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47 Trending Short Wedding Dress Styles

From modern mini to traditional tea-length, we have 47 of the top short wedding dress styles that are trending now. Ditch the heavy length of a traditional wedding gown for a more contemporary short style.

These dresses are also perfect for a rehearsal dinner, reception party, or bridal brunch. These short wedding dress trends offer so much flexibility and a great alternative to traditional bridal style. Moving into 2018, short wedding dresses will continue to pop up more and more as a modern wedding style alternative. (Above image: Bo and Luca).

01. 60’s Vibes

Amy Kuschel
Amy Kuschel

Vintage 60’s vibes from this pleated mini bell shaped skirted wedding gown. A perfect brunch worthy bridal wear.

02. Ball Gown Mini

Costarellos
Costarellos

A lace and tulle ball gown styled mini wedding dress, for a playful feminine look.

03. Detailed Bohemia

Bo and Luca
Bo and Luca

An intricately detailed bohemian inspired wedding style. This dress is adorned with a mix of antique silver and off-white beads, pearlescent sequins and faux pearls to create a luxe, glamourous design.

04. Bejeweled Mini

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

This playful mini dress starts with a jeweled neckband that extends into a fully sparkle covered style. 3/4 length sleeves and a slim fitting silhouette give way to a flared A-line base.

05. Two-Piece Tea

Riki Dalal
Riki Dalal

A uniquely styled tea length two-piece wedding dress. The top features laser cut sequined fabric and the skirt is flouncy tulle with accents of the same sequined fabric. A fun, playful wedding day style.

06. Modern Ballerina

Dany Mizrachi
Dany Mizrachi

A sweet, sassy and sexy modern wedding look. Cutout top and short flouncy skirt make this bridal style perfect for a party worthy wedding day.

07. Tea Length Whimsy

BHLDN
BHLDN

A whimsical tea-length wedding dress with 3D florals and metallic embroidery. A strapless neckline and A-line cut give this contemporary style a classic finish.

08. Beaded Flair

Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

A beaded long sleeve fit and flare style, for a stunning form fitting bridal style with unique detailing.

09. Simple Shift

Aida Kapociute
Aida Kapociute

A simply elegant shift dress with subtle detailing around the hem for a feminine touch.

10. Afternoon Tea

Aria
Aria

A sweet boat-neck tea length dress, with beaded bodice and voluminous tulle shirt. Be ready for afternoon tea in this ladylike wedding style.

11. Floral High-Low

Lela Rose
Lela Rose

A sweet, floral style with a slight high-low hemline finish. Perfect for a summer outdoor garden wedding.

12. Back Scoop

Bo and Luca
Bo and Luca

A soft elegant short style featuring a dramatically draped back, and sweet ruffled hem. Full length sleeves and delicate hand beading finish off this beautiful style.

13. 1920’s Vintage

Galia Lahav
Galia Lahav

A vintage 1920’s inspired wedding style for a bride looking for a flashy short cut look.

14. Contemporary Blossom

Krikor Jabotian
Krikor Jabotian

A contemporary champagne wedding dress with classy high neckline and blossom inspired voluminous high-low skirt.

15. Baroque Florals

Bo and Luca
Bo and Luca

Baroque inspired floral wedding dress accented with hand beaded white beads for a subtle elegant detail.

16. Flutter Sleeves

Houghton NYC
Houghton NYC

A fun, contemporary take of the playful flutter bell sleeves of the 70’s. These ruffle accented sleeves add trendy volume to this short wedding dress style.

17. Modern Ruffles

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

A modern ruffle accented mini dress with pops of beaded sparkles. A flirty, feminine style for a playful wedding look.

18. Bridal Mini

Mila Mira
Mila Mira

A strapless satin mini dress for a sassy wedding day style.

19. Floral Midi

Costarellos
Costarellos

Floral applique detailing covers this uniquely styled midi wedding dress.

20. Unique Texture

Nurit Hen
Nurit Hen

A uniquely textured form fitting short wedding dress for a nontraditional bride looking for something truly fresh and one of a kind.

21. 60’s Mod

Amy Kuschel
Amy Kuschel

A 60’s inspired mini mod shift dress. An irresistible style to make a chic statement!

