Short is sweet, sassy and chic, no question about that… And it is why more and more labels are raising hems and upping their game
ROMANTICA OF DEVON
Style: Caroline | RRP: £799 | romanticaofdevon.co.uk | +44 (0)1823 674412
If you want to make a statement then colour and cut are the first consideration. This tulle dress is a classic in terms of silhouette, but when scattered with sapphire beaded lace motifs becomes cool and contemporary.
HOUSE OF MOOSHKI
Style: Robyn | RRP: £1,350 | houseofmooshki.com | +44 (0)7894 015 730
From the tiny mandarin collar to the detailed edging round the hem, this ivory satin and lace Mooshki number perfectly represents the label that has long been applauded for its very individual approach.
Style: Aspen | RRP: £975 | truebride.co.uk | +44 (0)1273 728637
All the fashion-right ingredients with a distinct ’50s look… We love the wide V-neckline, tattoo-effect sleeves, and floaty multi-layered skirt. Ivory tulle with the prettiest beaded lace appliqués makes for a winning combination.
ENCHANTING BY MON CHERI
Style: 118141 | RRP: £780 | mon-cheri.co.uk | +44 (0)1954 232102
A real move from the traditional short gown, this one piles on the style with asymmetric folds of organza that layer together to create a fluted short-to-long skirt. As you can see, it shows up the lace appliqués perfectly.
Style: Arizona | RRP: £845 | ritamae.co.uk | +44 (0) 20 8 04 1444
Rita Mae, from the award-winning Alan Hannah portfolio, designed by Marguerite Hannah (who is current holder of the British Bridalwear Designer of the Year title), has gone dotty with ivory tulle and big burgundy spots.
Style: Callie | RRP £1,150 | louloubridal.co.uk | +44 (0)20 3432 5703
In ivory mikado and with gleaming pearl buttons on the back, this retro gown comes in different lengths – we’ve shown the 36” waist-to-hem version here. If you want off-the-shoulders, then look no further.