2016 is an exciting year for wedding dress trends with fashion forward styles such as the cropped top, high-low hems and the return of the mini dress! Wedding dresses have predominantly remained modest in previous years but with the influence of slinky red carpet gowns, featuring plunging necklines and exposed backs, wedding dresses that show a bit more flesh are becoming more common place and considered less risqué.
Whilst short dresses have been popular in the last couple of years in the form of 1950s inspired flared, tea-length skirts, this trend has evolved into a shorter more figure hugging silhouette. This trend was popular in the 1960s and over 3 decades, has made its way back into the world of bridal wear fashion.
Images courtesy of Pinterest – Cilla Black and Bobby Willis (main image) | Rachel and James Welch (top right) | Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti (bottom right)
The mini dress won’t be for everyone, but certainly has its benefits for the modern day brides who wants to rock this look on her big day. We take a look at some of our favourite mini wedding dresses and why they are so versatile!
Show Off Your Shoes
If you’re a girl who loves her shoes and wants to show off a special pair on her big day, ensure they are seen by choosing a mini wedding dress.
Opting for a short dress, makes the style easier to wear again to other formal events and occasions. Accessorise with darker colours to make the dress feel less bridal or if you’re feeling brave, get it dyed!
A perfect party dress option if you want to change into something different for your reception, enabling you to dance the night away with ease!
Cool for the Summer
Planning an exotic beach wedding? The mini wedding dress will not only keep you cooler than a traditional full length gown, but you will be able to frolic on the beach without collecting sand in your train!
The new collection of Justin Alexander Signature for Autumn/Winter wedding dresses 2016 features sumptuously elegant gowns with all the style and allure of old Hollywood glamour. This distinctive new collection of bridal…
Catering for voluptuous, curvy women, Eternity Bridal's Cara Mia Woman collection offers stunning plus size bridal wear. With gowns from size 14 to 28, they are specifically designed to flatter full figured…
Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!