Bridal Gowns: Short and Sassy

by Lotoya Vongrechin on April 11, 2012

In delicate lace, fitted satin or embellished with organza overlays, short gowns (also sometimes known as “tea length”) are perfect for outdoor, morning or casual weddings. A more comfortable alternative to the longer and fuller silhouettes, short gowns are making appearances in ceremonies or as a surprise change during receptions.

Because short gowns can be made in a variety of fabrics and silhouettes, they’re flattering on brides of all shapes. Plus, they offer some additional advantages. A short dress will:

·         elongate a short torso. 
·         eliminate a fussy train and the daunting task of bustling.
·         save you money by needing less fabric and details. 
·         weigh less, thus giving you ease of movement and making you more comfortable through a long event.   

Choosing the perfect bridal gown is an extremely personal decision for any bride-to-be. Try on several styles, both long and short, and choose the dress that gives you butterflies. If wearing a short, fun and flirty dress is your dream, go for it! It’s your day and you deserve to look and feel beautiful. 

Up next in our weekly finding the perfect bridal gown series is a look at bridal headpieces. 

Photo credits – l to r; Top row: Summer Short, Modern Trousseau, Simone Carvalli,  2nd row Amsale, Matthew Christopher, Kiyonna, 3rd row Jim Hjelm, Igigi by Yuliya Raquel , The Monte Carlo

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M. Shannon Hernandez April 11, 2012 at 6:35 am

I have really enjoyed your weekly posts on wedding dresses. It is much needed, I believe, as there are so many styles to choose from and the whole process can be very overwhelming. It is nice to see the same styles grouped by name. Thank you.


lotoya April 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thank you so much for your gracious words. This bridal gown series is near and dear to my heart. I sold bridal gowns in the past and brides-to-be need to be educated prior to going gown shopping. You must know your body and be open minded.


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