As a bride who’s currently planning a summer wedding, I have to admit the idea of wearing a full-length ballgown or heavy embellished sheath sounds less dreamy when I begin to factor in what an NYC summer typically feels like (i.e., incredibly hot and humid). Turns out, I am not the only bride-to-be considering showing off my legs and getting some much-needed breathing room in a mini wedding dress.
According to the experts at Karen Millen, searches for “mini wedding dress” and “mini bridal dress” have recently gone up 229 and 423 percent respectively, a ten-year high worldwide. The reason for the sudden uptick? Partial credit likely belongs to Sofia Richie and Kourtney Kardashian, both of whom opted for mini dresses for their recent high-profile nuptials. But they’re not the only celebs who’ve gone short—Lily Allen, Kiera Knightley, Audrey Hepburn, Raquel Welch, Whitney Port and Cindy Crawford all sported knee-baring minis for their ceremonies. Convinced yet? Read on for PureWow’s picks for the best mini wedding dresses for your stylish celebration.