17 Coolest Variants of Short Wedding Dresses

Are you tired of traditional wedding gowns? Or do you plan a casual wedding ceremony? In both cases you may consider wearing a short wedding dress. And it’s a really great way out if you don’t want to follow all the wedding traditions and want to look unusual and, at the same time, feel comfortable.

You will be surprised of how large the choice of short wedding dresses is. So, let’s have a closer look at the most astonishing ideas of such wedding gowns.

Sheath Short Dresses

Sheath short wedding dress

Sheath short wedding dress

Sheath gowns are immortal classics. This silhouette of short dresses was popular many years ago and is still one of the most widespread variants of short gowns for brides. Though the silhouette may look rather simple, both informal and luxurious wedding gowns are possible. For instance, a short dress, made of lace with beading, looks very festive.

Moreover, the sheath silhouette is good for plus size short wedding dresses. The properly chosen dress can even make you look slimmer than you are. If you are an owner of curvaceous body and have a slim waist, you can opt for tighter dresses. But if you have a tummy, seek for sheath gowns, which sit more freely.

Short Wedding Dresses with Tulle Skirt

Short wedding dress with tulle skirt

Short wedding dress with tulle skirt

In case you are fond of ball gown dresses, but don’t plan a “big wedding”, have a look at short white wedding dresses with tulle skirts. They are often referred as “baby doll” dresses. The length of the skirt can be different: from daring mini to tea length. Also, the top can be of the same fabrics beautifully draperied, it can be covered with lace or be sewn of smooth fabric.

Such dresses are great for petite brides. While traditional ball gowns aren’t recommended to the slim girls of short height, their shorter versions are one of the best options. Also, the volume tulle skirt is good for inverted triangle body type as they will add some volume to the hips.

Short Lace Wedding Dresses

Short lace wedding dress

Short lace wedding dress

Clearly, almost all brides love lace dresses. If you have a modest wedding, it’s not the reason for refusing the wedding dress with lace. Many cool variants of short dresses are for sale. You can buy a sheath lace gown as well as a fit and flare or baby doll one.

A short lace wedding dress looks more luxurious than the gown made of other materials. Moreover, it makes the bridal look more feminine and romantic. You can opt for various kinds of lace, including macrame,Chantilly, beaded lace etc.

Short Wedding Dresses with Basque

Short wedding dress with basque

Short wedding dress with basque

Want to have a wedding dress of a non-standard form? The gowns with basque always look creative. Though it’s not a silhouette, which fits everyone, a short bridal dress with basque may look very beautiful and highlight some merits as well as hide some demerits of the body.

However, the basque can be rather tricky. As a rule, it’s wonderful for the brides with inverted triangle bodies as it can add some volume to the hips. However, it can be also suitable for apple and pear body types. We recommend buying this exact type of the dress only after trying on and seeing how the basque looks at you.

Short Two-Piece Dresses

Two-piece short wedding dress

Two-piece short wedding dress

In fact, the two piece wedding dresses are good alternatives to the ordinary dresses. The tops look cool if they are made of lace, but they can be also made of satin or any other smooth or textured fabric. The skirts of fit and flare and ball gown types look very cute. But if you want to have a more refined look, the tight sheath skirt is possible.

Take into account that the two-piece wedding dresses with cropped tops are more suitable for spring and summer weddings. However, there are some models for fall and winter brides, in which the tops are a bit longer and sleeves are possible.

Simple Short Bridal Gowns

Simple short wedding dress

Simple short wedding dress

If you plan a very modest wedding ceremony, you can seek not only for a wedding dress short but also for a cocktail dress. There are many cocktail dresses in light colors, including the traditional white and ivory ones. However, other colors may also look cool. Thus, blush, peach, light blue, lavender and mint dresses are suitable for weddings.

Naturally, the main plus of simple dresses is that they are cheaper than ordinary short wedding gowns. The reason is that they are usually made of simpler fabrics and don’t have many embellishments. If you are going to buy a simple gown just to save the money, but would like to have something more festive, you can add some decor to it yourself like a beautiful waistband, beading or rhinestones.

Short Beach Wedding Dresses

Short beach wedding dress

Short beach wedding dress

When we plan a beach wedding, the majority of us want to have a dress, which will be not only beautiful but also convenient. The gowns with trains and the ones with too many embellishments aren’t a good idea. That’s why, we often opt for light flowing gowns.

However, short beach wedding gowns are one more variant of light and convenient dresses. They can be made of chiffon or silk. The light lace, like Chantilly, can be used for decoration. The silhouette is usually fit and flare or the empire waist.

Open Back Short Dresses

Open back short wedding dress

Open back short wedding dress

If you have a beautiful back, you can definitely demonstrate that wearing the appropriate wedding dress. The low back and open back gowns are in trend now and many girls are going mad about them. And it’s not strange as they are really astonishing.

