Short & Sweet

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips

Dress by Pnina Tornai

The snow has finally melted and the weather is slowly but surely heating up. When it comes to fashion, scarves are being shed and hemlines are rising. Though a short wedding dress may not be for every bride, if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, it may be a viable option. There are so many choices out there when it comes to finding a great wedding dress that shows off some leg.

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