"I'm gettin' married in a mini" could be the theme song of this year's brides, as the miniskirt revival starts to make its way down the aisle.
And there's nobody to blame but the brides themselves. They're old enough to know what they like--more than half of last year's first-time brides were 25 or more years old, according to a Bride's magazine formal-wedding survey.
And they're able to buy the dress of their dreams, no matter who else likes it, because 87% of 1986 brides earned their own money, the same survey reports.
To accommodate the hem hike, even conservative American fashion designers are showing short wedding dresses. Bill Blass and Carolyne Roehm both marched out minis for the finale of a recent fall fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the Music Center.