Bené’s back!

Last time she shared the ultimate wedding day survival kit (which is a must pin for organised brides and their type A maids), this time she’s talking wedding dresses of the short, chic and oh so beautiful variety…

Header for the 10 most beautoful short and chic wedding dresses

While I absolutely adore long, flowing gowns, I must admit I have a weakness for short wedding dresses.

I always get nostalgic seeing my grandmother’s black and white wedding photos. She looked timeless in a tea-length satin dress and a birdcage veil.

Short wedding dresses are perfect for brides with vintage taste. They’re also great for city hall weddings or for more casual affairs.

And, for the bride that can’t part with a long gown, short frocks are fabulous for evening dancing or for making a run to the getaway car at the end of the night.

I’ve gathered ten of the most beautiful short wedding dresses from across the web. So if you’re thinking about raising the hemline on your big day, all the inspiration you need is right here.


Dress by Oscar de la Renta | Photo by Lucy Birkhead Photography via Bridal Musings

City Hall Chic

Dress by BCBG Max Azria | Photo by Connie Lyu via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Gorgeous Back

Vintage dress (similar style via Etsy) | Photo by Nancy Neil via 100 Layer Cake

Flirty & Fun

Dress by Ivy & Aster | Photo by onelove photography via Style Me Pretty

Bring on the Volume

Dress by Karen Willis Holmes | Photo by Julian Beattie via Bridal Musings

Bridal Couture

Dress by Rivini| Photo by Corbin Gurkin via The Knot

Lovely Lace

Dress by BHLDN | Photo by Peach Plum Pear Photography via 100 Layer Cake

Ruffled to Perfection

Dress by Melissa Sweet | Photo by Jessamyn Harris via Ruffled

Cute & Casual

Dress by BCBG Max Azria | Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

Vintage Beauty

Vintage dress (similar style via Etsy) | Photo by Love Life Studios via Bridal Musings

Aren’t they stunners? And, for a bonus, if you’re wondering where that charming lace dress is from at the top of the page, take a look at Leanne Marshall’s amazing collection on Etsy.

Leanne Marshall Short Lace Wedding Dress

Dress by Leanne Marshall | Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Twigs & Honey

Short Dress Lookbook

Featuring bridal dresses perfect for the big day or even for showers, bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners!