Are you looking for the perfect short or tea-length wedding dress? Scroll below for the trending styles and answers to all your short wedding dress questions.

It is an age-old dilemma: on her wedding day, every bride wants the allure of a wedding dress that is uniquely her own and timeless. Enter the short wedding dress. 

For brides who want a versatile, outside-the-box dress, designing a short wedding dress may be a wonderful choice. Short wedding dresses, or tea length wedding dresses, come in an array of silhouettes, from sleek sheath silhouettes to more voluminous A-lines. This style is also a favorite among celebrities including Olivia Palermo, Cindy Crawford, Yoko Ono, Whitney Port, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman, Nancy Shevell, and Mia Farrow.

We’ve analyzed the trends for short wedding dresses in 2022 and compiled answers to questions brides often ask about short wedding dresses. Find these trends and inspiration for you to design your own short wedding dress!

1. Forget about Floor Length!

How fun is this all over lace knee length dress! What is more fun than her sparkly shoes? The pop of color peeking out from her lining!

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Create a knee length, flirty wedding dress with Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses.

2. Nothing Screams Vintage like Our Vintage Rose!

This vintage rose pleated tea length wedding dress with a beautifully gradient floral pattern is perfect for any spring wedding.

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Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

7. Tiering Up the Dance Floor!

Adding handkerchief tiers to your knee length wedding dress is a great way to add some flare. We love a good traditional boatneck mixed with a nontraditional skirt!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and flirty tiers.

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

6. A Vintage Short Wedding Dress Beauty.

This vintage inspired floral wedding dress is breathtaking with its illusion neckline, cascading lace, and scalloped edges.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and long sleeves.

7. Tiering Up the Dance Floor!

Adding handkerchief tiers to your knee length wedding dress is a great way to add some flare. We love a good traditional boatneck mixed with a nontraditional skirt!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and flirty tiers.

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

5. This Timeless Look is a One for the Books!

Tea length dresses are the perfect length to show off an amazing shoe, like these bow heels! This clean off the shoulder tulle dress just screams timeless.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

6. A Vintage Short Wedding Dress Beauty.

This vintage inspired floral wedding dress is breathtaking with its illusion neckline, cascading lace, and scalloped edges.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and long sleeves.

7. Tiering Up the Dance Floor!

Adding handkerchief tiers to your knee length wedding dress is a great way to add some flare. We love a good traditional boatneck mixed with a nontraditional skirt!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and flirty tiers.

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

4. A Classic look with a Short Twist

This classic floral lace tea length dress with fitted long illusion sleeves is perfect for any spring wedding.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

5. This Timeless Look is a One for the Books!

Tea length dresses are the perfect length to show off an amazing shoe, like these bow heels! This clean off the shoulder tulle dress just screams timeless.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

6. A Vintage Short Wedding Dress Beauty.

This vintage inspired floral wedding dress is breathtaking with its illusion neckline, cascading lace, and scalloped edges.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and long sleeves.

7. Tiering Up the Dance Floor!

Adding handkerchief tiers to your knee length wedding dress is a great way to add some flare. We love a good traditional boatneck mixed with a nontraditional skirt!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and flirty tiers.

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts:

 

 

 
 

3. Say Hello to High Lows.

This asymmetrical gown is perfect for a summer wedding! We are loving how her floral lace is complimenting her bouquet.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect hi-low, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

4. A Classic look with a Short Twist

This classic floral lace tea length dress with fitted long illusion sleeves is perfect for any spring wedding.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

5. This Timeless Look is a One for the Books!

Tea length dresses are the perfect length to show off an amazing shoe, like these bow heels! This clean off the shoulder tulle dress just screams timeless.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique.

6. A Vintage Short Wedding Dress Beauty.

This vintage inspired floral wedding dress is breathtaking with its illusion neckline, cascading lace, and scalloped edges.

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and long sleeves.

7. Tiering Up the Dance Floor!

Adding handkerchief tiers to your knee length wedding dress is a great way to add some flare. We love a good traditional boatneck mixed with a nontraditional skirt!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique and flirty tiers.

8. Short Dresses were made for Beach Weddings!

This knee length A-line is the perfect lightweight dress for any beach wedding. We love how it’s champagne color is complemented by the scenery!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect tea-length, short, vintage dress, with floral applique perfect for a beach wedding.

 

9. Who Says a Mini Can’t Have a Slit?

This fitted mini dress with a thigh high slit and crewneck bodice is the perfect dress for a more casual or summer wedding!

TAKE THE STYLE QUIZ

 

Anomalie Custom Online Wedding Dresses - Create your perfect short, sleek, sheath dress with slit.

What wedding styles and silhouettes go best with tea-length wedding dresses?

Just like longer wedding dress styles, short wedding dresses go with many different wedding styles. Short wedding dresses can be knee-length wedding dresses, tea-length wedding dresses, or a fitted short wedding dress. Though an A-line or ball gown-esque silhouette is common for short wedding dresses, there are other options as well. High-low wedding dresses or a form-fitting minidress are silhouettes that allow for more drama and modern weddings. A tea-length wedding dress allows for the ease of a shorter wedding dress but with the reveal of shoes. Check this blog post for more about choosing the right silhouette for your wedding dress. 


What wedding themes go best with short wedding dresses?

For a smaller and more intimate wedding, a short wedding dress with a casual, flirty appearance may be a great choice. Short wedding dresses are perfect for a wide range of wedding dress themes. 

Whether you’re having a more casual wedding or wish to wear a less formal gown, there are many different types of wedding dresses. Due to the sleek look from its material, satin and charmeuse wedding dresses are perfect for a more modern wedding event.

