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5 Best Short Wedding Dresses and How To Style Them.

Fuss-free, charming and made for celebrating, short styles are the perfect option for modern brides.

black and white photo of bride in short dress kissing groom


Miniskirts have dominated the runways for several seasons, and now high hemlines are infiltrating the world of weddings, as brides seek alternatives to traditional floor-length gowns. No longer reserved solely for the reception, shorter dresses offer a relaxed and cool sense of elegance, while still commanding attention. Fuss-free, romantic, and made for celebrating, short styles are a chic option for modern nuptials, whether your big day involves a church service, beach-side ceremony, or is a small and intimate affair. - Vogue Magazine.



View our pick of must have short wedding dresses that take you from romantic ceremony to party time!


1. Structural


"Bold, confident and refined" is how Solace London describes its opulent eveningwear. This 'Edda' dress is made from faille and has a sculptural, off-the-shoulder neckline underpinned with internal boning for structure and support. It's perfect for formal occasions, or any modern bride's reception.


Strapless short silk wedding dress

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Our NERO headpiece is a bold juxtaposition of sparkle and shine for the formality and structure of Solace London's 'Edda' dress.

Sparkling crystal bridal headband Gibson Bespoke


2. Retro


The glamorous, retro feel of Taller Marmo's pieces can be attributed to the designers' muses - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, to name a few. This 'Gina' dress has been made in Italy from ivory silk-georgette that's trimmed with wispy feathers at the cuffs and hem. It comes with a detachable slip to underpin the sheer finish.

"Short wedding dresses are one of the biggest bridal trends we’ve seen emerge in the last few years, and we for one couldn’t love them more!" - ELLE magazine
70s style short wedding dress

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Our oversized DAHLIA earrings for an ultra cool Studio 54 vibe.

Oversized dangle retro bridal earrings Gibson Bespoke


3. Puff Sleeves


Jacquemus' fondness for deconstructed silhouettes is evident in this La Robe Taffetas minidress. Made in Portugal from stretch cotton to a taffeta texture, it's characterised by the off-shoulder long puff sleeves that lend it a vintage touch.

Puff sleeve short wedding dress

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Our PHOEBE pearl necklace - Clean, minimalist and simplistic detail, perfect for a voluminous sleeve dress.

Modern bridal pearl choker necklace by Gibson Bespoke


4. Halterneck


Galvan updates its signature 'Pandora' gown in a lustrous white shade that's perfect a modern bride's engagement party, rehearsal dinner or vows. It’s made from fluid satin that drapes effortlessly and has an elegant sash at the back that falls from the high neckline.

Halter neck short wedding dress by Galvan

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Our BEATRIX earrings for a chic, elegant touch. Think Caroline Bessette-Kennedy on her wedding day.

Bow pearl drop bridal earrings by Gibson Bespoke


5. Feathers


The strapless neckline of 16ARLINGTON 'Ava' dress is framed by the brand's signature ostrich feathers, which will add a hint of vintage Hollywood glamour to your big day. Cut from smooth crepe, it's fitted with an internal corset for structure and has a subtly flared mini skirt.

Ostrich feather strapless short wedding dress

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Our GARLAND earrings for the ultimate statement in femininity and swish! A perfect accompaniment to a feather neckline.

Floral drop bridal earrings



Get In Touch....


We hope you love our pick! If you're dreaming of a short wedding dress for your big day and need a little extra help in learning how to accessorize your look, get in touch with us here, we'd love to chat! GB x

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