These short wedding dresses are timeless and chic.
If you're looking for a timeless bridal look, there's something inherently chic about tea-length wedding dresses. Also referred to as midi length, a tea-length gown typically falls somewhere between knee-length and the ankle—however, it can also include longer ankle-length styles.
A tea-length wedding dress is a great option if you're planning a courthouse or beach wedding where you might not want a more formal floor-length gown. If your wedding dress is super formal, a tea-length style also makes a great reception outfit change on your wedding day.
Whether you're looking for retro and vintage styles straight out of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or a dramatic backless taffeta gown worthy of the red carpet, there are tea-length wedding dresses for every taste and bridal style. See below for some of our favorite midi- and ankle-length wedding gowns.
Watters Moran Dress
This gorgeous sweetheart neckline tea-length wedding dress is made to capture hearts with its retro silhouette. We love how the fitted corset-inspired bodice with exposed boning pairs perfectly with the full A-line tulle skirt.
Needle & Thread Lunette Blossom Ankle Dress
Shimmering sequins and intricate floral embroidery inspired by traditional Wedgwood ceramics make this ankle-length dress a beautiful choice for your big day. Delicate gathered tulle scallops add texture to this modern and romantic bridal dress.
Catherine Deane Frida Dress
We adore this swoon-worthy lace tea-length wedding dress that features gorgeous 3D rose lace over a warm almond lining. What makes this midi dress truly special is how the lining is cropped at knee length so the petals of lace fall gently at mid-calf.
Katharine Polk Carmen Midi Wrap Dress
This chic and minimalistic puff-sleeve wrap dress would be perfect for the modern bride planning a stylish and understated wedding or looking for the perfect white frock for prewedding festivities. Did we mention it has pockets? Game changer.
Lela Rose Pearson Dress
The clean lines of this ankle-length column dress paired with the playfulness of an off-the-shoulder organza ruffle give us major Audrey Hepburn vibes. This chic tea-length wedding dress is perfect for fashion-forward brides that want a bridal look that will stand the test of time.
Sachin & Babi Kaley Dress
This playful and fashion-forward midi dress is perfect for a city hall ceremony or a luxe beach wedding. The flouncy ruffled high-low hemline provides the opportunity to show off a pair of killer heels, too.
Amsale Tulle Midi Dress
You can't go wrong with this stunning tea-length gown. The classic A-line tulle wedding dress seriously ups the wow factor with a stunning tulle overlay that delicately wraps around the shoulders, bodice and full skirt.
Christian Siriano Lace Puff Sleeve Dress
This tea-length wedding dress is the perfect mix of trendy and classic. A sleek spaghetti strap cocktail dress is paired with a gorgeous long-sleeve lace tulle overlay, subtle puff sleeves and a full A-line skirt for an unforgettable short wedding dress
Lela Rose Westminster Dress
We're not sure what we love more about this tea-length wedding gown—the beautifully draped off-the-shoulder neckline or the modern bodice that features an unexpected cut-out. Made of cotton poplin, this airy midi dress would be perfect for a garden or beach wedding.
Pronovias Gemma Gown
Looking for an ankle-length ballgown? This show-stopping strapless midi wedding dress has a gorgeous full skirt fashioned with embroidered tulle and a daring open back. Romantic off-the-shoulder puff sleeves finish this statement-making bridal look.
Allure Bridals Gita Gown
This tea-length wedding dress is utterly dreamy. Made from beautiful dotted tulle that shimmers in the light, it has a pleated bodice, off-shoulder cap sleeves and a vintage tea-length hemline.
Amsale Draped Bodice Dress
Elegant and modern, this midi bridal gown has a draped bodice that shows a hint of skin for effortless glamour. Ultra-flattering, this fluid satin dress nips in at the waist and flows into a bias-cut skirt.
Lara Gemma Beaded Tank Midi Dress
Adorned in shimmery beading, this sleeveless tea-length dress is made for dancing the night away. With delicate spaghetti straps, a deep V-neck and a twirl-worthy skirt, this swingy dress exudes the kind of laid-back glamour that's ideal for a beach wedding or reception outfit change.
BHLDN Caron V-Neck Crepe Dress
We can't get enough of this versatile midi dress that has a fitted spaghetti strap bodice with a deep V-neckline and a flattering tulip skirt that highlights the waist. Available in four different colors, this would also make a lovely bridesmaid dress.
Amsale Fluid Satin Bias Dress
Whether you're looking for a little white dress for your special day or a second reception outfit, this modern midi dress is the definition of slipping into something more comfortable. With an elegant cowl neckline, delicate spaghetti straps and gorgeous lace details at the hemline, we could also envision this dress for a casual beach wedding.
Lela Rose Dawson Dress
This pencil dress is ready to celebrate! We love how the embroidered spaghetti straps and sleek silhouette pair with the ankle-length fringe details for a playful look that's a mix of classic and edgy.
Elliatt Harley Dress
Steal the show (as you should!) in this sleek crepe midi dress that has a feathered flourish along the neckline. Timeless, with a hint of retro Old Hollywood glamour
, this ultra-chic tea-length dress has adjustable straps to ensure a perfect fit.
Sachin & Babi Tara Gown
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn in this breathtaking tea-length gown that pairs modern clean lines with vintage style. The playful high-low hemline and dramatic Obi knot make this bridal look one to remember.
Oleg Cassini Plus Size Tea-Length Wedding Dress
This stunning vintage-style A-line wedding dress is adorned with intricate beading and three different types of lace appliqué. Available in both standard and plus sizes
, the full skirt and gorgeous off-the-shoulder lace illusion long sleeves add a flourish of drama.
Lela Rose Pier Dress
Simple, gorgeous, elegant. This stunning ribbon-cut silk tea-length wedding gown has an organza bodice with a bustier neckline and a full A-line skirt for a timelessly chic bridal look.
Sareh Nouri Esme Gown
Your something blue is this stunning midi wedding dress by Sareh Nouri. This playful wedding gown has a bateau neckline and full skirt with a high-low hemline that's lined with a printed Gazar China pattern, creating a unique and unexpected pop of color.
DB Studio V-Neck A-Line Tea Length Wedding Dress
This clean and modern tea-length wedding dress pairs an alluring V-neck with a full A-line skirt
that's perfect for twirling on the dancefloor. It comes in a slew of gorgeous shades (including a ruby red and dusty blue), so it's even a great bridesmaids dress option. And yes, it has pockets!