We Dare You to Show Some Leg in These Luxe Little White Wedding Dresses

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Photo: Coliena Rentmeester; Dyad Photography; Styling by Miako Katoh; Courtesy of Vendors

We'll keep this short and sweet (much like these fantastic frocks!): LWDs — that's little white dresses — are having a major moment. Actually, it's a moment that has offically spanned decades. Audrey Hepburn wore one for her 1969 nupitals to Andrea Dotti. Yoko Ono went hippie-chic when she donned a white minidress for her wedding to John Lennon. And June Carter also kept things cool when she wed Johnny Cash in an above-the-knee lace sheath. Will you be the next bride to show some leg on the big day? One look at these luxe LWDs and you'll be saying "I do," too!

Not just for courthouse weddings and elopements — although there is no denying that an LWD does look particularly fabulous on the courthouse steps and is totally travel and suitcase friendly for an impromptu "I do" getaway — little white dresses are cropping up (get it?) at both receptions and even traditional ceremonies. If you're worried about tearing up the reception dance floor with a train of tulle holding you back, just slip into an LWD after your vows and suddenly you're free to bust a move. And who ever said that you have to say "I do" in a big white wedding dress? Whether you want to stay cool at your summertime soirée or destination nuptials, or just want a modern alternative to the traditional bridal gown, walking down the aisle in an LWD will definitely have your guests' heads turning. And if you're the type of bride who wants to rock the white shade as much as possible during her wedding journey, LWDs are also the perfect fit for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and other pre-wedding parties. Best of all, while you can't exactly wear a big ball gown again, you can totally recycle your wedding day LWD. More bang for your buck? Ahh, we see we have your attention!

Forget the LBD — LWD's are about to become your bridal wardrobe style staple. We love pairing the short, flirty frocks with rose gold accessories for a look that truly pops. The result is elegant enough for the ceremony, fun enough for the reception, and did we mention oh-so-chic? A stylish stiletto in a rose gold hue kicks your LWD up a trendy notch, while a dainty rose gold bracelet keeps the look feminine and as sweet as the woman inside that little white dress.

It's time to show off your gorgeous gams (and your style status symbol!) with an LWD, brides-to-be! Don't worry, they're Audrey Hepburn approved.

Clockwise from top left: Embroidered dress with tulle hemline, $450, Pankaj & Nidhi available at BHLDN; Clutch, $375, L.K. Bennett; Dress with embellished bodice, $1,720, Ellis Bridals; Earrings, $330, Bounkit; Tea-length dress with corded cut-out lace, $4,500, Amsale; Gazar dress with hand-cut flowers and illusion bodice, $3,080, Angel Sanchez; Heeled sandals, $795, Monique Lhuillier; Embroidered-tulle dress, $3,130, Liancarlo; Silk-guipure-lace dress, $2,490, Monique Lhuillier; Bracelet, $145, Michael Kors

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