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The Little White Dress

Georgia Rossiter

Yoko Ono and Audrey Hepburn wowed the fashion crowd when they wore short dresses on their wedding days.

Today, the short white dress is a practical and stylish option that in many cases won’t break the bank. Here are our favourite little white dresses.


Geometric lace is the best friend to this long-sleeved, fit and flare Miss Moonlight Mini Dress from Mossman. The round neck and fitted bodice have a refined elegance and the flared skirt is fun and playful – definitely a party dress!

Dress available at Myer, $209.95.


A traditional wedding dress with a twist, the Winola Textured Fit and Flare Dress from Reiss is only missing the full-length skirt from its classic design. Simply style with special jewellery pieces to create a wedding day outfit completely your own.

Shop the Winola Textured Fit and Flare Dress at David Jones, $460.


Radiate 1960s style in the Jackie Dress designed by Wendy Makin. A defined boat neckline, flowing calf-length skirt and belted empire waist calls to be worn as you make your journey down the aisle.

For more information, visit Annabel’s Bridal or go to the website.


A Lace mini skirt and matching top is the solution to a modern, sophisticated and playful wedding day outfit. The Molly Skirt from Q’nique Bridal can be paired with either their Mandy (pictured above) or Mandala Bodice.

Q’nique Bridal is available at Annabel’s Bridal, visit their store or the website for more information.


Perfect for a bohemian wedding, the Twiggy Dress from Q’nique Bridal’s lace overlay and long sleeves transform you into a boho princess on your special day, just add a flower crown to match your bouquet!

The Twiggy Dress is available at Annabel’s Bridal or visit the website for more information.


Another classic shape without the full skirt, the asymmetrical drape and sweetheart neckline of this Bari Jay style are sure to keep you on the reception dance floor long after the first dance. The flowing skirt and draping sleeves add the perfect finishing touches.

Shop the dress at Annabel’s Bridal or visit the website for more information.


If you’re a fan of the latest trends, this is the wedding dress for you. With a high/low design, this number from Lillian West has a timeless style with a modern twist. The keyhole back is elegant and the overlay skirt is a practical way to add flare to a short skirt.

Available from Enchante or visit the website for more information.

Feature image: Runaway Bride, UNVEILED Print Preview Spring 2016. Photography by Kelly Tunney. Styling by Peta Rudd.


Georgia Rossiter

Georgia Rossiter is an almost Canberra local, hailing from the nearby town of Cooma in the Snowy Mountains. She's currently undertaking a Journalism and International Studies Double Degree at the University of Wollongong but still visits Canberra/Cooma regularly for holidays and work. She loves Canberra not only for its’ city vibe and abundance of activities but also because she can find her way around without using her GPS too much (which she cannot say for Wollongong). In her spare time, Georgia is an avid reader and music enthusiast whose goal is to attend as many concerts as her schedule and uni student budget allows. More about the Author