Trend Alert! The Short Wedding Dress + Long Veil Combo is SO Chic

Short Wedding Dress with a Long Veil

There’s a new trend for chic brides and we’ve got the long + short of it! Short wedding dress + long veil pairings have been catching on among fashion-forward brides. The look is very fun — and a little bit feisty. It’s not surprising that mini wedding dresses are becoming more common. As the guest list shrinks, so do the hemlines! Smaller weddings (and elopements) tend to be less formal, making way for the dress design to follow.

What’s SO fun about the addition of a cathedral-length veil is how it pairs this idea of a formal event with the flirtiness happening underneath. It’s very chic and judging by how popular this look is every time we share on Instagram, you guys are fans, too.

We’re at the forefront of the trend, so be ready for more brides to take the look and make it their own! Perhaps you’ll be next? Have a look at some of our favorite pairings for inspiration!

Short Wedding Dress + Long Veil Combos

long ruffle veil and mini wedding dress
The ruffle veil, the high-neck dress, the platform sandals — it’s a vibe!!

photography: Morgan Olsen In Frames Photography flowers: Velvet Armoire Floral veil: Jane Rhyan the Collection makeup: Mak Plock model: Minnie Mortimer

bride in mini wedding dress and long veil
Love the simplicity of this look. Those accessories make it!
photo: Alex ⋒ Madi Photo + Video embroidered veil: Rebecca Anne Designs hair + makeup: Alice Derbyshire florist: Botanics Florist

short dress long veil
Proof that you don’t need a long dress to create drama.

dress + veil: Harriette Gordon photographer: Hello Chloe May HMU: Cassandra Lusi florals: Grown Florists shoes: Gucci

mini wedding dress
Just love EVERYTHING about this.

dress: J Andreatta bride: Jasmine Edwards photo: Alice Mahran

short wedding dress long veil
Rock and roll vibes with the booties and a smokey eye!

venue: Clapton Country Club photography + concept: Kirsty Mackenzie Photography stylist + props: Rock the Dancefloor assistant stylist: Carmela Weddings make-up: Lucy Meyer hair Toby Meyer + Lucy Meyer flowers Peonies From Pluto dress Velvet Johnstone veil Ashley Wild Bridal earrings Muted Luxe models Nicolle Carter

Long Veil with Short Caspian Wedding DressJust SO. CHIC.

photo: Halle Morgan dress: Mini Caspian by Odylyne The Ceremony from this Romantic City Elopement

Palm Springs Desert Elopement Classic Car
The dramatic sleeves with the pearl veil — GLAM.

photo: Kai Villanueva

short wedding dress with long veil for vegas elopementThe perfect combo for an elopement in the desert!

photog: Phosphilic planner + florals: Dewitt Planning dress: Lovers Bridal

Short Wedding Dress with a Long Veil
So romantic with all the ruffles!

photographer: Kamila Nowak Photography planner + stylist: Rebecca Marie Weddings workshop: Workshops by Lark florist: Sass Flower dress + veil designer: Moon Child Bridal jewelry: The Vamoose hair + makeup: Daniella Makeup & Hair venue: Atlas Studios models: Claudia & Benstil

short wedding dress long veil for paris elopementAnd perfect for an elopement in Paris!

photog: Ha Nguyen Photography | design + florals: Party Designer Paris | dress: Murashka | HMU: Tatiana Gagaeva

Now, let’s have a look at a few shoppable pieces! Match up your faves for a look that’s all you.

Mini Wedding Dresses

mini wedding dress with bow

Kate Mini Dress by Alex María $925

bhldn mini wedding dressForever That Girl Ainsley Dress from BHLDN $395

selkie puff sleeve mini white dress
The Ivory Puff Dress by Selki $249

short wedding dresses for brides
Caton Mini Dress from BHLDN $195

asos mini white dress
Dream Sister Jane Mini Wedding Dress $261

bronx and banco megan mini dress
Megan Mini Dress by Bronx and Banco $390

etsy mini dress
Crepe Mini Wedding Dress Custom Made by ZAY Wedding Shop on Etsy $210

asos mini white dress
Little Mistress Plus Puff Shoulder Tie Dress $87

asos mini white dress
Plaid Organza Mini Wedding Dress $135

asos mini white dress
Bardot Tiered Square Neck Mini Dress with Open Back and Bow Detail $173

Long Bridal Veils

pearl veil
Alisse Pearl Veil from Belle Box Boutique on Etsy $70+

polka dot veil
Cherie Swiss Dot Veil by Visionary Veils Shop on Etsy $220+

bridal cape with shoulder bows
Ava Cape by Ashley Wild Bridal £185.00

katie pritchard designs capelet
Astrid Blush Ruffle Floor Length Capelet by Katie Pritchard Designs $300

ruffle veil
Frill Tulle Veil by The Boho Bride UK on Etsy $140+

Now that you’ve got the look down, time to add some blooms! Here are our favorite wedding bouquet trends for 2021!