Shorter gown offers versatility

Weddings are often long events – but the dress does not have to be. 

While most wedding dress silhouettes come down to one’s toes and cover the bride’s feet, not all wedding dresses have to be that long. From tea length to mini, the length of a gown can keep sand out of the silk, accentuate the legs or move the wedding from traditional to upbeat. 

Shorter wedding gowns are often seen as bucking tradition, and they do often set the tone for the wedding’s theme and tone. However, shorter wedding gowns can often be worn again, they are often less expensive than the longer wedding gowns, and they provide the bride with greater mobility – so if the happy couple plan to dance the night away, a shorter gown is a good option. 

However, even if a bride is interested in a more classic wedding, shorter wedding dresses have been worn by the most traditional of celebrities. The stylish Audrey Hepburn wore a tea-length gown for her 1954 wedding to Mel Ferrer. Natalie Portman wore a short A-line dress for her 2013 wedding. Even the iconic Cindy Crawford wore a short dress for her 1998 wedding to Rande Gerber.  

Additionally, even the Guardian states that a shorter gown can be worn even in traditional ceremonies, especially if the dress has a classic lace pattern. In fact, that type of silhouette can be quite regal. 

Therefore, from the beach to the chapel to the justice of the peace to a destination wedding, the shorter wedding gown silhouette can take the bride wherever she and her future spouse plan to say “I do.”