Short Summer Wedding Dresses: A Shopping Guide

Posted by Dimitra Designs on Jul 5th 2018

Short summer wedding dresses are a favorite amongst laid back brides for backyard nuptials, but this year, expect to see even more of these creations in places ranging from ballrooms to barbecues.

Summer wedding dresses with a shorter hemline are not only beautiful, but they also convey a look that’s a bit playful and youthful. In years past, short summer wedding dresses were limited to basic cotton eyelet or crisp linen. Today, they come in a wide array of fabrics and styles so that even shorter dresses can look elegant and glamorous. If you love the look and feel of short summer wedding dresses but have been waiting to find one that looks both classic and contemporary, look no further than the selection of short summer wedding dresses at Dimitra Designs.


Shopping for a wedding dress for summer can be easy, as long as you know what to look for. At Dimitra Designs, we want to make sure that you find short summer wedding dresses that fit your sense of style as well as your personality, so we’ve come up with a short and easy to follow shopping checklist that can help guide you to the perfect summer wedding dress, either in our Greenville SC bridal boutique or online. Check out this checklist of things to consider before shopping for short summer wedding dresses:


1.) The first thing to consider is where you wedding will be held. The key thing to remember is that you want to choose a wedding dress that will be both comfortable and beautiful, so take a closer look at where you’ve decided to have your wedding. If it’s on the beach, go with something a bit breezier. If it’s indoors, go with something a bit more crisp or heavy. If you’re going with a combination indoor/outdoor ceremony, you can feel free to play with fabrics that range from light and airy to crisp and tailored. The key here is going to be comfort.


2.) Next, you’ll want to take a look at movement. Short summer wedding dresses are great for dancing because you won’t have to worry about stepping on your hem, however, you do have to consider your dancing style when you’re looking at the cut of your dress. Tight, tailored fits will work well for brides who don’t really see themselves getting down on the dance floor. If you love to move and want a looser fit, definitely take a look at a-line styles that will give you some flexibility.


3.) Finally, you’ll want to consider your silhouette. Shopping for short summer wedding dresses can be easy as long as you know your body type. In our opinion, tea-length, a-line styles are almost always flattering, no matter what your figure. The thing to pay attention to here is neckline. Make sure you’re going with a neckline/sleeve style that’s going to be comfortable, supportive, and flattering to your bust. Strapless is great for almost all body types, but be careful if you’re busty.



For short summer wedding dresses to suit every sense of style or silhouette, be sure to check out our selection.