18 Chic Short Wedding Dresses for Laid-Back Brides

These fun, flirty styles are perfect for relaxed wedding celebrations.

18 Chic Short Wedding Dresses for Laid-Back Brides

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Say hello to the "Little White Dress!"

Brides today have more wedding dress options than ever before, and that includes varieties in length. Gone are the days of the mandatory ball gown; now, brides desiring a more casual, easy-to-wear (and even re-wearable) style can choose a dress with a chic short skirt. Short dresses are perfect for a simple city hall ceremony or a backyard celebration, and because they travel much easier than long formal styles, they are a convenient choice for destination weddings, too. 

Lest you think short offerings don't present the fashionable look of traditional long dresses, we've compiled some of our favorite short styles in the slideshow above. The stylish gowns feature intricate embroidery, pops of color, and fun lace details in both sheath and A-line silhouettes. These flirty frocks prove that you don't have to wear a heavy, formal gown to feel like a bride!

Which wedding dress is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!