Kourtney Kardashian has just tied the knot with Travis Barker in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana mini dress, which has got us all searching for short wedding dresses like our lives depend on it. What better way to see in this warm weather, and say ‘I do’, than in a short white frock?
Not only are they the ideal length for warmer climes (say goodbye to layers of tulle and overheating), but a short wedding dress is the ultimate statement to make if you’re a modern bride. Case in point with Kourtney. No one ever expects it, it certainly makes a non-traditional statement, and you’re able to wear it again should you wish to. While we couldn’t find the Kardashian sister’s exact wedding dress, which was likely a custom-made piece, we think this Corset-Style Slip Dress is a near perfect match.
We’ve already rounded up the best boho wedding dresses, maternity wedding dresses and high street wedding dresses for all year round, but short wedding dresses are a whole different ball game. Trust us when we say there are some stunning designs that will have you feeling confident and looking sophisticated all while being above the knee.
We don’t blame you for assuming that there’s only one type of dress to choose from when it comes to your big day (typically floor-length and made of chiffon, satin or lace), but actually there are loads of alternatives that will show off your individuality while suiting your theme and decorations perfectly. There’s no reason as to why you can’t join your gal pals with their short bridesmaids dresses and have a shorter hemline yourself.
You’ll want to look your best for all the wedding snaps, after all, the pictures will sit on your coffee table for the rest of your life. However, you’ll still want everyone to know you’re the bride and not out for a day at the races. So comes the difficult task of striking the perfect balance of elegant/not-too-glam/practical for the heat.
To give you a helping hand and tick another thing off your pre-nuptial to-do list, we’ve curated a list of our favourite short wedding dress styles to cater to a variety of tastes, from shops including ASOS, Net-A-Porter, John Lewis and Selfridges.
For something short and sweet, look to this ASOS Edition Gigi Lace Mini Dress (PSA: ASOS has just launched a Wedding Shop for all of your bridal needs), or if you wanted a sparkly number then this Galvan London Mustique dress is ideal. But if you’re keen to embrace more romance then look to this beauty by Bernadette. You’ll look stunning no matter what you pick.
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