Style Decision – Length
Over the last century, fashion trends have resulted in wedding dresses of varying lengths. While most brides today opt for a full length gown, there are many modern wedding dresses currently available with different lengths which have been inspired by previous decades.
Short wedding dresses which finish above the knee are inspired by the miniskirts in the 1960s. Examples of brides who chose this length at the time included Elizabeth Taylor, Cilla Black and Pattie Boyd.
The fashion trends of the 1920s provide the origins of today’s knee length wedding dresses. Dress lengths can either be on or just below the knee.
Tea length dresses are often associated with a full skirt, ending in the middle of the calf. This length became popular in the 1950s and Audrey Hepburn wore a tea length dress for her wedding in 1954.
The 1930s provide the inspiration for this length of dress, which finishes either just above or on the ankle.
Floor Length / Full Length
Floor length dresses finish at a length that just sweeps the floor. This length of dress has been evident throughout history including on day dresses in the Victorian period and evening wear in the 1920s and 1950s. This length of dress is the most popular length for today’s brides.
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