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…

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.

1. Now Trending: Ruffles

Huntington Dress via BHLDN

2. Lace Love

Carraway Dress by Reformation

3. City Hall Chic

Bow-accented Silk Mini Dress by Carolina Herrera via Moda Operandi

4. Sparkle Mini

Gatsby Dress by Naeem Khan via Net-a-Porter

5. Big Vibes, Little Dress

Ruched Mini Dress by Alessandra Rich via Moda Operandi

6. Swiss Dot

Bocho Wedding Dress by Lavenir Boutique Bridal via Etsy

7. Cool Bride Vibes

Satin Halterneck Mini Dress by Galvan London via Net-a-Porter

8. Italian Lace

Ruffled Lace Mini Dress by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini via Moda Operandi

9. Perfectly Tailored

Admiration Strapless Bow-back Tulle Mini Dress by Maticevski via Moda Operandi

10. Chinese Qi-Pao

Amy Dress by Beluchi Design via Etsy

Shop even more beautiful wedding gowns in our favorite places to buy wedding dresses online – both short & long!