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.
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? Opt for a sumptuous navy fishtail dress, a floaty pastel blue gown or why not combine a classic dress with blue embroidery like this beautiful Romantica dress. Whatever shade of blue you choose, don’t forget to have fun with this unique bridal look, with non white wedding dresses!
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 like this one from Cleo and Clementine?
Dress: Gibson Bespoke
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?
Dress: Plum Pretty Sugar Couture
Photography: Jose Villa
4). The Wedding Jumpsuit
Dresses aren’t your thing? Check out this 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.
Jumpsuit: Rime Arodaky
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.
Dress: Rue De Seine
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!
Dress: Houghton NYC
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!
Dress: Hamda Al Fahim
8). Back to Black
Want something sleek, stylish and totally surprising? Why not wear a beautiful black bridal gown on your wedding day? Non-white wedding dresses are a classic look for alternative brides everywhere – we absolutely love black wedding dresses.
Dress: Ian Stuart Le Jardin
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 like this one from Hamda El Fahim. This unexpected bridal look is wonderful for brides who want to show their fun and colourful personalities through their 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 like this Kate Mcleod one, we love this unique bridal look. Why not wear minimal makeup and a casual, laid-back hairstyle? Let the fantastic print do the talking!
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 try vintage wedding dresses and put a modern spin on a classic 1920’s gown?
Dress: Elize Jane Powell
12). Dip Dye Dress
If you fancy getting creative with unusual wedding dresses, 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.
Dress: Lucy Can’t Dance
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.
14). 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?
Dress: Needle and Thread
15). 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.
Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore
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