Top 30! Ballerina, tea-length and short wedding dresses

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This week’s glorious sunshine has increased our enthusiasm for short wedding dresses – here’s our top thirty

Above the knee

There are lots of above the knee wedding dress styles to choose from in 2016 and 2017 collections, from the fun and flirty tiered Marchesa style, to the figure hugging, sexy Ronald Joyce mini, and the glamorous thirties-inspired fringed Riki Dalal number.

As with all shorter styles, be sure to accessorise with statement bridal shoes.

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Ronald Joyce, Marchesa, Essense of Australia, Riki Dalal

Knee length

Knee length wedding dresses reveal a little less leg, while still keeping you cool on a hot summer’s day.

The Muscat London style would be perfect for a city wedding, whereas the Essense of Australia and Phillipa Lepley gowns would look fab at a garden wedding or wedstival.

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Essense of Australia, Muscat London, Philipa Lepley, Solo Merav
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House of Mooshki 1-2, Qiana Bridal

Below the knee

From tea-length to just under the knee, these styles are a great option for the alternative bride who wants a traditional wedding dress silhouette with a more modern edge. The Romantica style pictured retains the shape of a traditional ball gown paired with a funky shorter length.

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House of Mooshki, Limor Rosen, Romantica
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Catherine Parry, Mon Cheri, House of Mooshki
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Phillipa Lepley, Rita Mae
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Romantica, Rita Mae 2-3


Almost full-length but not quite, pretty ballerina length dresses stop just above the ankles.

This length looks particularly good paired with full skirts, imagine twirling and spinning around the dance floor in the White Rose dress pictured.

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White Rose, Catherine Parry, Qina Bridal
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Rita Mae, Infinity
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House of Nicholas

Featured image credit: Solo Merav

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