31 Short Bridesmaids Dresses for Every Style and Personality

From modern designs to gorgeous colors and pretty prints.

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One crucial thing to know about bridesmaid dresses? They don’t have to be a long gown! Short bridesmaids dresses are an excellent option for a modern bridal party look whether you’ve got a couple of petite girls in your lineup or you simply want a less formal option for your maids. 

Not all short bridesmaids dresses are created equal, of course. There are above-the-knee silhouettes that are perfect for petite shapes; a long skirt can really overwhelm their frame, making a mini a super flattering choice. Knee-length styles are flattering on a range of body types, whether you choose a fitted sheath, fit-and-flare silhouette, or floaty and pleated style. Then, there are slightly longer versions like midi and cocktail dresses that are a more demure option if you want a shorter look; we love classic wraps, modern high-low hems, A-line shapes, and pretty tiered skirts. 

From sweetheart, one-shoulder, and off-the-shoulder necklines to pastel colors, pretty prints, and rich jewel tones, keep scrolling for our edit of the best short bridesmaids dresses to suit every aesthetic and budget.

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David's Bridal Off the Shoulder Pleated Short Bridesmaid Dress

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This off-the-shoulder bridesmaid dress feels at once classic and modern. The ruched crisscross bodice perfectly highlights the waistline with a flowy and comfortable skirt. 

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Superdown Layered Mini Dress

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A seaside destination wedding calls for a bridesmaid dress crafted in light and airy fabric and a short hemline that sets your legs free! This Superdown mini dress even features an open back for added fun and comfort.

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Reformation Floral Mini Dress

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A floral bridesmaid dress is an effortless way to add some interest and dimension to a bridal party rocking the mismatched bridesmaid dresses trend. This mini from Reformation would pair nicely with solid colors in soft blush and deep red tones.

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Dress The Population Mixed Media Midi Dress

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This A-line bridesmaid dress is a winner for a range of body types. The V-shaped neckline and simple bodice feel clean and modern while the lace hem adds a touch of whimsy. 

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ML Monique Lhuillier Corded Floral Lace Dress

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With enchanting detail like floral lace, ruffled 3/4 length sleeves and eyelash trim, this pretty pastel dress has springtime wedding written all over it! Wear yours with stylish block heels that are perfect for walking on grass.

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BHLDN Wrap Dress

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This wrap cocktail dress is another silhouette that looks great on a range of body types, featuring romantic and flattering flutter sleeves. For shorter bridesmaids, you can easily alter this dress to hit at the perfect length.

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Boohoo Shoulder Pleated Midi Skater Bridesmaid Dress

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We can picture this pastel blue bridesmaid dress on an entire bridal party in the spring or summer. We’re thinking of a cliffside wedding overlooking the ocean or for a ceremony in the sand. 

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Modcloth Your Luxe-y Day Satin Midi Dress

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With a plunging V-neckline and flowy A-line skirt, this short bridesmaid dress is a modern take on a ‘50s silhouette. We love it for a low-key wedding venue with a retro twist. 

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Needle & Thread Embellished Mini Dress

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We love how soothing this color lilac is and how the hue looks great on every skin tone. This mini dress from Needle & Thread boasts intricate and shimmering allover beading making it the perfect choice for a black-tie wedding.

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White by Vera Wang Short Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress with Cascade Skirt

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

Sweet as ever, we love the cascading ruffles on this short chiffon bridesmaid dress. The skinny halter straps and open back push the design in a modern direction. 

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Anaya With Love Tulle Frilly Tiered Midi Dress

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This tulle bridesmaid dress is utterly romantic, featuring all-over pleats, a sweetheart neckline, and tiered skirt. In a frothy green shade, this style is perfect for a spring wedding. 

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Fame and Partners Floral Ruffle Tiered Dress

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This romantic and supremely sweet floral dress is a no brainer for a spring or summer wedding. What's more, this style can be customized to your ideal length so you don't have to worry about alternations once you receive it.

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BHLDN Kari Dress

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Master easy elegance in this charmeuse slip dress, a flawless take for a minimalist bridesmaid look. The cowl neckline is a beautiful focal point with a barely-there seam to skim the waist.

