2020 will go down in the books as the year that every bride-to-be realized just how resilient they are. With weddings canceled and the future put on hold, those who planned to walk down the aisle this year were forced to postpone the ceremony — or reimagine it all together. Enter the micro wedding. Though it's not a construct, a micro wedding fits seamlessly, thanks to the nature of its low-key, small size (read: distanced).
A micro wedding usually entails anywhere between twenty and fifty guests and the overall mood is much more casual. Naturally, the micro wedding outfit reflects this easy-breezy attitude and, as result, opens the doors to a wide array of styles. From puff-sleeve shoulders to sleek jumpsuits all the way to silky slip dresses — the options abound. Ahead, shop 26 unique outfits well-suited for a micro wedding.
Markarian Draped Embellished Broderie Anglaise Cotton Midi Dress
When it comes to throwing a micro wedding in style, Markarian is a no brainer. This beautiful fitted midi dress boasts allover faux pearl embellishments and a unique removable oversized waist sash.
Price at time of publish: $2,895
Amsale Mikado Off-the-Shoulder Shift Dress
A striking off-the-shoulder silhouette is timeless; complement this neckline with a striking bow back detail. The sleek design paired with a shorter hemline feels like a match made in micro wedding heaven.
Price at time of publish: $385
Azeeza Rory Puff Sleeves Dress
Voluminous sleeves have a tendency of eliciting compliments — behold, a perfect micro wedding dress
BHLDN Sonya Sweater and Nouvelle Amsale Nandita Skirt
If you’re considering ditching a dress all together, consider a bejeweled sweater and tulle skirt for an unexpected (but impressive) option.
Danielle Frankel Celia Dress
If you’ve got your heart set on a lace dress, make it this one. The slightly see-through element feels alluring without going over-the-top, and the slim shape nods to a modern aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $2,990
Brock Collection Floral-Print Ruffled Silk Dress
Spring and summer micro weddings call for bold florals. This stunning gown from Brock features a flattering peplum waist, butterfly sleeves, and cascading ruffles.
Price at time of publish: $5,940
Anine Bing Serena Midi Dress
This white midi dress with a fluted hem gives off old-world charm. Wear it with modern heels to balance the aesthetics.
Amur Vivian Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress
A diamond-shaped cutout is a retro detail that goes a long way. Wear this midi dress with simple flat sandals for an at-home ceremony or a low heel — it’s a versatile silhouette.
Price at time of publish: $380
Rachel Comey Lyss Dress
For the minimalist bride-to-be who wants a timeless dress that looks as good as it feels. Style with mules for an easy finish.
Price at time of publish: $550
Khaite Ginger Mini Dress
The kind of micro wedding dress that can seamlessly translate from ceremony to dance floor (even if that dance floor happens to be in your own home).
Price at time of publish: $1,480
Lela Rose The Tuscany Top and Trousers
This peplum top and matching trousers is a comfortable, chic take on the micro wedding wardrobe. Add in white heels and a sleek low ponytail.
Vika Gazinskaya Scoop-Neck Silk-Blend Satin Dress
The a-line silhouette on this midi dress gives off major Audrey Hepburn vibes. Accessorize accordingly and try a dainty pearl necklace or earrings.
Price at time of publish: $2,927
Gioia Bini Clo Dress
Puff sleeves are an instantly romantic design detail, so why not incorporate them into your micro wedding dress?
Price at time of publish: $824
Mara Hoffman Aurelia Dress
If a strapless neckline is the priority, go for an architectural one like this Mara Hoffman version. It would look stunning with a pair of drop earrings.
Price at time of publish: $595
Bottega Veneta Knotted-Strap Pencil Dress
A slip dress is always a good idea, particularly as it pertains to a micro wedding dress. If it’s cool outside, add a sheer shawl.
Valentine Avoh Ava & Billie
A low back halter dress with a midi hemline is equal parts festive and formal. For the slightly sporty bride, this option is a strong choice.
Markarian Harpy White Dress
This dress is streamlined in silhouette but the matching bows on the shoulders take it up a notch. Keep it simple, keep it sweet.
Safiyaa Univer Off-Shoulder Jumpsuit
A minimalist jumpsuit is always a good idea, especially for a micro wedding. Accessorize yours with strappy sandals and a metallic clutch.
Meadows Mandrake Dress
This ruffled frock feels reminiscent of a prairie dress without looking overtly costume-ish. Finish it off with a soft braided updo and wildflowers.
Alina Crystal-Embellished Chantilly-Lace Dress
For brides craving a little sparkle at their micro wedding, this sweet Alina dress features captivating faux-pearl and crystal flowers. Wear yours with matching ivory shoes and metallic accessories for an impossibly chic monochromatic look.
Price at time of publish: $8,420
Kamperett Laurence Tiered Silk Organza Midi Dress
What better way to embrace a carefree attitude than with this tiered organza dress? It feels floaty and whimsical in all the right ways.
Price at time of publish: $995
Misha Collection Charmane Dress
Simplicity at its finest, this dress is the perfect combination of elegant and sexy. Wear yours with modern mules or strappy metallic sandals.
Price at time of publish: $310
ML Monique Lhuillier Doutzen V-Neck Jumpsuit
There couldn't be a better time to wear a silky, slinky jumpsuit than to your micro wedding. This style is perfect for brides with a minimalist sensibility.
Cecilie Bahnsen Keira Dress
Even if you’re opting for a mini dress, the vibe can still read romantic with the right embellishments. This ruffled dress from Cecilie Bahnsen checks off all the boxes.
Dôen Orchid Nightgown
Sure, this is a nightgown but what’s a micro wedding if you can’t break the rules a bit? If you’re going for an ultra-casual ceremony (like in your backyard) and want an ethereal dress, try this gauzy number.