Nontraditional Brides Will Love This Wedding Dress Trend

Dale Chong

Though there are many traditions that come with weddings, sometimes the rules are only there to be broken. Sure, you could look through gorgeous gowns that were made to skim the floor or trail down the aisle, but if you consider yourself more of an unconventional bride, why not fully board that train instead? Rather than going down the traditional route, opt for a short winter wedding dress.

Okay, we understand that a short dress might not be your first instinct when you’re shopping for your nuptials, but hear us out: There’s truly nothing as unexpected as this particular dress when it comes to your wedding style. Besides the fact that you'll be one of the chicest unconventional brides in the book, you'll also be able to dance the night away at your reception sans bustling. Sounds like a dream.

Ready to start shopping? We’ve rounded up our favorite short dresses that will be perfect for your winter wedding. You’ll easily turn heads in these.

Roksanda Leonie Cady and Satin Mini Dress ($1355)

No one does statement sleeves like Roksanda. 

Zimmermann Zinnia Bow Cutout Short Dress ($640)

My favorite parts of this dress: the bow detailed combined with the cutouts. 

Johanna Ortiz Catalyst Belted Textured Woven Midi Dress ($1250)

Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz nailed it with this square-neck dress. 

H&M Smocked Chiffon Dress ($60)

Have you honestly seen a prettier dress for $60?

Eloquii Long-Sleeve Sequin Wrap Dress ($150)

A hint of sequins never hurt anyone. 

City Chic Romance Blouson Halter Dress ($89)

A halterneck dress à la Meghan Markle is certainly a chic choice. 

Staud Minnie Dress ($225)

Who said you can't get married in a mini? It's your day!

Lela Rose Striped Fil Coupé Dress ($1890)

Lela Rose is known for her beautifully ethereal dresses, and this embroidered number is no exception. 

Amsale Strapless Faille A-Line Dress ($385)

You simply can't go wrong with a strapless A-line dress.

Kiyonna Lace Cocktail Dress ($218)

Is it just us, or is this dress giving us Kate Middleton on her wedding day vibes?

H&M Satin Dress With Tie Detail ($70)

A champagne-colored silk dress is a beautiful option for your wedding day—or any day.

Rotate Birger Christensen Kim Button-Detailed Leather Mini Dress ($610)

Never underestimate the power of a puff sleeve. 

Foxiedox Lou Lace Dress ($179)

This cute dress will get lots of wear all year round. 

Halston One-Shoulder Crepe Dress ($295)

This pretty Halston dress is giving us Grecian vibes. 

Likely Carolyn Dress ($188)

The Markle Effect is real, and it's probably why you see so many halter options out there.

H&M Puff-Sleeved Dress ($70)

If this isn't formal enough for a ceremony, it would be great for dinner and drinks. 

Now, check out the wedding colors you're about to see everywhere.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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