Gone are the days when brides were limited to long wedding dresses. Short wedding dresses have slowly made their way from being seen as ‘too casual’ to being one of the most sought after for wedding receptions and ceremonies. Not only are short wedding dresses 2023 ideal for brides having a hot summer wedding, but they really do make a statement and cement you as an ultra modern bride.
Besides, can you really get down on the dance floor with long dresses? Short dresses 2023 offer you plenty of legroom for all that dancing. Bonus: the short wedding gowns 2023 length makes them so versatile for you to re-wear again after your wedding day for special occasions.
Whether you’re looking to make a ‘that girl’ statement or looking for reception looks, we found our favorite modern wedding dresses short looks that are stylish and oh-so-chic, paired with our comfortable and stunning bridal shoes so that you get a fashion-forward wedding look. Why hide your exquisite Bella Belle Shoes under your short bridal dresses when you can show them off?
Are you ready to flaunt your shoes and your legs?
Retro Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Molly, Claire Morris Photography
Calling all the 70s obsessed brides! This Viktor and Rolf short wedding dress 2023 look is perfect for you to travel back in time. With off-the shoulder ribbon sleeves, babydoll silhouette and topped with 3D chiffon flowers, this look exudes love and flower power. Style retro bride look with some sunnies, a flower crown and mesh gloves for the ultimate Priscilla Presley look. Don’t forget your bridal shoes and we think our Molly block heels will do the trick, with its clean silhouette and oversized silk bows, lined with elegant pearls. The ankle straps will keep you secure from your ceremony to dancing all-night!
Romantic Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Eloise, Claire Morris Photography
This romantic mini wedding dress number from Christie Nicole is perfect for any wedding occasion. Pleated soft tulle skirt is balanced with puffy sleeves and 3D flower appliqué on the bodice. If you love anything tulle, check out our favorite tullecore wedding dresses and tulle bridal shoes. We admit, layers of tulles make our hearts skip a beat, and it’s so easy to see why! Tulle is both romantic and playful and those are the two words we would use to describe our Eloise tulle wedding heel. Slip into these ivory mules that feature intricate flower detailing, accented with an oversized tulle bow at the front. Enchanting shoes fit for your romantic bridal look.
Modern Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Lisbeth, XO and Fetti Photography
If you are a modern bride, this Monique Lhuillier short wedding dress look is fit for you. This mini number is chic and so exquisitely designed. We love the corset-like bodice with a sweetheart neckline and off-the shoulder sleeves. Accessorize with satin gloves that are having their big moment right now. To complete your modern wedding look, opt for our Lisbeth timeless pearl wedding heel. Graceful pearls and crystal rings make it feel like you’re wearing a necklace on your feet, while the silk straps tie into an elegant bow at the back. If you want a more refined look for your wedding day, this modern combo checks off all the boxes.
Trendy Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Quinn, Claire Morris Photography
If you keep up with the latest bridal trends, you’ll know that feathers are taking over — and we are here for it! This mini dress from OUMA is literally THE moment with glorious feathers from top to bottom. Look closely and you’ll see tiny sequins that line each feather, giving this short bridal dress everything you can ever dream of. Pair this flirty and free-spirited look with our Quinn feather heels. These sexy heels are embellished with feathers and accented with a pearl on the side, while the ankle straps keep you feeling secure and supported. Are you ready to twirl the night away?
Playful Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Sophia, KT Merry Photography
Lace is usually seen as traditional or even frumpy, but this Milla Nova lace short bridal gown is anything but that. The tutu-inspired skirt is equal parts playful and flirty, and we are obsessed with it! Decadent lace embroidery lines the bustier and skirt to add elegance and refinement to the playful look. Stand out from the crowd with our Sophia lace wedding pump to go with your lace short dress/ With floral lace details topped with a ribbon bow at the front, you can live out your happily ever after!
Sexy Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Sidney, Claire Morris Photography
Every bride needs a flirty and sexy number to wear for wedding occasions — because what is a wedding without showing some skin? We can’t stop looking at this Alon Livne sheer corset short wedding dress that has sprinkles of glitter and sequin details all over. This dress will certainly not disappoint any bride (or groom for that matter!). Achieve model status with an equally glamorous and sexy bridal heel, Sidney. The clean and modern heel has jewel straps that drape beautifully on your feet while keeping you feeling secure. As a cherry on top? The diagonal straps will make your feet look slim and gorgeous!
Sophisticated Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Reese, Happy Bloom Photography
A ballerina-inspired look, this wedding dress from Lela Rose is equal parts playful and sophisticated. We love the bubble hem faille dress that is balanced with a halter neckline. It’s giving us regal but with a modern twist. For the ultimate show-stopping look, pair with our Reese bow wedding heel. Reese isn’t just an ordinary bow bridal shoe, the bows are knotted in a diagonal to give it that extra edge. If you ever wanted to be a ballerina, we suggest that you fall in love with this look.
Minimalist Bride Short Wedding Dress
Shoes: Dorothy, Sierra Dyer Photography
Is Yoko Ono your fashion icon? You’ll want to have this Yolancris short wedding dress for your bridal look. Made of crepe, this short bridal dress has 3D flower details all over. We also love the long sleeves, perfect for all-year wedding celebrations. We recommend our Dorothy bow pumps to complete this wedding look. The bow at the front is taken to the next level with artistically constructed pearls and beads that are hand-crafted from start to finish. So if you’re opting for an intimate courthouse wedding, this minimalist look would appeal to you!