We predict that shorter length gowns will be a key bridal trend in seasons to come. But designers are already giving us cool and sassy options to steal the show at a city, destination or high-summer wedding. These eight great gowns prove that this is a look that is chic and eminently wearable – and you get to show off a pair of gorgeous wedding heels
Short wedding gowns are always a great option for city and destination weddings, offering a relaxed and less formal take on traditional bridal attire, but judging by the runway shows at London Bridal Week, short is back in fashion favour and we can expect the bridal trend for short gowns to grow in the seasons to come. This is good news for brides who like to do different, as designers experiment with edgier looks. And whether you choose a min, hi-lo gown or a flowing and Fifties-style calf-length number, these gowns are the perfect way to show off elegant legs. Better still, this is all the excuse you need to go lavish on those bridal heels.
Blush beauty – Olvi’s
This dreamy and romantic blush short gown with dipped hem is from Olvi’s Lace. UK stockists of Olvi’s fabulous stretch gowns using gorgeous laces include BOA boutique in Richmond, London. boa-boutique.co.uk
Modern mini – Otaduy
Calé is a thoroughly modern take on bridal from Barcelona label Otaduy. We love the sexy corset-style mini and transparent long skirt. Perfect for the bride who dares to bare. otaduy.co/en
Sweet reveal – Rembo Styling
Created by Rembo Styling, this neat mini in fine lace (also pictured top) has a flattering split-back detail and is a perfect style for the pared-back summer or destination bride. rembo-styling.com