Our Top Short Wedding Dresses from Bridal Week

Oct 18, 2022 | Bridal Style

Cheers to another successful Bridal Fashion Week! This season, designers took the runway, and smaller presentations, to showcase their most current designs - ones that brides around the world will be wearing in 2023. And while the fashion shows highlighted the return of many styles we love, like the strapless ballgown and long sleeved wedding dresses, it also illuminated a few new and returning trends brides-to-be should know about now - like short wedding dresses!

The mini dress has made its way through several Bridal Fashion Week seasons, and we can only hope that designers continue to embrace this trend. Christie Nicole, Watters, and Viktor & Rolf were a few brands that presented dresses with short hemlines, for the bride who's not afraid to show a little skin on the big day (or rehearsal dinner / evening reception / leaving outfit etc)...

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Dress: Christie Nicole | Photography: Anna Gianfrate
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Dress: Christie Nicole

The Queen of fun mini wedding dresses this Bridal Week, Christie Nicole Bridal is renowned amongst fashion-forward brides for her intricate details, dramatic silhouettes, bold fabric pairings and renaissance style adornment that pushes the boundaries and challenges traditional wedding standards. Scroll on for more tulle, 3D applique and bespoke creations from this Australian designer...

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Dress: Christie Nicole | Photographer: Anna Gianfrate

These pearls above made this mini wedding dress a show stopper in more ways than one. With removable sleeves, you can keep them on with a floor length veil for ceremony drama, or remove them easily for the evening fun!

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Dress: Ines di Santo | Photographer: Ashley Ludaescher

Murano Chandeliers are the center piece of Ines’s inspiration this season as she’s long admired their unparalleled craftsmanship, sophisticated yet whimsical use of color, and ability to spark imagination. The ability to trigger a childlike sense of wonder is why Ines looked to Murano chandeliers to inspire the opulence of her Fall 2023 collection, “Illuminated Soirée.”

Every design choice in this collection is meticulously calculated and executed. A showcase of the most extravagant hand embellished details, subtle playful color choices, and unexpected textures and finishes all the while following Ines’s signature fashion, offering a study of proportion and a celebration of the feminine hourglass shape. It's these color choices that sparked a surprised gasp from the audience when this short wedding dress above sashayed down the catwalk...

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Dress: Christie Nicole

Forget embroidery, this season is all about fun and feathers! But out of all the gorgeous feathered gowns on the 2023 runways, Christie Nicole's gown from her Daisy collection is the true star. Between the delicate sequin shimmer and the artful white design, everything about this look is fashion forward, unique, and unforgettable.

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Dress: Watters

The all-white modern look was all over the runway this Bridal Fashion Week and it's a trend that we'll never stop loving. Watters took it to the next level with a below-the-knee skirt with a square neck for a look that is as timeless as it is modern.

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Dress: Sareh Nouri | Photographer: Anna Gianfrate

Sareh Nouri's bridal collection is an absolute stunner this year and this beautiful dress is no exception. With a stunning peplum shape and a lace neckline, the shell of the design alone is worth fawning over. But those unique ruffles bring the spunk and charm that makes the dress stand above the rest.

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Dress: Watters | Photography: Ashley Ludaescher

We're firm believers that a mini is a must for any bride on her wedding day. And the moment Watters showed us this party-ready number we fell head over heels in love. Sleek satin and off-the-shoulder long sleeves came together to form this flirty mini that is definitely dance floor-worthy!

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Dress: Christie Nicole | Photographer: Anna Gianfrate

We tend to veer towards more non-traditional looks, and Christie's timeless but modern take on the mini wedding dress is everything we adore when it comes to wedding attire. From the signature 3D flower appliqué and delicately detailed bodice made from a beautiful beaded lace, we can absolutely envision spring and summer brides wearing this gown.

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Dress: Viktor & Rolf | Photographer: Anna Gianfrate

Viktor & Rolf are known for their playful minis and this bow-laden dress is nothing short of beautiful. With its off the shoulder neckline, voluminous shape, and dozens of tiny bows stitched on, we can picture any bride twirling all night long on the dance floor for their big day.

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