Phase Eight Ariel Bridal Dress

One of the first decisions you will make when searching for your dream wedding dress is whether to opt for a long fit or a shorter dress.

Despite long dresses being considered more traditional and therefore more formal, short dresses are the perfect solution for those who want to lean into more of a playful bridal look.

On this, the Ariel dress more than makes up for its lack of length with an expanse of structured skirt fabric.

This dress is the perfect example of how a short dress can be accessorised to perfection, showing off your bridal shoes and perfectly balancing a textured hairstyle with width around the base of the skirt.

Ivory fit and flare wedding dress front
Ivory wedding dress rear

Because this dress is a shorter style, the bride can put more into the details which bring this dress to life – with the Ariel design boasting an added flower at the centre of the waistline to mark the move from fitted bodice into bold princess skirt.

An added layer of material has been added to the base of the V-neckline for extra modesty, balancing the deep cut of the back of the dress which leaves the majority of the back open and exposed.

This dress is made from a heavier satin fabric which brings it back into that more formal and traditional vibe despite its shorter length – the best of both worlds.