There are also many advantages to going short. Short styles may save you some cash, will keep you cool during a hot, outdoor ceremony, allow you to show off your shoes, and give you plenty of room to kick up your heels and dance.
Pnina Tornai offers a sexy mini dress with a dipping neckline, single shoulder strap, and plenty of ruffles. For a more modest bride, Michelle Roth’s fifties-inspired belted tea length gown may be the perfect fit. If you’re feeling in between the two extremes, Ines Di Santo makes a stunning short appliquéd gown with a sweetheart neckline and removable train so that you don’t have to choose between short and long.
If you love the idea of a short gown for dancing but aren’t sure you want to forgo the more traditional full-length feel, perhaps spring for a short dress to use as a reception look in addition to your ceremony gown. Take a look through our slideshow to get some short and sweet gown ideas!
Posting by Corine Brosseau, a student at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology