Knee Length Wedding Dresses: 15 Fabulous Styles

We have rounded up our 15 favourite knee length wedding dresses to inspire brides on the lookout for a shorter wedding dress


Daring brides might want to break the wedding dress rules (and why not?) and get their legs out with a knee length wedding dress. Here at hitched we love a shorter wedding dress, so we’ve picked out our favourite knee length wedding dresses to inspire you.

If you’re looking for something a little bit longer, browse the best tea length wedding dresses to find one that is perfect for you.

Lily – So Sassi

Brides who want to add a quirky spin to their look should consider the Lily from So Sassi – we love the unusual high-low hem and the polka dot overlay. Why not personalise it with a colourful sash and matching shoes?

Lily wedding dress from So Sassi

Betty Blossom – Kitty & Dulcie

Brides who love all things 1950s will love this cute wedding dress from Kitty & Dulcie, which has a pretty lace skirt that finishes just on the knee. If this style of dress is your dream wedding dress, make sure you look at our edit of the best 1950s wedding dresses for more ideas.

Betty Blossom dress from Kitty & Dulcie

Willow Lace – Monsoon

Lovers of lace will adore this elegant lace covered dress from Monsoon. The lace overlay reaches just below the knee, but the skirt underneath is knee length so you can subtly show off more leg. We love the high neckline, which balances out the exposed arms and shins.

Willow Lace by Monsoon

BHS – Charlotte

The Charlotte dress from BHS fits the brief perfectly! It’s pretty and feminine and it also comes in at less than £100. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a shorter wedding dress that won’t break the bank. Read our round up of the best wedding dresses under £100 for more ideas.

Charlotte by BHS

Alice – So Sassi

The Alice from So Sassi has a stylish shorter hem, which falls slightly longer at the back. This gown is ideal for a bold bride – go for a fuchsia lip and a statement veil to complete the look perfectly.

Alice by So Sassi

Love Ever After – Lyn Ashworth

This Lyn Ashworth wedding dress is ideal for a summer wedding, but it also comes with a lace bolero, as seen on the model below, so you don’t have to worry about the weather turning cold. If you love the idea of wearing a wedding dress with sleeves, make sure you read our round up of long sleeved wedding dresses.

Love Ever After from Lyn Ashworth

2429 – Alfred Angelo

The cap sleeves on this pretty Alfred Angelo wedding dress will really flatter your arms. We also adore the unusual neckline, which is high but also features sheer detailing and lots of gorgeous lace. You can make even more of the swishy skirt by teaming it with a petticoat underneath for more volume – choose a coloured one if you’re feeling daring!

2429 by Alfred Angelo

D31476 – D’Zage

As this model proves, you don’t have to wear sky scraper heels just because you’ve opted for a shorter wedding dress. We have a selection of flat wedding shoes for you to browse if that’s your thing, but back to this dress. The ruched detail on the bodice will flatter your figure, and it comes in a longer length if you’re not so sure on short.

D31476 by D'Zage

D5166 – Eternity Bride

This delicate wedding dress is perfect for a late spring or early summer wedding. For a dainty, romantic look, why not pair the gown with a floral crown? We have a guide to making your own flower crown, which is perfect for crafty brides.

D5166 from Eternity Bride

Floral – Phase Eight

This faintly pale pink dress from Phase Eight is ideal for brides who are looking for an alternative wedding dress – it puts a twist on tradition and we like that! We are also obsessed with the 3D flower detail.

Floral by Phase Eight

I Got You Babe – Kitty & Dulcie

This Kitty & Dulcie gown is ideal for vintage loving vixens. Make sure you pair the flirty wedding dress with an appropriate retro wedding hairstyle to finish the look off completely.

I Got You Babe by Kitty & Dulcie

Aria – Monsoon

Elegant brides looking for something fashion-forward will love the Aria dress from Monsoon. The floaty fabric and unusual waistline make it a dreamy choice. It also costs less than £300, which makes it even more appealing. Take a look at over 40 wedding dresses all under £500 for even more ideas.

Aria by Monsoon

Lace Sweetheart Tutu – ASOS

Online shoppers rejoice – you can now snap up a wedding dress on one of the most well-known shopping websites, ASOS. We love this knee length one from their new bridal collection, especially because of the tutu style skirt.

ASOS Bridal lace sweetheart tutu midi dress

Essen – Rosa Couture

Speaking of skirts – how beautiful is the skirt on this 50s style gown from Rosa Couture? We love the pretty pink petticoat, but you can swap it for one that matches your colour scheme if it suits you. Match your groom’s accessories to the colour pop petticoat – even the groom’s socks – for a seriously coordinated look.

Essen by Rosa Couture

Crazy For You – Kitty & Dulcie

We adore the Peter Pan collar on this lace wedding dress from Kitty & Dulcie, and how it’s styled with adorable ankle socks. If you want to make the most of wearing a shorter wedding dress like this one, browse our edit of unusual wedding shoes to find your perfect pair.

Crazy For You by Kitty & Dulcie

A knee length wedding dress is the perfect chance to show off your wedding shoes, so make sure you pick a stunning pair – check out our favourite sparkly wedding shoes for inspiration. Your feet deserve them!


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