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Daring bridal hemlines nod to the Sixties

01 AUGUST 2012

The Swinging Sixties saw a whole lot more leg than they were used to – the streets of London came alive with liberated ladies sporting mini skirts and showing off their pins.

And it was all thanks to Mary Quant, the British designer behind the fabulous contribution to fashion. 

Half a century later and the mini skirt, named after Mary's favourite car is still going strong. It has even made its way to next season's bridal collections, sprinkling the runway with shorter, flirty options.

 

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Of course hemlines on your wedding day don't have to be quite as high as the jaw-dropping styles worn by Twiggy or Brigitte Bardot back in the Sixties.

But if slim legs are your best asset, think about opting for a shorter style.

A summer wedding is the ideal season for a shorter style as you can show off your sun kissed glow.

 

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In 1962, British designer Mary Quant dared to bare ladies' legs for the first time


Style tips for shorter styles:

• With this length, you can afford to go for more texture or detailing without looking over the top

• If you don't want to veer too far from tradition, lace will add a classic touch to your gown

• With a daring hemline, revealing too much of your décolletage can seem a little risqué – a high neckline or elegant overlay strikes an ideal compromise

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