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While a floor-sweeping gown is a popular choice for weddings, a short hem frock can pack just as much allure. Short wedding dresses make equally glamorous options for the big occasion, thanks to their easy elegance and breezy feel. If the plan is to wear one to your ceremony, rehearsal dinner or afterparty, these new-season releases will appeal to the dreamer in you.
Finding the perfect wedding dress can seem like a Herculean task, but thankfully there’s an array of elegant and effortless pieces to choose from this season, including satin minis, halter silhouettes, sequin-trimmed and off-shoulder styles. We recommend choosing based on the vibe you are going for. If an oceanside wedding is on the mood board, then consider a lace mini with bohemian flair. Alternatively, a strapless satin style or one decorated with a bow tie will pair well with a garden celebration. If embellishments are more your style, look to designers like David Koma or e-tailers like Azazie for feather-trimmed and chain-detailed glamour. Otherwise, you can always count on a tulle gown to add magic to any day, or a vintage silhouette for a romantic feel. No matter where the ceremony takes place, there is a short wedding dress for the maximalist, classic, or experimental bride.
The fabric of a dress is also key to choosing between different styles. Whether it’s breathable or on the thicker side for maximum impact, our tip is to ensure you feel comfortable — dressed to walk, twirl and pose in front of cameras the entire time. From impeccably tailored designs to asymmetrical styles, these head-turning wedding dresses are fitting for your big day. Several of these options are quite affordable, plus you can expect to wear them more than once.