The short wedding dress is becoming more popular each season and is not going anywhere, anytime soon. It’s the bridal option that’s been around for much longer that we even realize.
Saying Yes to the Mini Wedding Dress
While many would advise brides to steer clear from leaning into any passing trends concerning their wedding day, this one may be an exception. On a day where you will look back on for years to come, you want your dress to be beautiful and timeless. That being said, many trends are exactly the opposite and often turn stale just a quick as they popped in. However, a short silhouette, can be just as elegant and regal as a traditional wedding gown.
If there is anyone we look to in fashion, it’s the A listers. Celebrities have been co signing this short dress option well before this year. Most recently, we have seen a very much talked about Kourtney Kardashian in her Dolce & Gabbana lace number and Lily Allen in a chic Dior belted mini. Looking back though some of Hollywood’s top stars, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn wore a custom Givenchy mini dress for her wedding to Andrea Dotti in 1969. Charlotte Casiraghi opted for a short, bow embellished option for her civil service and Cindy Crawford downed a silky slip mini made by John Galliano back in 1998 – do we think this could be D&G’s inspiration for the most recent Kardashian wedding?
Chiara Ferragni, like many brides as of late, changed into a shorter wedding dress for her third look of the evening. Many brides start wedding celebrations with a traditional service and want to wear more of a traditional dress to match. Come time for the reception it is common to then change into a fun, often shorter ensemble. This allows the bride to have the best of both worlds with a longer gown for a possible church ceremony and professional photoshoot plus a fun mini for the reception. Who wouldn’t want to change into something a little more comfortable to smash it on the dance floor? Brides can quite literally have their wedding cake and eat it too.
For couples planning an unconventional wedding, eloping and want an easy-to-pack gown or just want to show a bit more leg, a short dress is the way to go. Not only can it play into your whimsical or very uncomplicated theme but is something not many wedding gowns can ever be: practical. With a short dress, you can actually wear it again. With the shorter dress length, there is no hassle to alter or rework. Actress Keira Knightly loved her Chanel tulle gown so much that she shortened and wore to multiple red-carpet events afterward.
Whether you are looking to make a cool modern statement or debut a dance floor ready second look, the wedding dress mini is worth giving a try.