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Cocktail wedding dresses

When it comes to wedding dresses, we don't all dream about the traditional white gown that cascades to the floor in folds of material and lace. These days, girls are getting more casual and more creative with their wedding dresses, which is why the cocktail style is undoubtedly so popular. The cocktail wedding dress can be worn at an informal occasion, a garden party, an afternoon-tea style affair or even a beach wedding. So, for those opting for this short and sweet style, here are a few things to keep in mind.


Simple yet stylish

Short doesn’t always mean trading in glamour for simplicity. It can still be graceful, opulent or stylish. Think Carrie Bradshaw finally tying the knot in vintage Dior; Marilyn Monroe in demure lace and tulle in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; or Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, complete with white silk ballet flats and gloves. Long gowns are generally synonymous with glitz and glamour, but if that’s not the look that you’re hoping to achieve, a cocktail-length dress is a great alternative.

Theme queen

There’s no better way to tie your theme together than with your dress. When it comes to planning a wedding, it’s all about the overall vision and how to tie it all together. If you’ve got your heart set on an informal garden party or a vintage afternoon-tea get together, then tying it all together with a cute cocktail number is the way to go. Cocktail dresses are also very practical for beach wedding, because you won’t have to worry about your hemline getting wet or sandy. They’re less fuss and less to worry about on your big day. Keep in mind that if you’re having a church wedding, this cut might not be appropriate.

Stay true to you

If you simply cannot picture yourself wearing a couture gown, even if it’s on your wedding day, then don’t feel pressured to succumb to the traditional full-length dress. Staying true to your own personal style your wedding day is important. If you just love a knee-length cut, then go for it! Feeling like yourself on your wedding day is essential – after all, your big day is all about you!  

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