33 Stunning Outfits for a Micro Wedding

From low-key styles to embellished minis.

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 Photo by Adriana Rivera 

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 of the Covid-19 era, a micro wedding fits seamlessly into the context of the pandemic 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, in 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 33 unique outfits well-suited for a micro wedding.

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Markarian Draped Embellished Broderie Anglaise Cotton Midi Dress

pearl embellished dress

 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

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.

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Amsale Mikado Off-the-Shoulder Shift Dress

off-the-shoulder mini dress

Courtesy of Amsale 

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.

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Azeeza Rory Puff Sleeves Dress

puff sleeves dress

 Courtesy of Azeeza

Voluminous sleeves have a tendency of eliciting compliments — behold, a perfect micro wedding dress

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Reformation Tulips Dress

long sleeve mini dress

Courtesy of Reformation 

If a flattering dress that hugs in all the right places sounds up your alley, this long-sleeve mini with a plunging neckline and knotted detail at the waist ought to be on your list.

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BHLDN Sonya Sweater and Nouvelle Amsale Nandita Skirt

skirt and sweater

 Courtesy of BHLDN

If you’re considering ditching a dress all together, consider a bejeweled sweater and tulle skirt for an unexpected (but impressive) option.

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Danielle Frankel Celia Dress

lace wedding. dress

Courtesy of Danielle Frankel 

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.

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Brock Collection Floral-Print Ruffled Silk Dress

floral tired dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Spring and summer micro weddings call for bold florals. This stunning gown from Brock features a flattering peplum waist, butterfly sleeves, and cascading ruffles.

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Anine Bing Serena Midi Dress

short dress with long sleeves

 Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

This white midi dress with a fluted hem gives off old-world charm. Wear it with modern heels to balance the aesthetics.

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Amur Vivian Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress

ribbed white dress

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

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.

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Rachel Comey Lyss Dress

little white dress

 Courtesy of Shopbop

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.

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Khaite Ginger Mini Dress

strapless mini dress

Courtesy of Matchesfashion

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).

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Lela Rose The Tuscany Top and Trousers

peplum top and trousers

 Courtesy of Lela Rose

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.

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Vika Gazinskaya Scoop-Neck Silk-Blend Satin Dress

a-line tea length gown

 Courtesy of Matchesfashion

The a-line silhouette on this midi dress gives off major Audrey Hepburn vibes. Accessorize accordingly and try a dainty pearl necklace or earrings.

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Gioia Bini Clo Dress

puff sleeves dress

Courtesy of Matchesfashion

Puff sleeves are an instantly romantic design detail, so why not incorporate them into your micro wedding dress?

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Mara Hoffman Aurelia Dress

strapless midi dress

 Courtesy of Shopbop

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.

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Bottega Veneta Knotted-Strap Pencil Dress

Knotted-strap satin pencil dress

 Courtesy of Matchesfashion

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.

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Valentine Avoh Ava & Billie

tea length dress

Courtesy of Valentine Avoh

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.

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Markarian Harpy White Dress

bow shoulder dress

Courtesy of Markarian

This dress is streamlined in silhouette but the matching bows on the shoulders take it up a notch. Keep it simple, keep it sweet.

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Gucci GG Chantilly-Lace Dress

short lace dress

Courtesy of Matchesfashion

A lace mini dress that will make you feel like a free-spirited bride of the ‘60s. Permission to wear a flower crown.

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Safiyaa Univer Off-Shoulder Jumpsuit

off the shoulder jumpsuit

 Courtesy of MyTheresa

A minimalist jumpsuit is always a good idea, especially for a micro wedding. Accessorize yours with strappy sandals and a metallic clutch.

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Savannah Miller Mildred Jumpsuit

jumpsuit

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Another festive jumpsuit to upgrade your micro wedding aesthetic. Wear with your hair down and a fun lip color.

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Rime Arodaky Patsy Lace-Trimmed Embroidered Jumpsuit

patsy jumpsuit

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This Rime Arodaky jumpsuit is the jumpsuit of 2020. Brides all over the world are wearing this statement-making style to backyard weddings, courthouse weddings, and beyond.

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Meadows Mandrake Dress

short dress

Courtesy of Meadows

This ruffled frock feels reminiscent of a prairie dress without looking overtly costume-ish. Finish it off with a soft braided updo and wildflowers.

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Alina Crystal-Embellished Chantilly-Lace Dress

strapless embellished dress

 Courtesy of Matchesfashion

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.

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Kamperett Laurence Tiered Silk Organza Midi Dress

tired dress

 Courtesy of Kamperett

What better way to embrace a carefree attitude than with this tiered organza dress? It feels floaty and whimsical in all the right ways.

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Misha Collection Charmane Dress

deep v dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

Simplicity at its finest, this dress is the perfect combination of elegant and sexy. Wear yours with modern mules or strappy metallic sandals.

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Sleeper Michelin Linen Dress In Garden Rose

puff sleeves dress

Courtesy of Shopbop 

If your micro wedding is by the beach or in your backyard, look no further than this easy-breezy linen dress from Sleeper.

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Fame and Partners The Eccles Dress

wrap dress

Courtesy of Shopbop 

The exquisite draping on this flattering wrap dress is unique and memorable — all the makings of the perfect micro wedding dress.

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ML Monique Lhuillier Doutzen V-Neck Jumpsuit

jumpsuit

Courtesy of BHLDN 

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.

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Cecilie Bahnsen Keira Dress

ruffle dress

Courtesy of Cecilie Bahnsen

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.

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Dôen Orchid Nightgown

nightgown

Courtesy of Doen

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.

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LoveShackFancy Semi Sheer Dress

semi sheer dress

 Courtesy of LoveShackFancy

What could be more romantic than this puff sleeves, light as air dress from LoveShackFancy. Pair yours with a wildflower posey to complete this ethereal look.

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