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23 short wedding dresses that are perfect for outdoor weddings

Cosmopolitan (UK) Logo By Maddy Alford, Natasha Harding of Cosmopolitan (UK) | Slide 1 of 24: Short wedding dresses are perfect for modern brides who: a) want a chic break from tradition, b) are having outdoor ceremonies (grass stains? We don't know her) and/or c) are keen to get down and boogie at their reception. Plus, why stop at one dress? There's the rehearsal dinner, the reception after party, the journey to the honeymoon destination...all of which are perfect opportunities to remind everyone you're the bride, but in a cute, slightly less formal dress. Basically, shorter hemlines offer extra edge, practicality and mobility to your look.Don't believe us? Just ask brides like Keira Knightley, Lily Allen, Audrey Hepburn or Whitney Port - who all wore higher hemlines on their big days. So, whether you're looking for a cropped look to wear all day and into the night, or a cute outfit change for the rehearsal dinner or reception afterparty, we've rounded up the best short wedding dresses ranging from mini to midi, designer to high street options.(Psst - while you're planning a wedding, check out the biggest bridal trends for 2022, our edit of beach wedding dresses, and the best bridesmaid gift ideas.)

Short wedding dresses are perfect for modern brides who: a) want a chic break from tradition, b) are having outdoor ceremonies (grass stains? We don't know her) and/or c) are keen to get down and boogie at their reception.

Plus, why stop at one dress? There's the rehearsal dinner, the reception after party, the journey to the honeymoon destination...all of which are perfect opportunities to remind everyone you're the bride, but in a cute, slightly less formal dress. Basically, shorter hemlines offer extra edge, practicality and mobility to your look.

Don't believe us? Just ask brides like Keira Knightley, Lily Allen, Audrey Hepburn or Whitney Port - who all wore higher hemlines on their big days.

So, whether you're looking for a cropped look to wear all day and into the night, or a cute outfit change for the rehearsal dinner or reception afterparty, we've rounded up the best short wedding dresses ranging from mini to midi, designer to high street options.

(Psst - while you're planning a wedding, check out the biggest bridal trends for 2022, our edit of beach wedding dresses, and the best bridesmaid gift ideas.)

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