9 Short Wedding Dresses For Any Ceremony Style


Wedding dress styles have no uniform look. Whether you love full ball gowns or mermaid silhouettes, there's a look for everyone. If long, dramatic dresses aren't your thing, though, these 9 short wedding dresses are perfect if a long train isn't your style. Whether it's a high low design, midi length, or cocktail dress, you don't have to be boxed in by the traditional long gown. A short dress can be just as chic, glam, or boho as you'd like it to be. After all, it's your wedding, and it's definitely your wedding gown.

The truth is that while there are some wedding dress styles that seem to always be classics, there's never been a standard for gowns. Decades and fashion trends seem to dictate wedding styles greatly, but now, you can go modern or retro and still always love seeing your dress in photographs for years after the event.

As for shorter gowns, though, they may be some of the most versatile. It's easy to assume that short dresses would lean toward a more retro vibe, but with high low hems, mini dresses, lace boho frocks, and chic sheaths, there's a short dress for any wedding vibe. Hopefully, these 9 short wedding dresses will serve as great inspiration for your own big day.

1. Classic Midi

Sparkling Celebration Midi Dress in Ivory, $200, ModCloth

This stunning midi dress is just as classic as a traditional gown.

2. Lace Illusion

Mother of Pearl Dress, $760, BHLDN

This minidress from BHLDN is perfect for a a post-elopement party.

3. Chic High-Low

The Exchange of Wows Maxi Dress, $90, ModCloth

High-low hems are perfect if you don't want a train and want to show off a bit of your legs.

4. Floral Fit And Flare

Coletta Dress, $420, BHLDN

If you want something simple, this sweet dress from BHLDN is ideal.

5. Classic Tea Length

Extra Length Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress, $858, David's Bridal

A classic tea length is always perfect.

6. Simple Column

Diane von Furstenberg Plunging V-Neck Long Sleeve Tailored Gown, $1300, Neiman Marcus

While this column dress is long, it's tailor hemline means there's no train to trip you up, and it's so effortlessly chic.

7. Sleek Sheath

French Connection 'LoLo' Stretch Sheath Dress, $188, Nordstrom

A stunning sheath is so perfect if you're planning an elopement.

8. Sparkling Sequins

Zac Posen Strapless Sequined Illusion Gown, $9,900, Neiman Marcus

If you want to splurge and also want some glamour in your short dress, this Zac Posen gown is perfect.

9. Vintage Beauty

Truly Zac Posen 3/4 Sleeve Short Wedding Dress, $858-$908, David's Bridal

You can never go wrong when going retro.

If you're seeking a short wedding dress, don't worry about being trapped in a box. There are plenty of options available for you.