25 Short Wedding Dresses for the Bride Who Wants To Have a Mini Moment

These little white dresses are short and sweet.
Three short wedding dresses
Photos, left to right: Adrianna Papell, Anthropologie, Lulus
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Oct 31, 2023
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Short wedding dresses don't have to be reserved for just receptions or elopements. In fact, the mini wedding dress was spotted all over the recent New York Bridal Fashion Week runways from designers like Bronx and Banco, Watters and KYHA as it has become an increasingly popular wedding dress trend for brides.

Short white wedding dresses are also super versatile and can cater to a variety of venues, from classy rooftop ceremonies to beachside destination elopements. Or, if you're planning to change into a second look for your reception or after-party, a mini wedding dress is the perfect option. You can opt for a simple short wedding dress or elevate your mini by choosing a dress with feathers, embellishments, sparkles, etc.

To get started, we always recommend visiting a bridal salon. Trained bridal consultants will guide you through the wedding dress shopping process and answer any questions you may have. In a time crunch? There are plenty of online shops that specialize in short and mini wedding dresses, which means even more options for you. So if you're ready to start browsing wedding dresses, I've rounded up the best short white wedding dresses for every bridal style and budget below.

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Bronx and Banco Megan Mini Dress

Bronx and Banco mini wedding dress with ruffled skirt
Photo: Revolve

Puff sleeves have been taking over the runway and are one of the hottest wedding fashion trends at the moment, and they're making their appearance on minis too. This wedding dress from Bronx and Banco, for instance, is short, sweet and full of romantic details. From the oh-so-pretty tiered ruffled skirt to the detailed waistband, this mini gives us so much to fawn over.

Size Range: XS-XL

Petal and Pup Anya Tulle Mini Dress

Petal and Pup tulle mini wedding dress
Photo: Petal and Pup

For an ethereal bridal look, this short tulle wedding dress by Petal and Pup is a romantic dream. From the halter neckline with the tulle tie close to the whimsical skirt with a front pleat detail, there's so much to love. Incorporate a simple wedding veil, then let the dress do its thing.

Size Range: 0-16

Reformation Valencia Dress

Reformation long sleeve mini wedding dress
Photo: Reformation

Incorporate a bit of romance into your wedding look with a short lace wedding dress by Reformation. Featuring elegant sheer long sleeves, a stylish crew neck and a classy white lining underneath, you can't go wrong with this boho mini wedding dress. The scalloped hem adds a lovely dimension to the modest silhouette.

Size Range: 0-12

For Love & Lemons Bustier Gown in White

For Love & Lemons buster mini wedding dress
Photo: Revolve

Want something similar to Kourtney Kardashian's viral wedding dress? Here's a short, sexy wedding dress that feels similar but can still be uniquely your own. The bodycon mini dress has a strapless boned bodice with lace detailing as well as a captivating asymmetric tulle overlay.

Size Range: XS-XL

Lulus Bubbly Love White Taffeta Corset Mini Dress

Lulus corset mini wedding dress
Photo: Lulus

Corsets are so in style for 2024—and we can certainly see why. Here's a short strapless wedding dress that's simple in style but big in personality. The bustier-inspired bodice and romantic A-line skirt are made from a structured taffeta fabric that feels super luxurious. Style it with a classy pair of statement heels for an ultra-flirty wedding look.

Size Range: XS-XL

Sachin & Babi Grace Strapless Back-Bow Mini Dress

Sachin & Babi strapless bow detail mini wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

At first glance, the gorgeous mini wedding dress may seem understated, but the back is where all the magic happens. It's topped with a showstopping oversized bow with celebratory trailing streamers flowing from it. From the altar to the hotel afterparty, you'll look breathtaking at every turn.

