So, you've got up to £500 in your budget for the most important dress of your life and you need some inspiration. The good news is there are hundreds of…
Written by Lucy Leaper Last updated: May 14, 2015
Whilst a traditional, full length wedding dress with a train will never go out of fashion, knee length wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular with brides.
If you fit into any of the categories below, a knee length wedding dress could be perfect for you!
Short wedding dresses were first worn back in the 1920s, but it was the revival of the 1950s trends that introduced this style of dress back into current day bridal wear collections. Traditionally tea length (mid calf), the skirt has been shortened to the knee for a more flattering look. A-line, knee length dresses suit all shapes and sizes. They accentuate the waist, by nipping in at the smallest part and flare out over the hips, creating a cute and feminine silhouette.
For brides that want to show their off their natural curves a figure hugging, knee length wedding dress will accentuate all your curves to create a sexy yet sophisticated look!
If you are worried about showing a little too much and don’t want to look like you’re on a night out, decide what you want to show off and keep the rest modest. For example if your legs are your best assets and you choose a shorter hem, opt for long sleeves or a high neckline. If you want to show off your shoulders and decolletage, keep the hem on the knee. Alternatively, if you fall in love with a strapless dress that’s also quite short, you can pop on a cute matching jacket or bolero for the ceremony and reveal your ‘party look’ at the reception!
So, you think a knee length wedding dress is probably the best option for you, but you don’t want it to feel like a regular everyday dress and you are worried you won’t feel like a ‘real bride’. Fear not! These fabulous designs by Alfred Angelo and Sweetheart offer it all! With short hems at the front and longer hems/trains at the back, you don’t have to compromise on having a dress that feels like a bridal gown!
One of the best things about having a short wedding dress is being able to show off a fabulous pair of shoes! If your dress is simple and elegant don’t be afraid to go to town on and choose something eye catching and ornate. If you want a pair of shoes you can wear a again, choose a pair to match your colour scheme.
If you opt for a 1950s style dress with a full skirt, you can add a little surprise and a flash of colour with a contrasting petticoat. It’ll look amazing and will make great photographs!