16 Fringe Wedding Dresses for Festive Brides

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Dress by Willowby by Watters; Photo by Laurken Kendall

Fringe is the fashion equivalent of a bubbly glass of champagne: it's festive, fun to dance around in, and fitting for a wedding day. There's a reason it was the embellishment of choice for Roaring Twenties flappers and remains a relevant design detail to this day—it instantly adds fluidity and an air of celebration to any dress, particularly those of the bridal variety. If you're interested in a wedding gown featuring stylish strands of fringe, you'll be pleased to know the options abound.

While fringe is most typically stitched on at the hemline of dresses, there are several other ways designers bring in this look. There are options that include a subtle hint of fringe on a waist sash or adorned on the back of a gown. On the flip side, some designers go all-out and sew the fringe directly on the bodice of the dress, making the overall quality especially playful. It's the kind of diverse embellishment that can work with many style types including bohemian, vintage-inspired, and modern.

Another approach to the fringe wedding dress is to save it for after the ceremony, especially if you're wanting something more traditional down the aisle but more exciting to spend the evening in. Either direction you take, a fringe dress is a charming option for your big day.

Ahead, 20 gorgeous fringe wedding dresses to choose from.

Best Sleek Silhouette

Gabriela Hearst Hestia Fringed-Hem Silk-Satin Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Gabriela Hearst nails down the modern female aesthetic with this front-pleat, fringe-hem dress. It’s equal parts structured and flouncy and would make for the perfect wedding day look.

For the Romantic Bride

Valentine Avoh Sunset Boulevard Rita Dress

Valentine Avoh Sunset Boulevard Rita Dress

Valentine Avoh 

This romantic sheer-top dress features all-over fringe cut into circular shapes for an updated take on the embellishment. The revealing low back also adds an alluring touch.

For the Texture Enthusiast

Azulu Tierra Fringe Dress

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Courtesy of BHDLN

All-over sequins and a festive fringe hemline give this wrap dress a decidedly fun aesthetic. Twirls and spins highly encouraged.

For Tropical Nuptials

Oscar de la Renta V-Neck Fringed Silk-Blend Caftan

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you’re saying "I do" in a tropical locale and want to keep the wedding-day look light, consider this white fringed caftan. Alternatively, it makes for a great rehearsal dinner piece.

For the Bold Bride

Marchesa Notte Embellished Fringed Tulle Gown

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Courtesy fo Net-a-Porter

All-over fringe is made luxurious and well-suited for the wedding day with this embellished dress from Marchesa Notte. Polish off with metallic strappy sandals.

For the Laid Back Bride

Taller Marmo Olympia Fringed Halterneck Dress

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

A high neckline and relaxed fit give this white silk jacquard dress an air of effortlessness, as does the line of slinky fringe around the hem. Pair with sandals or flats and simple hoop earrings.

For the Dancefloor

Markarian Diana White Fringe Mini Dress

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Courtesy of Markarian

If you’re switching dresses after dinner for the dancefloor, consider this all-over fringed mini. It would look adorable with a pair of low-heel strappy sandals and a bright lip.

Price at time of publish: $5,500

For a Courthouse Wedding

Rotate Shannon Blazer Dress

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Skipping the wedding and heading to the courthouse? This fringed blazer mini dress is all you’ll need.

For a Beach Wedding

Proenza Schouler Textured Fringe Knit Maxi Dress

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

There's something about the plunging neckline and fringe hem that makes this wedding dress effortlessly cool. We picture brides donning this number barefoot on the beach. Sounds like the perfect wedding day outfit to us!

For An At-Home Wedding

Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Bias Fringe Dress

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

The classic V-neck mid-length silhouette of this white dress is taken up a notch with bias fringe from top to bottom. Natural hair and low-key heels are a perfect finish.

For the Minimalist Bride

Dress the Population Caro Stretch Crepe Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

A sleek, simple long-sleeve dress is a favorite among brides-to-be, which is why this option featuring a fringe sash is a great find. Wear for a low-key ceremony or for the rehearsal dinner.

For a Garden Wedding

Lela Rose The Dawson Dress

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Courtesy of Lela Rose

The fringe embroidered lace detail on this gorgeous dress from Lela Rose would look fetching in a garden environment. Finish with a sweet bow in your hair or even a few small flowers.

Most Unique

Kaviar Gauche Thorn Corsage Dress

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 Anna Daki

Want to wear a gown no one has ever seen before? Kaviar Gauche's Thorn Corsage dress is sure to satisfy. Stripes of thorned fringe are stacked between tiers of sheer, creating a bold, fun, and jaw-dropping bridal look.

For the Classic Bride

Peter Langner Panarea Gown

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Courtesy of Peter Langner

A clever way to incorporate fringe on a full-skirted gown is on the shoulder straps. This classic silhouette gets a modern twist while still feeling traditional and romantic. 

For the Simple Bride

Givenchy Asymmetric Fringe Dress

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Courtesy of The Webster

This cocktail dress would work well for a no-frills bride who wants a dress that feels fun and festive. If it’s cool out, a boxy white blazer on top would offer a cool finish.

Best Details

Willowby Brides Woodrose Dress

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Courtesy of Watters

Subtle fringe details along the front and back of this textural gown create an artisanal aesthetic that any lover of craftsmanship will cherish. From the lace to the tulle, the details are unmatched.

Price at time of publish: $2,095

  • Which wedding dress silhouettes work best with fringe?

    A slimmer silhouette is likely to work best with fringe because it’s closer to your legs and creates more movement. However, if you’re looking for a subtler approach to this festive embellishment, even a full-skirted gown could feature fringe and still look striking.

  • Is there such a thing as too much fringe?

    Definitely not! Naturally, the volume of fringe should correlate to what you’re most comfortable with, but just like feathers and beading, fringe is a perfect way to break tradition with your wedding day look.

  • Are there different types of fringe?

    While most fringe is the traditional twisted material you’re likely acquainted with, some designers also bring in different textures and strand shapes to create an even more unique look. 

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