There's no better time to sport a short wedding dress than summer, the season of leg-baring, body-conscious silhouettes. The recent runway shows were swept up in a wave of short options—to help you find a shortie that fits your personal style, we've broken down the top trends for you, from feathers and ruffles, to beading and bows.

Trend: Lace

The trick to wearing lace in the summer? Look for delicate, lightweight options, like sheer lace overlays or lace appliqués.

Belle, $4,785, Elizabeth Fillmore

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