Crystal-embellished lace and organza dress, from DIGIO BRIDAL. PHOTO: Her World Brides March – May 2015

Beat the heat
With our warm, humid weather, it just makes sense to wear a wedding dress that is lightweight, comfortable and bares the skin tastefully to beat the heat.

Get a move on it
If your big day is full of activities and running around, then having a dress that allows for movement without hassle is a priority. These short styles allow you to move around quickly without having to drag your massive skirt or train along. The lightweight styles will also be less of a burden and keep you cool during the day.

my dream wedding sept 2013.jpgChiffon dress, from MY DREAM WEDDING. PHOTO: Her World Brides September – November 2013

So very modern
You can choose to have pouffy ballerina-type dresses or the latest fashion-forwards styles that feature short/long hems for more dramatic impact. Short dresses look a lot younger and sexier than the traditional long gowns – and that makes these styles fresh and modern.

Bare your assets
The short wedding dress is perfect for brides who have long legs and wish to flaunt them. Just remember to moisturise your gams for some sheen and shine, and wear pretty heels for more height. You could also wear lacy or embroidered stockings for a stylish twist.

french wedding grooms mar 2014.jpgOrganza and lace boat neck dress, from FRENCH WEDDING. PHOTO: Her World Brides March – May 2014.

Stylish options
Designers like Dang Bridal now offer versatile designs like her short lacy dresses with detachable long skirts and trains – great if you still wish to make a grand entrance for your daytime ceremony.