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Raquel Deniz Asymmetric Ruffled Floral Print Dress

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Searching for a bridesmaid dress that you'll look forward to wearing let alone wear again can be challenging but this pretty printed number will quickly become your go-to summer dress long after the wedding is over.

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Dessy Collection Bustier Crepe A-Line Dress

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We’re in love with this bustier-style bridesmaid dress that enhances curves and nips in at the waist. The high front slit allows for more than a flash of leg, but natural movement when the reception kicks off.

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Lace and Pleat Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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This teal green bridesmaid dress is stunning, featuring a pleated design with long lace sleeves and unique side cutouts. It’s romantic yet sleek for a decidedly modern bridal party look. 

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Reformation Rosehip Dress

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Whether you want a full line-up of floral bridesmaid dresses or need one or two to add to a mixed palette, this Reformation style is gorgeous. We love the straight neckline and fitted bodice for a clean look that perfectly tempers the bold print. 

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Giambattista Valli One-Sleeve Draped Silk-Georgette Dress

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We love the idea of injecting a bright and bold splash of color into the bridal party look. Not only will it make for stunning wedding photos, but the bride's dress will really pop against the vibrant color

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Maya All Over Floral Embellished Midi Dress

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This embellished sage green dress is the perfect addition to a mixed bridesmaid palette. We can picture it alongside blush, juniper, and floral-print styles. 

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Jonathan Simkhai Lace Mini Dress

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What could denote springtime more than florals and pastels? We love this unexpected soft yellow shade for a spring or summer wedding.

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Plum Pretty Sugar Floral Dress

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This below-the-knee dress is so romantic and modern, featuring a ruffled skirt and smocked back for a comfortable fit. If you love Plum Pretty Sugar's aesthetic, they also have tons of gorgeous bridal party robes to choose from.

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Dessy Bishop Sleeve Cutout Mini Dress

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This fun and flirty dress features statement-making bishop sleeves, delicate ruffle trim and skin-baring cut-outs perfect for the bridesmaid who's looking for a sophisticated dress with an edge of sexiness.

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Brock Print Poplin Mini Dress

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For the classic and traditional bridesmaid, look no further than this mini dress crafted from cotton-poplin fabric that features a soft blue floral print.

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Name of Love Lola Bridesmaid Dress

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Minimal and sleek, this bridesmaid dress feels both classic and modern. With wide straps and a round neckline, it flatters the upper body perfectly without feeling too bare. Even better is the full flowing skirt that features inverted front pleats for a unique look.

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Joanna August Short Bridesmaid Dress Holly

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 Courtesy of Bella Bridesmaids

Long sleeves are the perfect balance to a mini hemline, and even better is a classic wrap silhouette like this chiffon style to ensure a sophisticated look. With gently billowed sleeves, this dress is totally on-trend.

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ML Monique Lhuillier Flutter Sleeve Mesh Dress

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Printed bridesmaid dresses can be hard to find, but this flutter-sleeve style is a winning design. The swingy skirt is darling, indeed, though the dark embroidery keeps it from feeling overly sweet. 

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Lulus Sleeveless Midi Dress

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This ice blue dress is flattering on every skin tone and boasts a high-slit perfect for showing off some leg and moving easily around the dancefloor.

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Lela Rose Wildflower Print Dress

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Headed to a tropical destination wedding? Then is off-the-shoulder floral dress is for you! This style exudes a carefree summery vibe perfect for a warm-weather wedding.

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Twobirds Mini Dress

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This cap-sleeve bridesmaid dress in emerald green is beyond stunning. The crisscross detailing on the open back is even better from the back. 

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Nouvelle Amsale India Bridesmaid Dress

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This V-neck halter dress is so dreamy in an icy blue shade. It’s a beautiful uniform choice on a few bridesmaids or in a mixed palette of blues and prints. 

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Jenny Yoo Freya Bridesmaid Dress

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With an illusion lace halter neckline, this lace bridesmaid dress is so eye-catching. We love it in a mixed palette of pastel bridesmaid dresses. 

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