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Petticoat for Short Wedding Dresses

You’ve picked your perfect short wedding dress and now it’s time to decide whether to add a petticoat or not. Petticoats for short wedding dresses come in all different colours.

Petticoats can be full and add extra volume to your vintage style wedding dress. For an authentic 1950s style wedding dress feel then a petticoat is a must.

There are lots of different ways to wear a petticoat too. Some brides opt for them slightly higher than their dress, this gives the dress lots of fullness. Another way is to wear your petticoat slightly lower than the dress so you get a full flash of colour as you move and dance.

To Petticoat or Not to Petticoat

All of our dresses accommodate a petticoat but you don’t have to wear one if you prefer not to. Also some material such as chiffon is designed to swing and flow and a petticoat may inhibit this.

Other dresses simply just don’t need the fullness and it’s really up to the individual bride. There are lots of different sizes of petticoats from one layer of fabric to several, depending on how full you’d like to make your dress. Petticoats also accentuate the waist of your wedding dress to giving you the perfect 1950s silhouette.

Timeless Chic – Olivia

This gorgeous Tulle and polka dot dress has capped sleeves and a sweeping full skirt that skims the floor at the back and rises in the front to reveal the brides petticoats. This is a great way to add colour to your wedding day and gives the skirt a flattering fullness. The petticoats can be very full to show off lots of material as with this beautiful Timeless Chic dress, Olivia. This shows off the pretty bodice and accentuates the waist as the material flows over the top of the petticoats.

Timeless Chic Olivia High Low Wedding Dress

Timeless Chic – Hi-Lo Ivy Lace 

This beautiful lace short wedding dress has a flattering sweetheart neckline and capped sleeves. The satin bow accentuates the full lace skirt that sweeps at the back into a floor skimming train. This dress is from our stunning Hi Lo collection. The petticoat isn’t fully showing but still has a full skirt that is flattering and has lots of volume when you walk. With a hint of petticoat this could be a fun way to add your something blue to the wedding day when you walk it shows a splash of colour.

Timeless Chic Ivy Lace High Low Lace

Gillian – Timeless Chic is a stunning tea length vintage style wedding dress with long sleeves, twinkle and sparkle all day, in this magnificent dress. It’s a great option for mature brides. This dress has a different silhouette without using a full petticoat and is still very flattering. It accentuates the waist and overall body shape in classic style that is very popular with brides.

Petticoats for Short Wedding Dresses

Petticoats look great with our tea length wedding dresses and can add a splash of colour to your day. For more inspiration, we have lots of real brides on our blog wearing petticoats.

We can advise on what type of petticoat looks good with your dress and you are welcome to try them on at your consultation alongside your dress.

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