What is the best wedding dresses for petite women? While shopping for regular clothing is not easy for women under 5’4″, it’s even harder when it comes to finding that perfect dress for your special day.  Before you head out to bridal salons, we have put together this guide for inspiration from our favorite short female celebrities. ( Read Best Wedding Dresses for Petite Brides).


Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is one of our favorite petite celebrities we always look to for style inspiration and petite styling tips.  Standing at 5’2”, Eva Longoria has stunned us in many moments on the red carpet or many other occasions. 

Of all the short female celebrities, Eva Longoria might be the luckiest to have her dream wedding gown designed and made with love by her best friend Victoria Beckham, the singer turned fashion designer.  One of the best dressed short female celebrities herself, Victoria Beckham for sure understands how to dress a petite woman on her special day.  

Eva Longoria tied the knot with Jose Baston at a  wedding ceremony held in Valle de Bravo, Mexico in May 2016.  Eva Longoria walked down the isle in a white sheath wedding dress of simple silhouette with a sweat heart neckline. This style is designed in such a way that the seam runs vertically from the shoulders down to the hips.  They are meant to be one of the best wedding dresses for petite brides who love simple and minimalist design.  

Many petite brides  love sheath dresses as they help butter up the figure and give that long and lean silhouette needed by short brides.  Standing at 5’2”, Eva Longoria looks sensational in this sheath dress- the dress hugs her body instantly and shows off her natural curve.   No wonder she said “my dress was so perfect”.  Because most sheath wedding dresses are light weighted, they are perfect for outdoor weddings and especially destination weddings in a resort setting on the beach (they are so easy to pack and go and you will be ready for the big day of our petite brides!). 

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is on our list of style icons of all the short female celebrities.  Nicole Richie and Joel Madden married in a lavish affair at Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hills estate.  Being a fashion designer herself, Nicole Richie’s choice was unique and stunning.  She had 3 Grace Kelly inspired Marchesa gowns.  The most photographied one has a lace top with long sleeves and has a fluffy and tulle.  Normally, a fluffy ball gown is not something we would recommend to a petite bride under 5’4”, but Nicole Richie was able to pull off this look and looked amazing.  Our focus on this wedding gown is the high waist design, which emphasized her slender figure and made her legs look longer.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is one of our “it” short female actresses whenever we need style inspiration for petite women.  Not all of us are big fans of her reality TV show, but she is constantly photographed in some of the most amazing petite styles on the street, in the cocktail parties or on the red carpet.  As for her weddings?   Kim for sure demonstrated her status as a fashion icon.

In 2011, Kim wedded basketball caveman Kris Humphries in a lavish Montecito wedding.  This 72-day marriage was short lived  but frequently talked about by the major gossip columns, so was her fairytale like ceremony as well as the three different Vera Wang wedding dresses at this ceremony.  (For those of you who don’t know, Vera Wang is a family friend of the Kardashian family).  The first was a strapless princess wedding gown featuring a Renaissance Faire corset top, slight sweetheart neckline and a tulle ball gown skirt (some media joking it was a puffy cupcake skirt).  She was wearing a diamond headband with a long veil.


 The second was an ivory  mermaid Vera Wang, which Kim shared with Popsugar was her favorite of the three gowns. 

The third one and final gown was a silky charmeuse gown with slinky V-neck that evoked old Hollywood glamour.  From petite styling perspective, the third gown was most flattering for Kim’s petite body frame because the simple and body hugging silhouette emphasizes her assets and the simple long skirt elongates her figure the best.

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In 2014, Kim Kararshian tied the knot with Kanye West at Forte di Belevedere in Florence, Italy.   There was a ton of speculation by the media on who Kim will pick to create her wedding dress, the answer was revealed (not to our surprise) that it was her BFF, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.  Kim was wearing Givenchy Haute Couture white lace gown with sheer paneling and cutouts.  Kim was wearing matching silk veil and perfectly parted her hair.  She looked elegant and fashion-forward as she was walking down the isle in ivory satin four-inch heels created for her by Giuseppe Zanotti.


Hilary Duff

Another star who has the most talked about wedding dress amongst all short female actresses is Hilary Duff.  For those of you not familiar with her, Hilary is an American actress and signer songwriter who began her acting career at a you age and made her name as a teen idol of the Disney channel.  Hilary is about 5’1” or 5’2”, so she is definitely petite.  Hilary Duff tied the knot with Canadian hockey player Mike Comprie in August 2010 in a private 1920s estate in Santa Barbara, CA..  In her wedding ceremony, Hilary was wearing a mermaid styled Vera Wang gown.  The garden theme wedding gown was all embellished by hand and the finished product was an elegant gown created from silk tulle in a blush color.  It featured giant blossoms of the mermaid train It was said Vera Wang and Hilary worked together to ensure the dress was everything she had wanted for her big day.  Vera Wang explained “ This was the perfect dress for Hilary- fragile, youthful, sexy garden party”.