As we (not so) patiently wait for Spring New York Bridal Fashion Week to come back around, this is a great time to take a look at some non-traditional dress styles for your wedding look. Short dresses are a new trend that designers like Mira Zwillinger, Reem Arca, and Amsale are not afraid to push the boundaries on. Although nontraditional, these dresses still deliver high class and chic style.

Here are a few of our favorite looks straight from the runway that will make you want to ditch the heavy length gown for a contemporary and chic short option. And if you don’t love it for your big day, consider these options for rehearsal dinner, reception dress, or wedding brunch look.

High-Low


This style from Mira Zwillinger provides dainty floral embellishments with a strapless neckline. The skirt is layered with large pleats and a high-low silhouette that is the perfect combination of modern and fun.

Structured & Strapless

Another strapless and gorgeous style from Mira Zwillinger. The floral embellishments are a bit more muted, but provide texture throughout the structured bodice of the dress. A very soft and feminine look.

Short & Silky

This short and strapless gown by Reem Arca is sure to be a showstopper. If you are not into showing this much skin during the ceremony, this would be a great option to change into post reception that gives you enough flexibility to dance the night away. Our favorite detail? The satin side tie bow ?

Tulle Layering

The perfect mixture of modern and traditional is exemplified from this Amsale style. The off-the-shoulder tulle detailing makes the dress feminine and dainty, and provides the perfect overlay in the skirt. This cuts right below the knee to provide a bit more coverage than some other short styles do.

Fun Feathers

Arguably one of our favorite picks, this Mira Zwillinger style is sleeved and perfectly embellished with beading and feathers. This is a more fitted option, and shows off your body type without needing to show too much skin.

Shimmering Mini

Last but certainly not least, this Reem Arca design provides glitz and glam without being over the top. The silver shine in the fabric is the perfect option for those not opting for white, and the train detail ties a traditional element into a not-so traditional gown.

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