Short + Sweet: Our Favorite Short Wedding Dresses

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As the days get longer, the dresses get shorter! Weddings are trending towards smaller, more intimate affairs, and brides are rocking fun and flirty dresses to match. A short wedding dress (not to be confused with a mini wedding dress!) typically falls anywhere from above the knee and down to the ankle. Midi gowns, tea-length wedding dresses, and knee-length dresses would all apply!

Whether you’re looking for a second wedding dress that’s a little less formal or you’ve just always felt the call of a more understated gown, we’re sharing our favorites list below! And pardon the pun, but they’re nothing short of stunning!

Sleek + Minimal Short Wedding Dresses

Best Modern Classic: Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress by BHLDN

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For the modern brides who believe less is more, this chic and minimal silhouette is the one for you. Pair with a fun heel and a long veil for a statement look!
Available in sizes US 0 – US 16

Purchase from BHLDN $168

Best Understated Gown: Kat by Jenny Yoo

jenny yoo kat midi wedding dress
This slinky beauty features a cute tie strap for something a little different from the classic silhouette. (It’s also the dress featured at the top of this post!)
Available in sizes US 0 – US 18

Purchase from Jenny Yoo $198

Sweet + Romantic Midi Wedding Dresses

Best for a Casual Outdoor Wedding: Nikita Dress by Reformation

nikita reformation tea-length wedding dress
From the bows on the shoulders to the flounce on the skirt, this dress has the perfect amount of fun frills for a small outdoor wedding day.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 24

Purchase from Reformation $248

Best for a Garden Wedding: Garden Midi Dress by Show Me Your Mumu

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Appropriately named the Garden dress, can’t you just see her paired with a sweet straw hat and a wildflower bouquet?
Available in sizes XXS – XXL

Purchase from Show Me Your Mumu $178

Best for a Courthouse Elopement: Luciana Dress by Reformation

luciana reformation puff sleeve wedding dress
This dress just begs for those classic courthouse steps and a birdcage veil!
Available in sizes US 0 – US 12

Purchase from Reformation $278

Tea-Length Wedding Dresses with A Full Skirt

Best for Dancing all Night: Deep V Tulle Dress by Lavenir

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Give us all the tulle! This romantic little white dress is princess-perfect!
Available in sizes US 0 – US 22

Purchase from Lavenir on Etsy $499

Best for a Little Color: Pink Midi Dress by Berta

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This pink wedding dress is a show-stopper — you’ll definitely turn heads!
Related: Pretty in Pink: Our Favorite Blush Wedding Dresses
Available in sizes XS – XL

Purchase from Berta $3,960

Best for the Romantic: Tulle Short Wedding Dress by Piondress Bridal

off the shoulder short wedding dress
So soft and romantic, this sweetheart gown is perfect for the ultimate romantic at heart.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 22

Purchase from Pioness Bridal on Etsy $450

Chic Short Wedding Dresses

Best Ruffles: Mini Caspian by Odylyne The Ceremony

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The dress that’s currently breaking the internet, the Mini Caspian is a little shorter than short — but we can’t help but include it. It’s SO good!
Available in sizes US 2 – US 14

Purchase from Odylyne The Ceremony $1,250

Best Statement Dress: Archie Dress by Sachin & Babi

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Ready to make a statement? This dress is such a chic look and proof that a short dress doesn’t have to be boring.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 16

Purchase from BHLDN $395

Best Effortless Beauty: Caron V-Neck Crepe Dress by BHLDN

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That tulip skirt paired with a strappy v-neck top is such a versatile look that can be dressed up or down for the day.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 26

Purchase from BHLDN $148

Best Bold Look: Willow Bow Dress by Amsale

amsale bow wedding dress
Such a fun and sexy dress — that comes with a removable bow for two looks in one!
Available in sizes US 0 – US 16

Purchase from BHLDN $395

Short Wedding Dresses with Lace

Best for Vintage Flare: Ariana Dress by Sabina Musayev

lace short wedding dress
Lace has always been a wedding day staple! It’s romantic and versatile and can fit with pretty much any wedding venue or wedding style. This dress features a lace-up back and removable velvet straps.
Available in sizes XS – XL

Purchase from BHLDN $695

Best Flirty Style: Messina Dress by Reformation

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The back on this lace-all-over dress takes a fun turn with an open back and tie detail.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 12

Purchase from Reformation $388

Best Multi-Dimensional Look: Frida Dress by Catherine Deane

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Roses from top to bottom cover an almond lining that ends at the knee for a sheer skirt down to the calf. It’s über romantic and oh-so-lovely for a tea-length wedding dress.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 16

Purchase from BHLDN $795

Best for a Little Sparkle: Snowdrop Dress by Needle & Thread

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Needle & Thread is a Kate Middleton favorite and that’s a yes for us. Their classic shimmery style on a short dress is made even better with a slight bell sleeve!
Available in sizes US 0 – US 14

Purchase from BHLDN $693

Boho Short Wedding Dresses

Best for Boho Belles: Halley Dress by Dreamers & Lovers

lace bodycon short wedding dress
While this dress could also qualify for mini, we gotta give it up for that open back and the bell sleeves!
Available in sizes US 2 – US 18

Purchase from Dreamers & Lovers $693

Best for Cottage-Core Chic: Diana Midi Dress by Dreamers & Lovers

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Everything about this dress is perfect — all that’s missing is a crown of wildflowers. And yes, those are pockets.
Available in sizes US 2 – US 18

Purchase from Dreamers & Lovers $995

Best Off-the-Shoulder: Lana Midi Dress by Show Me Your Mumu

off the shoulder tiered white dress
Tiered lace adds a feminine touch to this classically bohemian silhouette.
Available in sizes XS – XL

Purchase from Show Me Your Mumu $995

Midi Glam Gowns

Best Glitzy Gown: Eva Midi Wedding Dress by ASOS EDITION

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Shine bright like a diamond on the wedding day with a glimmering gown! There’s something so simple and SO stunning about this sparkly look.
Available in sizes US 0 – US 14

Purchase from ASOS $261

Best for Fringe Lovers: Fringe Short Wedding Dress by Sharon Guy

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Finally, a nod to the ’20s never hurt anybody and this fringed look was made for dancing.
Available in sizes S – L

Purchase from Sharon Guy on Etsy $620

Looking for more wedding dresses we love? Try this: Top 20 Boho Wedding Dresses

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