Don’t underestimate the minis – whether they are for your engagement party, ROM reception or wedding ceremony, a short wedding dress can be just as elegant, stylish and beautiful as the traditional long wedding gown. For those who dare to be different and can’t wait to shimmy your way through the night with no restrictions, here’s our guide to rocking the different types of short wedding dresses available in our bridal boutique in Singapore.
If you want to draw all the attention to your legs, a mini wedding dress is the best way to do it. This style is the most informal option out of all the short wedding dresses available, and it’s perfect for the brides who are holding a more casual wedding or for lunchtime receptions. Our Little White Dress 2 collection throws in corset detailing, a peplum-style top and layers of chiffon, tulle and satin for a youthful, summer feel. The best part about the mini is that it gives you plenty of leeway for playing around with your accessories – slip on a pair of brightly coloured heels to give you that extra edge.
A tea-length dress has a hemline that lies above the ankle and below the knee. Popular in the 50s and 60s, this style brings a retro vibe to any bridal dress, which is exactly why we adore it: brides who aren’t used to wearing a long wedding dress can easily accustom to this length without compromising on formality and sophistication. As seen in our Shimmers Sparkle collection, a tea-length dress tends to cinch at the waist that flares out into a fluffy tulle skirt that is both sweet and romantic – top the look off with a classic braid and you are ready to shine on the most important runway of your life. Tip: girls with thicker ankles or muscular calves may want to try a midi hemline instead.
Another popular option is the midi or knee-length dress. Going slightly further below the knee this time, embrace this swoon-worthy style in a knee-covering lace sheath for that touch of refined sophistication that you can emulate for your precious bridesmaids. A glamorous birdcage veil can then come swooping in as the final act to conclude this ageless style.
For the best of both worlds, the hi-lo hemline is a stunning variation that features a shorter hem on the front and a longer hem at the back. Our Lover & Finer Details collection shows how a hi-lo hem embellished with layers of tulle exhibits a sparkle of fairytale-like opulence that makes for a proper wedding ceremony dress, while still keeping things comfortable for the bride. Looks and sounds expensive, but at Z Wedding, we offer short wedding dress rental to all of our customers in Singapore – so feel free to set your heart on any that you like.
Whichever type you choose, always take note to consider the different types of silhouettes and necklines that flatter you best. After all, one of the most important mindsets to have when buying your wedding dress is always to keep an open mind – you never know what might actually turn out to be the one for you.