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50 short wedding dresses for summer

Check out our top 50 short wedding dresses for summer


50 fabulous short styles for summer

50 short wedding dresses for summer – short is seriously stylish this season, if you’re looking for some short style inspiration check out these dresses.

Above the knee

Youthful and flirty – shorter wedding dress lengths are ideal for brides who feel swamped by full length gowns, want a non-traditional wedding dress, or are dressing with the summer weather in mind.

Bridal catwalks showcasing spring 2016 collections were awash with short styles; Oscar de la Renta’s collection features mini-length skater style skirts paired with a variety of necklines including Bardot, high ruffle and lace illusion, whereas Mira Zwillinger favours the wedding two-piece ensemble with swaying tulle skirts, and Naeem Khan showcases feather skirts for a more grown-up, sophisticated take on the short wedding dress.

50 fab short styles for summer
Isabel Sancis, Mira Zwillinger
50 fab short styles for summer
Dresses 1-4 Oscar De La Renta, Watters

Knee length

For a slightly more modest way to wear a short wedding dress, go for a gown that just grazes the knee. The Catherine Deane and Lama Jouni dresses pictured are classic city-wedding gowns, whereas the three-dimensional fern detail dress by Marco and Maria would be perfect for a countryside or garden tea-party wedding.

50 fab short styles for summer
Cristina Tamborer, Cabotine, Lama Jouni
50 fab short styles for summer
Marco and Maria, Catherine Deane – front and back profile, Cabotine

Below the knee

We’ve spotted the tea-length style EVERYWHERE this summer – from bridal shop window displays, to the gorgeous photos submitted by our Real Irish Wedding brides, this popular vintage style is so flattering and a look that’s here to stay.

House of Mooshki specialise in tea length bridal wear and have an incredible variety of dresses featuring tulle skirts, ostrich feather skirts, pockets, guipure lace detail, and numerous other options in shorter styles.

50 fab short styles for summer
James Clifford for Mon Cheri, Justin Alexander, Oscar De La Renta, Rosa Clara
50 fab short styles for summer
Catherine Deane, Ellis Bridals, Forget Me Not Designs, House of Nicholas
50 fab short styles for summer
Yolan Cris, Yolan Cris, White Rose, Watters, Stephanie Allin
50 fab short styles
House of Mooshki

Asymmetric

If you want the drama associated with a full-length gown but also love short skirts, the asymmetric gown offers the perfect solution and are an on-trend blend of traditional and modern.

50 fab short styles for summer
Ellis Bridals, Jusin Alexander
50 fab short styles for summer
Bridal Musings, Cymbeline

Quirky

Turn heads in these show stopping designer wedding dresses which are ideal for the daring bride.

50 fab short styles for summer
Isabel Sanchis, Jean Louis, Houghton

Colourful

Add a splash of colour with a blush, pale blue or stone coloured wedding dress. Alternatively let your individual style shine with a patterned print that breaks free from wedding tradition.

50 fab short styles for summer
Jean Louis Sabaji, Marchesa, Marco & Maria
50 fab short styles for summer
Ezra Couture, Ezra Couture, Marco and Maria
50 fab short styles for summer
Carla Ruiz, Isable Sanchis, Cabotine, Isable Sanchis

Featured image photo credit: Lilly, Ian Stuart, Inba Drol