Unconventional Brides Can't Get Enough Of These Short Wedding Dresses

Aside from a few regrettable trends over the years (a.k.a. all things bridal in the 80s), the wedding dress market doesn't change much. You wear white (ivory if you're feeling wild), tulle is plentiful, and 9 out of 10 times your look includes a train that falls behind you all the way down the aisle. But while traditional wedding styles are always a safe bet, for a lot of brides, picking the dress is more about personal style than simply choosing whatever "most" brides do.

Over the last few seasons, it's become clear that there's a new wedding dress style in town that non-traditional brides are embracing as their own. Short wedding dresses — mini and midi lengths included — have gone through quite the transformation of late, and shorter has been deemed (finally!) wedding-appropriate. So whether you're getting hitched on the beach or simply heading down to a registry office, if you're on the lookout for something a little less conventional and a little more you, the 23 short wedding dresses ahead are a perfect place to start.


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For the bride who wants only casual-cool vibes on her big day.
& Other Stories Floral Jacquard Overlapping Maxi Dress, $110.00 Buy
Going for a short dress doesn't mean you have to compensate on style. The ruffles and drop-hem on this number add extra sweetness.
H&M Short Flounced Dress, $29.99 Buy
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Opt for Little House On The Prairie vibes with this Reformation dress. Add a bunch of wildflowers and you have the perfect boho, countryside wedding look.
Reformation Marabella Dress Es, $191.00 Buy
Not every bride wants to wear white. Instead opt for slick metallics - they're subtle and dance-floor ready.
Vince Hammered-Satin Midi Dress, $290.00 Buy
We would style this '60s, Mod-style mini with white, heeled mule sandals and an oversized white blazer for the evening festivities.
Zara Dress With Crossover Back, $25.99 Buy
Simple, classy and not likely to go out of style.
Georgia Alice Crinkled-Satin Midi Dress, $340.00 Buy
This combination of sweet-heart neckline, tulle skirt and daisy embellishments makes this dress perfect for the true romantics out there.
Ted Baker Rosemry Daisy Dip Hem Pleat Midi Dress, $229.00 Buy
Now this is the perfect dress to twirl in for your First Dance.
Whistles Clementine Wedding Dress, $499.00 Buy
We're getting sexy Edwardian vibes from this sheer & Other Stories number.
& Other Stories Recycled Polyester Lace Midi Dress, $159.00 Buy
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This Ellery mini is all serious in the front (think wedding ceremony), and party in the back (the reception).
Ellery Pallen Cotton-Blend Moire Mini Dress, $1525.00 Buy
Surprise: this is a bridal jumpsuit! With a high-neck, long-sleeves and vintage lace detail, going for an unusual piece like this doesn't mean that you have to compensate on tradition.
French Connection Clandre Vintage Lace Jumpsuit, $170.00 Buy
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Amp up the '90s style of this slip dress with strappy, square-toed sandals.
Simonett Delphine Dress, $91.84 Buy
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When choosing a short dress look for interesting details such as the subtle jacquard pattern on this Priscavera cami dress.
Priscavera Cami Short Dress, $370.41 Buy
Want to keep your arms covered? Thanks to Kate Middleton lace is back in a big way.
Swing Curve Swing Midi Dress, $174.99 Buy
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A dress you can wear again on your Honeymoon, win-win.
Lisa Says Gah Cassi Dress - White, $122.42 $85.68 Buy
A nipped in waist and full skirt does wonders for curvy brides.
MATSOUR'I Jacquard Dress Alyzee White, $476.00 Buy
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Think a blazer dress should only be worn for a girls' night out? Think again.
Eloquii Blazer Dress, $84.06 Buy
More '60s vibes courtesy of Ted Baker. The halter-neck on this design is ideal for showing off elaborate bridal hair-dos or jewellery.
Ted Baker Daysil Daisy Lace Halter Dress, $199.00 Buy
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