It only takes a few inches to completely transform the look of a wedding dress. Mid-calf hemlines channel a classic vintage vibe, high-low cuts are edgy and modern, and dresses hitting above the knee are sassy and made for an all-night afterparty. We love these nine short wedding dresses spotted at October’s New York Bridal Fashion Week, which give brides in 2018 a lot to look forward to when choosing the perfect ensemble for their bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day.
Not shying away from texture, Ralph & Russo and Galia Lahav both opted for a dramatic interpretation of the short wedding dress. Ralph & Russo’s slim-fitting number boasts couture details like intricate beading, voluminous fringe, and a high neckline that adds a regal finish. In contrast, the billowing high-low skirt from Galia Lahav’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection is dreamlike, yet modern – think “princess-meets-rockstar.”
While they have different silhouettes, our two short wedding dress picks from Inbal Dror are both incredibly feminine and ladylike. Choose from a full, tiered skirt with a deep-v neckline, or the perfect pairing of a beaded pencil skirt with a delicate off-shoulder top.
For an understated look with an interesting twist, Sareh Nouri has designed a gorgeous white number with an unexpected pop of blue along the lining and waist. Keeping with the high-low inspiration, Marchesa’s short bridal look combines a mini skirt with a long, flowing train. Short, puffed sleeves complete the trendy, yet undeniably romantic look.
If one wedding gown simply isn’t enough and you’re planning on a post-ceremony dress change, we love Rime Arodaky’s short little number for the 2018 season. The flared skirt and mock plunging neckline exude “party,” while the antique floral print and demure color keep it “bridal.” Alternatively, the strappy, curve-hugging sequined dress by Sachin & Babi is irresistibly sexy – an effortless showstopper, for sure.
Looking for a short wedding dress that blends tradition with a bit of glamour? Naeem Khan’s tea length gown, in all its white and silver glory, is the ultimate choice.