Fall 2010 Trend: High-Low Hemlines
Here’s another fun trend for up-coming brides! High-low hemlines are a stylish compromise between short wedding dresses and traditional long wedding dresses with train. What I like most about this trend is that it gives you the perfect excuse to wear loud and stylish wedding shoes. I’d wear a pair of red shoes or navy shoes with a white wedding dress anyway, but a high-low hemline can make the contrast in colors more apparent.
As with the tiered and ruffled skirt and fall 2010 trends, the high-low hemlines will only flatter certain body types. Unless the short hemline is around knee-length, I wouldn’t recommend these hybrid wedding dresses to a petite bride. Lovely as tea-length dresses are, they’ll only make petite brides look shorter.
That being said, check out two ways you can use the high-low hemline trend on your wedding dress!
Sexy wedding dresses inspired by lingerie have used the high-low hemlines in previous seasons. This wraparound dress by Farah Angsana looks like a luxurious silk bathrobe. Might be a little too daring and revealing for conservative brides, but this is just one way you can go about it.
I don’t really like all the feather details of this dress from Sincerity Bridal, but it gave me an idea on how to use the high-low hemline trend. Choose a short wedding dress style you like, and have your seamstress sew on a detachable long hemline behind it. That way, you can achieve a more formal look during the church ceremony and feel more comfortable and unencumbered by fabric during the reception.