Hi, lovelies! Question: for your wedding dress, are you going long or short? Most of the time, the dresses you’re presented with are long with an elegant train or tons of beadwork.
But maybe that’s not your style. And that’s totally cool and you should never wear a dress that doesn’t feel like YOU.
That’s why short wedding dresses are on the up-and-up. These short dresses are making their way into the hearts of brides who dream of something different to wear for the big day; a dress, but less. More fun. More twirling. Maybe even something to wear for a more modern or casual event.
Short wedding dresses or simple dresses make a great alternative for the reception itself. Some brides want to switch out of the long elegant gown and slip into something a little more danceable.
Maybe you even want to wear the outfit for a going-away, getting into that adorable little black car with those tin cans rattling behind you and a Just Married sign on the back.
Regardless of how you’re envisioning it, you’re probably here because you want to find some really beautiful short wedding dresses, so we’ve spent many (many) hours researching the very best ones and here they are!
We’ve found short wedding dresses with POCKETS (you know how I feel about those), short dresses with long sleeves, kimono sleeves, and no sleeves; there’s a little something for ever bride in this list who’s ever dreamed of rocking her way down the aisle in a short gown. :)
Short Wedding Dresses
1. Short Knee Length Chiffon Dress
From designer Vicky Mermaid Bridal, this short dress is made of soft chiffon and has an illusion neckline.
The back of the dress has those classic bridal buttons for a truly timeless look.
You can find out more about this dress here.
2. Vintage 1950’s Inspired Lace Wedding Dress
This is one of the coolest short wedding dresses I’ve seen yet: it has a 50’s inspired high neck and mini skirt. This dress is great for a modern wedding or as a rehearsal dinner or reception dress. By Dreamers and Lovers.
3. Short Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
Here’s a trend we’re seeing this fall and winter: short wedding dresses WITH long sleeves. It’s the opposite of a long dress and a sleeveless top. I dig this look. By VICTORIASPIRINA.
4. Long Lace Sleeve Dress
This long sleeve wedding dress has sleeves made of lace, so they’re see-through; the back has a deep v-line. I love the sash, which adds a hint of sparkle. What a beautiful style! By AnnaSkoblikova.
5. Kimono Sleeve Short Wedding Dress
This dress is elegant with a short hem and is made of premium silk fabric. Two overlapping layers in the front create a feminine slit; I like the tie in the back! By SeniDey.
6. Short Floral Wedding Dress
We’ve talked about short wedding dresses, but a floral dress is a romantic addition! This style by LeMiroirMagique is the most unique choice on this list. It is made with floral organza, tulle, and satin.
7. Long Lace Sleeve Dress
This chiffon dress with long lace sleeves looks pretty as can be; it looks comfortable enough to twirl around on the dance floor. By Jurgita Bridal.
8. Short Wedding Dress with Tulle
This simple wedding dress is anything but boring! It is backless with an A-line cut and a beautiful tulle. By RenzRags.
9. Stylish Short Wedding Dress with Ruffly Layers
This dress is so chic, modern, and cute! It’s so beautiful on the Real Bride, Dana, shown here! By ieie bridal.
10. Short Wedding Dress with Pockets
How adorable is this dress?! It has a sweetheart neckline, short hem, floral chiffon, and… yes, POCKETS! By KPhillipsClothier.
11. Sleeveless short wedding dress
This is a bohemian inspired style that cuts mid-calf in length. Beautiful style! By VICTORIASPIRINA.
12. Wild Stars Short Dress
I literally have that emoji with the star eyes right now. This dress is so beautiful; I mean, tell me it isn’t PERFECT for a starry night wedding?! By BoomBlush.
12. Vintage Inspired Ivory Tea Length Full Circle Dress
This is so cute! Layers and layers of tulle make this dress stand out; dress features a fun open-back design. By DyStyle.
13. Delicate Hand Embroidered Floral Lace Dress
This dress has hand-embroidered floral lace on the bodice with hand draping that creates a feminine silhouette. The dress is unique and airy and it is a perfect choice for a boho or traditional romantic wedding on the beach. By Boom Blush.
14. Short minimalist wedding dress
This style is perfect for the bride who wants a minimalist, simple style… all with a hint of elegance, of course. By LeMuse.
15. Fitted Dress with Long Lace Sleeves
Modern, stylish, lace. Love it. By ApilatSales.
What do you think of these short dresses? Are you going to rock and of these short wedding dresses? If so, which one? Tell me all about it in the comment box below!