Runway Review-Short and Sassy Wedding Gowns

Runway Review-Short and Sassy Wedding Gowns

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Oct 11, 2012

If you are an excited Bride-to-Be, you have probably already bought every bridal and wedding fashion magazine possible. By now you have certainly seen the short and sassy gowns highlighting the pages of every Spring 2013 addition on the newsstand. Short wedding gowns have been becoming more popular in the Midwest for the last few seasons, but now more than ever Brides are searching for that fun and flirty look. Many Brides shopping at Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo, in Urbana, IL are choosing short gowns for their outdoor, destination, or second weddings. In addition, brides are often choosing to wear two different dresses. The first, long and formal for the ceremony and choosing a second short gown for the reception.

This popular Maggie Sottero gown features a ruffled organza skirt edged with satin and a detachable floral belt featuring feathers and Swarovski crystals. This best selling gown is popular for anyone seeking the elements of modern fashion and style.

The gowns shown here from the Encore line by Watters and Watters are simple and elegant and can feature different colored accents to match your personal wedding style. What a fun way to bring a little pop of color to your wedding or reception!

Just because it's short in length doesn't mean these gowns have to be short on beading or sparkle. Many designers have created lavishly beaded and embellished gowns in shorter more modern versions.

The gown shown here (left) by Maggie Sottero is corded lace and adorned with feathers, dimensional handmade flowers and Swarovski crystals and provides all the sparkle and radiance of a formal wedding gown. The generously beaded and sequined Sherri Hill gown (right) looks amazingly like a traditional wedding gown while serving as a cross-over Prom or Special Occasion gown, proving that these gowns are perfect for everyone.

If you're looking for a something simple or really want a more inexpensive second gown or reception gown these highly fashionable bridesmaids styles from Dessy are popular alternatives. The gorgeous rococo lace over matte satin gown (left) can be worn in white or ivory with sparkly oyster lace (see inset) or in an array of other stunning colors. The satin and lace bauteau gown (right) is also available in many colors all with the black lace neckline if you're looking for something less traditional and more high fashion.

So no matter what your style or occasion, from rehearsal dinners to receptions to your walk down the aisle, the latest short and sassy runway styles are here and gaining popularity for the upcoming Spring 2013 season.

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Written by: Melissa Guidas, Veteran Consultant Michelles Bridal Shoppe, Urbana, IL