Petite ladies, we hear you. You’re frequently having to hem your dresses and skirts; it’s difficult to find jeans that fit your waist and booty; and it’s rare you get to indulge in fabulous fashions, as they tend to feel heavy on your short stature. But when it comes to a romantic, stylish, and impeccably-tailored wedding dress designed just for your figure, we say there is no need to compromise! Need proof? Get inspired by these open back wedding dresses for petite brides.
(Psst… these petite-friendly wedding gowns are also a great choice for smaller-chested brides, as they feature variations of unique bodice detailing, plunging necklines, and waist-cinching details!)
Unique Boho Wedding Dress: Sawyer by Sottero and Midgley
This dreamy, bohemian wedding dress has a back that will invoke many double takes. The deep scoop back edged in oversized lace motifs makes the ultimate chic statement.
Sawyer’s bold, floral lace and eye-catching long sleeves call for a romantic, outdoor soiree. This A-line wedding dress has the perfect balance of boho-charm and trailblazing trends.
Plunging V-back Wedding Dress with Long Train: Gretna by Maggie Sottero
A V-back wedding gown is a gorgeous choice for petite brides, especially when paired with a slimming silhouette and relaxed layers. This open back bridal gown features a delicate illusion lace train, which offer romantic drama and embellishment without adding too much extra bulk.
Gretna’s soft sheath silhouette flatters the waistline and hips, while nature-inspired lace adds dimension to the sparkle tulle skirt. And of course, a plunging V-back offers a romantic way to show off your figure without feeling too revealing.
Crepe Open Back Wedding Dresses: Bracken and Bracken Lynette by Sottero and Midgley
For a chic and sexy statement, consider a formfitting crepe wedding dress with a V-back that skims your shoulder blades. It’s a great way to draw attention to your upper frame, elongate your torso, and complement your posterior. The bodice lace extends around the back, neckline, and hips, as well as complements the petal-shaped train in delicate illusion tulle.
We’re also swooning over the stretch jersey lining—an irresistible feature that feels like a dream to wear. Opt for Bracken for sexy sophistication, or choose Bracken Lynette for a tad more coverage in the neckline and back. Gorgeous!
Affordable Backless Wedding Dress for Petite Brides: Augusta by Rebecca Ingram
If you have a petite frame, small bust, or both, consider an open back wedding dress that plays up your back and décolletage with slinky straps.
This slip-style wedding gown elongates your waist while adding visual interest along the collarbone and bust. And the unique criss-cross straps makes a chic statement in the low back. Plus, the crepe fabrication on Augusta is not only ultra-comfortable to wear but is also perfect for a summer wedding or beach destination!
Sexy Lace Mermaid Wedding Gown: Esther by Maggie Sottero
A resounding “Yes!” to shimmery texture, a sweetheart neckline, and an ultra-flattering silhouette in this sexy low-back mermaid wedding dress.
Vintage Open Back Wedding Dresses: Finley and Finley Dawn by Sottero and Midgley
Planning a fabulous vintage wedding celebration? We have the perfect pair of wedding gowns to complement your stylish and romantic vision! Both Finley and Finley Dawn feature Allover lace in a bold eyelet and floral motif. And each gown is lined with stretch jersey to smooth and enhance your petite figure.
Finley is designed for a Renaissance-inspired vibe with bishop sleeves, while Finley Dawn offers a modern runway-inspired aesthetic with a streamlined, sleeveless silhouette. And of course, both gown variations feature that gorgeous V-back trend you adore. So what’s not to love?
Affordable Open Back Wedding Dress: Gabriella by Rebecca Ingram
For a petite wedding dress that doesn’t break the bank, consider Gabriella from our Rebecca Ingram line! This slimming A-line bridal gown features a lace bodice and heavenly chiffon skirt, which create volume and layers without weighing you down with too much blitz or embellishment.
A flirty bow also adds visual interest to the back, while a plunging neckline elongates your torso and complements a smaller bust. It’s a gorgeous choice for summer weddings, international elopements, and garden celebrations alike!
Floral Fit-and-Flare Bridal Gown: Greenley by Maggie Sottero
There are a lot of open back wedding dresses and a lot of style features that elongate a petite frame, but we’re especially fond of how this relaxed fit-and-flare bridal dress complements shorter brides with soft lace and a bust-enhancing V-neck and back. We promise you’ll feel like an absolute dream in Greenley by Maggie Sottero!
Inspired by these sexy-back trends? We promise these open back wedding dresses for petite brides will show off your favorite features without overwhelming your frame!
Head to our post on low back wedding gowns, as well as our Pinterest gallery, for more on this chic and glamorous trend! And if you’re looking for more dreamy bridal trends to fit your style, body type, and wedding vision, click on the link to take our Wedding Dress Style quiz and narrow down your search. We can’t wait to see which gorgeous wedding dress you fall in love with!