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21 of the best short wedding dresses of 2021

Prices start at just £18.99!

Chloe Best

Contemporary, cool and more laid-back than a traditional full-length gown, a bridal mini dress or tea-length gown is just the thing for an intimate post-pandemic wedding.

After Lily Allen donned a vintage Dior mini dress for her surprise wedding to David Harbour in Las Vegas, our love for short wedding dresses was rekindled. Other celebrities such as Whitney Port from The Hills and Fearne Cotton have also sported non-conventional, shorter wedding dresses. 

 Here are a few we think you'll love, whatever your budget…

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Lily Allen wore a vintage Dior mini dress for her wedding

This Self Portrait crepe blazer dress has similar double breasted detail and cinched-in waist just like Lily's. This one has an added element of a lace trim for a little feminine touch.

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Self Portrait tuxedo dress, £380, Matches Fashion

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This Reiss lace detailed dress has a wrap front skirt and floral detailing for a thoroughly modern mini wedding dress, and is a piece you could wear again after your wedding is over.

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Freyda white lace mini dress, £225, Reiss

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The elegant embroidery, flared skirt and chic sash would fool you into thinking this dress is way more expensive.

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Caterina dress, £295, Phase Eight at John Lewis

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A flirty style with a 1920s edge – just imagine how much fun you'd have in this feather-adorned gown…

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Cult Gaia feather trim mini dress, £1,150, Net-A-Porter

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Pleated styles are flattering on most body shapes, and we love the simplicity of this one from Coast.

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Mesh Pleated Midi Dress, £104.25, Coast

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This flirty A-line dress is perfect for spinning on the dancefloor.

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Grace dress, from £18.99, Amazon

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Bridgerton-inspired sleeves and luxurious ruffles… nothing says elegance quite like this dress.

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Pleated lace and woven midi dress, £350, Self Portrait at Selfridges

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A chic dress with a cute bow - what's not to love?

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Carrie dress, £249, Monsoon

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This uber-flattering dress has slick city bride written all over it.

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Lace halter neck dress, £141.75, Karen Millen

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Shun bridal white in favour of a champagne shade if you want a modern take on wedding day chic.

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Aldorra Midi lace dress, £269, Ted Baker

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Tick the traditional lace box without feeling frumpy with this stylish halterneck number.

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Valerie lace halter, £95, ASOS

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There's no doubt you'll make an entrance with a mini dress with matching train. Cue the sashay.

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The Party Bride, £605, Harmur

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We adore this contemporary dress – the statement cuffs are balanced out with a clean A-line cut.

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Aylin midi dress, £1,535, Roksanda at Net-a-Porter

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Classy and cool, we would never have guessed this Vanessa Cocchiaro shirred crepe mini dress was only £275.

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Vanessa Cocchiaro The C.J shirred crepe mini dress, £275, Net-a-Porter

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This elegant dress gives the illusion of a sophisticated two piece with lace bodice and chic A-line skirt.

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 Lace Satin Wedding Gown, £154.64, eBay

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Channel your inner goddess with a dancefloor-ready gown. This ruffled style would also be ideal for a destination wedding on the beach.

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Izabel dress, £1,430, Grace Loves Lace

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This chic ivory mini dress features asymmetric shoulders and a cute sheer hem line. 

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Fontana dress, £99, Kitri Studio

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Celebrities including Fearne Cotton and Audrey Hepburn wore tea-length dresses for their weddings, and this gorgeous beaded wedding dress is a great way to try the universally-flattering style for yourself.

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Genova beaded wedding dress, £350, Phase Eight

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For a sophisticated bridal look, how about shimming down the aisle with this sultry silk midi dress?

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Kelly dress, £1,895, Halfpenny London at Net-a-Porter

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Featuring a full tea-length skirt and fitted lace bodice, this French Connection is a timeless and beautiful choice for your big day.

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Eliza lace fit-and-flare wedding dress, £140, French Connection

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This Galvan wedding dress has a similar silhouette to Meghan Markle's Stella McCartney evening gown but with a daring mini length.

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Galvan Hamptons satin bridal mini dress, £675, MyTheresa

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