Bridal trend: Short takes

Bridal trend: Short takes
New season's short gowns range from cool minis to elegant ballerina lengths. Gown by Berta Muse

These new-season short gowns are the perfect option for destination and city brides who want to show off their elegant heels

We love the revival of short wedding gowns, appearing in many more designer collections this season. Perfect for city brides and anyone who loves to show off their elegant wedding heels, you can opt for elegant ballerina and calf lengths or be bold with minis and bodycon shapes.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Suzanne Neville’s Orwell gown has a form fitting bodice with frothy hi-lo skirt with train

1. Suzanne Neville – Hi-lo glamour

Orwell pairs a simple fitted bodice with elbow-length sleeves to a frothy flower-trimmed skirt. Knee length at the front and descending to a train, it’s a great choice for a chic city wedding.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Catherine Deane’s classic ballerina gown is romantic and easy to accessorise

2. Catherine Deane – Ballerina chic

Camilla from Catherine Deane is a classic ballerina-style design, with fitted satin bodice and romantic tulle skirt. An elegant choice for day-to-evening weddings, it’s also easy to accessorise with a cashmere cardigan or wrap.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Olvi’s off-the-shoulder lace gown is great for destination brides

3. Olvi’s – Lace luxe

This off-the-shoulder form-fitting dress features fine lace on bodice and fitted sleeves and a scalloped hem. Like all of Olvi’s gowns, this is made of fine French lace with added stretch and is a great uncrushable option for destination brides. Stockists include BOA Boutique.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Offering the best of both worlds, this Claire Pettibone dress features a mini with romantic floral lace overlayer

4. Claire Pettibone – Flower finery

Perfect for brides who want a short length with an ethereal twist, Claire Pettibone’s Sahara combines a form-fitting mini with romantic floral lace overlayer. Stockists include Blackburn Bridal.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Muscat Bridal offers these relaxed separates that can take you from ceremony to after party

5. Muscat Bridal – Smart separates

Relaxed separates are perfect for a destination or high-summer bride, offering scope to alter your look throughout the wedding celebration. Kevin Muscat offers lots of great options and we love this Audrey crossover top combined with the Poppy tea-length skirt.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Lyn Ashworth’s refined take on the short gown has an on-trend higher neckline

6. Lyn Ashworth – Refined edge

Hamstall, from Lyn Ashworth’s new collection, shows that shorter lengths can be appropriate for more formal styles of celebration. Simple and refined, it combines a silk slip with fine lace overlayer. We love the on-trend high neck and flattering soft cap sleeves.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Naeem Khan’s cool bridal gown has a distinctly 1980s vibe

7. Naeem Khan – Cool bride

An edgy cold-shoulder mini with an early 1980s vibe, Waverley features crystal embellishment. UK stockist of Naeem Khan is The Wedding Club.

Bridal trend: Short takes
Sexy and sleek, this gown by Berta Muse is a brilliant choice for the bold bride

8. Berta Muse – Sleek dressing

This sleek mini with long sleeves and fitted split-front skirt features Berta’s signature fine lace and intricate embellishment, plus a fabulous detachable train.


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