25 Effortlessly Chic Elopement Dresses You Can Buy Right Now

From classic silhouettes to modern minis.

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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. The best part? Whether you have a $50 budget or an unlimited budget, there's certainly no shortage of designers or retailers to shop for your ideal elopement ensemble. Some of our favorites include Reformation, Net-A-Porter, Lulus, Show Me Your Mumu, BHLDN, and especially Amsale's Little White Dress collection.

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 decide 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 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 this year, 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.

For the Chic Bride: Reformation Corinth Silk Dress

Reformation Corinth Silk White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

This chic little mini is utterly perfect for a city elopement. Pair it with a strappy heel and sleek updo to complete the simple look.

Best Lace Dress: Lulus Love Swept White Lace Midi Skater Dress

Lulus Love Swept White Lace Midi Skater White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size range: XXS-XL | Length: Knee-length | Shipping: Free shipping on all domestic orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 10 days of delivery

A white lace dress is sure to make you feel like a bride whether you're eloping or having a huge celebration. Pair it with a veil to elevate the bridal ensemble even further.

Most Sparkly: Retrofête Violet Asymmetric Lace-Up Sequined Stretch-Tulle Gown

Retrofête Violet Asymmetric Lace-Up Sequined Stretch-Tulle White Elopement Gown

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

Shimmer the night away in this gorgeous sequin gown. We're obsessed with the effortless cut and sleek silhouette of this stunner.

For a Destination Elopement: Ciao Lucia Gabriela Dress

Ciao Lucia Gabriela White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Ciao Lucia

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 7 days of delivery

This is the kind of little white dress you can effortlessly throw on and instantly feel amazing in. Accessorize this beauty with colorful beaded earrings and playful heels.

Best Slip Dress: Reformation Tullamore Silk Dress

Reformation Tullamore Silk White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

Nothing quite says elopement like a slip dress. This stunning silk dress from Reformation is just that. Effortless and elegant, you're bound to always love this timeless piece.

For a Beach Elopement: STAUD Clothing Elio Dress

STAUD Clothing Elio White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of STAUD Clothing

Size range: 00-16 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $100 and all orders within the U.S. | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 14 days of delivery

An off-the-shoulder midi dress is the epitome of an easy, romantic elopement dress. Drape a denim jacket over your shoulders if the weather turns cool.

Best Halter Neckline: Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Mini Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Size range: XS-XXL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

This halter-neck mini is the perfect balance between chic, elegant, and sexy. We adore the silky sheen to the fabric and open back.

For the Modern Bride: Reformation Marcella Linen Dress

Reformation Marcella Linen White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

Keep it sleek and simple in this strapless midi. Adorned with a side slit, it's ideal for showing off a pair of statement shoes.

Best Tulle Dress: Amsale LW203 - Tulle Trapeze Dress

Amsale LW203 - Tulle Trapeze White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

Size range: 00-28 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free shipping on all orders exceeding $75 | Return policy: Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery with a $25 restocking fee per garment

If this tiered tulle dress isn't bridal, we aren't sure what is! Playful and romantic, you'll have the time of your life twirling around in this beauty.

Most Feminine: Reformation Balsam Dress

Reformation Balsam White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

How pretty is this ethereal, bow-adorned gown?! With its floor-sweeping hem, you'll simply float down the aisle, across the dance floor, or wherever you decide to celebrate your nuptials.

For a Warm-Weather Elopement: Before Anyone Else Flo Cotton Maxi Dress

Before Anyone Else Flo Cotton Maxi White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Golden Edit

Size range: XS-L | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within guidelines

The subtle eyelet detail at the bottom of this flouncy white dress adds an element of femininity. AKA, it’s perfect to elope in.

Best Corset Bodice: Reformation Nikita Dress

Reformation Nikita White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

From its corset bodice, ruffle hem, and bow-adorned straps, this midi is perfect for the girly, fashion-forward bride. The details are sure to pop in person and in photos.

For the Romantic Bride: Reformation Violet Dress

Reformation Violet White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

Calling all romantics! This off-the-shoulder midi is the epitome of sweet and charming. Grab a bouquet of fresh blooms to complete this classic bridal look.

Best One Shoulder: Show Me Your Mumu Wonder Mini Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Wonder Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Size range: XS-3XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

Strike a pose in this one-shoulder statement sleeve! Flouncy and effortless, this pretty little number is equally stunning as it is easy to wear.

For a Winter Elopement: Reformation Gatsby Dress

Reformation Gatsby White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

We can't think of anything more effortlessly regal than this floor-sweeping long sleeve gown. Featuring a gathered bodice and center slit, it's ideal for an elegant winter elopement.

Best Fabric: Amsale LW198 - Rose Fil-Coupe Trapeze Dress

Amsale LW198 - Rose Fil-Coupe Trapeze White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

Size range: 00-28 | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free shipping on all orders exceeding $75 | Return policy: Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery with a $25 restocking fee per garment

This Rose Fil-Coupe Trapeze dress by Amsale is simply a work of art. The gorgeous fabric paired with its impeccable construction is certainly marriage material.

