Wedding receptions may be rife with fun and excitement, but it’s the ceremony that serves as the heartbeat of the big day. The first kiss, the reading of the vows, the exchanging of the wedding rings, the confetti toss—there’s nothing like these tender moments to evoke all the feels.
A wedding may spill with emotion from beginning to end, but the feelings reach peak levels in a wedding ceremony—it doesn’t get more real than when you’re literally promising to spend the rest of your life with someone. And when those emotions are captured unfiltered on camera, what could be more priceless?
While we love the sweet and tender moments, we also love the joyful—like a burst of laughter at the altar, the elation of the newlyweds following the first kiss, or that “just married” look they have etched across their faces as they exit the aisle hand-in-hand.
If you’re hemming and hawing on a length for your wedding dress, we’ve found the perfect compromise. Short in the front and long in the back, these wedding dresses go by several names—the high-low dress, the waterfall hemline, and, you know.
Your legs can thank this Hills star for making this juxtaposing design a trend—ever since she tied the knot to Tim Rosenman nearly two years ago in a chandelier-inspired Ashi Studio gown of lace, silver embroidery, and pearls, the high-low cut has been a regular on the runways ever since.
Even the hemline itself is versatile—there’s the standard high-low with a strong contrast, but if that’s too drastic for your taste, you can always opt for the more subtle difference with a back hemline that’s still longer, but doesn’t touch the ground, showing off a 360° leg view, or a sexy plus size evening dresses that highlights the ankles.
No matter the style, one thing’s for sure: your legs will never look so good. A high-low hemline does wonderful tricks, making even a petite bride look like she has legs for miles. It’s time to pull out the shaving cream and work on those calf raises, because you’ll want your legs to shine in these 20 beautiful dresses.