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The Best Short Wedding Dresses For Brides

From Tulle to Satin Minis, 15 Short Wedding Dresses For the Unconventional Bride

The Best Short Wedding Dresses For Brides

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While a floor-sweeping gown is a popular choice for weddings, a short-hem frock can be a fun, playful option for your big day. Short wedding dresses make equally glamorous options for the big occasion, thanks to their easy elegance and breezy feel. If the plan is to wear one to your ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or after party, these new-season releases will get your wedding wardrobe wheels spinning. We know that finding the perfect wedding dress often seems like a Herculean task, but thankfully, there's an array of elegant and effortless pieces to choose from this season, including satin minis, halter silhouettes, and sequin-trimmed and off-shoulder styles.

Choose a dress based on the vibe you're going for. If an oceanside wedding is on the mood board, consider a lace mini with bohemian flair. Alternatively, a strapless satin style or a dress decorated with a bow tie would complement a garden celebration. If embellishments are more your style, look to designers like David Koma or e-tailers like Azazie for feather-trimmed and chain-detailed dresses. Of course, you can always count on a tulle gown to add a dose of whimsy to your wedding look.

No matter where the ceremony takes place, there's a short wedding dress for the maximalist, classic, or experimental bride. Another factor to remember is the fabric of the dress. Is it breathable? Or is it on the thicker side? Ensure that above all, you feel comfortable — dressed to walk, twirl, and pose in front of cameras. From impeccably tailored designs to asymmetrical styles, these head-turning wedding dresses are fit for your nuptials.

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