Size Range: 0-16

Watters Palma Sequin Removable Tulle Sleeve Mini Dress

Watters sequin mini wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Want a wow-worthy bridal ensemble to impress your guests? Consider this mini wedding dress featuring detachable tulle bows at the shoulders. The flattering corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a totally twirl-worthy mini skirt make this sparkly short wedding dress perfect for a fun reception or after-party look.

Size Range: 0-16W

Aidan by Adrianna Papell Knit Crepe Long Sleeve Blazer Dress with Feather Trim in Ivory

Aidan by Adrianna Papell mini blazer wedding dress
Photo: Adrianna Papell

How about something ultra-chic for a courthouse ceremony? This short blazer wedding dress has shiny satin lapels and figure-flattering knit crepe fabric, and yes, it has pockets. Plus, its feather trim on the wrist cuffs adds even more pizazz.

Size Range: 0-26

Bridal by ELOQUII Lace Tiered Dress

Bridal by ELOQUII white lace tiered mini wedding dress
Photo: ELOQUII

Short lace wedding dresses are so romantic—just take this beautiful bridal number. The plus-size short wedding dress features a sweetheart neckline, sheer long sleeves and an A-line skirt that falls right above the knee. With delicate lace throughout, it's a timeless option for more traditional nuptials.

Size Range: 14-28

Superdown Cia Mini Dress

Superdown white mini wedding dress with side cutout
Photo: Revolve

Classy and oh-so-flirty, this short wedding dress is the perfect second bridal look for when the party really begins. We're obsessed with the waist cut-out with sequin-embellished netting and ponte fabric with spaghetti shoulder straps throughout this sexy bodycon silhouette.

Size Range: XXS-XL

Lulus Love Poem Ivory Lace Mini Dress

Lulus ivory lace mini wedding dress
Photo: Lulus

If you're searching for short lace wedding dresses with sleeves, you're in luck! This cute mini number is covered in romantic crocheted lace and knit fabric lining. And with a halter neckline, illusion neckline and sheath silhouette, it offers a modern wedding look that gives main character energy.

Size Range: XXS-XL

By Watters Macaron Square-Neck Tulle Embellished Mini Dress

By Watters square neck mini wedding dress with pearl embellishments
Photo: Anthropologie

You're bound to receive lots of compliments in this stunning mini wedding dress. The puffed sleeves and tulle trim add a splash of drama to the classic silhouette. Plus, with dazzling pearl embellishments throughout, it's the ideal option for brides who can't get enough of the pearlcore aesthetic.

Size Range: 0-16

Birdy Grey Alyssa Tulle Mini Dress

Birdy Grey tulle mini wedding dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Enter your wedding era with this white bridal mini dress from Birdy Grey. The statement-making ensemble boasts voluminous all-over tulle in a fit-and-flare silhouette with a V-neckline and short sleeves. It's topped off with a flowy piece of tulle fabric, so you can really channel your inner bride.

Size Range: S-L

ELLIATT x Revolve April Dress

ELLIATT x Revolve mini jacquard wedding dress
Photo: Revolve

Show off your legs in this alluring short reception dress from Revolve. We're absolutely loving all of the bridal-worthy features: the luxurious jacquard fabric, dramatic shoulder bow and bodycon silhouette. It's also the perfect piece to slip into for your bridal after-party outfit.

Size Range: XXS-XXL

Sachin & Babi Pippa One-Shoulder Pearl-Embellished Mini Dress

Sachin & Babi one-shoulder pearl-embellished wedding mini dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This pearl-adorned short wedding dress by Sachin & Babi has all the features of an "it girl" wedding dress. From the hand-beaded pearl embellishments to the one-shoulder neckline with an oversized bow embellishment, there's so much to love about this duponi fabric dress. Incorporate a simple wedding veil, then let the dress do its thing.

Size Range: 0-16

Simple Short Wedding Dresses

Reformation Zenni Dress

Reformation mini wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

We can't stop staring at this short white wedding dress from Reformation, which is both trendy and ridiculously cute. The pretty mini has a high boat neckline, a romantic A-line silhouette and is even responsibly made with deadstock fabric. Taking engagement photos in this glam number is sure to be a blast.

