It's true that Etsy is every bride-to-be's tried-and-true wedding supply mecca. Established in 2005, the site has grown into a reliable and easily accessible e-commerce company. Once coined as a website for handmade crafts from local, up-and-coming artists, Etsy has evolved into a giant supplier of a range of impressive products from well-established creators. And, there's certainly no shortage of anything bridal either. From shoes, stationary, guest books, custom signage, to veils, and even artists to create your very own bridal portraits—you name it, Etsy has it. But what about the most important wedding purchase you're planning? While most brides wouldn't think to purchase their wedding dress from everyone's favorite purveyor of handmade everything, we're here to tell you otherwise.
If you're looking for a bohemian wedding dress, it's time to take advantage of the ultimate wedding resource. Scoring your dream wedding dress on Etsy is just like buying any other piece of clothing elsewhere online—you just have to know your style, your size, and the return policy, right? Plus, since most items for purchase on Etsy are made-to-order, you can expect lots of custom attention from the Etsy seller crafting your wedding dress. Even though bohemian offerings dominate the Etsy wedding dress world, there's still something for everyone—from modern bridal separates to short wedding dresses perfect for an elopement, to all-over-lace long-sleeved wedding dresses fit for a princess.
Read on for the best wedding dress you can find on Etsy.
Best for a Micro Wedding
Mimetik Swiss Dot Bridal Dress
Size Range: 2-12 | Materials: Satin jersey, tulle | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return Policy: Returns accepted within 14 days
We love a sweet Swiss dot illusion dress, and this one really feels like the perfect micro-wedding wedding dress. Wear yours with loose waves, delicate personal jewelry, and a bouquet of wildflowers.
Price at time of publish: $315
Best for a Beach Wedding
LoveJuneBridal Personalized Boho A-Line Open Back Beach Tulle Lace Wedding
Size Range: Custom | Materials: Lace, tulle Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Inquire with retailer
This dreamy ballgown feels quintessentially bridal. Soft, romantic, and bohemian-inspired, this gown boasts a bodice decorated with floral appliqués, a plunging neckline, and a soft full skirt for a look that's at once striking yet sweet. While this style would work for a number of wedding venues, we love it in particular for a beach wedding.
Price at time of publish: $402
Marcellanyc Floor-Length High Slit Gown with Mesh Back
Size Range: XS -XXXL | Materials: Ponte, Punto di Roma, mesh | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return Policy: Returns accepted within 30 days
This subtly alternative style is giving us serious cool bride vibes. The simple silhouette is elevated by a body-hugging fit, high slit, and eye-catching mesh back. Style yours with architectural accessories for an ultra-modern look.
Price at time of publish: $119
DesignsByAlexxandra Romantic Wedding Gown
Size Range: 2-26W | Materials: Tulle | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
Light and airy, this romantic tulle wedding dress is a dream. One happy bride said, "This gown was absolutely stunning. I wish I could leave more stars. The dress arrived quickly, the seller communicated extremely well, and the gown is high quality."
Price at time of publish: $218
For the Cottagecore Bride
DreamersandLovers Brigette Crochet Lace Wedding Dress with Lace Long Sleeves
Size Range: 2-14 (Custom size available) | Materials: Cotton | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
This pretty crochet lace dress features long sleeves and a maxi skirt making it perfect for a romantic wedding in the countryside. What's more, since it's handcrafted from cotton, it's supremely comfortable and breathable. A gentle train adds a little drama to this sweet silhouette.
Price at time of publish: $1,999
Best Bridal Mini
DreamersandLovers Daniela Lace Short Wedding Dress
Size Range: 2-14 | Length: Mini | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
This dress is straight out of a 60's movie and we love it! The perfect courthouse or at-home wedding look features cotton crochet lace and bell sleeves for a look that's modern and flirty. Just add a bouquet and retro-inspired sandals to complete your look.
Price at time of publish: $1,430
For a Fall Wedding
ELDesignStudio Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
Size Range: 2-20 (Custom size available) | Materials: Tulle, satin, Venice lace | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
This long sleeve wedding dress gives us major Kate Middleton vibes—and for under $800! Timeless and romantic, we picture this beauty for outdoor nuptials with fall foliage as its backdrop.
Price at time of publish: $799
Best Long Sleeve
LebrideAtelier Chiffon Wedding Dress
Size Range: Custom | Materials: Chiffon with satin linningLength: Floor-length | Shipping: Free Shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
Float down the aisle in this soft and airy chiffon wedding dress. We love the deep V-neckline and sheer sleeves. The elegant movement of this fabric is bound to catch your guests' eyes with every turn you take.
Price at time of publish: $523
For the Bold Bride
WardrobeByDulcinea Estelle Celestial Wedding Dress
Size Range: Made to measure | Materials: Satin, tulle | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
This dress by Lithuania-based designer, Inge Staylte, takes the cake when it comes to celestial-inspired wedding dresses. The flowing, tulle dress is intricately made and adorned with silver and gold stars, complete with a cascading cape that sweeps the ground. This dress has garnered over 1000 customer reviews, giving it an overall 5-star rating.
