For centuries, we have seen and believed wedding dresses to be long and flowing along the floor. For as long as we can imagine, we have perceived a traditional bride in the same floor length avatar of the wedding dress.
It’s 2013 and it’s time to bring in some change and creativity in wedding dresses and help the brides look a little different from their fore bearers. Hence, we bring to you a list of long to short wedding dresses. Such dresses are short in the front, long at the back and will give you a very modern and novel appeal as a gen-next bride.
Different Types Of Long To Short Wedding Dresses
Body Hugging Fit
A short dress with a fit that hugs the body tight can be customized with a long chapel train at the back. This tail can have layers of ruffles augmenting the design.
The front can have a one shoulder strap with a ruffled sleeve on the side of the strap complementing the layered tail. The front of the dress can have the same layers ending at the knees.
An empire dress fits tightly till the bust line and then flares down into a loose gathered skirt. This dress can have a sweep train at the back. The front can have a free fall ending in a short length. A V-shaped neckline can be embroidered with beads continuing behind in a scooped back with beaded straps. The dress can also have a bust belt in some other color like gold or red to accentuate the overall appeal.
An A-line dress has a body hugging silhouette till the waist line and then flares into a straight skirt like the alphabet A.
The back can have a floor length skirt whereas the front can be short ending in a handkerchief hem to give a fancy look. The bodice can have puffed cap sleeves or can also be done up with straps and a high neck.
A Sheath dress has a straight fall and does not flare into a skirt. A long to short sheath dress can have a sweep train with a calf length in the front. The dress can be done in a lacy fabric with floral applique all over. The sleeves can run down till the wrists with a square neckline at the top. The back also needs to be made in a lace fabric with a high buttoned up profile. This lacy back should have a lower end to create a chic outfit.
A Ball Gown has a fitted bodice till the waist and subsequently flares into a ball like skirt. A short ball gown is not so common but can be made with a short front and low back. The fabric at the back can be left with only two tucks at the sides to give it a free swaying effect.
The bodice can be asymmetric with a plunging neckline and halter straps running at the back into cross straps. The skirt at the front can have layers of feather fringe to give a retro appearance and bringing in the novelty in a wedding dress.