Got leg? If you answered a resounding yes, then perhaps a short wedding dress is for you. This season, designers have you (un)covered with short, shorter and shortest dresses that are wedding-worthy. Brides on the petit side might also want to consider an abbreviated dress for the big day.
Short wedding dresses used to be few and far between, but as brides proved themselves to be the true fashionistas they are, designers got wise and began to give girls just what they were demanding.
Marchesa's short, or should we say mini, dresses are incredible confections in luscious silk organza and tulle. These little numbers make the most of great gams and should be worn with a flirty personality to match.
Elizabeth Fillmore's shortie is an elegant, lacy sheath with long sleeves and a slightly futuristic shoulder. These dresses might be short, but they're long on style and chic.
A short wedding dress also gives brides the opportunity to play up her legs and feet. Suddenly the idea of hosiery becomes an important question. Sheer? Opaque? All-over lace? Seamed up the back? The fun doesn't end there.
Shoes can now make or break your look if you opt for a short dress, so consider wisely. Comfort is important but so is style and perhaps even color. A bit of a platform can be a great choice to add height and comfort. A high, sexy Louboutin sandal or peep-toe can be amazing, or a bride can go for a fifties-style kitten heel pump if she's not looking to add inches and wants a bit of a retro moment. Pastels and metallics can also be the perfect punctuation for a sweet, sassy bride. In short, keep it stylish and keep it brief.