For the Sophisticated Bride: Reformation Brianwood Dress

Reformation Brianwood White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

Take a good look at the stunningly silky fabric and button detail of this sophisticated long sleeve gown. Need we say more?

Best Back: Show Me Your Mumu Lovely Midi Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Lovely Midi White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Size range: XS-XXL | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

What's not to love about this white linen midi?! Between its many ruffle details and statement back, you're sure to feel lovely.

For a City Elopement: LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Triana Mini Dress

LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Triana Feather Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of REVOLVE

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free 2-day shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

Hello, feathers! Make a statement in this ultra feminine, fashion-forward mini. You'll have a blast partying all night and posing for the camera in this little number.

Most Intricate Detail: Amsale LW202 - Floral Sheath Dress

Amsale LW202 - Floral Sheath White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Amsale

Size range: 00-28 | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free shipping on all orders exceeding $75 | Return policy: Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery with a $25 restocking fee per garment

Intricate 3D floral-embroidered detail cascades throughout this sheer bridal mini. We love how the spaghetti strap slip underneath allows the look of an illusion neckline.

Best Bodice: Reformation Issac Dress

Reformation Issac White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of in-store purchase or delivery

The square neckline and ruched detail of this Reformation dress speaks for itself. We love how the architectural bodice transcends into long sleeves and an effortless skirt with a slit.

Most Effortless: Lulus Happily Yours Ivory Satin Skater Mini Dress

Lulus Happily Yours Ivory Satin Skater Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Lulus

Size range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free shipping on all domestic orders exceeding $50 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 10 days of delivery

Keep it simple in this V-neck white skater dress. Easy to wear and universally flattering, you certainly can't go wrong with a dress like this.

Best Statement Sleeve: Roksanda Aylin Tulle-Trimmed Cady Midi Dress

Roksanda Aylin Tulle-Trimmed Cady Midi White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Size range: UK6-UK16 | Length: Midi | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

If you're anything like us, you simply can't ever say no to an architectural statement sleeve. This silk-blend beauty is certainly no exception.

For the Laid-Back Bride: Show Me Your Mumu Colvin Mini Dress

Show Me Your Mumu Colvin Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Size range: XS-XXL | Length: Mini | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of delivery

It doesn't get more effortless than this simple linen mini. Featuring puff sleeves, a smocked bodice, and A-line silhouette, it's ideal for the ultra laid-back bride.

Best Cape: Roksanda Twiggy Lace-Trimmed Crepe Cape Mini Dress

Roksanda Twiggy Lace-Trimmed Crepe Cape Mini White Elopement Dress

Courtesy of Roksanda

Size range: US2-US16 | Length: Mini | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 28 days of delivery

Seriously, who doesn't love a cape?! Bold and regal, you'll look and feel your very best.

What to Look for in an Elopement Dress

The best part about eloping? It's completely and entirely up you. This includes what you wear, too! Without the input or opinions of friends and family, your wedding dress can truly speak to your own personal style, wishes, and desires. Whether you're eloping on a mountain top, in city hall, or on the beach, choose a style that makes you look and feel your very best self. AKA—there are no rules! Some brides opt for a look that is effortless and simple to match their more laid-back nuptials while others still go for a grand bridal look. Regardless of where you elope or the formality of your ensemble, we recommend being especially mindful of how it will photograph. Because it will likely just be you and your S.O., pictures of the big day will particularly be meaningful to not only the two of you, but also loved ones who will likely not be attending your celebration. Plus, you'll have much more time with your new spouse to partake in a more extensive photoshoot. So, have fun with it! Statement sleeves, veils, textured fabric, bold accessories, and florals are just a few of our favorite ways to create even more memorable photos. Equally important, make comfort a priority. While sporting the most comfortable outfit doesn't necessarily have to be number one on your list, being mindful of it will certainly ensure that you are able to stay present. After all, the point of having an elopement is to truly be able to soak in the moment just the two of you.

FAQ
  • What is eloping?

    Traditionally speaking, eloping is a marriage conducted without the knowledge of the couple's family and friends, however, couples can also choose to have planned elopements where family and friends are aware of the wedding but not in attendance. Couples who elope typically choose to forgo a formal wedding and opt for an intimate ceremony instead.

  • What is an elopement dress?

    Typically an elopement outfit is more casual than a formal wedding gown and runs the gamut from white mini dresses to modern jumpsuits.

  • Can I wear a wedding dress to my elopement?

    Of course! While some brides may opt to wear a simple slip dress or wedding suit to their elopement, it's also perfectly acceptable to wear a formal floor-length gown—you do you!

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Contributing writer Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer covering fashion and travel. With over 11 years of experience in the digital publishing industry, her work has appeared on Who What Wear, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle in addition to Brides.

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