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The rise of, micro and registry office weddings have shown more and more brides choosing short wedding dresses, and we're here for it! In fact, we think short bridal gowns give floor-length wedding dresses a run for their money! Whether you plan to wear a short wedding dress at your pre-wedding party, intimate ceremony or evening reception we're here to show you the best of the best as worn by our real brides.


Fitted Short Wedding Dresses

Real bride Lauren married her beau Robert at Chelsea Town Hall in an Alex Perry fitted short wedding dress. She looked fierce, teaming her mini dress with a pair of yellow Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps and a bow in her hair. What's even more special about this short wedding dress is Lauren then sold it to Rock My Wedding real bride Fran who made it her own with a white coat and jewel headband. Both ladies look killer, and are proof sustainability is sexy! We won't talk about how envious we are of their pins! You go girls.

Blazer Short Wedding Dresses

2021 saw the rise in the blazer dress. It's smart, it's sexy, and it's no wonder our fashion-forward brides wanted to wear them on their special day. Noelia wore a sparkly gold number to her Little White Chapel wedding in Vegas. Whilst Nami wore hers to her intimate ceremony before changing into a one-shoulder dress for her outdoor blessing. What's brilliant about both of these blazer short wedding dresses is you can wear them again! Hello, anniversaries.

Tea Length Short Wedding Dresses

Tea-length wedding dresses have been around for some time now. Often with a fit and flare silhouette suiting all body types and wedding themes. The cinched-in waist and full skirt can give body confidence and is perfect for twirling. Available in lace, silk and many other fabrics, but almost always with a layered tulle petticoat. The more layers and flounce the better we say!

Coloured Short Wedding Dresses

You know we can't resist a coloured wedding dress. It's great to see them worn by brides in floor-length and short wedding dress styles. These silver and red dresses are the epitome of fun and exude style. For extra drama, we highly recommend adding a bridal crown or a cathedral length veil like the pink one shown below designed by Recommended accessory supplier Rebecca Anne Designs.

Detailed Short Wedding Dresses

Having a short wedding dress doesn't mean your dress has to be plain. We've seen ruffle collars, tulle overlays, and bow backs incorporated into short wedding dresses to make them extra special. All in the image gallery below for your pinning pleasure. You're welcome.

Mini Short Wedding Dresses

There are many variations of a short wedding dress. The mini, the knee-length, the tea length, and the midi. A mini wedding dress is usually considered mid-thigh. If you've got it, and you feel comfortable, you should definitely flaunt those legs. Choosing a wedding dress is all about being the best version of yourself and feeling comfortable. So, if your day to day wardrobe is full of short dresses, then there's no reason you shouldn't consider this option on your wedding day.

High Low Wedding Dresses

A high low hemline can give you the best of both worlds. The long train you've always dreamed of at the back, and the perfect chance to show off your wedding shoes at the front. If you're torn between a floor-length wedding dress and a short wedding dress, this option is the answer to all your prayers.


We hope our roundup of short wedding dresses has shown you that there is a style to suit every bride. And, if it has cemented the fact that a short wedding dress isn't for you, allow us to share our wedding dress guide. It comes complete with a handy graphic full of all the silhouettes, necklines and trains available to you, and is great to look at whilst listening to our buying your wedding dress podcast. Don't worry, we got you!

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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