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I wanted short in the beginning, but found a long one for the DW. And went short for the legal ceremony in Vegas. I'm at work so I can't post pics, but this is the short dress (minus the god awful belt). I got it on sale for $100. Think outside the box for the short dresses because places like Nordstroms had some fabulous white dresses and you can return them if you change your mind!

 

Betsey Johnson Official Store - Evening Bye Bye Love Dress

 

A girlfriend of mine got married in the Sedona Red Rocks and wore this short white dress. It was knee length on her and looked adorable!

 

DIANE von FURSTENBERG - Hippolyte Dress in White, Olive or Chili

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ooh I love short dresses! Before we decided on a DW we considered a hometown garden wedding... and if we had done that, I definitely would have chosen a short dress! When we decided on a beach wedding, I was more drawn to full-length gowns for that setting.

 

However, I do think a short dress would be amazing for a casual beach event. If you're into the 50's style tea-length, Candy Anthony makes amazing gowns, though pricey. Dolly Couture is a more affordable option, though the fabrics are synthetic. Priscilla of Boston also makes gorgeous short gowns.

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I'm rocking a short dress for the wedding. I knew right away I wanted a short dress. I picked it out online, went and tried it on, (I tried a few long dresses as well) but for a destination wedding I just personally wanted a short dress.

 

I tried it on and it was perfect so I bought it!

 

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Since a DW is not traditional I did not feel the need at all to have a traditional long dress. That's just me though!

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Ok 2nd try @ posting..wore tea length @ 1st marriage..I wore in ivory white was available..have you seen the new ones that David's have some are really gorgeous...here is a pic..we got married in a park....

 

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Like many others, I originally wanted a tea length (or shorter) dress and I actually have a bunch of pictures and things I've saved from my research; if you give me your email address I can send them to you.

 

Alfred Angelo had some beautiful ones. The main problem was, most designers try to over-compensate for the informality of the short dress with lots of extra beads and stuff, and sometimes this doesn't show up in the internet pictures. When I went into stores to try them on, I didn't like them as much because it felt too sparkly for my beach wedding. I ended up choosing a longer dress but it is form-fitting without a train

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I'm rocking a short dress for the wedding. I knew right away I wanted a short dress. I picked it out online, went and tried it on, (I tried a few long dresses as well) but for a destination wedding I just personally wanted a short dress.

I tried it on and it was perfect so I bought it!

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Since a DW is not traditional I did not feel the need at all to have a traditional long dress. That's just me though!
This is a cute dress!

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I found this dress online.I think its gorgeous but I don't know if I could pull it off! (I'm such a simple girl!!)

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Jenn, I love this dress. Who makes it? I don't know what your concerns are about pulling it off. You say you're a simple girl, so you're not looking at dresses with lots of beadwork and elaborate detail. I think this is a stunning, hot wonderful dress. You should try to find it and try it on.

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That's a dress by BCBG Max Azira. I couldn't find out where it would be sold. I do love it and if anyone finds it I'd love to know where!! (Maybe as a reception dress!!!!)

 

I went shopping and found THE dress for me. Turns out, like some of you smart women suggested, when I tried on the right long dress, I loved it. I tried on some short dresses, but they looked terrible on me. I found the same problem as Aqua32marine, they were overcompensating on beads and glitz, which took away from the carefree look I wanted. So I went with Venus gown, I'll post some pics later, with a simple look that accentuates the right features in the right way! I didn't know a wedding dress could make you look thinner, I always thought the opposite!!

 

For all you short-dress girls, good luck.

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