Short wedding dresses are here to stay!

Bridal fashion is constantly changing. The classics may remain the same but each season we see different silhouettes, cuts and designs that get better and better every time. The colours as well as lengths of these beautiful pieces are constantly changing to create a different vision for the more adventurous bride. This time, we’re looking at short wedding dresses that are becoming ever more popular.

Photo: Marchesa
Photo: Marchesa

From their spring collections of 2014 bridal designers really surprised us with their love for short bridal wear. Through beautiful designs, those that define themselves by simple cuts of different fabrics, showed us that styles above the knee have become a complete trend and a real declaration of style. Here at Zankyou we’re completely obsessed with this new trend!

Marchesa, for example, with that bohemian look unlike any other, chose bridal dresses with plenty of romantic details. Illusion necklines with a natural and vintage beauty were the focus of everyone’s attention; three quarter length sleeves and lace finishes magnified the special essence of these designs. Pleats and tulle skirts formed the perfect equation of style, without abandoning the elegance that every bride should exude.

Photo: Theia
Photo: Theia
Photo: Oscar de la Renta
Photo: Oscar de la Renta
Photo: Marchesa
Photo: Marchesa
Photo: Marchesa
Photo: Marchesa
Photo: Jordi Dalmau
Photo: Jordi Dalmau
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: Jenny Packham
Photo: JCrew
Photo: JCrew

Details over transparent fabrics also stood out amongst these designs. Elizabeth Fillmore completely understood this trend and soon applied it to a wedding dress with illusion neckline, superimposed skirt, detailed textures and long sleeves. In contrast, the minimalist look continued with designs with simple lines and the decadence of accessories. Ángel Sánchez surprised us all with a short bridal dress with long sleeves, which was accompanied by a thin mesh of fabric and a very conservative neckline.

Without any doubt, romance and elegance was the theme for these dresses. To achieve a perfect look, BHLDN opted for the design of a series of dresses, which were distinguished by their feminine style, conservative, large skirts and exquisite textures. Continuing the same creative, feminine line, Jenny Packham blew us away with her designs which were adorned with fun metal applications, focusing on the Charleston years of the 1930’s and creating a new trend – the midi dress.

Photo: BHLDN
Photo: BHLDN
Photo: BHLDN
Photo: BHLDN
Photo: BHLDN
Photo: BHLDN
Photo: Ángel Sánchez
Photo: Ángel Sánchez
Photo: Ángel Sánchez
Photo: Ángel Sánchez
Photo: Elizabeth Fillmore
Photo: Elizabeth Fillmore
Photo: JCrew
Photo: JCrew
Photo: JCrew
Photo: JCrew

If you’re a bit of a rock chic, Jordi Dalmau wowed us with a princess cut dress with a huge tulle skirt. On the other extreme, Oscar de la Renta and Theia really tugged on our heart strings with the simplicity and elegance of their designs.

Sort wedding dresses are here to stay… hooray we say! Great for an alternative look or a summer bride. Girly, unique and perfect to show off those magnificent wedding shoes you spent so much money on…

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