Price at time of publish: $998
MintDesign Satin Off-the-Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dress
Size Range: 2-12 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return Policy: Contact seller
Chic and simple, this off-the-shoulder fitted wedding dress is any minimalist's dream. Featuring luxe satin, the unadorned fabric and stellar fit speak for itself. Opt to wear your hair up to showcase your shoulders and the elegant neckline.
Price at time of publish: $900
Best Bridal Accessory
TheLotusBloomCo The Tulle Bridal Boa
Size Range: One Size Fits Most | Materials: Tulle | Length: 6ft-8ft | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
This dramatic boa will up the fashion quotient of any bridal look. Featuring layers of fluffy tulle, this piece can be made custom order to accessorize every style. Plus, it's available in over 10 colors from white to hot pink and lilac.
Price at time of publish: $232
LaBridalDesigns Mermaid Wedding with Detachable Train
Size Range: Custom | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns accepted within 7 days
We're picking our jaws up off the floor after catching a glimpse of this satin show stopper. Featuring a dramatic detachable train, fold-over detail along the straight, strapless neckline, and a bow, it's safe to say that we're obsessed.
Price at time of publish: $469
For the Boho Bride
SpellMaya Boho Lace Trim Cotton Maxi Dress
Size Range: One size (US 4-20) | Materials: Cotton | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
Calling all boho brides, this dress is sure to speak to your carefree aesthetic. The 100 percent cotton creation is designed to have a flowing and easy fit and features a plunging neckline and illusion lace sleeves for an impossibly romantic look.
Price at time of publish: $168
CananLace Simple Satin Wedding Dress
Size Range: 2-20 | Materials: Satin | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Returns not accepted
In case you wondered if it was possible to find an incredibly elegant and timeless wedding dress on Etsy, we present you this classic number from CananLace. From its beautiful bateau neckline to its exquisite open-back and clean and simple silhouette, you can rest assured that this gown will never go out of style.
Price at time of publish: $685
BelleAndKai Dreamy Lace Plus Size Wedding Dress
Size Range: S-XL | Materials: Polyester lace, cotton muslin | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns accepted within 30 days
If your dream wedding takes place in an open field covered with wildflowers, this is the gown for you. Boasting a sweeping lace train and a shoulder-bring neckline, this romantic gown is an absolute bridal dream. Follow the styling lead and wear yours with a flower crown for maximum impact.
Price at time of publish: $169
Best Lace Sleeves
CananLace Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress
Size Range: 00-16 (Custom Size Available) | Materials: Lace, tulle, beading | Length: Floor-length | Shipping: Free shipping | Return Policy: Returns not accepted
Turn heads in this intricate wedding gown featuring stunning lace sleeves, a unique neckline, and a diaphanous skirt. This stunner is perfect for the bride seeking a sexy, elegant, and ultra-romantic look.
Price at time of publish: $500
Best Detachable Sleeves
BridalSeparates Wedding Dress with Detachable Long Sleeves
Size Range: 0-16 | Materials: Tulle | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns not accepted
Detachable sleeves remain one of the biggest trends on the bridal runways and you can find them right on Etsy in this incredible creation from BridalSeparates. Don these puff sleeves with a simple wedding dress to create two looks in one.
Price at time of publish: $109
What to Look for in a Wedding Dress from Etsy
Now that you are (probably) convinced that a wedding dress from Etsy can be a total win, here are just a few important things to keep in mind before clicking "Add to Cart." First things first, keep your timeline at the forefront. We recommend brides start their wedding dress search about eight to twelve months prior to their wedding day. That way, you have plenty of time to do some research and experimenting before making the big purchase. When ordering your gown with an Etsy shop, it's best to order your dress about six months in advance to give you enough time for shipping, alterations, and any changes (or accessorizing) you may need to do. Take note of how many sales the shop has completed and read through a few reviews. Most importantly, reach out to your Etsy designer prior to placing your order to establish good communication—and to ensure you receive your (exact) dream bridal look!
What type of wedding dress styles can I find on Etsy?
A quick Etsy search will send you down a rabbit hole of beautiful wedding dresses. While there are a wide array of styles, fabrics, and silhouettes to choose from, the typical style tends to go Bohemian.
Are Etsy wedding dresses good?
Wedding dresses on Etsy are often customizable and you can work with the designer to make your dream creation. Make sure to read shop reviews and be mindful of shipping timing.
How can I be sure that the dress will look good on me?
Be mindful that bridal designers are experts in not only customizing each gown to your measurements, but also simply working with brides. If you have a concern about how it will fit or accentuating or minimizing a certain area of your body, communicate this with your Etsy shop and the designer will be able to guide you.
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