TREND ALERT: Short wedding dresses are in for 2020 and beyond

08 Jan 2020

Designers on the Fall/Winter 2020 New York Bridal Fashion Week runways hitched the hem even higher

Image gallery

Image gallery

With more choice in wedding dresses than ever before, brides are increasingly looking for a gown that perfectly reflects their personality and style. 

Gone are the days where brides were limited to a traditional white full-length wedding dress: bohemian styles, edgy jumpsuits, knee-length designs and tailored suits are all available for consideration. 

The latest trend taking hold are above-the-knee dresses, which can be as demure and sophisticated as a maxi or midi. Contemporary, lightweight and comfortable, they can be worn for the entire wedding day or used as a second dress for the evening reception - ideal for dancing the night away. 

What's more, a shorter dress can be just as versatile, with high necklines, plunging necklines, long sleeves, short sleeves, trumpet hemlines, classic cuts, long-length overlays, embroidery and embellishment all adding a unique twist to each design. 

Take a look at some of the mini dresses that previewed on the Fall/Winter 2020 New York Bridal Fashion Week catwalks in the gallery above and be inspired to embrace a shorter dress on your wedding day. 

Gallery left to right:
2. Lillian West
3. Justin Alexander Signature Style 99115
4. Inbal Dror
5. Ines Di Santo
6. Viktor&Rolf Mariage Wisteria Garden V-back Mini Dress
7. Viktor&Rolf Mariage frosted lace mini dress with pearl embroidery

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