Let’s Get Shorty

Never has there been a more perfect time to wear a shorter-style wedding dress. Whether this is for your official wedding ceremony, or to change into for the evening celebrations. We know plenty of Brides who have taken to the shorter look, without hesitation, and we live in a time where you can get married in anything you want. We believe in individuality and freedom of expression, so if you want to get hitched in long, short, mid-length or a non-traditional colour, we say go for it!

The 2019 wedding season has been one of multiple dresses. We’ve witnessed friends, and the famous, switching to a shorter, sassier wedding dresses come 6pm.

As this trend has been so du-jour, we’ve done our research and here are our three favourite shorter-length wedding dresses of right now. Happy shopping;

Suzanne Neville : Orwell

Suzanne Neville never ceases to impress us with her effortless designs and chic understanding of the female form.

It is Suzanne Neville’s ‘Orwell’ dress that has grabbed our attention in particular this season. This wedding dress has attitude and is super-stylish with its waterfall hem line (making the legs look great might we add) and the textured, 3D flowers on the lower-half of the gown add total elegance.

The Orwell dress had a huge endorsement recently. It was worn by influencer Victoria Magarth (Inthefrow) for her Provence wedding (still swooning over here!). Victoria personifies the modern bride in our opinion and she did exactly what we’d love to do (if we could do it all again); a tuxedo for the ‘night before’, a long dress for the official ceremony and a shorter frock such as Orwell for the evening party.

We were lucky enough to meet Suzanne at Anna Bridal Boutique in Ringwood, and we’re glad to report to the Front Row Bride network that the designer and dresses are as lovely as each other!

View Orwell


Romantica of Devon: Gemma

What’s in a name? Everything by the looks of it. Gemma, by Romantica of Devon is a pretty tea-length gown, with sweetheart bodice, illusion neckline and lace capped sleeves.

The sparkling hand-beaded detail on this dress is exquisite. Every bead has been handpicked and sewn, with hours of work from the Romantica team going into create this masterpiece. There’s no denying you’ll sparkle the night away.

View Gemma

Can we now talk about the full tulle skirt? Hello there! There’s no missing the dramatic tulle skirt, a nod to the 50’s and perfect for, well, twirling!

Available in all Ivory or all White

Design note: Zip back and buttons

Chi Chi London

Next up is our high-street choice. Cue, Chi Chi London. Not all of us can afford more than one designer gown, but why shouldn’t we have all the fun, too?

We’ve searched the market and this lace-dip hem dress by Chi Chi London is very contemporary and uber-pretty. The laced capped sleeves, fitted bodice, detailed back with button fastenings, plus dramatic dip hem skirt, all contribute to this being an excellent buy for your before or after wedding party.

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Rime Arodaky

We’re ending with a show-stopper (which we’ve seen on a friend so can vouch for personally). This Rime Arodaky dress is effortless, chic and unbounded, very much like the Bride wearing it!

The embroidered tulle ‘Rory’ dress is inspired by the freedom of rock ‘n’ roll and turns to reveal a sheer back panel – it looks as if the flowers are floating over your figure. Balance the voluminous mini skirt with strappy sandals and you’re ready to rock the night away as a new Bride. Amen to that!

View Rime Arodaky on Net-a-Porter

We hope you’ve enjoyed our top three dresses, and perhaps we’ve opened your eyes to aiming high but going short!

There’s no better time to find yourself an evening wedding dress and continuing the party in style. Be sure to send us any photos if you do opt for the shorter look; we’d love to share them on our social media channels and show the World just how *gorgeous* you look.

Image Sources: Net-a-Porter, Suzanne Neville, Chi Chi London

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