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.
Watters Designs // Cosmos, $POA
We love: the 3D floral appliques and sweet little pearl adornments.
Carte Blanche / Anais, $1,015
We love: the gold detailing inside the split sleeve for an elegant something *extra*.
Asos Edition // Curve Lila Satin Off-Shoulder Mini, $335
We love: the shoulder line and the fun kick of the skirt.
Par Violet // End Scene Dress White, $380 (worn by @erikahausser).
We love: the layers of detail and feather trim.
Yasebru via The Iconic // Blazer Dress, $309.95
We love: how chic and classic this look is. Timeless.
Christie Nicole // Kym Mini, $4,950
We love: the pleated tulle and gorgeous ruffle collar.
L’eto Bridal // Piece 52, $2,499+GST
We love: the simplicity of the satin and the plunging neckline.
Showpo // Stephane Mini Dress, $149.95
We love: the fitted bodice and boning detail for max silhouette.
Bianca and Bridgett // Gloria Dress in green, $250
We love: the statement of colour and the feather detail.
Karen Willis Holmes // Jacqueline & Elizabeth Mini, $1,990
We love: the classic A-line shape.
Macgraw // Tabetha Dress in Pink, $1,195
We love: the delicate silver embroidery that adds some sparkle.
Rebecca Vallance via The Iconic // Madeline Strapless Mini, $649
We love: the bow. Of course.
By Johnny // Nicola Feather Trimmed Mini Dress – Ivory, $380
We love: the chic, simple shape with the feather trim to add the party vibes.
Eliya The Label // Bianca Dress – White, $449
We love: the accentuated off-the-shoulder bust.
Kyah // Limmen, $3,495
We love: the beaded fringe sleeves.
Katie May // Miss Jenn Dress in Ivory, $365
We love: the super flattering cross-draping.
Dissh // Aisle White Linen Back Bow Dress, $199.99
We love: the simplicity of the shape and the low backed bow.
Aston Bridal // Miranda Mini, $825
We love: the voluminous sleeves that pare down to fingerless tulle gloves.
Alamour // Celine Mini Dress, $249
We love: the floaty shape and delicate sleeve ribbons.
Billy J // Carrie Mini Dress – Champagne, $99.95
We love: the flirty party vibes that the layers of tulle gives.
Rachel Gilbert // Raff Mini – $575
We love: the asymmetrical gold-beaded cut outs on the bust and hem.
Prea James Bridal // Winona Mini, $1,016
We love: the thicker straps coupled with the simplicity of the silhouette.
Featured image ‘Kym Mini’ by Christie Nicole.