Don't get us wrong, we love traditional wedding gowns with their sweeping ground-grazing skirts. Yet, there's something so irresistibly charming about a shorter dress. Case in point: When Keira Knightley tied the knot with her beau James Righton, she wore an airy tulle Chanel dress that she accented with a tweed jacket, delicate floral crown, and ballet flats.
And now that the trend in bridal is skewing more casual, with a rise in City Hall ceremonies followed by a reception, wearing knee-length or shin-grazing wedding dresses is no longer seen as unconventional. "My friend got married in City Hall last year, and she wore a short Marchesa cocktail dress with a little veil, and it was adorable," Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman told us at the brand's bridal fall 2016 presentation. "I say, whatever works for you, go for it."