Saturday October 15, 2011
Are shorter wedding dresses a realistic option?
Short wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular in the bridal fashion world, especially as the second, reception dress. Why party it up in a huge, cumbersome ball gown that—while prettier than anything else in the room—is hard to get down in? After all, if you can’t have fun at your reception, why have a reception at all?
I don’t know if I’d wear a short dress down the aisle, though I definitely think there are a lot of cute options out there. I’ve thought about having a second dress, but personally I don’t think my budget would permit it. But if I could, some of these designers nailed it spot on in regard to beautiful, short wedding dresses.
Hands-down, this is my favorite short dress. Claire Pettibone really scored points with this incredible design. It’s not quite a party dress, but not quite a gown. However it’s still not as confining or as hard to dance in as a huge ball gown or constricting mermaid silhouette. The lowered back adds that extra sense of elegance needed for the down-the aisle look while the front screams, let’s get down. Best part? I could seriously wear some killer purple heels for all to see. If you love shoes, this would be an ideal dress.
I love the back of this Ugo Zaldi dress too. It’s fun and flirty without looking like a young girl’s homecoming party dress. I particularly love the draping with the sparkly detail on the lower back. This would definitely be a great reception dress for someone wanting to still look sophisticated and classy after the ceremony is finished.
Cocoe Voci’s short gown could be a great ceremony and reception dress. Even though it is short, the train adds that extra bridal feel. This is perfect for the girl wanting let loose afterward, but doesn’t want to change dresses. I’d consider this innovative, unique gown. The train makes me think I could have my own Pippa carry my train like Kate Middleton. This feature would be perfect for my castle wedding.
Maggie Sottero has always been known for producing amazing gowns that the everyday brides love. This dresses is the perfect party dress for after the nuptials. It would be perfect for a springy or summer wedding like mine. I can even imagine myself dancing in this beautiful dress, twirling with my dad at the father daughter dance (we’re dancing to “When I look at you” by Miley Cyrus by the way).
Shorter dresses are definitely a great option to consider for brides wanting fun weddings, especially in the warmer seasons. Perhaps I should consider it more for my wedding. After all, an outdoor ceremony in July can get a bit heated.
What about you? Would you consider a short dress for your wedding?