Bridal trend: Short order

Bridal trend: Short order
Short gowns are perfect for destination or city weddings – or for brides who like a less formal look for their wedding day. Gown by Rembo Styling

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.

Bridal trend: Short order
This gorgeous blush gown with hi-lo hemline is by Olvi's

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.

Bridal trend: Short order
A thoroughly modern bridal mini from Barcelona label Otaduy

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.

Bridal trend: Short order
A laid-back summer gown from Charlie Brear

Summer loving – Charlie Brear

The perfect frock for a high-summer wedding – and great for pairing with strappy sandals – this halter gown is by London label Charlie Brear.

Bridal trend: Short order
Perfect for destination brides, this romantic shortie is by Marylise

Destination romance – Marylise Bridal

A lovely lace and flattering plunge neck with floaty skirt create a relaxed and boho style for a destination or beach wedding.

Bridal trend: Short order
A short and sexy feathered mini by Berta

Shake a tail feather – Berta

Shake a tail feather in this fabulously sexy plunge-neck feathered mini from Berta. UK stockist is The Wedding Club.

Bridal trend: Short order
A two-piece with high-lo skirt by Cherry Williams London. Photo: Taylor & Porter

Swish separates – Cherry Williams London

A London bridal designer to watch, Cherry Williams keeps it simple with this appliqué top and mikado skirt with train.

Bridal trend: Short order
An elegant ankle-revealing gown by Temperley London

Jewelled luxe – Temperley London

A smart and more tailored option for a city wedding, Virginie combines a jewelled bodice with dipped-hem skirt. We love the on-trend high collar.

Bridal trend: Short order
A lovely lace gown with split-back by Rembo Styling

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.


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