Trend Alert: Short Reception Dresses and Fabulous Wedding Garters
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 24th of July 2011 09:57:10 AM
One of the newest trends I am seeing in the wedding industry is the short reception dress. Brides are now buying two dresses: one for the ceremony and one for the reception. The dress for the reception is what you would usually imagine as a wedding dress: long train, veil, etc. The reception dress however is short, fun, and a little more sexy as it usually shows off the bride's legs. I am loving this new trend....even though it adds the stress of deciding on a second dress to the mix. (I mean really, picking out one dress is a huge task in itself but two?) Still, it does seem appropriate to change into a short, fun dress for the reception as the reception itself is the "let-your-hair-down" part of the wedding. Why am I blogging about this? Because a short reception dress puts an entirely new emphasis on the wedding garter than does a long traditional dress. I suppose it all depends on just how short the dress is, and how low or high the bride decides to wear her garter, but the way I see it this new short reception dress trend adds new meaning to the bridal garter as a basic wedding accessory. Point being: a fabulous short reception dress should not be accompanied by an ugly, fifteen dollar Vegas garter. It should something stunning, stylish, worth showing off (other than those fabulous legs:)) If you are going to wear a short reception dress, and plan on buying a wedding garter as well, consider a La Gartier garter that will compliment your dress and stand out. Please don't showcase one of those horrible garters from Hobby Lobby or Micheals or something. eeewwwwwwwwwwww.
Below are a few pictures of some of my favorite short reception dresses I have come across lately, including Carrie Underwood's fabulous Monique Luiller........along with a GREAT picture of a "short dress" garter removal. Is it just me or does the short reception dress make the garter removal tradition look better?? Happy La Gartier everyone!
Carrie Underwood in her short Monique Luiller reception gown
A few short reception gowns from Alfred Angelo's spring 2011 collection
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