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Rethinking Short Wedding Gowns

Mar 6th

Bride Eleanor is simple and chic in her custom gown by Janice Martin Couture which is essentially two dresses - a sheath dress with an all-lace overlay. Photographs by Love Me Do Photography

With each passing year, brides are rethinking what a wedding dress should be. Brides are walking down the aisle in gowns featuring new shapes, new colors (and we don’t mean ivory), and new lengths! The short wedding gown – from mini-skirt to tea-length – is being rethought in new ways for all styles of weddings from outdoor Summer affair to New Year’s Eve city soirees.

Above: Bride Eleanor is timeless in her short, lace wedding dress. View more of Eleanor’s Spring Meadow wedding at Chic Vintage Brides. Photographs by Love Me Do Photography; Click on any image to enlarge.

Brides Megan (left) and Amy (right) are classic in their short wedding gowns. Megan's Marilyn Monroe inspired gown is fitted close to the body while Amy opted for a two-piece bridal ensemble in soft lace and chiffon. Left: Photography by Ricky Stern

Above: Brides Megan & Amy opt for short styles by Janice Martin Couture.

Left: Megan wears a short, fitted gown with 3/4 length sleeves. Read more about this Marilyn Monroe inspired gown. Photo by Ricky Stern Photography

Right: Amy’s two-piece bridal ensemble features a soft, lace halter and a-line skirt. Photo courtesy of the bride


Bride Lynn wears a tea-length iridescent blue Janice Martin Couture gown. Photograph by Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography

Above: Bride Lynn wears an iridescent blue tea-length wedding gown with a full, dramatic skirt. Lynn chose a short, colorful style for her wedding. Check out this blog of Lynn’s wedding recently posted by her photographerPhoto by Lorraine Daley Wedding Photography

Two variations of short wedding gowns in the Janice Martin Couture studio in Ardmore, PA

Short wedding gowns by Janice Martin Couture are short on fabric but not in details. Two detail views of short wedding dresses (below) show the intricacy of the fine fabrics from France that are available to Janice Martin Couture clients. Many gowns are constructed out of fabrics from the same company used for the creation of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. Lace in particular is being utilized in new and exciting ways – from antique to contemporary lace, brides are redefining every bit of what “bridal” actually means.

Short in length, not in details! Two detailed views of gowns featuring fabrics from France.

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