However, you know that it’s not good to have too many open parts of the body. So, if you are going to buy a short wedding dress with open back, give preference to the ones with high necklines or sleeves. Or, if you want to have a sweetheart or V-neckline, you can buy a dress with illusion back.

Fit and Flare Wedding Dresses

Fit and flare short wedding dress

Fit and flare short wedding dress

Fit and flare silhouette is so universal. It looks great for casual dresses, which we can wear every day, and the gowns for the most memorable days in our life, including prom and wedding. Moreover, fit and flare dresses look good in any length.

Such dresses can be made of various types of fabric, including satin, silk, chiffon and tulle. They can be covered with lace as well. One more plus of this silhouette is that it can help to make an accent on the waist and, at the same time, hide some demerits of that zone.

Short Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

Short wedding dress with sleeves

Short wedding dress with sleeves

If you are getting married in fall or winter, the dresses with sleeves may seem to be more suitable. Of course, even lace sleeves make the dress look a bit warmer. But the sleeves aren’t used for warmth only. They also help to hide some demerits of arms. For instance, plus size brides often choose dresses with sleeves.

The sleeves are a good idea if you want to have a mini wedding dress. In combination with high neck, they will make the look more balanced and not vulgar. Also, lace sleeves look cool with illusion necklines and backs.

Off-the-Shoulder Short Bridal Dresses

Off-the-shoulder short wedding dress

Off-the-shoulder short wedding dress

A short wedding gown with open shoulders looks very feminine no matter if you choose the sheath, fit and flare or baby doll silhouette. Though off-the-shoulder dresses are in trend now, we think that they were, are and will be actual for many years.

So, if you have beautiful shoulders, give preference to the dresses with open shoulders. The ones with lace look very beautiful and luxurious, but you can find some simpler variants as well.

Halter Neck Short Wedding Gowns

Halter neck short wedding gown

Halter neck short wedding gown

As we have already told before, if you open legs, the top mustn’t be too open. The halter neckline looks very beautiful with both fit and volume dress silhouettes. And it looks great with various types of fabric. The satin halter neck dresses look as good as the ones with lace.

The halter neckline is suitable for girls with small breast. As the breast is fully covered, you may add some volume with push up cups and they won’t be noticed. Also, the halter neckline will suit the brides with big breast, who want to hide it.

Vintage Short Wedding Gowns

Vintage wedding dress

Vintage wedding dress

Short wedding dresses vintage can be very different. First of all, they can be dedicated to the certain epoch. For instance, the dresses in the style of the 1920s are among the most popular, especially after “The Great Gatsby” was released.

Besides, the vintage dresses may not be dedicated to a certain theme. Many modern wedding dress designers create vintage-inspired dresses. They have some vintage elements in either form or embellishment, but don’t correspond the certain epoch.

Tea-Length Wedding Dresses

Tea-length wedding dress

Tea-length wedding dress

Needless to say that tea-length wedding dresses are similar to vintage gowns and so, they are frequently used for vintage weddings. However, these gowns are also very stylish and may look absolutely contemporary.

Tea-length dresses with tulle skirts are close to ball gowns, but, obviously, are more convenient. The gowns from satin or Mikado look very stylish when they are minimalistic in embellishment. Also, more flowing gowns are possible.

High-Low Wedding Dresses

High-low wedding dress

High-low wedding dress

Good news for those, who can’t decide if to choose a long or short wedding dress: high-low wedding dresses will end your hesitations. It’s really nice when the dress is short and long at the same time. While you will look sexy in the front, you will look like a traditional bride from the back.

The lengths of high low dresses can be different. The length of the front varies from mini to tea length. And the back can be of knee-length and longer. Also, a short dress may have a long train. So, the difference between the front and the back may be from several inches to a meter or more.

Short Wedding Dresses with Detachable Skirts

Wedding dress with detachable skirt

Wedding dress with detachable skirt

The detachable skirts and trains are one of the best creations of the wedding fashion industry. You must have already seen the dresses of such type. The detachable skirt may change the silhouette of the gown (it can turn a mermaid dress into a ball gown) as well as its length.

So, at the wedding ceremony you can be a traditional bride in a long wedding dress. But, when the reception starts, you can transform into a creative bride in a short dress. In such a way, you will look luxurious in the beginning and will feel more comfortable for the rest of the wedding.

Wedding Dresses with Illusion Hems

Wedding dress with illusion hem

Wedding dress with illusion hem

And one more solution of the problem for the brides who can’t decide what dress length to choose: a wedding dress with the illusion hem. As a rule, such dresses are in mermaid or sheath silhouettes. The dress is long in general, but the hem is transparent. The dress looks as if you wear mini under the lace cover.

However, this dress type can be rather tricky and will suit you only if you have long slim legs. In other cases, it will create the unnecessary accents.

So, can you really afford not to follow all the wedding traditions and choose a unique wedding gown, which will be both beautiful and comfortable? A short wedding dress is a great way to have beauty and comfort in a single dress.

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