Today's dress comes from Monique Lhuillier. The dress style is called Leila and it is from the Fall 2009 Platinum Collection.
*Image from MoniqueLhuillier.com
The dress is tulle and has a tea length skirt. The shorter skirt is a modern option for a bride. It would be perfect for a morning ceremony and a brunch reception, or even an early dinner. The ornamentation is very formal, so the dress would still be suitable for formal ceremonies and receptions. The bodice of the dress is an illusion style, from a distance it appears strapless, but there is a sheer tulle sleeveless bodice adorned with crystals, sequins and pearls.
If you select a shorter dress for yourself, make sure to choose shorter gowns for your bridesmaids. This is an ideal way to show off those perfect wedding shoes you spent weeks or months searching for to match your gown!