A traditional long wedding dress in white or ivory is still the staple of bridal gown design. However, it’s not quite what some brides are looking for! Luckily for them, today’s top designers strive to include some short and skimpy options in their collections. If you have fantastic legs, a certain personal flair, and you don’t shy away from the spotlight – these gowns are for you!
If the elegant tea-length 50s style dresses aren’t quite for you, and you want to show off your legs and shoulders – why not? There are plenty of styles to choose from, and then accessorise to your liking.
Short wedding gowns from 2013 collections by: top row left, Cocoe Voci, right, Hayley Paige for JLM Couture | centre, Manuel Mota for Pronovias | left, Monique Lhuillier, right, Rivini | top left, Oscar De La Renta, bottom left, Sarah Jassir | large image Raimon Bundo | bottom left, Wtoo, right, David Fielden
For a more modest look, you may consider a short dress with covered shoulders, allowing you to show off those legs even more.
Short gowns from 2013 collections by: top left, Sanyukta Shrestha, top right, Delphine Manivet | centre, Manuel Mota for Pronovias | two bottom images, Sarah Seven
Spanish designer YolanCris has a particular flare for the short dress – they look completely unique and range from cute to sultry.
All above gowns from the 2013 collection by YolanCris
If you’re not much into showing off your legs, worry not – you can go for see-through fabrics, necklines plunging to the navel, or for a completely unique look – take inspiration from Berlin-based designers Kaviar Gauche and wear a G-string gown, guaranteed to make you the talk of the town!
Images from 2013 collections by: top right, Temperley London, all other images by Kaviar Gauche
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