One of the hottest trends in wedding gowns right now is the teal-length or ballerina gown. This was also a popular length in the 1950's, so it definitely evokes a vintage feel. Often considered less-formal than a full-length gown, that is not necessarily the case.
Styling this style of gown takes a different twist than a traditional gown for sure. Fabulous shoes are a must! This length also allows you to do a nice high-heeled pump for the ceremony with cute ballet flats or shorter heels for dancing into the night at your reception.
I love pairing a shoulder-length veil with this type of wedding gown. Something modern and full that brings attention to your face and eyes. For an outdoor wedding, wear a fascinator instead of a veil. (A fascinator is a fancy term for a headpiece of fabric flowers or feathers with a small bit of netting on a comb)
At September's Bride, we have a nice selection of tea-length gowns from Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, and Stephanie James Couture.