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20 Short Wedding Dresses: The Best Mini and Midi Wedding Dresses for 2022

Whether you're planning a sunkissed summer event or a destination celebration, a short wedding dress could be for you. These chic options offer a refreshed rendition of the traditional wedding gown while still maintaining a beautifully timeless look.

Image of a model wearing a short silk slip dress with a halterneckline

Wedding gowns typically have full-length skirts, but that doesn't mean you can't adapt the tradition to align with your unique style. If you're looking for something a touch more you, why not consider a short wedding dress? Whether you're celebrating your milestone moments on the Emerald Isle in the summertime or are planning a dazzling destination celebration, a short dress could work best for you.

If you love the look of a short, chic wedding dress but still want the glamour of a full gown, you could even change into one after your ceremony. Making memories on the dance floor with loved ones will be all the easier without worrying about anyone stepping on your train! 

To help you find the short wedding dress of your dreams, we've curated an edit of our favourites. From eye-catching minis to romantic midi dresses, these elegant options offer a refreshed rendition of the traditional wedding gown look while still maintaining a beautifully timeless feel.

1. Corinth Silk Dress - €428, Reformation

Image of a model wearing a short silk slip dress with a halterneckline

If you love slinky, soft silhouettes, then the Corinth Dress by Reformation is sure to spark joy! Its halter neckline ties into a beautiful bow at the back, adding to its effortlessly feminine charm.

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2. Anitra Dress - €230, Ted Baker

image of a model wearing a simple, elegant white mini dress with pockets

This short dress by Ted Baker radiates timeless elegance. Its boat neck style paired with a knit bodice and tulip skirt creates a sophisticated aesthetic that's sure to dazzle. Better yet, this dress even has pockets!

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3. Short Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves - from €291.07, Etsy

image of a model wearing a short wedding dress with puff sleeves and a veil outside

Tradition meets contemporary in this beautiful mini wedding dress. Its corset body is contrasted by voluminous sleeves, creating a flirty and playful yet romantic silhouette. Complete the outfit with a long veil for a fairytale-inspired look!

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4. Forever New Low Back Mini Dress - €138.99, ASOS

model with hand on hip wearing a short mid length sleeve white dress

This refined mini dress is complete with a low-back design and oversized bow that's sure to dazzle throughout your special event. Available in a diverse range of sizes, it's perfect for anyone who wants their wedding day ensemble to exude contemporary glam.

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5. Genevieve Off-Shoulder Crêpe Dress - €445, Mytheresa

image of a model wearing an off the a shoulder style midi dress with puff sleeves

Romantic puff sleeves and an elegant straight-cut skirt gracefully complement each other in this midi dress. Highlight the off-the-shoulder style by wearing your hair in a chic updo or accessorise with a sleek minimalist necklace – the details are entirely up to you!

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6. Amarie Dress - €610.25, BHLDN

Just because you're opting for a more contemporary dress over a traditional style doesn't mean you can't have the best of both worlds! This midi dress offers you just that by effortlessly balancing modern elegance with a vintage-inspired silhouette.

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7. Jade Short Wedding Dress - from €367.20, Etsy

model wearing a tulle, layered boho-chic mini dress

Do you adore everything boho-chic? Then this handmade short wedding dress is sure to check all of your boxes. Layered tulle, a gently pleated skirt, and delicate botanical details are just a few of the enchanting elements that combine to create this beautiful gown.

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8. Darian Dress - €285, REVOLVE

Model wearing a short lace wedding dress

Dreaming of a wedding gown that combines California cool-style with vintage-inspired details? Then look no further than this eye-catching mini dress! We love its relaxed flutter sleeves and intricate lace design.

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9. Violet Dress - €370, Reformation

model wearing a romantic off the shoulder dress with a sweetheart neckline

This flowing dress by Reformation was designed with first dance twirls and nature-filled wedding photos in mind. Its sweetheart neckline and draped off-the-shoulder straps add to its graceful vibe.

