The Best Champagne Wedding Dresses When White Just Won’t Do

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While some brides envision themselves in head-to-toe white on their wedding day, others are drawn to gowns in bold and daring colors. But if you’re a bride-to-be who happens to straddle the line between traditional and fashion-forward – a champagne wedding dress can offer the best of both worlds.

When shopping for a dress, keep in mind that gowns won't be strictly labeled as "champagne" in color—terms such as "nude" and "bisque" might be used, depending on the brand or designer.

In undertones of blush, beige, and gold – champagne wedding dresses are full of dimensional color. For brides looking to make a statement, gowns in gold-tinged champagne feel especially elegant and unexpected. For the romantic bride, ivory ball gowns with a subtle beige underlay are utterly timeless. And for the minimalist bride – champagne is a classic neutral tone that always pairs beautifully with clean lines and sleek silhouettes.

Whether your personal style leans towards traditional or modern or somewhere in between – we've rounded up the best champagne wedding dresses for every body type and budget.

Best Budget: ASOS Edition Mesh A-Line Gown

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Not all statement-making ball gowns have to break the bank! This particularly striking champagne gown is affordable and flattering. Wear yours with barely-there strappy sandals and a metallic clutch.

Most Unique: Johanna Ortiz Convertible Silk Gown

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Leave it Johanna Ortiz to create a champagne dress that is not only eye-catching but versatile. This style boasts three looks in one and is designed with a bolero overlay that can easily be adjusted to create a strapless or halterneck gown.

Most Classic: Jenny Yoo Allover Lace Gown

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For the classic bride who is looking for traditional with a twist, this allover lace style from Jenny Yoo is the perfect fit. Two layers of ivory lace add texture and dimension when paired with a beige underlay.

Best Simple Slip Dress: Michelle Mason Strappy Slip Gown

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Minimalism at its finest, this slinky slip dress features pin-thin spaghetti straps, an unexpected crisscross back, and a sexy thigh-high split. Accessorize with delicate personal jewelry and modern sandals for the ultimate pared-back look.

Best Champagne Undertones: Tadashi Shoji Lace Dress

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Attention summer brides! Champagne wedding dresses are a romantic choice for a warm-weather wedding. This flutter sleeve style with a natural tone underlay would be right at home at a beach or destination wedding.

Most Lingerie-Inspired: Jonathan Simkhai Lace Wrap Dress

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Sexy and feminine this lingerie-inspired wrap dress is crafted from flattering stretch charmeuse. If you're searching for a wedding dress that leans more ivory/blush than gold/beige – this style is for you.

For the Laidback Bride: Free People Maxi Dress

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If you're a laidback bride getting married in your backyard or at the courthouse, this effortless maxi dress is a no-brainer.

For the Sexy Bride: Fame and Partners Faux-Wrap Dress

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What's a wedding weekend without a party dress? From the plunging neckline to the sexy front slit, this dress screams party-ready. Wear yours with shoulder-grazing earrings and shoes you can dance in.

For the Boho Bride: BHLDN Floral Dress

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For the bride with a bohemian sensibility, this '70s inspired gown is a fitting choice. Crafted from a light beige fabric and embellished with subtle beading this breezy gown would be perfect for a casual beach wedding.

For the Reception: Bronx and Banco X REVOLVE Draped Satin Mini

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Planning to change into a second look? After the ceremony, slip into this statement-making mini perfect for your reception, afterparty, and beyond!

DB Studio: Ivory + Champagne Beaded Sheath

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For brides who want a wedding dress with just a hint of champagne undertones, consider this sheath dress covered in ivory beading. A subtle champagne underlay makes ivory beading pop without making a dramatic statement.

For the Glamorous Bride: Parker Beaded Gown

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Give them glitz and glam in this dazzling champagne number featuring allover translucent beads. Keep accessories simple – this gown does all the talking!

Most Ethereal: Watters Beaded Tulle Slip Dress

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For the romantic bride, this dreamy tulle gown from Watters should definitely be on your radar. Pair with a simple raw edge veil for a totally ethereal look.

Best Ballgown: David's Bridal Collection Off-the-Shoulder Gown

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Perfect for a black-tie wedding, this A-line ballgown in a champagne hue feels at once classic and modern. Sweep hair up to showcase the elegant off-the-shoulder neckline.

For a Formal Wedding: Needle & Thread Sequin Maxi Dress

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When it comes to a formal wedding, hints of sparkle are always a good idea. Flocked with tonal sequins and finished with a romantic ribbon belt, this shimmering champagne gown will not disappoint.

Best Back Details: Azazie V-Neck Gown

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Embody romance in this Azazie gown, featuring a deep-V back, white lace overlay, and a dramatic cathedral length train. Sexy and sheer paneling on the bodice adds a little edge to this sweet and feminine ball gown.

Best Midi Dress: Show Me Your Mumu Cowl Neck Dress

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For a casual garden wedding, consider this midi-length slip for an effortlessly chic look. Wear yours with grass-friendly block heels or espadrilles.

Most Ornate: Zuhair Murad Strapless Beaded Fishtail Gown

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For a gown worthy of gracing the red carpet and the aisle, this eye-catching beaded gown from Zuhair Murad is a stunning choice.

For a Spring Wedding: Maggie Sottero A-Line Embellished Gown

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We love this Grecian-inspired gown for a formal spring wedding. Not only is the A-line silhouette supremely flattering, the soft champagne tulle will be sure to capture the light beautifully.

For the Glamorous Bride: Sottero and Midgley Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown


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For a wedding dress worthy of a royal wedding, look no further than this exquisite ball gown from Sottero and Midgley. Crafted from shimmering ivory and champagne organza this gown is undeniably glamorous.

Most Statement-Making: Cucculelli Shaheen Embroidered Gown

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Neutral undertones of blush and champagne highlight the impressive allover gold beading on this unique and couture-like gown. Perfect for a summer or winter black-tie wedding, this statement-making gown will stun at every angle.

Most Understated: Reformation Wrap Dress

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For the understated yet fashionable bride throwing a casual spring or summer wedding, consider this pared-back wrap dress. Flattering and unfussy in design this effortless dress pairs beautifully with strappy sandals and a wildflower bouquet.

  • What is a champagne wedding dress?

    Champagne wedding dresses come in a wide range of subtle tones that range from soft beige to light brown and gold. It's important to note that not all gowns will be strictly labeled as "champagne" in color and terms such as "beige," "bisque" or "tan" might be used instead.

  • Can I wear a champagne wedding dress for my wedding?

    Absolutely! As with any bridal fashion choice, it's entirely up to you to decide what colors and silhouettes best celebrate your personal style.

  • How do you accessorize a champagne wedding dress?

    Neutral tones like champagne pair well with metallic accessories like gold strappy sandals or silver earrings. Heels and clutches in various shades of white will complement a champagne wedding dress with ivory or white embellishments.

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