Who said brides have to wear white? Who said brides even have to wear a wedding dress? More and more brides are turning away from traditional white wedding dresses in favour of the unconventional, and there are so many amazing, unusual wedding dresses and outfits available for brides looking for something alternative.
Don’t Fancy a Dress?
With so many jumpsuits and trouser suits being included in bridal collections many brides now opt for this modern alternative. Model Emily Ratajkowski recently chose to wear a £120 mustard yellow trouser suit from Zara for her wedding, which she teamed with black strappy heels and a black hat with veil. Kristen Bell’s wedding was so low-key that she chose a simple black top and trousers with a striking statement necklace for a little bit of sparkle.
Do you remember Angelina Jolie’s elongated train, detailed with embroidered drawings of her children? This is just one example of how you can customise your wedding outfit to make it unique and meaningful.
Alternative Wedding Dress Ideas
Never dreamt of wearing an oversized princess ballgown or a slinky figure-hugging number? Not content with wearing a traditional white strapless wedding dress on your big day? Then how about one of these unusual wedding dresses or outfits for the alternative bride? Whether you fancy a trouser suit, want to swap the white for full-on colour, or show off your figure, it’s your day, so do it your way!
This stunning dress from Ines Di Santo features a dramatic three dimensional one of a kind floral embroidered strapless sweetheart corset with high-low hem and asymmetrically draped waist. A cathedral train and lace up back finishes this masterpiece.
Break the trend with Vivienne Westwood’s one shoulder long ivory wrap dress in crepe Morrocain with silk satin contrast.
This statement making high-low organza gown features breathtaking multicoloured lace over a Bateau neckline and 1/4 length sheer sleeves. The low sheer back with lace accents and striking train add the finishing touch.
With a fitted sheath fit and flare silhouette, 3D floral design, sweetheart neckline with sexy off the shoulder straps and fabulous train, you will feel every bit the sophisticate bride as you walk down the aisle in this beautiful dress by BERTA.
Brides looking to make the ultimate bridal statement will be drawn to the decadent Wanda dress. Created from tulle fabric luxuriously hand-beaded with thousands of exquisite hand-sewn sequins, sparkling glass beads and pearls, Wanda brings glamorous all-over sparkle. The optional draped sleeves on this dress add extra drama and coverage.
A vintage silhouette made entirely with dupioni, the Annora dress is a walking piece of art. With a removable pleated bodice, Annora offers a one-of-a-kind feel and option for another look.
The intricate hand-embroidered floral appliqué on Iris Floral is truly a work of art. Coupled with a plunging V-neckline and strappy back detail that nearly disappears, Iris Floral is the showstopper – hands down. Imagine the look on your husband-to-be’s face when he sees you walking down the aisle towards him.
Put an end to stereotypes, be different, set a trend and choose a dress as original as this imaginative design with feathers from Pronovias. A short dress with an asymmetric neckline, set apart by its movement and the delicateness of the feathers to envelop a silhouette as special as you are. This wedding dress is much more than unique – it is brimming with personality and its own style.
This strapless layered tulle dress has an almost 1920’s flapper look to it. I love the embroidered detail that adorns each layer; you will definitely shimmer down the aisle in Camden.
This modern bridal suit has clean, sharp lines, and darting on the jacket to showcase feminine curves. Vita’s high-waisted cropped suit trousers taper to the ankle perfectly, resulting is one seriously chic bridal suit.
A feathered cape such as this one from the Platinum by Demetrios 2019 collection will give your bridal outfit real wow factor.
The most beautiful, exuberant spring is embodied in this spectacular mermaid dress in nude and pink tones. A sensational garden of flowers and petals envelops and hugs the sexiest and most feminine silhouette. A very deep plunge in the back creates a naked effect and the most glamorous seductiveness to this bold and original choice. The marvellous train also draws the attention with its different sized flowers in crescendo effect.
Striking and exotic, Fabiana is an A-line ostrich-feather skirt with a train that will look fabulous teamed with a bodice.
Embrace all the shades of life with illusion tulle Hutton. Circled with a velvet ribbon at the waist, it’s the rainbow connection you’ve been searching for.
For a quirky take on a traditional wedding dress, ‘Mayfair’ by Halfpenny London offers layers of net ruffles, and the shoulder details is incredible.
Margaux is every cool girl’s style fantasy. Don’t let the bateau neckline fool you; Margaux is here to party. This style features a stunning square back and asymmetrical hemline, and the flirty ostrich feather details at the hemline and cuffs add an element of fun.
NYX from Ines Di Santo is a bewitching one shoulder illusion jumpsuit with appliqués and separate detachable exaggerated cathedral train.
Brides looking for a really unique piece will love this splendid organza coat with oversized bow detail. It looks beautiful worn over the slinky, fitted Victor dress.
This tulle and charmeuse A-line wedding dress is perfect for brides who want to rock the celestial trend.
If you are looking to stray from traditional bridal fashion, dare to make a striking statement wearing Palermo, with its short structure dress with all over embroidered long tulle overlay. The stunning floral appliqué on Italian illusion tulle is made for women looking to make a bold statement, and the detailing is a work of art.