Oh, I don’t know. Maybe you’re eloping. Maybe you’re buying a wedding dress for a destination wedding? Maybe your wedding locale is just too darn hot for some full-length, multi-layer frock that will have you sweating like a pig minutes into the ceremony. Even if it is just underpants sweat. Or could be you just plain like the way short wedding dresses look and feel on your body.
Whatever your reason for choosing a short wedding dress, you’ve got my support. While I wouldn’t wear one because a short wedding dress is going to make me look like a frosted mushroom with legs, I do think they’re super cute on the right brides. And I am really digging on these short wedding dresses from Jenny Yoo because they look like a lot of fun and just the thing for a smart warm weather wedding that’s not too formal.
I love the thought of a bride wearing a gorgeous colored wedding gown and dressing her bridesmaids in white, maybe with colored shoes and accessories to make it look less like a Moonie mass wedding is about take place. I think it’s a bride/bridesmaid option that doesn’t get chosen nearly enough.
And since we’re on the topic of short wedding dresses and bridesmaids’ dresses, I wanted ask all of you lovely ladies: What do you think of asymmetry when it comes to the hem lengths of the bride’s gown and the bridesmaids dresses? Traditionalists – like, oddly enough, my dad – still say it’s a huge no-no to have the lady attendants in anything shorter or longer than what the bride herself is wearing. I am inclined to disagree. I think it’s absolutely fine to mix up the hemlines, especially when it’s the bride who’s wearing the longer frock.