We are all for breaking the bridal norm here at The Mews and nothing excites us more than when we see bold, beautiful brides trying something new or different.
It can be quite daunting thinking about what look you want to go with for your wedding as there are endless amounts of choice (lucky us!) but one style we feel that gets overshadowed is a short dress and for some, it is completely out of the question! But why?
It’s a look that everyone will remember, it’s playful, super statement and you get the opportunity to wear some amazing shoes.
If we’ve started to sway you and get you thinking about potentially wearing a short dress then great, read on and we will show you exactly how to nail the look, if we haven’t quite persuaded you yet then you NEED to take a look at how many amazing dresses you could wear and I’m sure you will be convinced!
So you’re thinking about trying a short dress and no idea where to start. Think about your setting and what type of wedding you’re having first and this will help you establish what look you want go for. Always stay true to your style and if you don’t feel comfortable in something then it’s not for you.
If you’re having a relaxed wedding with a bohemian or romantic style venue then you want a dress that matches the décor and theme. Laure de Sagazan is the epitome of French Bridal Chic and effortlessly stunning. Soft silk crepes and delicate French lace creates an elegant and more relaxed bridal look to tie in well with your venue and theme.
Tailor your look to suit your personality, if you are someone who likes to play around with fashion the Feutry dress by Laure is a great option as it has the same chunky lace as the Farrow dress all over and gives off an uber-cool retro vibe. Pair it with the Rocha Turban to complete the whole look!
Choosing a style that has a softer silhouette like a high-low hem dress – where the hem is longer at the back than the front, can create a more delicate and romantic look.
Alternatively a slim A-line dress with intricate detailing like the Rieux dress works just as well as it combines all the lovely aspects of a traditional bridal gown into a modern alternative.
City and urban weddings are best paired with a modern and edgy dress and who better to match that than Rime Arodaky. Bold shapes and features along with the bright ivory colour of Rime’s dresses make these the ultimate statement and should always be worn with confidence!
The Siren dress is a perfect dress that can take you through from day to night. The dainty flowery 3D lace intertwines itself all over the dress creating a fun texture while the open back detail hints sex appeal.
Looking for something a little more dramatic? The Dylan dress from the 2018 Civil collection is a looser fit dress that sits shorter at the front and longer at the back with an amazing train to go with it!
The extra material used in the back of this dress enables it to drape lovely into its train and the ruffles on either side create an exaggerated line of movement from head to toe. As it’s all about the shapes and movement of this dress, the subtle embroidery and sequins compliment each other perfectly and bode well for a classic showstopper.
The real beauty of having a short dress is that you can go to town with your shoes! This doesn’t mean you have to go for a towering platform (although that would look epic), if you’re more of a trainer/sneaker freak then push your bridal boundaries and choose a chunky white flatform trainer – they are fun and so much more common than you think, not forgetting incredibly comfortable.
Whatever you decide to choose for your shoe, just make sure it is a statement! Remember, stay true to who you are and don’t be afraid of trying something a little different – it’s the one day you get to be extravagant!