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16 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

We’re so happy to see that weddings aren’t all about tradition anymore, and brides aren’t afraid to break the mould and step away from the “rules”. If you’re looking for a way to get creative with your bridal look, then dare to be different with these fabulous non-traditional wedding dresses.

alternative wedding dresses

1). Something Blue

According to tradition, brides should wear something blue on their wedding day. Most brides choose a small blue ribbon or accessory, but why not break and honour tradition at the same time with an entirely blue wedding dress? Either go for a pastel ballgown made with layers of floaty tulle, or opt for a sumptuous navy fishtail dress. Whatever shade of blue you choose, don’t forget to have fun with this unique bridal look!

blue wedding dress

2). All That Glitters

Add some serious sparkle to your bridal outfit with plenty of sequins. Look like a shimmery mermaid come to life as you strut down the aisle in a glittery gown. For the colour of your dress, we love classic metallic shades of silver and gold. Why not make a statement with a feminine rose gold?

glitter wedding dress

3). Flower Power

Ideal for spring weddings, florals are a great way to instantly update your bridal look. If you want to stick with a traditional style of wedding dress, then why not play around with these pretty flowery prints?

floral wedding dresses

4). The Wedding Jumpsuit

Dresses aren’t your thing? Check out these stylish bridal jumpsuits. Whether you want to go girly with lace, or keep it simple with a sleek and trendy cut, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful, alternative bridal outfits. To modernise this look even more, take a leaf out of Solange Knowles’ book and pair your jumpsuit with a chic bridal cape.

wedding jumpsuit

5). Boho Babe

Perfect for woodland weddings, we love this gorgeous idea. Wear your hair in loose beachy waves, and even add a flower crown or mini braids if you want to. Let your imagination run wild with this fun bridal look.

boho wedding dresses

6). Two-Piece Wedding Dresses

Two-piece bridal sets are a great way to instantly update your wedding outfit. Either keep a traditional silhouette with a fitted top and billowing tulle skirt, or try something more out of your comfort zone. However you decide to style this look, you can’t go wrong with a wonderfully fashionable two-piece!

two piece

7). Radiant Red

What better way to make a statement as you walk down the aisle than by adding a glamorous pop of red to your bridal look? Match this with some bold red lipstick and you’re good to go!

red wedding dresses

8). Back to Black

Want something sleek, stylish and totally surprising? Why not wear a beautiful black bridal gown on your wedding day? A classic look for alternative brides everywhere – we absolutely love black wedding dresses.

wedding dresses black

9). Over the Rainbow

Want to add a subtle pop of colour to your bridal look? We’re obsessed with these magical rainbow wedding dresses. If an entirely rainbow coloured dress sounds a bit full on to you, then look for a dress with blush, pastel rainbow tones. This unexpected bridal look is wonderful for brides who want to show their fun and colourful personalities through their dresses!

rainbow wedding dresses

10). Pretty in Print

These intricately printed gowns instantly add a touch of sophistication to any bridal look. Whether you go for a delicate floral print, or something a little more abstract, we love this unique bridal look. Why not wear minimal makeup and a casual, laid-back hairstyle? Let the fantastic print do the talking!

printed wedding dresses

11). Gatsby with a Twist

Get your Gatsby on with these gorgeous, bejewelled bridal gowns. Whether it’s the neckline, colour or cut, why not put a modern spin on a classic 1920’s gown?

gatsby wedding dresses

12). Dip Dye Dress

If you fancy getting creative, why not dip dye your wedding dress yourself? However, it might be worth a quick trial run on a cheap dress before you start dipping your £3000 gown in orange dye! If you love this idea but don’t want it on your wedding dress, we think this would look so pretty on your bridesmaids’ dresses.

dip dye wedding dress

13). Short and Sweet

Want to show off your legs, or a killer pair of shoes? Short wedding dresses are a wonderful way to do this. Lots of brides choose a stunning 1950’s inspired T-dress, but feel free to opt for a modern, figure-hugging dress if that’s more your style.

short wedding dresses

14). Glowing in Green

This unusual choice of colour is quickly becoming a popular choice for alternative brides who don’t want to wear white at their wedding. Don’t be afraid to play around with different textures – lace, tulle and appliqué look gorgeous in green!

green wedding dresses

15). Elegantly Embroidered

An embroidered wedding dress is great for a bride who wants to make an impact as she walks down the aisle. This is a great opportunity to add a splash of bright colour to your bridal look – why not pick a dress with a feminine floral design?

embroidered wedding dresses

16). The High-Low Hem

If you want to show a little leg, but still want the elegance and glamour of a floor-length gown, then this idea was made for you! These dresses come in a range of styles, so whether you’re looking for a strapless, long-sleeved, or halter-neck wedding dress, you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking for.

high low wedding dresses

To help you get started, gather inspiration using our dress finder.

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