Short and Sweet Wedding Dresses

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This is the age-old saying brides have abided by for year and years. If you are anything but traditional, you might want to consider some short (but sweet) wedding dresses that reflect another mantra — out with the old, in with the new.

Short dresses are great for brides who are opting for destination weddings, summer weddings, non-traditional ceremonies or receptions, or for those ladies who simply demand to be noticed.

A few movie brides have sported this look on their silver screen wedding day. Rachel McAdams donned a short dress in “The Vow,” showing off her legs (and personality). Actress Mia Farrow wore a shorter styled wedding dress for her real, off-screen wedding.

Mini dresses’ hemlines may be lacking, but their creativity and sexiness certainly are not! Some great designers like Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridal have included shorter dresses in their lines that look incredibly modern and chic, while still remaining elegant.

If you’re not willing to go all in, when it comes to short dress designs, many bridal designers combine short and long cuts on their designs. Wedding dresses with staggered hemlines are very new, very playful and figure flattering. They play peek-a-boo in the front, and hide and seek in the back.

After selecting the degree of shortness that works for you, you can really play up your footwear accessories. Playful pops of color or a sparkly neutral shoe will wow your guests and spectators. Jeweled sandals can adorn your toes if planning an “I Do” at the beach (or, wear nothing at all for some bold, barefoot beauty).

If tradition has never been your thing, short and sweet styles may be the ideal way for you to go.