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10. Quinn Midi Dress - €202, Revolve

Feel radiant on your big day in this midi wedding dress by Revolve. Whether you pair it with lace-up espadrilles, on-trend mules or sleek stilettos, the chic design is sure to look beautiful. It even comes with a detachable waist tie detail, allowing you to style the dress as you wish. 

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11. Satin Oversized Bow Mini Dress - €99.99, ASOS

Model wearing a mini dress with an oversized bow train and holding a feather purse

If you love the look of a classic train but still want a short-style wedding dress, this satin gown is sure to align with your vision! We love the relaxed, Bardot-style sleeves and luxe oversized bow.

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12. Daisy Broderie Anglaise Cut Out Midi Dress - €450, Self-Portrait

image of a model wearing a broderie anglaise cut out midi dress

Dreaming of a short wedding gown reminiscent of countryside aesthetics, but that still has a modern edge? Then this midi dress by Self-Portrait is for you! The cutout details and delicate collar add a playful touch to this romantic silhouette.

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13. Strappy Satin Midi Dress - €89, & Other Stories

model wearing a strappy, minimalist satin midi dress with a side slit opening

Sleek 90s aesthetics meet contemporary charm in this satin midi dress. The low back design drapes beautifully and is complemented by dainty yet aesthetically pleasing criss-cross straps.

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14. Embellished Skater Mini Dress - €228.99, ASOS

Model holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a white skater dress with a square neck and embellishments

Look like a star on your special day with this short wedding dress! If you're a fan of classic silhouettes, you'll adore the fitted bodice and skater skirt. The romantic embellishments are the cherry on top.

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15. Dorien Dress - €377.20, BHLDN/

Make a statement at your milestone occasion with this breathtaking mini wedding dress! You can ensure all eyes will be on you as you celebrate your love story, thanks to this gown's avant-garde side train and asymmetrical one-shoulder silhouette.   

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16. Betty Puff Sleeve Dress - from €207.16, Etsy

image of a model mid-twirl wearing a short puff sleeve dress

Handmade from organza and cotton, this delicate short wedding dress is a showstopper. Pair it with dangling gold or pearl earrings and simple strappy heels for a beautiful, on-trend look. Be sure not to miss the back of this dress, which is thoughtfully crafted with sweet bows.

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17. Carmina Satin Mini Dress - €345, Harvey Nichols

image of a model wearing silver iridescent heels and a voluminous mini dress with two tiers

If you tend to experiment with bold styles that are a touch avant-garde, you'll love this mini wedding dress by designer Rotate Birger Christensen. The dress features two voluminous, playful tiers and a bandeau-style top, that adds a sophisticated flair to this summery option. 

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18. Relaxed Wrap Mini Dress - €79, & Other Stories

model wearing a white wrap mini dress

Planning a beachside "I do" or a sunkissed cocktail hour? This wrap dress's relaxed silhouette is ideal for nearlyweds who love effortless yet refined looks. It pairs well with relaxed, intimate celebrations.

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19. Mini Dress With Tulle Detail - €89.99, ASOS

model with hand on hip wearing a short wedding dress with tulle detailing along the neckline

Flouncy tulle detailing? Yes, please! This short wedding dress gives the whimsical fabric an eye-catching modern update. Its classic silhouette and square neckline add minimalist charm to this modern dress.

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20. Textured Floral Pattern Smock Dress - €669.28, Saks Fifth Avenue 

Fans of designer styles are sure to say "yes" to this dress! The textured floral smock dress, designed by Simone Rocha, offers an elegant, midi boho-chic rendition of your traditional wedding gown. Details such as the elbow-length puff sleeves and buttoned back will allow you to live out your cottagecore dream on your big day.

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None of these short wedding dresses catching your eye? Then be sure to check out our edit of the most aesthetically pleasing boho-chic wedding gowns!