There are so many different styles of wedding dresses, it’s hard for brides to choose just one. Not everyone wants something long—you may want short wedding dresses to change into during your evening party. There are plenty of great ideas and here are just some of them.
Opt for the Calf-Length Dresses
If you don’t want full-length but aren’t too sure about shorter options, you could opt for calf-length dresses. These can still be glamorous but have a sense of style and sophistication. The Justin Alexander collection is full of cocktail dresses that have an empire waistline.
The Modern Trousseau Dress
When you want short, consider the Modern Trousseau style. This is above the knee with a large layered skirt part. It is full of netting that makes the skirt poof out, similar to a tutu. The body of the dress is then tight and strapless. It’s a great design for girls who love to have fun and want to be able to dance around the dance floor all night.
…Long at the back. These dresses are great for those who want a bit of both worlds. The dresses could even trail at the back and may give you an elastic band to place around your wrist when you want to pick the dress up. There are many different styles of these dresses, including those with a 1940s style bodice and 1980s style arms.
The Two in One Dress
What if you could have a dress that switches from long to short through the day? There are some great ideas that have body-forming dresses that you can add a net skirt over the top for a longer dress. You could also have one designed with a fabric dress for more style. Once you’ve finished with the ceremony, remove the extra and you have your short party dress.
Opt for elegance with the off-the-shoulder dresses. These are often knee length and made of silk and satin. They feel and look great at the same time. You could also opt for a one shoulder dress, which offers just the same elegance and style. Some of these can be available as two in ones, where an extra skirt is added to make it longer during the ceremony.
Lace Overlay with a 1940s Style
Amsale has released a beautiful short wedding dress with a lace overlay. It is see-through so you can see the short satin dress underneath, which is strapless. The lace, however, has sleeves and a higher neckline for a 1940s/1950s style. Have Grace Kelly’s dress with a shorter twist.
The Oriental Shorter Style
What about if you could have a shorter oriental style dress? This is something that Ines Di Santo released in the spring of 2013. It still has an off-white colour, instead of the traditional oriental colours, making it perfect for the Western bride. The shorter style stops at the knees at the front but is longer at the back to create a tail for the bride.