For many brides, no wedding is complete without yards of tulle trailing behind them as they walk down the aisle. But not everyone has that Princess Diana fantasy—certainly not Kourtney Kardashian, who recently tied the knot in a mini wedding dress.
She was not the first bride to opt for a shorter hemline. Throughout history, celebrities from Cindy Crawford Tate to Audrey Hepburn have made the case for marrying in miniskirts. The unconventional bridal trend has its roots in the swinging ‘60s, when designers like Mary Quant and André Courrèges were transforming fashion with the miniskirt and granting women the freedom of movement.
Today, the short bridal dress is still a favourite: it goes effortlessly from day to night, making it suitable for ceremony as much as cocktail parties. The modern bride may see its appeal in its versatility, its playfulness, its sexiness, or simply the ease that it affords on the dance floor during the wedding after-party.
Below, we highlight some of the most stylish mini wedding dress moments from celebrity brides to add to your moodboard.
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1. Kourtney Kardashian
Looking at ’60s Italian lingerie for inspiration, Kardashian had Dolce & Gabbana create this custom bustier dress with lace trims for her wedding day. While the sultry ensemble did not have a train, the bride still made quite the dramatic entrance with her sweeping tulle veil, which was adorned with floral and religious motifs.