Short and sweet, and usually less expensive. You can’t go wrong with short dresses for your bridesmaids, especially for a spring or summer ceremony. For my daughter’s wedding she went online and found short, strapless, black matte satin dresses for her attendants from (of all places) Target. Like every other bride, she went to David’s Bridal first, but decided the short black dresses were one third the price, and three times as beautiful as anything at David’s. And she was right.