Download a free venue comparison spreadsheet
Wedspiration > Inspiration > 23 Best Short Wedding Dresses of 2023
Inspiration
23 Best Short Wedding Dresses of 2023
The best part of getting married in the 21st century? The opportunity to wear a short wedding dress. They’re fun, sexy and don’t take life too seriously. Discover the 23 best short wedding dresses of 2023 here.
best short wedding dresses 2023
ABOUT
heart
Words by Karina Lowndes
date
30 June 2023
SHARE
Pinterest

When short wedding dresses first began trending a few years back, we were excited to see brides embracing a look that was youthful, fun and a clear departure from ‘traditional’ wedding gowns.

We’re now in 2023 and short wedding dress are still very much ‘in’. In fact, their popularity has secured their place in almost every bridal designer’s most recent collections including Prea James Bridal, Karen Willis Holmes, Watters Designs, Rachel Gilbert and more.

Whether you’re planning an elopement, looking for a dance-appropriate reception dress, or just want to show some serious leg, we’ve rounded up our pick of the 23 best short wedding dresses of 2023.

short wedding dresses 2023

Watters Designs // Cosmos, $POA

We love: the 3D floral appliques and sweet little pearl adornments.

best short wedding dresses 2023

Carte Blanche / Anais, $1,015

We love: the gold detailing inside the split sleeve for an elegant something *extra*.

best short wedding dresses australia 2023

Asos Edition // Curve Lila Satin Off-Shoulder Mini, $335

We love: the shoulder line and the fun kick of the skirt.

short wedding dresses 2023

Par Violet // End Scene Dress White, $380 (worn by @erikahausser).

We love: the layers of detail and feather trim.

best short wedding dresses 2023

Yasebru via The Iconic // Blazer Dress, $309.95

We love: how chic and classic this look is. Timeless.

short wedding dresses 2023

Daalarna via Hope X Page // $POA

We love: the gorgeous wide pattern of the lace.

best bridal mini dresses 2023

Christie Nicole // Kym Mini, $4,950

We love: the pleated tulle and gorgeous ruffle collar.

best bridal mini dress 2023

L’eto Bridal // Piece 52, $2,499+GST

We love: the simplicity of the satin and the plunging neckline.

best short wedding dresses 2023

Showpo  // Stephane Mini Dress, $149.95

We love: the fitted bodice and boning detail for max silhouette.

best short reception wedding dresses 2023

Bianca and Bridgett // Gloria Dress in green, $250

We love: the statement of colour and the feather detail.

short wedding dresses

Karen Willis Holmes // Jacqueline & Elizabeth Mini, $1,990

We love: the classic A-line shape.

short wedding dresses 2023

Macgraw // Tabetha Dress in Pink, $1,195

We love: the delicate silver embroidery that adds some sparkle.

short wedding dresses

Rebecca Vallance via The Iconic // Madeline Strapless Mini, $649

We love: the bow. Of course.

short wedding dresses

By Johnny // Nicola Feather Trimmed Mini Dress – Ivory, $380

We love: the chic, simple shape with the feather trim to add the party vibes.

short wedding dresses

Eliya The Label // Bianca Dress – White, $449

We love: the accentuated off-the-shoulder bust.

best short wedding dresses 2023

Kyah // Limmen, $3,495

We love: the beaded fringe sleeves.

 

short wedding dresses

Katie May // Miss Jenn Dress in Ivory, $365

We love: the super flattering cross-draping.

short wedding dresses 2023

Dissh // Aisle White Linen Back Bow Dress, $199.99

We love: the simplicity of the shape and the low backed bow.

best short wedding dresses 2023

Aston Bridal // Miranda Mini, $825

We love: the voluminous sleeves that pare down to fingerless tulle gloves.

best bridal mini dresses 2023

Alamour // Celine Mini Dress, $249

We love: the floaty shape and delicate sleeve ribbons.

best short wedding dress 2023

Billy J // Carrie Mini Dress – Champagne, $99.95

We love: the flirty party vibes that the layers of tulle gives.

2023 short wedding dresses

Rachel Gilbert // Raff Mini – $575

We love: the asymmetrical gold-beaded cut outs on the bust and hem.

short wedding dresses 2023
Other Inspiration articles
View all articles arrow right
micro wedding venue NSW

Inspiration

STYLED SHOOT: Romantic Micro-Wedding (Literally) on the Water

Get ready to re-think whatever wedding plans you have in motion. This micro wedding venue on Sydney’s Pittwater is an absolute gem and we’ve put together a styled shoot to show you just how special a celebration here can be.

Inspiration

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.
best orange wedding venue

Inspiration

Nine of the Best Wedding Venues in Orange, NSW

We don’t have a bad word to say about Orange – a beautiful country town not too far from Sydney. It’s why we think more people should get married here and as a little nudge, we’ve put together a list of the region’s best wedding venues.
best country nsw wedding venue

Inspiration

11 of the best country NSW wedding venues

We’re sharing the best NSW country wedding venues. These are unique properties that serve couples everything we love about Australia on a silver spoon alongside city-level luxury. No wonder they’re so popular.
Articles you might like
social media pressure

Advice

How to Overcome Social Media Pressure When Planning Your Wedding

Social media has is perks when it comes to wedding planning but it also has its pitfalls. For engaged couples, there’s a subliminal message that their wedding should look a certain way, which can create a lot of confusion and overwhelm. Here are some tips on how to stay in your own ‘lane’ when planning a wedding in the age of social media.
wedding wines

Advice

The Ultimate Wine Guide For Every Wedding Season: What Wines To Serve (And How Much)

Sure, weddings are first and foremost about love but they’re also about showing guests a good time and there’s a fair assumption that there will be wine served – and plenty of it. Hence we’ve put together our ultimate wine guide that covers what wines are most suited to the season you’re getting married in and how to calculate how much wine you will need to ensure no one is left feeling thirsty.
country NSW wedding

Real Weddings

REAL WEDDING: Tiarne + Brandon – BoxGrove

Country weddings used to conjure up images of hessian table runners and guests dancing The Nutbush. Now, couples like Tiarne and Brandon are putting a more modern spin on things by bringing a bit of fancy to some of the most beautiful country NSW wedding venues.
wedding wines

Advice

The Ultimate Wine Guide For Every Wedding Season: What Wines To Serve (And How Much)

Sure, weddings are first and foremost about love but they’re also about showing guests a good time and there’s a fair assumption that there will be wine served – and plenty of it. Hence we’ve put together our ultimate wine guide that covers what wines are most suited to the season you’re getting married in and how to calculate how much wine you will need to ensure no one is left feeling thirsty.
Looking for more ideas?
We’ve brought together advice, articles, and inspiration on our Wedspiration to help you find your feet.