TREND ALERT - Mini

5 Designers, 5 Dresses, 1 look

Let's think of the image of the traditional wedding dress for the past several years. Strapless, sweetheart, A-line/trumpet. We love them, and they're super flattering on any almost any body shape. But how many versions of the same dress can you make? Bridal designers have been pushing our boundaries for a while know to think outside the strapless. They've played with color, interesting lace and texture, shapes, volumes, and everything else. Now, the voice is unanimously saying, "Do it differently" and the look is chic, sexy, and SHORT! Great for girls who have hide to hide their legs when it's their best asset, rock the killer heels, and go a little Robert Palmer-girl glam!!! From Ivy and Aster's soft tiered take on the look, to Junko's swinging 60's incarnation of a bridal Twiggy and Vera's daring ulta high neck and daring open back, to my personal favorites Monique and Modern Trousseau's 3/4 lace sleeve dresses (I called it two years ago, I said "I give it 3-5 years, sleeves will be back!)

Hot reception trend? Urban low-key little white dress? Unexpected twist for the classic lace loving bride? However you decide to rock your frock, bust out your stilettos and grab your groom for maximum impact in your miniskirt gown!!!

Vera Wang

Ivy & Aster

Modern Trousseau

Junko Yoshioka

Monique Lhuillier