12 favourite short gowns from new-season collections

12 favourite short gowns from new-season collections
From dramatic hi-lo hemlines to slinky minis, there are glamorous shorter lengths in the bridal mix in 2020. Gown Simone Maruli at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Short wedding gowns can be just as glamorous as full length, as designers are showing in their 2020 collections. From sporty to chic to slinky, there’s a look to suit your style and your celebration. Here are 12 favourites

Photographs: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
& New York Bridal Fashion Week

Short wedding gowns are back in favour, with more designers than ever showcasing leg-revealing options in their 2020 runway shows. This is good news for brides – especially if you’re someone who doesn’t feel comfortable wearing a traditional full-length gown. We’ve spotted designs that are perfect for a chic city celebration, for a beach party or a grander occasion, so no compromise on bridal glamour. Here are 12 Absolutely Weddings favourites from the runway shows.

1. Mireia Balaguer – Beach bride glam

Mireia Balaguer gave us perfect beach-bride glamour

2. Justin Alexander – Prom perfect

Justin Alexander’s Camellia gown is a glamorous take on classic prom style

3. Sophie et Voilà – Let’s swing

Sophie et Voilà showed this edgy metal-fringed mini

4. The Atelier Couture – Blue for you

The Atelier’s gown has 1950s lines and we love the soft marine blue

5. Rembo Styling – Free spirit

Rembo Styling’s shift dress with lace sleeves is for pared-back brides

6. Sedomir Rodriguez – Top tiers

Sedomir Rodriguez de la Sierra combined winsome veil and tiered gown

7. Yolancris – Punk edge

Yolancris went for a punk edge with this belted and angled shortie with train and cropped top

We can’t resist a punk edge in bridal and Yolancris delivered it with this modern ensemble of short angled skirt and long overtrain. This was topped with a lace cropped top and jacket with translucent sleeves. This is a look for the bold bride who wants to make her mark going down the aisle. yolancris.com

8. Isabel Zapardiez – New romantic

Isabel Zapardiez went for two-in-one bridal style with this playsuit with overskirt

9. Marchesa – Full glamour

Marchesa combined a ruffled short gown with a long cape-come-train

10. Beba’s – Float away

Beba’s delivers an ethereal tulle gown over cropped trousers

11. Simone Marulli – Ballgown take

Simone Marulli took the ballgown shape and cut it about for a bold look

12. Pronovias – Hollywood lights

Pronovias stole the show with this achingly glamorous metallic number

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