We all know that here at urban we love nontraditional fashion! Going short at a wedding, especially mini can be a little controversial. But if done right it really can look tasteful and elegant.

Short doesn’t mean legs on show! There are different lengths:

 

Mini: This is just past the bum to mid-thigh length.

Knee length: As the name says this is to the knee, you can also get above and below knee lengths dresses.

Midi Dress: Also known as a tea length dress is between below the knee and the ankle.

The best short mother of the bride and groom dresses.

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1. The best midi

dolce & gabbana

We have shared this dress in the midi before and they have a few styles. We are just in love with the pattern! 

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Size: IT36 – 50 | Length: Midi  

 

 

2. Best Plus size –

Needle & Thread

Needle and thread are great when it comes to their size range. I just love how comfortable they feel on while still looking stunning and romantic, true to their style. 

Needle & Thread make the most beautiful dresses. Check out all their short dresses now!

Size: UK4 – 22 | Length: Midi 

 

 

3. Velvet mother of the bride dress

TALBOT RUNHOF

Velvet and winter are a match made in heaven! This dress is perfect for an autumn or winter wedding! The velvet will keep you warmer but it feels super soft on and flows beautifully. 

NET-A-PORTER is the best place to head for luxury outfits. Check out their short dress option now!

Size: US2 – 18 | Length: Midi 

 

 

4. BEST BLUE 

Monsoon 

This dress is super flattering and the delicate embroidery really add the wow factor! 

Monsoon sell romantic boho style dresses. Check out their full range. 

Size: UK8 – 22 | Length: Knee 

 

 

5. Best black – Needle & Thread

Black can sometimes be seen as a no-no at weddings but we are here for it! This sequin short black dress feels great on, sleeves give you upper arm coverage. The silhouette means you feel comfortable, even after the wedding breakfast!

 

Size: 4 – 22 | Length: Midi

 

 

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6. best strapless –

Needle & Thread

This dress is so romantic! A pretty floral design perfect for a summer wedding.

Needle & Thread make the most beautiful dresses. Check out all their short dresses now!

Size: UK4 – 18 | Length: Midi 

 

 

7. Emerald Green 

Monsoon

The perfect winter mother of the bride or groom dress. If close or on Christmas day this the dress I would wear! 

Monsoon sells romantic boho-style dresses. Check out their full range. 

Size: UK8 – 24 | Length:  Midi

 

 

8. best high neck –

Needle & Thread

High necks are becoming so popular in bridal fashion right now! If you want to be an on trend mother this is the dress for you!

Needle & Thread make the most beautiful dresses. Check out all their short dresses now!

Size: UK4 – 18 | Length: Mini

 

 

9. best with sleeves

Monsoon 

This floaty dress covers all the lumps and bumps perfectly and the loner sleeves are perfect if wanting to hide your arms. 

Monsoon sell romantic boho style dresses. Check out their full range. 

Size: UK8 – 22 | Length: Midi

 

10. For an elegant look – Coast

This floaty dress covers all the lumps and bumps perfectly and the loner sleeves are perfect if wanting to hide your arms.

Size: 8 – 18 | Length: Midi

 

11. Best with long sleeves – Coast

This floaty dress covers all the lumps and bumps perfectly and the loner sleeves are perfect if wanting to hide your arms.

Size: 8 – 22 | Length: Midi

 

12. best blush short mother of the bride dress – Coast

This dress is super pretty, easy to wear, and looks stylish. 

Size: UK8 – 22 | Length: Midi

 

FAQs

Is it okay for the mother of the bride or groom to wear a short dress?

Yes, of course, it is! Just be mindful of the style and silhouette of the dress. The shorter you go I would suggest a higher neckline and an A-line silhouette. Midi dresses are a great option to still feel formal but not a full ball gown feel.

What is the best color for a short mother of the bride dress?

It really depends on the wedding colors and theme. For summer weddings, I would go with a light airy color like blush or mint. You can also do a nude or ivory if it goes well with the wedding colors. For a winter wedding, you can go with a jewel tone like burgundy, plum, or navy.

What is the best fabric for a short mother of the bride dress?

Again it really depends on the time of year and the formality of the wedding. For summer weddings, I would go with a lighter-weight fabric like chiffon to avoid feeling too hot. For a winter wedding, you can go with something like velvet or satin to add a little bit of luxury.

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