28 chic short wedding dresses inspired by NYBFW

Feb 01, 2024 | Bridal Style
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Jenny Yoo | Tanya Isaeva Photography

The runways were awash with stunning short wedding dresses at New York Bridal Fashion Week, confirming that the mini bridal dress is set to be a huge trend this year. Whether you're planning to go short for a city wedding or elopement, or perhaps change into a second look for your wedding reception, there is so shortage of gorgeous short gowns that are sure to wow.

From sleek minimal minis and frothy tulle meringues to spangly sequin disco dresses and chic preppy numbers, we've curated a collection of the best bridal mini dresses that are available to buy right now, inspired by New York Bridal Fashion Week.

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Puff-sleeve mini dress - Sachin and Babi | Crepe mini dress - Valentino Garavani

Preppy bridal mini dresses

Inspired by the upcoming glossy reboot of The Talented Mr Ripley on Netflix, we are totally here for preppy short white dresses paired with low mules or ballet flats, and a cardigan elegantly draped over the shoulder. In fact, we'd totally be channeling Marge's entire wardrobe from the 1999 movie for a honeymoon in Positano. Molta elegante!

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Anne Barge | Photo: Ashley Ludaescher

Sleeveless lace mini dress - Alexis | Bow scallop-Trim A-line mini dress - BHLDN

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Sleeveless V-Logo Crepe Mini Dress - Valentino Garavani

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Floral appliqué short wedding dresses

We know you love floral wedding dresses as much as we do, so it's no surprise that the floral appliqué trend is taking off too. Youthful and feminine, dresses adorned with delicate flowers or big, bold blooms really add the wow factor to your wedding day look.

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Embellished stretch-crepe mini dress - Clio Peppiatt | Floral appliqué fit-and-flare mini dress - Bronx and Branco

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Ines di Santo | Ashley Ludaescher
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3D flower one-shoulder mini dress - BHLDN | Daisy embellished mini dress - Zimmermann

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Strapless Mini Dress - A.L.C. | Floral-Embroidered Strapless Dress - Monique Lhuillier

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Feather-trim short wedding dresses

Nothing says it's time to party like changing into a chic feather-trimmed mini dress and cute pair of heels. Flirty and fun, it's the perfect outfit to dance the night away.

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Mademoiselle bridal mini dress - Bronx and Banco | Off-the-shoulder feather-trimmed mini dress - 16 Arlington

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Nardos |.Tanya Isaeva Photography
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Cape-effect crepe mini dress - Lanvin | One-sleeve feather-trimmed crepe mini dress - Taller Marmo

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Dress: Rebecca Vallance | Image: Perry Vaile
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Monique Lhuillier

White lace mini dresses

As a symbol of tradition, refinement, and elegance, lace will forever be the preferred choice for brides seeking a timeless look. Choosing a mini dress is lace is a great way to bring a modern spin to a classic bridal look.

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Floral lace flare sleeve mini shirt dress - Michael Kors | Off-the-shoulder guipure lace mini dress - Self Portrait

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Honor | Tanya Isaeva Photography
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Taffeta V-Neck Balloon-Sleeve Mini Dress - Watters | Square-Neck Tulle Embellished Mini Dress - By Watters

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Gown: Schiffer by Rime Arodaky

Detachable sleeve short wedding dresses

You know us, we LOVE a statement sleeve, but wanna know what we love even more? A detachable sleeve! Sleeves of all kinds are huge right now, and none more so than the super versatile detachable sleeves that add an extra special touch and ability to change up your look for the evening reception.

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Tailored Blazer Mini Dress - A.L.C. | Sequin mini dress - Helsi

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Anne Barge | Photo: Ashley Ludaescher
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Off-the-shoulder beaded mini dress - Watters | Off-the-shoulder cloqué mini dress - Emilia Wickstead

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Honor | Tanya Isaeva Photography

High-low wedding dresses

The high-low silhouette bridges the gap between classic wedding dress and short modern mini in a playful and unexpected way. A high-low wedding dress is a very flattering silhouette, and the perfect bridal style if you want to show off your legs and still feel like you’re wearing a gown.

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Tulle Convertible Wedding Gown - Willowby by Watters | Convertible Mini Wedding Dress - Watters

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Short wedding dresses with bows

Bridal designers are continuing to embrace bows in a big way this year, from tiny embellished patterns to oversized blousy designs that make sure your guests get a wow shot as you walk up the aisle.

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Gwyneth Mini Bow Dress - Sachin & Babi | Embroidered Falling Bow Mini Dress - Valentini Garavani


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