silhouette flatters and elongates the body or, if you prefer something more traditional, opt for an A-line or princess silhouette. A silhouette that is fitted at the top and widening to a cone shape looks flattering on most body types. Another good rule of thumb is to look for a gown that has a natural waist, rather than a drop waist or an empire, which can throw off your proportions. When it comes to detailing, don’t overdo it! Keep the beading and embellishment to a minimum. Same goes for the wedding veil : Shorter brides tend to get lost beneath poofy cathedral-length veils, so you may want to stick with the chapel- or elbow-length style. The Knot breaks down your wedding dress details even further to give you some style considerations.


Allure Bridals, Romance Collection style 3060: Delightful lace appliqués add gorgeous visual interest to the straps of this stunning sheath-style, lace wedding gown. Illusion netting creates ideal support and comfort. Available colors: Antique/Ivory/Nude/Silver (pictured above), Antique/Ivory/Nude/Silver, Ivory/Nude/Silver or Ivory/Silver. Available sizes 2-32.

Petite Bride Considerations

Good symmetry and an excellent fit are critical elements of the most flattering wedding dresses for smaller ladies. For the best appearance, it’s essential that a petite bride not be overwhelmed by fabric or accessories. Read more below:

Here are my top ideas to avoid a shortening effect on a bride:

Ball Gown
– Consider a waistline that curves up slightly in the center.
– Choose a waistline that starts straight but lowers around the back.
– Pick a narrow belt or ribbon in a tonal (not contrasting) color.
– Request less fullness in the skirt by reducing the crinoline or tulle.

Mermaid Gown
– Pay careful attention to the horizontal style: lines-less will be best!
– The “mermaid” seam could curve on a petite bride to elongate the look.
– Call attention to your face with details on the upper bodice.
– Consider a trumpet gown instead (a gradual, modified mermaid shape). Inside Weddings discusses certain dress aspects to consider to avoid being consumed by your wedding dress.


Allure Bridals, Romance Collection style 3113: The stunning high-neckline of this gown flows seamlessly into the illusion bodice and full skirt. Bloom appliqués descend enchantingly through the length of the skirt. To put it succinctly, this dress is a knock-out. Available colors: Champagne/Ivory/Nude/Silver (pictured above), Champagne/Ivory/Nude/Silver, Ivory/Nude/Silver, White/Silver, Champagne/Ivory/Silver or Ivory/Silver. Available sizes: 2-32.

Less Really Is More

While it may be tempting to pair an intricately beaded gown with multiple pieces of sparkling jewelry, headpieces, belts and capes, the fact is too much detail can be disorientating. New York Bride & Co. has an exquisite array of wedding dresses for every taste and a wide range of wedding accessories. The key is combining them in just the right way — and that’s where the assistance of our seasoned bridal consultants will prove invaluable. Read more about detail overkill below:

Avoiding too Much Detail

While you may dream of a wedding dress spilling over with beading and embroidery, you might want to consider a simpler design. Slender brides can get lost in a dress that has too much detail. Simpler is better for the petite bride. Consider simple satin, smooth textures, and minimal detail. EWedding has some excellent tips and tricks to keep in mind when searching for your ultimate wedding dress.

The best and simplest way to ensure that your Wedding Day look is perfect from head to toe is to shop at New York Bride & Co. You are certain to find your dream wedding gown among our vast selection of designer dresses. With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff of bridal consultants available every day to assist you, we are the premier wedding shop in Syracuse and the surrounding area.