22. Embellished Fringe

Houghton NYC
Houghton NYC

A stunning wedding style like nothing else. A fully embellished fabric with cape-like flutter sleeves and a playful fringed hemline.

23. Flower Child

Viktor Rolf
Viktor Rolf

Modern shift dress with bold dimensional beaded flowers with 60’s fashion inspiration.

24. Fringed Fashion

Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

A high fashion silk fringed wedding look with intricate jeweled neckline for the modern eclectic bride.

25. Contemporary Vintage

House of Mooshki
House of Mooshki

A contemporary styled vintage inspired short wedding dress. Modern halter collar neckline is a unique accent to this stunning city style wedding dress.

26. Lace & Tulle

BHLDN
BHLDN

Alternating panels of intricate lace and textured tulle give this wedding dress a unique one-of-a-kind feel. Short sleeves and a scalloped neckline and hem give this look a feminine finish.

27. Illusion Overlay

Rita Mae
Rita Mae

A straight cut beaded mini dress with an illusion tulle overlay for a ghostly elegant look.

28. Eclectic Tulle

Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

This tea-length wedding dress is nothing shy of an eclectic fashion forward wedding trend. Large floral embroidery, silk fringe detailing, and a layered tulle skirt make this gown one-of-a-kind.

29. Sheer Lace

Gemy Maalouf
Gemy Maalouf

A modern sheer lace wedding dress that hovers just above the ground in a tea-length style. A mix of sheer tulle and lace detailing give this dress a contemporary feminine feel.

30. Feather and Pearl

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

A silk shift dress with feather and pearl hem detailing.

31. Modern Flapper

Riki Dalal
Riki Dalal

A fun modern flapper style wedding dress, perfect for a bride that is looking for a less formal, playful style.

32. Feminine Romance

La Sposa
La Sposa

A flirty feminine lace and tulle style to add a little romance to your big day.

33. Short Boho

Bo and Luca
Bo and Luca

A short two-piece boho wedding style. Antique colored beading adds a unique pop to this irresistible bohemian wedding day look.

34. Tea Length Proper

Lela Rose
Lela Rose

An elegant, proper tea length style dress fit for a bridal tea party. Illusion neckline and textured fabric add a great deal of stunning intrigue to this ladylike bridal look.

35. Illusion Halter

Rita Mae
Rita Mae

An illusion halter style with beautiful beaded detailing for a stunning elegant style.

36. Wedding Cocktails

Ida Torez
Ida Torez

The perfect bridal cocktail dress, to compliment an elegant wedding after party.

37. Sweetheart Lace

La Sposa
La Sposa

The perfect little girly dress for a casual wedding affair. This sweetheart all lace dress is feminine and sophisticated.

38. Elegant Volume

Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez

A playful bubble skirted short wedding style, with intricate lace back detailing. Add a touch of playful volume to an elegant style.

39. Sweet & Girly

Aida Kapociute
Aida Kapociute

A sweet, girly style with subtle off the shoulder accents and a ballerina tulle skirt.

40. Fairy Layers

Pnina Tornai
Pnina Tornai

A fairy-like style with voluminous layered skirt and illusion strapless lace bodice.

41. Sleek Peplum

Nicole Spose
Nicole Spose

A sleek, silky peplum accented dress for a classic short wedding dress style.

42. Beaded Champagne

House of Mooshki
House of Mooshki

Beautifully beaded champagne colored short wedding dress 3/4 length elegant lace sleeves. A graceful tea length wedding style.

43. One Shoulder

Ramona Keveza
Ramona Keveza

A modern short style with one shoulder accent effect. The sheer overlying fabric adds some light drama to the look.

44. Layered Tulle

House of Mooshki
House of Mooshki

A beautiful lace and tulle wedding gown with vintage inspiration. Modest high neck lace bodice and cap sleeves pair perfectly with the playfully layered tulle ballerina skirt.

45. Off the Shoulder Classic

Rita Mae
Rita Mae

A classic silk off the shoulder style for a timeless, Hollywood glam feel on your wedding day.

46. Ladylike Lace

Rosa Clara
Rosa Clara

A sweet ladylike style perfect for afternoon tea or a brunch wedding affair.

47. Modest Lace

Laure Desagazan
Laure Desagazan

A modest tea length lace style with high neckline and short detailed lace sleeves. A modest, feminine bridal style.

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