Good news for today’s petite bride. Short wedding dresses—from tea length to mini—are now on trend! Formerly a preference mainly of brides wanting that nostalgic 1950s look, these higher hemlines are now sharing the spotlight on the runways of top fashion designers’ shows. The designs range from swirly-skirted and flirty numbers to more tailored and structured cocktail dresses.
See What’s Great For Petite Brides
1 – David’s Bridal via David’s Bridal.com; 2 – Ines di Santo via Ines di Santo.com; 3 – Monique Lhuillier via Chic Vintage Brides;; 4 – Marchesa via Zank You; 5 – Carolina Herrera via Ms. Fabulous.com; 6 – J. Crew Bridal via J. Crew.com; 7 – Ann Taylor via Ann Taylor.com; 8 – Kelly Faetanini via Wedding Inspirasi
In this roundup, we’re featuring a lovely mix of haute couture and ready-to-wear creations—each with a feminine, romantic touch that will flatter the petite bride without overwhelming her with yards of fabric and fussy embellishments!
The feminine, romantic treatments we see here and love: a ‘handkerchief’ skirt, sweetheart and off-shoulder necklines, full or three-quarter sleeves in dainty lace fabric, a tiny lace peplum over a slim skirt, strapless bodices, a full gathered skirt with a petticoat underneath, belted waistlines, plus a range of luxe fabrics from sheer to embroidered, to satiny, to ruched or ruffled.
So many lovely looks to inspire your own choice of a trending shorter wedding dress!