Pretty Things: Short Wedding Dresses

Who says your wedding dress has to be full length?  Your grandma, that’s who.  I keed, I keed.  But really, it seems like the majority of brides choose to wear a long gown on their wedding day.  Perhaps they think that a short dress would be too casual, but in my opinion a knee or tea length dress can be just as elegant and formal as the poofiest floor length Cinderella ball gown.  Also, wearing a short dress is a great way to assert your individuality and really stand out among the crowd.  Check out the short dresses on the brides below.  I’ve chosen to showcase a variety of dress styles to show just how versatile this look can be.

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Clockwise from top left: Amandine and Arnaud, featured on Style Me Pretty; Laura and Omar, from Vinny D Photography; Kristin and Laura, from Kelly Prizel Photography; Anna and Tom, featured on London Bride

In the top left picture the bride wears a very simple, yet super classy (and super affordable!) knee length ball gown from Light in the Box.  You can check out the exact dress here.  The lovely bride in the top right is wearing a super fun and modern feather dress from bebe.   I don’t think that this exact dress is available anymore, but here’s something very similar.  It’s a bit hard to tell, but in the bottom left picture both ladies are sporting short dresses.  Kristin’s textured tea length dress is from Stephanie James Couture.  I believe this is the “Mrs Kennedy” dress.   Laura’s open back lace sheath is from Amy Kuschel.  This salon is based out of San Francisco, but it does look like they have retailers all over the US.  The bride on the lower right is wearing a vintage dress from the 1950s from Fur Coat No Knickers in London.  Going vintage can be a great way to save money on a dress.  However, it may require many hours sifting through vintage shops to find something that you not only love, but that’s also in your size.  If you’re looking for something vintage inspired check out Ruche.  In addition to their wide selection of bridal and bridesmaids dresses, they also have vintage inspired shoes and accessories at really reasonable prices.

If you want to see more pictures of these gorgeous ladies and their dresses you can check out the full galleries of each wedding by clicking the links in the picture caption.

One of the many benefits of wearing a short wedding dress is that you’ll have a chance to show off some fancy shoes.  I know that  lot of brides these days are picking brightly colored or otherwise fun shoes to wear under their gowns, but with long dresses they often remain hidden.  Be sure to click through the links below to see the full galleries of each wedding.

Or how about adding something a little more unexpected?  The ladies below chose to wear colored crinoline petticoats under their dresses.  Again, don’t forget to click on the links below to see the full galleries.

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How do you feel about the short dress trend?  Would you ever considered wearing one?   Leave us a comment and let us know.

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2 thoughts on “Pretty Things: Short Wedding Dresses

  1. my wedding dress, which is actually a J.Crew bridesmaid dress in ivory, is just above the knee, fitted and strapless. but classy enough that it won’t make my dad blush, which is important. :) and the best part is that i got it on sale. high fives!

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