{wedding inspiration: little white dresses}


. . . happened across this editorial by photographer olivia graham for instyle weddings, last week, and as always, fell in love with all the ruffles and lace and frilly flounces of all the utterly stylish & perfectly flirty little white dresses, but especially the first, which is unspeakably charming and positively made for late-afternoon ferry rides and blowing kisses and am quite certain is the same as the one zooey deschanel wore here . . .

{images: photography by olivia graham via dustjacket attic; more at the side project}

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  • these dresses are to die for! can anyone tell me who makes the 4th one? i am crazy for those sleeves!


  • I absolutely LOVE white dresses. These are all gorgeous, but white dresses aren’t just for weddings! Heehee. I’m only saying that because I’m wearing one in my latest outfit post 😛

    Leia’s Delights

  • so gorgeous!! i need a second wedding…lol then again maybe not

  • These dresses are simply gorgeous. They make me want to renew my wedding vows.

  • gorgeous!!! i love that second dress, dying to know where it’s from. what a beautiful photoshoot. thanks for sharing! xo

  • As a woman of petite stature, I gravitate more toward short and sweet versus full and poofy. These are so beautiful. I love them all.

  • Great post! I just adore the classic and simplistic style of these wedding dresses! XoXo!

  • roséline, what a lovely post! i adore the idea of a short (and sweet!) wedding dress and these options are truly perfect inspiration. that first look is to die for!

  • LOVELY! thank you for posting


  • Thank you for posting these FABULOUS sweet, stylish, & charming dresses! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

  • Short + sweet, indeed!

  • especially love the last dress. perfect.

  • GORGEOUS! I like the second and last dresses best.

  • So lovely! That wedding dress (and veil) are soo cute!! 🙂

  • The second from top is absolute perfection. I would wear that anywhere!

  • I am a long way from being a bride but just adore wedding gowns. The first one is so exquisite and stylish (and the hair helps doesn’t it?) and so fresh. Love your wedding post days XO

  • Wow – some of these short wedding dresses are goregous!

  • oh my gosh. totally makes me wanna be living back in the 50s. Cuteness. Especially that first image. love the veil and that dress is GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • I remember this issue! I ripped out every single page. Love the 60s vibe with the big hair and short wedding dresses. fabulous!

  • So very Jackie O! Charming through and through 🙂

  • I am in love with that last dress! White is always so fresh looking, especially in the summer when it shows off a good tan.

    -Galaxy Girl

  • Oh, these dresses are lovely. You know I was just reading about a typical French wedding and it was mentioned that it was quite common to see the bride wearing a knee length dress. If these were my options, I can see why you’d want to go shorter – these are beautiful!

  • I am getting married in August. I cannot wait to wear my white dress. Great post, thank u.

  • Amazing and perfect on such a hot day! Love the 60s vibe!

  • I am in love with the one Zoey wore! Lovely ruffles.

    Have a great day!

  • How completely charming! I love the big hair, too (it has been a regret of mine that I did not have big hair for my own wedding).

  • Love how a wedding dress looks, so innocent and pretty! these images are superb!

  • I don’t just love this post, it’s made my night. Right now I’m smitten over lace, sweet, short, sassy, white, frilly dresses. They’re darling and the sexiest way to make a statement at your rehearsal dinner, or eloping on a romantic weekend getaway. Thanks for this it’s truly an inspiration.


  • so pretty! like a Jackie O wedding

  • Oh I loved this one too, have just edited it. My fav was the second last pic on the left. Very retro but really lovely.

  • Happily married now, i’m tempted to do it all over again after seeing these dresses.Lovely. XX

  • love that short white dress!


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