Why short wedding dresses are perfect for the modern bride

Bride with Red White and Blue Dress

Are you a bride looking for something different? Want a dress that goes against the normal bridal look, is less formal AND fashion forward? Then why not consider a short wedding dress. Covid weddings forced new norms in the bridal industry and couples had to be creative to get married. Micro weddings, ceremony only celebrations and outdoor weddings became the new normal and with that came a break from the traditional wedding dress look. Suddenly, brides felt like they could wear what they wanted without the pressure to look a certain way. Trouser suits and mini wedding dresses were seen all over the bridal world with celebrities such as Lily Allen and Kourtney Kardashian wearing fashion forward minis.

Images courtesy of Lily Allen and Courtney Kardashian

Short Wedding Dress Inspiration 

So why are short wedding dresses still so popular? The simple answer to this is that they are fantastic. Like any other wedding dress, short dresses come in so many different styles and lengths. You can choose a mini dress embellished with sparkle or a tea length 1950’s style. Or perhaps a pantsuit or bridal jumpsuit. The choice is yours. Your wedding day look should be a reflection of you and for a lot of 2023 brides, a shorter dress just feels right. The one good thing that the pandemic left us with is that there are no rules for weddings any longer. The doors have been permanently opened to true bride expression.

bride and groom holding each other
bride and groom by a staircase

Why Wear a Short Wedding Dress? 

Short wedding dresses are a perfect choice if you are looking to break away from traditional bridal wear and crave a more fashionable or retro look. 

Here are a few reasons why short wedding dresses are an excellent choice for your big day: 

  1. Comfortable and practical: Short dresses are perfect for brides who want to dance the night away without worrying about a long train or heavy dress. They are a perfect choice for any wedding venue from the Registry Office to the beachside.

  2. Stylish and versatile: Short wedding dresses come in a variety of styles, from simple and elegant to lacy and romantic. You can dress it up or down with accessories, and it’s a great choice for brides who want to show off their shoes.

  3. Unique and distinctive: If you’re a bride who wants to stand out and make a statement, short wedding dresses are the way to go. Your guests will definitely not forget your dress.

  4. Versatile: If a short dress is not right for your wedding ceremony, they’re perfect for second dresses, hen do or rehearsal dinners.

Caroline Chamberlain Bride and Groom 60s Style
Caroline Chamberlain Bride in Shorts

Bespoke Short Wedding Dresses 

If that has cemented your ideas and you have decided on a short wedding dress, we would love to hear from you. 

At Caroline Chamberlain Couture, we believe that every bride deserves a dress that is tailored to your individual style and personality. Brides who book a bespoke wedding dress consultation with us will have the opportunity to tell Caroline exactly what you envision for your bridal look and together we will design and create the short wedding dress of your dreams. 

Our couture methods mean that your wedding dress will be made purely for you to your measurements. You will have the opportunity to make changes and have fittings throughout your dress journey to ensure you have a truly unique final wedding dress. To read more about what it is like to have a bespoke wedding dress made at Caroline Chamberlain Couture and to book your consultation, click here.