30 Short Wedding Dresses: The Best Little White Dresses for Brides
Thinking about short wedding dresses? Check out these 30 mini, tea-length, knee-length, and midi gowns all under $300.
We all have our staple LBD, but what about your LWD? Yes, we’re talking about a Little White Dress– every bride’s best friend! Even if you’re not looking for short wedding dresses for the big day, a little white dress comes in handy for all sorts of pre-wedding occasions.
There is something so chic and stylish about disrupting the trend of the long gown and seeing brides rock short, tea length, or midi wedding dresses for their big day. With the rise of micro weddings, elopements, and minimonies, choosing a short wedding dress feels like a stunning choice for these smaller, intimate affairs. Some brides will opt to rock a short wedding dress just for the reception or after party, while others may wear it for both the ceremony and the reception. Whatever you decide, there are some incredible options to select from.
These dresses are perfect for a plethora of wedding venues or seasons. Consider wearing a short dress on the beach for a sunset summer wedding. A tea-length dress works perfectly for a spring garden party. And depending on what region you live in, selecting a midi gown for an outdoor fall or winter wedding would be beautiful. It’s also a time to show off those gams and your gorgeous wedding day shoes!
30 Short Wedding Dresses under $300
If you’re on the hunt for an LWD, you’ll love these short white dresses that are perfect for a city hall elopement or a rehearsal dinner. We scoured the internet to find these 30 affordable short frocks, all under $300.
Lulus • $82
The party seems to follow the Lulus Always Celebrating Ivory Satin Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress! Sleek woven satin sweeps across an off-the-shoulder neckline (with hidden no-slip strips), a surplice bodice, and short sleeves.
Lulus • $65
You’ll feel like you’re in a dream while wearing the Lulus Romance Dreamer White Lace Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress! This stunning dress is shaped from romantic lace that shapes an off-the-shoulder neckline (with no-slip strips) and sheer long sleeves with scalloped eyelash lace at the cuffs
Always an Angel
Lulus • $78
Show off your sweet side (and your sweet style!) in the Lulus Always an Angel White Mesh Cold Shoulder Midi Dress! Lightweight mesh fabric, with a matching stretch knit liner, falls from adjustable spaghetti straps, shaping elasticized, sheer short sleeves that frame a bodice with a cold-shoulder neckline and a ruched detail at the front.
Lulus • $78
Show up in style with the Lulus Cordially Invited White Off-the-Shoulder Bow Back Midi Dress! Stretchy crepe knit shapes this dress that has an off-the-shoulder neckline (with no-slip strip) and an overlay that creates short sleeves. A large removable bow adorns the back for a stunning finish.
Dancing in a Dream
Lulus • $72
We never want the nights we spend in the Lulus Dancing in a Dream White Fringe Lace-Up Two-Piece Mini Dress to end! This gorgeous little party dress boasts a sheer overlay (covered in intricate embroidery and fringey details) atop a stretch knit liner that forms a scoop neckline, darted bodice, and rounded tank straps that flow into a sultry lace-up back.
Anaya With Love
ASOS • $113
Love at first scroll with this little number. This dress features a round neck with puff sleeves and a heart cut-out back. It’s modest and still shows off your best features!
Yaura Bridal Drape
ASOS • $226
The kind of dress that deserves attention. This dress has a sweetheart neck with a drape detail on the side. It’s the best of both worlds. You can have the illusion of a long train and rock a short mini.
Lavish Alice One Shoulder
ASOS • $156
You’ll be all dressed up in this one-shoulder design with a puff sleeve. This bold mini offers a minimalistic design with a stunning silhouette.
Gigi Crop Top Mini
ASOS • $84
This dress comes with a disclaimer because it’s so cute it may induce tears. This dress is adorable and rocks a crew neck with long sleeves and a lace-cropped overlay.
Ruffle Short Dress
David’s Bridal • $109.95
Flaunt your bridal glow in this short, figure-hugging dress. The neckline ruffle enhances the simple silhouette, leading the eye to the sultry, buttoned keyhole back detail.
