Short wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular among modern day brides. There are many reasons for this, but the main ones include the fact that there are now so many couples choosing to have destination or outdoor weddings. Many of the locations that are chosen as a wedding venue are just not appropriate for a traditional long dress. If you are planning to have a spring or summer wedding in the great outdoors such as a beach, resort or garden, your top priority is to be comfortable.
There are also brides who choose to wear short wedding dresses, because they feel it is more trendy and stylish. Some feel that the long white wedding gown is a little too traditional and opt for the shorter dress to look different. This type of wedding dress is also ideal for a bride with a petite figure. Wearing a short dress will elongate her legs and give the illusion that she is taller than she actually is. Another added bonus for getting a shorter dress is that it will probably cost a lot less due to the fact that less fabric is used in making the dress. So budget conscious brides might want to consider going with a short dress on her big day.
Short wedding dresses can come in a variety of styles and colors. If you prefer to stick with the traditional white color, there are many fun and flirty styles to choose from. Try a one shoulder, a halter or a bohemian style dress. Couple that with some nice jewelry or other accessories and you will have the perfect wedding day look for an outdoor wedding. If you want to be a little more daring with the color, try something nice and vibrant to match the environment you are in. The length of a short dress can also vary greatly, they range from tea length to above the knee. Just remember that anything too short might be a little inappropriate for a wedding.
The types of fabric that are used to make short wedding dresses are typically very soft and lightweight. Such fabrics are great for short dresses, because they flow so nicely and allow you to move gracefully in them. Look for dresses in chiffon, damask, silk or charmeuse. Some of them are even transparent and can be layered to create a fuller skirt. Remember that the best kind of short wedding dress is one that you feel comfortable in and that allows you to move around freely, this is especially important for places like the beach.
Not only will your wedding dress be great for a casual informal wedding, you can probably wear it again on a regular basis. The short wedding dress can be extremely practical. It’s such a shame that most brides spend thousands of dollars on a wedding dress that they only get to wear once. Why not make the most out of your wedding dress and put some mileage on it.