On the other hand, for an outdoor wedding, a fun and flirty short wedding dress with tulle for the skirt or a flowing A-line can bring a romantic flare to the event. A short wedding dress is the perfect way to prevent the hemline or train of your gown from picking up dirt.   


What fabrics should I use for a short bridal dress? 

If you are wearing a short wedding dress for a summer or break wedding, wearing light fabric will allow for more breathability. Lightweight, sleeveless or off-the-shoulder looks can help fight the summer heat on one’s wedding day. In terms of materials, chiffon and soft tulle dresses are made of more breathable fabrics. These fabrics are perfect for a short boho wedding dress style. 

For more information on different fabrics and laces, check out our fabric and lace libraries. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


Can I add long sleeves to a short wedding dress?

Yes! You can definitely add long sleeves to a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress with long sleeves has added elegance and dramatic flare to a bride’s outfit. These sleeves can be colored as well. The most popular colored wedding dresses are pink, black, and lilac, and the lining of these sleeves come in these colors. 

Even if you are having a wedding in the summer, you can definitely wear long sleeves with your short wedding dress. However, if you’re concerned about the heat, detachable wedding sleeves exist. Though altering a dress from a boutique may be expensive, Etsy offers a selection of detachable sleeves at a lower price. 

Another option is designing a custom wedding dress through Anomalie, therefore foregoing an additional cost from another party. An Anomalie stylist walks brides through designing a wedding dress and can fully customize their short wedding dresses to include detachable sleeves. 


Can I add a detachable overskirt to a short bridal dress? 

Yes! You can purchase these at the boutique separately online for an additional cost. On the other hand, if you design a wedding dress with Anomalie, you can create a custom dress with a detachable overskirt

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by ANOMALIE (@anomalie)


How should I accessorize a short bridal dress? 

Short wedding dresses evoke an effortless beauty, and the accessories should match this aesthetic. Whether you choose to wear statement jewelry or drop earrings, numerous accessories complement a short bridal dress. 

However, one of the advantages of the length of a tea-length wedding dress is the fact that your shoes will be on full display! Whether you choose to wear heels or sandals, remember that all eyes will be on you on your special day. 

Lastly, even if you’re wearing a short wedding dress, you can still pull off a shorter veil that falls at your waist, hip, or shoulders. As your short wedding dress won’t have a train, veils that are too long will appear unbalanced when paired with your shorter bridal dress.


What should bridesmaids wear with a short wedding dress? 

If the bride chooses to wear a short wedding dress, such as a knee-length wedding dress, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses can vary. From floor-length to knee-length dresses, there are many options. 

However, bridesmaids dresses must match how formal the bride’s wedding dress is. Given the more casual nature of a short wedding dress, the bridesmaid dresses should not be more formal with more detailing. 


Where is the best place to purchase a tea-length wedding dress? 

There are several designers that specialize in the short wedding dress such as Carolina Herrera, Lee Grebenau, Bronx and Banco, Maggie Sottero, and Lazaro. Starting at several thousand dollars, these gowns may be sold at boutiques. At most wedding boutiques, dresses can start at $2,000 and reach a much higher price. 

Brides wanting to spend below $1,000 on a short wedding dress should look towards David’s Bridal – David’s Bridal has a large selection of discounted short wedding gowns. Another option in the bridal market, BHLDN, is one of the few chain stores with dresses ranging between $800 and $2,000. 


What body types work best with a short wedding dress?

As short wedding dresses have a variety of different styles and silhouettes, the short wedding dress works for all body types. 

If you’re worried about the fit of your short wedding dress, Anomalie is an online wedding dress retailer that helps brides create and design their own wedding dresses. Having helped thousands of brides with making wedding dresses, the bridal company can also make a short wedding dress. 

Anomalie is a size-inclusive retailer that has award-winning fit processes to ensure the best fit for brides. If you are a plus-size concerned about the fit of your dress or are unable to find a wedding dress with your desired design elements, read this to see what past brides have created. 


Can petite brides wear a short wedding dress?

For petite brides, the goal is to find a wedding dress that will lengthen the body and give the illusion of height. A petite bride should choose a more fitted short wedding dress, or an A-line wedding dress overskirt does not have an overwhelming amount of volume. A short wedding dress is especially suitable for a petite bride, as showing off one’s legs will create the illusion of height. 

Petite brides may also be interested in these other wedding dress styles


Can I create a short wedding dress online? 

Now, it is easier and better than ever to shop for things online – your wedding dress included. Anomalie provides the best fit and individualization with custom wedding dresses for brides. As Wedding Wire’s Top Choice, numerous brides have reviewed their experiences with building their dream dresses with Anomalie. 

The Anomalie process has earned the company numerous accolades and has helped thousands of brides. By sending brides a sample pattern to try on before production, Anomalie’s measurements are more accurate than a tailor’s and backed by the FitCommit Guarantee. Each bride is matched with a stylist and provided with a custom sketch for her dream wedding dress.


Why should I trust an online retailer? 

Anomalie first started when founder Leslie Voorhees couldn’t find her dream dress (a Ball Gown with long illusion lace sleeves) in stores. After creating her own dress, she found that many other brides wanted a customized dress for fit and personalization reasons. Thus, Anomalie was born. By personally vetting factories, Leslie was able to bring the highest quality materials to brides everywhere. See the below video for more on the Anomalie story and process. 

 

Ready to design your own short wedding dress? Click  for a free custom sketch and stylist call. 

Check out some of our latest posts: