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24 Best Short Wedding Dresses of 2024
For any bride wanting to make a fashion statement in 2024, short wedding dresses are it. From structured bodices and puffball-inspired skirts to classic, strapless silhouettes any style goes. What matters is the length of the hemline.
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Words by Karina Lowndes
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In the ever-evolving world of bridal fashion, there’s one trend that seems to have stuck: short wedding dresses. It speaks to a more general wedding trend that has been gaining momentum over the last decade, where couples increasingly ditch traditions that don’t ring true to them.

Like mixed-gendered wedding parties and online wedding registries, short wedding dresses are no longer a niche choice but a symbol of a new matrimonial era that champions individuality over tradition.

 

Why choose a short wedding dress?

Short wedding dresses offer a fresh, playful alternative to their longer counterparts and can be a practical choice, too. Here are some reasons why you might choose to wear a short wedding dress:

Dance floor shenanigans

For anyone hoping to pull out their best Beyonce moves on the DF, a short wedding dress is the smart choice (read: they provide the best range of movement).

Weather

Consider the location and time of year you’re getting married in. If you’re traveling overseas or tying the knot in the warmer months, a short wedding dress might be a more comfortable option.

Wedding vibe

With more couples choosing to elope or host small, intimate weddings, a short wedding dress can feel more in-line with your wedding vibe than a formal wedding dress.

 

Can a bride wear a short wedding dress?

Short answer: absolutely! There’s a huge variety of short wedding dresses available that cater to all types of wedding celebrations – from inner city ceremonies to relaxed, rural weddings (and everything in between). They appeal to any bride who wants to dance freely, showcase their personality, make a style statement and step away from more traditional wedding attire.

If you’re finding it difficult to make a decision about whether or not to wear a short wedding dress, there is an alternative. Plenty of brides (including celebrity Sofia Richie Grainge) choose to wear a more formal, full-length wedding dress for the ceremony and change into a more casual, short wedding dress for the reception.

 

If you’re considering wearing a short wedding dress, here are 24 of the best short wedding dresses for 2024.

Featured image: Two of a Kind Weddings. Dress: Teuta Matoshi.

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Edie Strapless Volume Sleeve Mini Dress, $999 // Buy it: Van Der Kooij

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Heather, $975 // Buy it: Aston Bridal.

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Selene, $348. Buy it: Nerecina.

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Blair, $POR // Buy it: Alex Perry.

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Genisis Mini Dress, $425 // Buy it: AJE.

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Betty Mini Dress, $149.95 // Buy it: Showpo.

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Amelia, $820 // Siss Studio.

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Jacqueline & Elizabeth Mini, $1999 // Buy it: Karen Willis Holmes.

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Ambre Mini Dress W/ Gloves, $560 // Buy it: For Love & Lemons.

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La Lune Lucero Silk Draped Corset Tiered Mini Dress, $980 // Buy it: Shona Joy.

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Michele Mini Dress, $1,889. Buy it: Honeymoon.

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Isla Mini Dress, $495 // Buy it: Acler.

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Samuel One Shoulder Dress, $339.95 // Buy it: Elle Zeitoune.

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Annabel Bias Mini Dress, $250, Buy it: Significant Other.

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Yves $1,295. Buy it: Kyha.

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Reformation Zenni Dress, $298 // Buy it: Anthropologie.

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Poppy, $1,430 // Buy it: Made With Love Bridal.

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Vinci Dress, $1,349. Buy it: Laura De Sagazan.

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Maisie Draped Satin Mini Dress, $1,633.46 // Buy it: Net-A-Porter.

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Amanda Uprichard Mesha Short-Sleeve Mini Dress, $273. Buy it: Anthropologie.

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Ophelia Mini Dress, $849. Buy it: Rebecca Vallance.

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The Ultimate Muse Strapless Dress, $249. Buy it: Oddmuse.

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Linc Mini Dress, $1,250. Buy it: Rachel Gilbert.

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Blanche Dress, $259. Buy it: Alamour The Label.

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