How to Wear a Short Wedding Dress


Experimenting with traditional fashion may be one of the most immediate sources for creating totally striking and chic looks. And what is most spectacular is that those looks might serve for any occasion and style. Wedding and bridal looks in general can also be included in this list. Among the new and innovative designs that you can opt for, wearing a short or even a mini wedding dress is one the boldest things you can do. So, that’s what we are going to discuss here, sharing some style tips and tricks on how to wear a short wedding dress.

First, let’s speak about the advantages of wearing a short dress. Wearing a short dress will give you the chance to have fun and enjoy your day to the fullest, not thinking about the inconveniences that you will have to face when dancing, for instance. This is the primary reason why many ladies choose this type of dress in particular for that special day. On the other hand, many girls still don’t manage to take the risk and go for a mini bridal dress. But we should note that this is absolutely not current news in the fashion world, since it was a trend in the ’70s to get married in mini wedding dresses.


Choosing the Right Short Wedding Dress for You

As in the same case of picking any garment, when choosing a mini wedding dress, you need to match it perfectly with your figure. Thus, short dresses are recommended for girls who have:

• A delicate figure, medium height, and beautiful legs

• An energetic and active character, so that she will be freely moving all day long

• Plans for a retro wedding

In addition, if you are slim, you may spice up the look by picking voluminous and flaring shapes, complete with multi-layered textures and fluttery details. As for the ladies who are plumper, picking pieces with a sassy décolleté might be quite beneficial.

The Basic Types of Short Wedding Dress

You might think that short bridal dresses are not versatile in terms of shapes and designs. Still, there are, indeed, different types of short dresses you can consider, ranging from bold mini options to slightly below the knee variants, also including knee length or slightly above the knee types. The most important thing is that you need to take time to choose wisely. This will also give you the opportunity to pick between the styles, choosing the style you like and feel comfortable with.

If you are getting married while pregnant, you can pick an empire type wedding dress. This will nicely conceal the belly and focus everyone’s attention on your décolleté and legs.

As for those with ideal figures, the most reserved pieces are recommended. This way you won’t overload the look with luxury and glam and will create a counterbalance between the sassy figure and the fabulous dress and accessories.


So, talking about these options more in-detail we can differentiate between the following looks:

Tea Length Wedding Dresses

As we all know, tea length dresses have the intermediary position between the mini and maxi lengths and present a totally different type of chic and glam. Most of the dresses of this type belong to the flare category and often also have a 50’s retro feel. Nipped waists and fitted bodices are some of the most characteristic aspects of tea length dresses.

Tea length dresses are ideal solutions for ladies who have wide hips and for those who want to create an hourglass figure with it. Still, brides having apple-shaped figures need to avoid this type of dress. On the contrary, those having shapely legs can also go for tea-length dresses without worrying about creating the wrong look.

Brides should pick this type of dress for a daytime or casual evening ceremony. As for the style inclination, retro glam is the most suitable and exact form that can be picked for combining it with tea length bridal dresses.

Mini Wedding Dresses

Coming to bolder and shorter alternatives, we can talk about the diversity of options within this type of dress, as well. Mini wedding dresses may be of full and flare silhouettes, body-con options, and many more. Though this is risky and daring, some ladies go for it! The retro style has its influence here, too. These dresses are best for ladies with beautiful legs, as we noted in the beginning. Wearing pantyhose or nylons may add some tan effect to the looks, too. In any case, picking simple and classic jewelry and accessories for styling these types of looks is the best way to feel sure that the image is not overloaded and has some formal touches about it, too.

Short Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

Short, sleeved wedding dresses are one of the most stylish and trendy designs. These looks have an array of benefits, one of which is that apart from being elegant and chic, this gives the brides an opportunity to accentuate her girly and charming vibes. Thus, short and often lace-made sleeves create the best effect possible. Such dresses are the most suitable way of feeling comfortable and looking bedazzling at the same time.

Talking about the compatibility of the sleeved dresses with certain types of figures, we can first of all note that tall and slim girls with long legs are the best candidates to wear such wedding dresses. Still, the sleeved dresses are suitable for ladies with medium height as well. Accessories like cute shoes are the main hits for the combinations made with sleeved short dresses.


Accessories for Short Wedding Dresses

Bridal accessories are so important when choosing your wedding look. For bold and crazy looks you can pick options like boots. Still, if you want to have the traditional and chic looks, you need to pick options like delicate and chic heels, sandals, lace-adorned options, or diverse forms of snow-white heels.

In order to spice up your looks, you may use a bright and catchy belt in order to break the monotone look of white gown and to create some contrast. Matching the shoes with the belt is a perfect solution.

You might even think about wearing a removable bottom worn over a shorter dress or a combination of the mini front and the elongated floor length or even floor sweeping back.

Long gloves are the next ideal accessory for short dresses. Pearls or jewel necklaces, subtle transparent scarfs, hats, etc. are ideal for short dresses, too. As for the hats, fedoras or wide brim options can be a good way out.

The only factor that might put you off from picking a short wedding dress is entering the church, for which the long and solemn variants are more preferable. So, go for the short bridal dresses and astound everyone with this striking and fabulous looks of yours!