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

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1950's style wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott in white taffeta with Swarovski embellishment: bride with her short veil

1950's style wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott in white taffeta with Swarovski embellishment: sillohette

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 by Felicity Westmacott: Oyster pink silk duchess satin with portrait collar and chantilly lace applique

Wedding dress and jacket by Felicity Westmacott: Oyster pink silk duchess satin with portrait collar and chantilly lace applique

Wedding Dress and Jacket for Angela Wedding dress with knee length pencil skirt with kick pleat in oyster silk duchess satin and chantilly lace.

Photography bywww.christellephoto.com

Design by Felicity Westmacott, Photography by Jessica Partridge, Ivory silk satin dress with peplum, wiggle skirt and boned bodice, walking on The Mall, London

Design by Felicity Westmacott, Photography by Jessica Partridge, Burlesque inspired wedding dress in ivory satin with peplum, lace and teal net petticoat: model perches on graffiti wall, Brick Lane

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 by Felicity Westmacott, Autumnal orange silk dress with ivory lace and 1950's flare: just married!

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott, Autumnal orange silk dress with ivory lace and 1950's flare: the bride checks her shoes

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 in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott : finished, on the stand

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 by Felicity Westmacott, Angie's wedding day, standing by a fireplace

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott, Angie's wedding day, before the ceremony

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 by Felicity Westmacott: Red velvet and ivory organza Tudor inspired bodice and 1950's wiggle skirt, original design sketch

Wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: Red velvet and ivory organza Tudor inspired bodice and 1950's wiggle skirt

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.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity WestmacottHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity WestmacottHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott

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.

 

 

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