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25 Utterly Gorgeous Tea Length & Short Wedding Dresses

If you’re looking for an unconventional wedding dress, something chic yet flirty and fun; a wedding dress that is informal but still oozes glamour; a dress that you can really let your hair down in, or that perhaps Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn would have sashayed down the aisle in; then look no further! Nothing says vintage quite like a bride in a tea length wedding dress, and being very much on trend for 2015, the catwalks were absolutely brimming with them! So here are 25 of my absolute faves…..

25 Utterly Charming Short & Tea Length Wedding Dresses

Tea Length Wedding Dresses

There’s something about tea-length that is so feminine and girly (who can forget Keira Knightley skipping to the town hall with her husband to be) The epitome of 1950s glamour and elegance, Tea Length wedding dress fall between just below the knee and mid calf. With petticoats of tulle they create a stunning, waist-cinching silhouette, as well as a fun and flirty bridal look. Whilst perfect for a more relaxed and even rustic wedding, they can also look sophisticated for a city hall wedding, and just as lovely for a vintage infused classic wedding!

Ivory & Co Tea Length Wedding DressVeronique from Ivory & Co

Joane Fleming Teal Length Wedding Dress Tamara  Tamara from Joanne Fleming

Tea Length Wedding Dress from Inbal Dror's Fall 2015 Bridal Collection2015 Collection from Inbal Dror

Moonlight Bridal Tea Length Wedding DressT669 from Moonlight Bridal

Monique Lhullier Tea Length Wedding Dress Charlotte from Monique Lhuillier

Watters Tea Length Wedding DressRho from Watters Encore

I absolutely adore this gorgeous gown from Ellis Bridal – it is like a Tea Length version of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress!…..

Ellis Bridal Tea Length Wedding Dress

Matthew Christopher Blue Tea Length Wedding DressJuniper from Matthew Christopher

Paolo Sebastien Tea Length Wedding Dress Paolo Sebastian

Romona Keveza Tea Length Wedding DressRomona Keveza

Ellis Bridals Tea Length Wedding Dress11411 from Ellis Bridal

Short Wedding Dresses

Any dress that falls above the knee isn’t really tea length, but short. However short and sassy doesn’t have to mean slutty, short can be just as chic as floor or tea length wedding dresses, they just show off a little more leg – which makes them perfect for the more diminutive bride as they can make you appear taller and avoid you looking swamped in tulle. Take a look at these elegant examples…..

Stone Fox Bride Short Wedding Dress The Leith Dress from Stone Fox Bride

For a more 1960s vibe, choose a shift dress like this one from the Spring 2015 Bridal Collection from Marchesa, rather than a full skirt…..

Marchesa Short Wedding Dress

Or this gorgeous 2 piece from Oleg Cassini has a distinctly Hepburn-esque feel…..

Oleg Cassini 1960s Inspired Short Wedding Dress Oleg Cassini

Oscar de la Renta Short Wedding DressCatherine from Oscar De La Renta

Chi Chi London Budget Friendly Wedding DressMini Lace Wedding Dress from Chi Chi London

Blush Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress from Joanne Fleming DesignBlush Lace Tea Length from Joanne Fleming

Short Wedding Dress - Minna from Vintage AtelierMinna from Vintage Atelier

Or for something a little more 1920s in styling, the lovely Luna…..

Short Wedding Dress - Luna from Vintage AtelierShort Wedding Dress - Luna from Vintage Atelier


Ballerina Wedding Dresses

Ballerina length wedding dresses are often called tea length, but anything that falls between mid calf and ankle is strictly speaking Ballerina. Worn with high heels they’re are slightly more demure and traditional than tea length, but with a hint of the flirtatious and still just as ideal for flaunting those perfect bridal heels!

Tea Length Wedding Dress from Marchesa's Spring 2015 CollectionSpring 2015 Bridal Collection from Marchesa

Aire Barcelona Ballerina Wedding Dress Aster from Aire Barcelona

Oscar De La Renta Ballerina Length Wedding DressDawson from Oscar De La Renta

If you’re a bride on a budget then this beauty from Chi Chi London is the gown for you….. I can’t quite believe it is less than $200! And for the bold bride looking to truly shine on her big day it comes in gold too!

Chi Chi London Ballerina Wedding Dress

Ballerina Wedding Dress - Willow from Vintage AtelierWillow from Vintage Atelier

Monique Lhuillier Ballerina Wedding Dress SloaneSloane from Monique Lhuillier

What do you think? Are you loving the tea length trend? If so, just wait until you see the 2016 bridal collection I’m sharing next Monday! If you can’t wait a week though, take a peek to see the other top bridal trends for 2015 here, or check out this post for another idea for an unconventional, but breathtaking, bridal gown that is absolutely perfect for a Spring wedding – and is guaranteed to wow your guests!