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
Vintage 60’s vibes from this pleated mini bell shaped skirted wedding gown. A perfect brunch worthy bridal wear.
02. Ball Gown Mini
A lace and tulle ball gown styled mini wedding dress, for a playful feminine look.
03. Detailed Bohemia
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
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
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
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
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
A beaded long sleeve fit and flare style, for a stunning form fitting bridal style with unique detailing.
09. Simple Shift
A simply elegant shift dress with subtle detailing around the hem for a feminine touch.
10. Afternoon Tea
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
A sweet, floral style with a slight high-low hemline finish. Perfect for a summer outdoor garden wedding.
12. Back Scoop
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
A vintage 1920’s inspired wedding style for a bride looking for a flashy short cut look.
14. Contemporary Blossom
A contemporary champagne wedding dress with classy high neckline and blossom inspired voluminous high-low skirt.
15. Baroque Florals
Baroque inspired floral wedding dress accented with hand beaded white beads for a subtle elegant detail.
16. Flutter Sleeves
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
A modern ruffle accented mini dress with pops of beaded sparkles. A flirty, feminine style for a playful wedding look.
18. Bridal Mini
A strapless satin mini dress for a sassy wedding day style.
19. Floral Midi
Floral applique detailing covers this uniquely styled midi wedding dress.
20. Unique Texture
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
A 60’s inspired mini mod shift dress. An irresistible style to make a chic statement!
22. Embellished Fringe
A stunning wedding style like nothing else. A fully embellished fabric with cape-like flutter sleeves and a playful fringed hemline.
23. Flower Child
Modern shift dress with bold dimensional beaded flowers with 60’s fashion inspiration.
24. Fringed Fashion
A high fashion silk fringed wedding look with intricate jeweled neckline for the modern eclectic bride.
25. Contemporary Vintage
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
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
A straight cut beaded mini dress with an illusion tulle overlay for a ghostly elegant look.
28. Eclectic Tulle
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
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
A silk shift dress with feather and pearl hem detailing.
31. Modern Flapper
A fun modern flapper style wedding dress, perfect for a bride that is looking for a less formal, playful style.
32. Feminine Romance
A flirty feminine lace and tulle style to add a little romance to your big day.
33. Short Boho
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
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
An illusion halter style with beautiful beaded detailing for a stunning elegant style.
36. Wedding Cocktails
The perfect bridal cocktail dress, to compliment an elegant wedding after party.
37. Sweetheart Lace
The perfect little girly dress for a casual wedding affair. This sweetheart all lace dress is feminine and sophisticated.
38. Elegant Volume
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
A sweet, girly style with subtle off the shoulder accents and a ballerina tulle skirt.
40. Fairy Layers
A fairy-like style with voluminous layered skirt and illusion strapless lace bodice.
41. Sleek Peplum
A sleek, silky peplum accented dress for a classic short wedding dress style.
42. Beaded Champagne
Beautifully beaded champagne colored short wedding dress 3/4 length elegant lace sleeves. A graceful tea length wedding style.
43. One Shoulder
A modern short style with one shoulder accent effect. The sheer overlying fabric adds some light drama to the look.
44. Layered Tulle
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
A classic silk off the shoulder style for a timeless, Hollywood glam feel on your wedding day.
46. Ladylike Lace
A sweet ladylike style perfect for afternoon tea or a brunch wedding affair.
47. Modest Lace
A modest tea length lace style with high neckline and short detailed lace sleeves. A modest, feminine bridal style.Kathryn Schrotenboer