Size Range: 0-12

Petal and Pup Tuscany Dress

Petal and Pup puff sleeve short wedding dress
Photo: Petal and Pup

All eyes will be on you in this trendy short bridal dress for weddings. The 100% cotton mini wedding dress—complete with short puffed sleeves and a trendy square neckline—is perfect for your outdoor summer soirée or bridal shower. Accessorize with a simple pearl bridal headband and a pair of cute white sandals for a chic bridal ensemble.

Size Range: XXS-XXL

Lulus Beyond Classy White Satin Halter Mini Dress

Lulus satin halter neck mini dress
Photo: Lulus

Does anyone else get major Sofia Richie vibes from this mini wedding dress? Whether you're throwing a luxe rooftop wedding or an intimate restaurant reception, this eye-catching short wedding dress is a stylish choice for your event. The statement-making halter neckline—paired with a crisscross bodice—just gives this dress that special "je ne sais quoi."

Size Range: XS-XL

Reformation Maves Satin Dress

Reformation long sleeve mini wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

If you're on the hunt for a long-sleeved white wedding dress to tie the knot in, what about this simple mini dress from Reformation to celebrate? We love the unexpected fold-over draped neckline that pairs perfectly with the off-the-shoulder long sleeves for that effortless look.

Size Range: XS-XL

ELLIATT Camo Dress

ELLIATT halter neck mini wedding dress
Photo: Revolve

Talk about short white wedding dresses for your contemporary nuptials. This mini is crafted from a crepe fabric that's both silky and drapey. Another gorgeous feature is the halter neckline and asymmetrical skirt. Pair it with strappy heels to complete your fab wedding-ready fit.

Size Range: XS-XXL

Affordable Short Wedding Dresses Under $200

Runaway The Label Havanna Mini Dress

Runaway The Label mini wedding dress
Photo: Revolve

Minimalist brides, this simple white wedding dress will look effortlessly elegant for your modern nuptials. The understated style boasts a draped neckline, thick straps and a lightweight satin fabric. And did you check out that price tag? You'll see that it's under $100.

Size Range: XS-XXL

BHLDN Ingrid Off-The-Shoulder Mini Dress

BHLDN off shoulder mini wedding dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This off-the-shoulder mini wedding dress is perfect for your destination wedding. The fit-and-flare silhouette has an off-the-shoulder folded neckline and a convenient front slant pocket. Want to add a traditional element? Accessorize with a timeless pearl bridal veil and something blue wedding shoes.

Size Range: XS-XL

Lulus Always Celebrating Ivory Satin Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress

Lulus off shoulder satin mini wedding dress
Photo: Lulus

Here's another affordable short wedding dress option from Lulus: A sexy satin off-the-shoulder mini dress with the chicest asymmetrical skirt clocks in at only $89. Not only will you feel like a goddess in this silhouette, but it comes in six additional colors, so you can wear it as a wedding guest dress too.

Size Range: XS-XL

Birdy Grey Emily Bubble Mini Dress

Birdy Grey bubble mini wedding dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

Get ready to twirl all night long in this short white wedding dress that was made for hitting the dance floor. It has a deep plunging V-neckline, a fit-and-flare silhouette and the cutest bubble skirt. Plus, the bow detail adds a touch of feminine charm you'll love for the big day.

Size Range: S-L

More to Come Eva Strapless Dress

More to Come strapless mini wedding dress with long sleeve gloves
Photo: Revolve

Obsessed with the regencycore trend but want to incorporate it with a short wedding dress? Enter this regal mini from Revolve. Made with thick satin fabric, the flexible material beautifully shapes your curves while keeping everything nicely in place. The star of the show is the off-the-shoulder puff-sleeve gloves that will make you feel like royalty.

Size Range: XXS-XL

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