If you love the sun, the fragrant gardens and the blue sky, oh well, you might just be a summer bride. And we totally get why summer is a beautiful season to have a wedding. First of all, you can finally wear a wedding dress with no sleeves, a gorgeous open back and sheer, light fabrics without feeling the chill. Secondly, you have more choices for venues and thirdly, you can go with laid-back themes for your wedding party (yes, we’re thinking beach and garden weddings).
A summer wedding is sounding more and more like a fabulous event, right?
And for brides, things do get even better. In the summertime, there are no rules for how fancy or laid back your wedding gets. You can easily go barefoot with a deux-piece boho chic wedding dress on the beach, or super fancy, with a beautiful princess gown with a floral lace bodice and a delicate voluminous tulle dress. The choice is yours.
However, to make sure you will be choosing a perfect summer wedding dress, we asked our bridal consultants to share a couple of tips to help you make the best choice. One that looks stunning, feels comfortable and light.
Natural, light fabrics work better in the summer
First things first. Summers tend to get hot with day when temperatures can rise to over 40 C degrees in the afternoon. That can get a bit disturbing if you’ve made the mistake of choosing a wedding dress that’s made of heavy fabrics that don’t breath easily.
Best way to avoid overheating during your summer wedding is to choose natural, light fabrics like chiffons, satins, crepe, organza, silk, silk organza, cotton, tulle and lace (but don’t overdo it with that). Oh, and let’s not forget how beautiful silk organza and chiffon “move” in the soft summer breeze. Yep, they give you a divine look.
However, if you have a specific fabric in mind, like damask or duchess satin, prepare for some heat. One way to make the dress breezier is to go with wedding dresses with asymmetric lengths (short in the front, long in the back) or with high leg slits.
Summer is the best time for short wedding dresses
If you want to show off your legs, summer is the best time to pull off a short wedding dress look. And it’s more than just a fashion statement.
Wearing short wedding dresses during summer is a good idea for two reasons. First off, short wedding dresses allow air to circulate around your legs and prevent you from overheating. Secondly, your bridal gown won’t get dirty around the hemline from sweeping it over grass and dusty pavements.
So what length should you short summer wedding dress be? Well, the answer is simple. It can be anything you want: mini, knee-length, midi or tea-length.
If you’re not entirely sold on the whole short wedding dress idea, you will be happy to learn there are ways to achieve the dream.
If you’ve been dreaming of a long train, you can totally add a removable train on your short wedding dress (like this beatiful bridal jacket featured with our Jonquille gown). Or if you’re worried about showing up with a mini dress in church, you can choose to wear a removable skirt and take it off at the party venue for a surprising look.
Alternatively, you can also choose a dress with a high leg slit, an asymmetric style (short in the front, long in the back), or a wedding dress with an illusion element, playing with sheerness and fabric textures to create a short wedding dress look without cutting the length.