Although strapless gowns are definitely here to stay, bridal gown designers are beginning to listen to women who want some fun and beautiful options for necklines.
Here is a fabulous example from Maggie Sottero. The gown is "Pamela" and it has recently arrived at September's Bride. The ruched waistline and a-line skirt is flattering on almost any figure. Short torsos (and short necks) might be overwhelmed by the halter and ruffle; but this gown draws attention to a bride's face so wonderfully and should be tried on to be fully appreciated!
I would put a short veil or a fun hairpiece with this gown to avoid a tangle of fabrics at the neck. Short, but bold, earrings would look great, too.
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.