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Favourite bridal fashion looks: short and sweet

By admin on February 27th, 2007 1 comment


Not everyone wants to go for a traditional, full-length, dress, and not everyone suits it. A shorter style can be a great choice for less formal weddings, or those who just like to be different!

What is it?
Just as it says on the tin: dresses of knee length or less, rather than the floor length styles we’re more used to seeing at weddings.

Who should wear it?
Shorter brides may feel more comfortable in a style that doesn’t drown them, while those who count their legs as their best assets will have the perfect opportunity to show them off! This style is perfect for destination weddings (where longer dresses could start to feel hot and stuffy), registry offices or brides looking for a stylish and fun look.

Who shouldn’t wear it?
If you’re a traditional kind of girl, you may not feel comfortable in this less formal style, and may feel out of place in it if you’re having a big church wedding with a train of attendants. The short style will draw attention to your legs, so if you don’t enjoy having them on show, give this one a miss and choice to emphasise one of your other assets instead.

This is a simple, informal look, so don’t go overboard on the accessories. Shoes with a slight heel will be more flattering than flats, and while a short veil can look very dramatic with a similarly short dress, a chic hat or simple hair accessory can also look fabulous.

Dresses: L-r, Strapless sheath dress by Janell Berte Couture, strapless tulle dress – Destinations by Maggie Sottero, satin dress by Avioanni

  • Janna

    I’m really loving this ‘short and sweet’ style but the selection in the UK is a little limited. Does anyone know of any good retailers in the north of England that may stock these tea dress styles?

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