Long Sleeve Embellished Waist
David’s Bridal • $179.95
No matter your wedding venue, this embellished short dress is a must-have! A stunningly embellished plunging V-neckline meets the beaded waist for the ultimate oomph, (plus ponte knit fabric offers ultimate comfort and support!). Long sleeves add coverage while the short hemline shows off sparkly shoes.
High Neck Lace Dress
David’s Bridal • $149.95
The charming open-back detail of this delicate short dress plays beautifully against an illusion lace neckline and cap sleeves. An asymmetrical skirt adds intrigue when paired with a fun shoe and glitzy accessories.
Chiffon Flutter Sleeve
David’s Bridal • $159.95
The chiffon flutter sleeves, empire waist, and open keyhole back make this midi-length dress timeless. Make it modern with a sparkly heel or keep it classic with a blusher veil and understated jewelry.
Allover Lace Flounce
David’s Bridal • $179.95
Add a flirty flair to your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or farewell brunch look with a short skirt, flounce hem, and chic allover lace. The high neck and long sleeves work in tandem to play up your personality–and a great pair of earrings!
Azazie • $109
This is the tea-length version of one of Azazie’s bestselling long gowns! The shortened skirt makes dancing more fun and flirty. It has the same delicate pleat twist detail on the bodice and off-shoulder straps.
Azazie • $269
Enjoy your celebration with your closest friends and loved ones while wearing Windsor, the point d’esprit tea length gown. The v-neckline bodice has contrast lining, and a belt sits atop the flirty, airy a-line skirt. For added design, there is a detachable bow to give you two looks.
Azazie • $99
Katrina is a one-shoulder knee-length dress in chic chiffon. It has a one-shoulder neckline with a belt to tie into a bow in the back.
Azazie • $109
Amani is a knee-length A-line cut in chiffon. With a criss-cross pleated halter neckline, the Amani is a true attention getter!
Blush Mark Crochet
Azazie • $58
We love a subtle pop of color for brides and a shorter hem! This dress features delicate spaghetti straps v-neckline with a crochet overlay with a soft blush slip.
Tulle Mini Dress
ColourAvenue • $295.50
This handmade gown is one-of-a-kind. You’ll evoke old Hollywood vibes and 1950s glam with this tulle number. Perfect for the courthouse or church.
Corset Wedding Gown
OkkoDresses • $225
This corset full tulle skirt is giving us major bombshell feels. This dress has a unique and beautiful design, has a romantic feeling, and has very soft tulle fabric, and it’s sure to make you look gorgeous on your special day!
Layered Feathered Cocktail Dress
SelenaHuanStudio • $198
Want something a little different and exotic? Consider this layered feathered cocktail dress. The strapless bodice and cinched waist make for an undeniable hourglass silhouette.
Show Me Your MuMu • $148
This white mini is cut on the bias to give that perfect slip draping we’re all looking for. The top softly wraps around your neck for a flattering high neck and leaves a dramatic open back. Beyond chic for a bridal shower or wedding!
Show Me Your MuMu • $88
The perfect balance of boho and femme, this white midi dress will be your favorite number for your wedding and beyond. Darling details with a poof sleeve and sweetheart neckline and fits to perfection with a smocked back and a tie across to keep the sleeves up.
Eva Franco Halter
Anthropologie • $190
With its vibrant hue and sweetly textured finish, this swing dress delivers dreamy femininity for any wedding. Pair with a chic mini veil and gorgeous shoes and you’ll have the perfect wedding day attire.
Cap Sleeve Lace Dress
White House Black Market • $225
We love the feminine look of all-over lace on this white cap sleeve dress. Perfect for a morning wedding and brunch, or dress it up with heels for an oceanside wedding.
A-Line 3/4 Sleeve
Dorris Wedding • $158.39
This dress is just asking for you to spin around on your dance floor! This dress features a big full A-line swing skirt with ¾ sleeves, a bateau neck, beaded waist, and jeweled satin.
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