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Looking for something a little more casual than a floor-length ball gown? Or maybe you need a dance floor-ready dress to change into for the reception or after party. Enter these short wedding dresses. Whether tea-length, mini, or high-low, our favorites from Fall 2017 and Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week are fun and full of personalityjbut still elegant enough for the most important day of your life. This season, designers debuted some seriously stunning (and surprising!) twists on the short wedding dress trend, including dramatic capes and trains that cover up and illusion panels and cutouts that reveal even more. Worried that a short dress won't have the drama of a ball gown on the big day? Rest assured that the creators of these little white dresses employed innovative techniques for eye-catching details that more than make up for what they lack in length.
Rime Arodaky , for one, made a splash this season with lively little numbers fit for free-spirited brides, while Viktor&Rolf and Lela Rose took a more mod approach. Naeem Khan captivated runway show attendees with playful, '60s-inspired mini dresses festooned in fringe and paired with knee-high beaded boots. "I just feel there's something so cool about getting married in a cocktail dress, boots, and a veil," Khan told us . "It feels very exciting for me, so I think that could be the new look." We're in! Ready to take your wedding dress to new lengths? Click through for some of our favorite looks that took it (as in the hemline) up a notch.
Viktor&Rolf ShortWedding Dress
Cute alert! This collared short wedding dress from Viktor&Rolf's first bridal collection (Fall 2017) calls to mind the mod days of the '60s.Inbal Dror Short Wedding Dress
Nevermind the unassuming length: A nude underlay and textured tulle-tufted skirt make a statement in this Fall 2017 design.Naeem Khan Short Wedding Dress
One of the looks Naeem Khan was most excited about this Fall 2017 season? Cocktail dresses paired with knee-high boots (these by Christian Louboutin). How very chic, indeed.Rime Arodaky Short Wedding Dress
As if allover shimmer wasn't enough to make this long-sleeve short wedding dress stand out, Rime Arodaky also gave the Fall 2017 piece clever cutouts on the elbows. Hello, after-party dress!Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld Short Wedding Dress
This playful short jumpsuit from Mark Zunino's Fall 2017 Kleinfeld collection gets a grand upgrade with a detachable ball gown train.Kaviar Gauche Short Wedding Dress
Elbow-length bell sleeves compensate for the lack of coverage in the leg in Kaviar Gauche's sweet-but-sheer above-the-knee wedding dress for Fall 2017.Lein Short Wedding Dress
Meredith Stoecklein may be new to bridal, but her easy-breezy wedding dress designs (like this charming, short two-piece set) solidify her place in the arena.