You don’t need a floor-length gown to look fantastic on your big day. Not only can you dance all night sporting a shorter hemline, but you can also stretch your dollar by wearing it again in the future—something you can’t always say about a traditional wedding gown. Whether you are looking to walk down the aisle in a leg-baring design or just planning on slipping into a shorter number for the reception, here are our favorite picks. You can thank us when you get your dry-cleaning bill back.
5. Jason Wu leather-and-silk dress, $3,395 at Neiman Marcus.
6. ML Monique Lhuillier tiered lace bustier dress, $598 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
7. Va Et Vien Kauai dress, $800 at BHLDN.
8. Ann Taylor embroidered tea-length strapless dress, $695 at Ann Taylor.