WEDDING TREND ALERT: Mini wedding dresses

24 May 2022

Bridal hemlines are being raised even higher with the latest trend for mini wedding dresses

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When Kourtney Kardashian stepped out in a corseted Dolce & Gabbana mini wedding dress and long lace veil for her Italian wedding to Travis Barker, the world went wild. 

According to AskGamblers, online searches for 'short wedding dress' skyrocketed by 231% worldwide on May 23, the day after the high profile couple tied the knot. 

However, it's not the first time a celebrity has stepped out in a shorter-than-usual wedding dress, with Whitney Port and Emma Bunton among the most recent brides to sport a mini dress on their big day. Paris Hilton, who wore a grand total of five dresses for her 2021 wedding, also showcased a mini Oscar de la Renta number during the celebrations. 

In the wake of the pandemic, it appears brides are increasingly overturning the rule book in favour of a less conventional bridal look that is perhaps more reflective of their everyday style. Mini wedding dresses offer a contemporary and edgy aesthetic that can be more comfortable and practical, especially when it comes to dancing the night away. 

Evie Maskrey, owner of Naya Bridal in Norfolk, says: "A mini wedding dress is becoming so much more popular as a ceremony style and not just the evening look. It can be styled in a super fun way with long tulle gloves, big accessories and some stand-out shoes. Go all out and have fun with it."

If you're toying with the idea of a mini wedding dress for your special day, take a look at these gowns with which to take the spotlight. 

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Above: Aria by Naya Bridal (Joshua Patrick Photography)

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Above: Maebh by Pronovias, check authorised retailers for pricing

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Above: Emiliee by Nadine Merabi, £365

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Above: Christopher Kane Dome Satin Cupcake Dress, £1,895

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