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Imagine a wedding void of the stress that accompanies months of planning. No guest lists, no elaborate dinner menus, no live band, no maid of honor — for some, the very idea of the absence of these bridal ingredients sounds incomplete. For others, it's utterly freeing. If you fall into the latter camp and are considering (or have already chosen) to elope, then one of the very few tasks you need to sort out is your outfit.
Naturally, an elopement rarely calls for a statement-making ball gown. However, that doesn't mean you can't still put thought into a unique dress or jumpsuit. In fact, once you make the decision to opt for a more casual aesthetic, your options multiply. The first consideration is what vibe you're going for. Will it be a minimal dress? Perhaps something airier and boho-inspired? Or perhaps a piece that nods to artistic modernity (think architectural sleeves and elaborate detailing). Once you've nailed the down the direction, all that's left is choosing the dress length and any other details that might matter depending on the season (e.g., sleeves for winter, linen for summer).
Whether your plans have been altered because of COVID-19 or you're just not keen on throwing an elaborate traditional wedding, we've rounded up the best elopement dresses for every bridal style and budget.
Emilia Wickstead Belted Midi dress
For the bride with a classic and minimalist aesthetic, this Emilia Wickstead midi dress is a no brainer. Whether you're eloping in a city or in your backyard, this belted style will always be a timeless choice.
Doen Magnolia Dress
If you’re going for a bohemian-inspired aesthetic, this whimsical frock is a perfect pick. Just add wildflowers.