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Fiercely Fab Friday: Short Wedding Dresses By Era

Happy Friday All!!! Short wedding dresses are still such a major trend so I thought it would be fun to take a look at some cute styles inspired by different eras.

20’s Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

Vintage-1920's-inspired-short-wedding-dressesImages- Pinterest, David Fielden, BHLDN, Reem Acra

The roaring 20’s are back thanks to the influence of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the upcoming ‘Great Gatsby’ film based on Fitzgerald’s critically acclaimed novel. Flapper girls led the fashion of the Jazz Age sporting dropped waists, sparkly embellishments, feathers, shortened hemlines and extravagant headpieces.

50’s Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

1950's-vintage-inspired-short-wedding-dressesImages- Pinterest, Max Chaoul, Kitty & Dulcie

Vintage chic continues to enjoy popularity among today’s brides. The lace detailing, narrow waists and full flowing skirts of the above styles are so perfectly feminine!

60’s-70’s Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

1960's-retro-short-wedding-dressesImages-  Esther, BHLDN, Wedspace (Tumblr), Richard Nicoll for Topshop, Lover

The boho chic style projects such an effortless beauty. I love the loose, relaxed design of these dresses and their graceful simplicity.

1970's-inspired-short-wedding-dressesImages- Pretty Little Things, Inspired to Dream (Tumblr), Samuelle

Love these as well. So chic and understated no?

80’s Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

80's-inspired-short-wedding-dressesImages- Rock N Roll Bride (Oh My Honey Dress), Pinterest 1, 2

I never imagined that 80s fashion would be revived the way it has been today- and you know what I am not a big fan of the trend. That said, I really love the coloured petticoats of the dress on the left. The dress above right is a really cute throwback to that era and the skirt-suit at the bottom is so divinely Joan Collins- how could you not love it!

Modern Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

modern-short-wedding-dressesImages- Watters, Amsale, Wedding Dress, Pinterest, Romona Keveza

Clean, minimalist and sexy is the mantra for that sleek, modern vibe.

Futuristic Inspired Short Wedding Dresses

Futuristic-short-wedding-dressesImages- Christian Siriano, Temperley London, Pinterest, Alexander McQueen, MarchesaAmsale, Pinterest 1, 2

More and more brides are opting for non-traditional gowns. I think the dresses above speak perfectly to the continued movement against convention.

Are you ready to rock a super cute, short wedding dress?


  1. Where can I find the dress in the larger image of the 50 ‘ s inspired dresses?

    September 28, 2014

    • Brent

      The designer is Max Chaoul and this dress is from his 2013 collection. His boutique is located in Lyon, Paris- here’s a link to his website- http://www.maxchaoulcouture.com/. Also here’s a store locator website, listing boutiques around the world where one of his brands (I Love You By Max Chaoul) is available- http://iloveyoubymaxchaoul.com/stores.html. Hope that helps, if not let me know!

      September 28, 2014

  2. Elizabeth

    I’m trying to find the dress under “60s and 70 inspired short wedding dress” – the second one on the top (in the middle). I’m confused at the caption about where this can be purchased. Can you help me?

    November 19, 2014

  3. were do i find the knee length lace round kneck long sleeve wedding dress from cant seem to find it , also on the same page theres a loose white off the shoulder ,one long sleeve dress also cant seem to find can you please help get married end of feb 2017 and still not found anything , thank you

    January 5, 2017

    • Brent

      Hi Andrea, the first dress is from an Australian boutique called Esther- https://www.esther.com.au/. You would have to check to see if they still have it in stock. Unfortunately, the website containing the second dress you asked about is no longer there so there is no way of tracking that one down.

      January 7, 2017

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