A dress from The Cotton Bride, whose dresses run around $2,000. (A bit much for a cotton, short dress, in my opinion.)
As many of you know, I've always dreamt of wearing a tea-length wedding gown. And as some of you also may remember, my dress search has been plagued by indecision and fear of the unknown. I couldn't find a single dress I loved in any of the five boutiques I visited. I found one at one point, only to find out it had been discontinued. Plus, nothing fit my vision.
Until last week. I'm pretty positive I found The Dress, and my bridesmaids and Mom agreed wholeheartedly when I sent them a picture. I'll still have to order it blindly, but it looks like I'll be able to return it if it doesn't work and in that case, I have a back-up plan.
That said, I thought I'd share my Best of the Best picks for short wedding gowns on the market right now. My likely future dress is among these; I'm not telling you which one just yet. Feel free to guess, though!
The Vivien Leigh from Siri. It comes in white, and I believe costs around $400.
This is the "Mrs. Kennedy" (I know, it's literally calling my name), by Stephanie James Couture. Stephanie's dresses start at $1,500 (a bit pricey, indeed) and are '50s-inspired and glamorous.
This is the Beverlywood by Dolly Couture. I love the 3/4 sleeves; very demure, but adding some sex with the v-neck. It starts at $595.
The Milan by Reverie. The site says it's "under $2,000." I love the unique bodice, which I think could be flattering on many, many body types.
The Trish, by Vineyard, also around $2,000. Classic silhouette and I love that scalloped lace.
A custom "Oyster and Pearls" gown by Elizabeth Dye. Elizabeth, who is based in Portland, can design gowns long-distance and gowns run around $800 to $1,000. She specializes in vintage gown restoration, as well.
The Milan, also by Dolly Couture. This lovely tulle dress costs $495, a steal for something so current with the rosette detailing.
So, there you have it. There are many, many more short dresses out there, but these were my favorites. I'd love to hear your opinions and guesses on which one I'll pick, so leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.