10 Short Wedding Dresses

New York Bridal Week saw designers experimenting with hem lengths for 2016 – something which has captured our heart. We’ve picked our top 10 wedding dress styles to help inspire you to go short.

TOBI HANNAH - THE STRUCTURED SHORT DRESS 60's

Inspired structured mini dress with an embellished halter neck and tiered tulle overlay.  Just perfection for a city wedding. Add a bubble or birdcage veil for the perfect finishing touch.

'Wilma' dress by Tobi Hannah

Wilma' dress by Tobi Hannah

HOUSE OF MOOSHKI - THE PENCIL DRESS

This designer specialises in tea length and shorter dresses - the new collection mixes vintage inspired shapes with a modern twist.  This off the shoulder pencil dress with detachable train in soft champagne tones offers a sophisticated option for a shorter dress.

'Sophia' Pencil Dress by House of Mooshki

'Sophia' Pencil Dress by House of Mooshki

SELF PORTRAIT - THE PEPLUM MINI DRESS

Self Portrait is a new label that has successfully taken urban influences to create modern pieces.  This peplum mini dress is part of their new collection with ASOS and offers a unique bridal style at great value.  Team with a lace headpiece or modern headband and opt for an informal bouquet such as Baby Breath flowers to complete the look.

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ALAN HANNAH - THE SCULTPED HEM DRESS

This romantic style dress is effortlessly stylish and romanic with a silk organza overlay. The graduated hem on the skirt allows you to show off a statement pair of shoes and dance the night away. Style with fabric based accessories such as the 'Orla' Chiffon Comb, to finish the soft look of this style.

'Cherie' dress by Alan Hannah 'Cherie' dress by Alan Hannah  

CHARLIE BREAR - THE ANKLE LENGTH

Perfect for a wedding abroad or a more informal style, this summer inspired inspired dress epitomises relaxed style.  We love the laser cut pattern and the suitable box pleating to give the waistline a silhouette.

Charlie Brear 2016 Collection

Charlie Brear 2016 Collection

LAURE DE SAGAZAN - THE BOHO DRESS

This parisian designer has some of the most beautiful gowns and sets for 2016 - she mixes textures, layers and materials to perfection. Definitely a new designer to watch out for.  We love this relaxed boho style dress which is youthful and ultra modern. Style it with floral crowns or delicate hair vines - the ideal look for an outdoor wedding in the summer.

'Prevert' Dress by Laure de Sagazan

'Prevert' Dress by Laure de Sagazan

DELPHINE MANIVET - THE WATERFALL TRAIN

Another french designer with a true gracefulness to her dresses.  The 'Florent' offers the benefits of a short dress whilst still maintaining the fuller skirt and train with its dipping hemline at the back.  The simple style and cut of this dress speaks volumes and doesn't need much accessorising except for some stunning shoes and a classic pair of earrings.

'Florent' Dress by Delphine Manivet

'Florent' Dress by Delphine Manivet   

HOUSE OF MOOSHKI - THE CLASSIC TEA LENGTH DRESS

The House of Mooshki collection is brimming with classic tea-length dresses.  This 'Darla' style is vintage inspired with a soft tulle skirt and lace overlay with quarter length sleeves. The detailing on back is beautiful with satin covered buttons and an open effect lace covering.  Tea dresses are perfect for civil ceremonies or for vintage loving brides.

'Darla' dress by House of Mooshki

'Darla' dress by House of Mooshki

SUZANNAH - THE 1950s SHIFT DRESS

Simple cuts combined with the ultimate fabrics equals the beautifully tailored collection by British designer Suzannah.  This stunning long sleeve shift dress with feature hem is exquisite and the perfect choice for a town hall or registry office wedding. Made from mid weight silk and cut on the bias, this understated dress is pure elegance.

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HOUSE OF OLLICHON - THE TWO PIECE

Providing modern take on bridal wear the House of Ollichon offer brides various combinations of skirt (and trousers) with cropped tops, allowing you to mix and match to create you perfect style.  The Le Fay skirt pictured below, is available in ivory or blush tones and finishes just above the ankle for a fun and relaxed look.

'Le Fay' skirt from House of Olland 'Le Fay' skirt from House of Olland