Tea, Knee and Short Wedding dresses
Whether it’s a fifties flirt or a demure tea-gown, shorter dresses have had a real come-back recently and it makes a change from always dealing with full length and trains! Here is a selection of dresses I have made where the bride has opted to show off her pretty ankles – or more!
Examples of shorter wedding dresses from my archive
Wedding Dress for Aine: Aine commissioned a 1950s style wedding dress made up in white taffeta. The flared, knee length skirt has soft white tulle peeking out below.
Wedding Dress and Jacket for Angela: Wedding dress with knee length pencil skirt with kick pleat in oyster silk duchess satin and chantilly lace.
Photoshoot: City Burlesque Wedding: I designed a knee length dress in ivory duchess silk satin with a fit and flare skirt that was graduated to show off the purple and teal petticoats.
Photography by Jessica Partridge
Wedding Dress and Ties for Rebecca: A beautiful 1950’s style wedding dress with delicate cream lace over Autumnal golden-orange silk. The skirt is a tea length full circle over many layers of ivory netting, each edged with orange satin ribbon.
Photography by Gregg Brown, http://www.greggbrownweddings.com
Informal Wedding Dress for Lou: Lou commissioned a simple Kimono style dress in soft sand-coloured silk satin to wear for her wedding day with a midi/tea-length skirt. The dress has a high boat-neckline and is loose fitting but pulled in at the waist by a sash.
Wedding Dress and Veil for Angie: Angie wanted something really different for her wedding: as an older bride she wanted to feel extravagant special without wearing a long white dress. Together we created the design for this tea length dress in torn layers.
Wedding Dress for Tracey: The two piece outfit made in deep red silk velvet has a firmly boned bodice cut in a ‘Tudor’ style with a ‘flat front’. The pencil skirt is fitted to the knee then flaring to mid-calf and supported by ivory netting.
Wedding Dress for Ellie: Gorgeous Ellie was married in Vegas on Halloween and her dress was a wonderful mixture of fifties shape, modern styling and subtle Halloween detail.