When you picture romantic “I dos,” it’s hard to get visions of festive flowers and bold blooms out of your head. And even though you’re probably utilizing the classic wedding element for your decor, we love to see brides incorporate florals in other areas of their day-of aesthetic as well. In fact, not only can you carry flowers on the big day, but you can wear them as well. Floral wedding gowns are becoming one of our favorite styles for brides who want to up the romance factor on their special day.
Now before you think all floral gowns are covered in embellishments, the dreamy aesthetic comes in a variety of styles. While there are plenty of options with realistic 3D blooms, you could also opt for something more understated, like a gown with floral lace or subtle pops of detail and color. And the best part is, floral wedding dresses are perfect for any season, venue, and formality. Select a colorful gown for a garden wedding or a sequin-adorned frock for a vintage-style affair.
Whatever your bridal vision, there’s a floral wedding dress for you. After consulting with a stylist, we found the best floral wedding dresses in a variety of styles and price points.
For the Contemporary Bride
Zunithefashionista Hand Painted Floral Wedding Skirt
Bridal skirts—like this exquisite, hand-painted and beaded option from Etsy—are a fashion-forward favorite because you can pair them with any top to fit your aesthetic or even switch tops for the reception for an easy second look. Customize this skirt’s hue to perfectly fit your vision.
Price at the time of publish: $420
Size Range: WD0-WD30, Custom | Material: Lace and tulle | Length: Floor-length
For the Romantic Bride
Willowby by Watters Lilia Puff-Sleeve Lace Empire
Delicate florals, a sheer back, intricate embroidery, and convertible sheer puff sleeves come together to create the perfect romantic, whimsical gown. Made exclusively for Anthropologie Weddings, this dress is fitted below the bustline for an empire waist design, then flows down to the floor, creating a gorgeous silhouette. Its size is inclusive, from 00 to 26W.
Price at the time of publish: $1,500
Size Range: 00-26W | Material: Polyester | Length: Maxi
For the Glamorous Bride
Bronx and Banco Fiona Bridal Gown
Featuring a satin bodice with pearlized and bead embellishment, this glamorous dress is for the chic bride with an eye for detail. It features an embroidered mesh skirt with floral applique for added grandeur, and a sexy deep plunge neckline that’s still sophisticated.
Price at the time of publish: $780
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Polyester | Length: Maxi
For a Courthouse Wedding
Lulus Write Your Own Romance White Embroidered Long Sleeve Jumpsuit
This conservative yet playful jumpsuit has a bateau neckline, a sheer décolletage with floral detailing, and a sweetheart bodice with supportive boning to give added structure. It features floral embroidered mesh on the arms, and tailored pants that are ever so cropped at the ankle.
Price at the time of publish: $85
Size Range: XS-XL | Material:Polyester, Spandex | Length: Ankle
For a Beach Wedding
Dreamers and Lovers Becca Backless Lace Wedding Dress
The Becca Lace Wedding Dress is not only gorgeous, breathable, and lightweight, it's also super flattering for a variety of body types and figures. It features the Dreamers & Lovers signature mixing of lace and textures, with textured cotton floral lace and dotted lace, a fitted bodice with a deep v neckline, bra cups sewn in, and delicate straps that criss-cross in the back. And best yet? It has (drum roll, please) pockets. This dress is available in both standard and custom sizing.
Price at the time of publish: $2,350
Size Range: 2-18 | Material: Floral and dotted lace, cotton embroidery on a nylon base | Length: Court
For a Holiday Wedding
Olivia Bottega Sparkly Wedding Gown Indjoy With Sleeves
For a winter or holiday wedding, it’s all about the sparkle. This gorgeous sparkly wedding dress features long floral lace and sequin sleeves (which add a much-needed bit of warmth), and a ball gown-style silhouette for a dreamy princess feel. The back has a lovely set of buttons for added embellishment, and the front neckline is a deep plunge, adding sexy sophistication.
Price at the time of publish: $2,178
Size Range: 0-32 & Custom | Material: Tulle & Lace | Length: Floor
For Love & Lemons Vera Bridal Gown
For Love & Lemons is known for their ethereal, whimsical, and ultra-feminine dresses. Made from nylon and viscose, this dreamy dress features draped, off the shoulder sleeves with lace trimmed shoulder straps and a deep v-neckline with an exposed lace bra. The decorative dorset buttons and open back detailing come together to make you feel like you’re living a fairytale. Best yet, it comes at a very reasonable price point.
Price at the time of publish: $590
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Self: 100% nylon; Contrast Fabric: Viscose, Lining: 100% recycled polyester | Length: Floor
For Drama Loving Brides
JEWEL Beaded Lace And Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress
If you’re a bride who’s ready to feel like Cinderella at the ball, this dramatic gown from David’s Bridal is your Prince Charming. This romantic ball gown with a strapless bodice features beaded lace appliques that cascades down the oversized tulle skirt. It has a chapel train for added drama, and a beaded border at the hemline for even more sparkle. Sizes can be ordered from 0-14.
Price at the time of publish: $750
Size Range: 0-14 | Material: Polyester | Length: Chapel
BCBGMAXAZRIA Long Evening Dress
Featuring a sheer boned bodice and sheer mesh overlay, this apricot blush dress is something sweet! It has adjustable shoulder straps and delicate floral detailing throughout, with a maxi hemline to elongate the body. It comes in sizes 0 to 14, and has a bit of spandex for comfy stretch.
Price at the time of publish: $384
Size Range: 0-14 | Material: Polyester, Spandex | Length: Maxi
Reformation Chaylyn Dress
This budget-friendly wedding dress is giving cottagecore fantasy. It features a curved neckline, a fitted waist, long sleeves, a midi length, and smocking down the backside. This would make a great casual wedding dress for a low key event, or a garden or backyard wedding with a nostalgic nod. It comes in sizes 0 to 12 and is less than $300.
Price at the time of publish: $278
Size Range: 0-12 | Material: Viscose & Rayon | Length: Midi
Zimmermann Wonderland Halterneck Maxi Dress
Zimmermann's Wonderland is a fun and flirty halterneck maxi dress with an elasticized waist and beautiful painted floral detailing. Made from silk and linen for breathability with a nice hand feel, it features a self-tie closure and side seam pockets for added functionality. It comes in sizes 0 to 12, and we love that you can return this within 30 days for free so you can try it on without having to worry.
Price at the time of publish: $1,600
Size Range: 0-12 | Material: Lining: 100% Cotton; 52% linen 48% silk | Length: Maxi
Best Subtle Floral Detail
ASOS EDITION Lisa Drape Sleeve Plunge Wedding Dress with Floral Embellishment
This plunge neckline dress with dramatic drape sleeves features a subtle sequin and bead floral embellishment throughout that blends in beautifully. It has a sexy open back with zip fastening, and a nostalgic feel that would be perfect for a '70s vibe, or a boho chic wedding.
Price at the time of publish: $365
Size Range: 0-14 | Material: Chiffon, Polyester | Length: Floor-length
For a Spring Wedding
RETROFETE Keaton Silk Dress
Perfect for a spring wedding, destination wedding, tropical-theme or simply for bold colorful dress, this strapless silky number features a botanical print that feels breezy and dreamy. It has a bit of spandex for some comfy stretch, and low back with strappy details for added breathability.
Price at the time of publish: $595
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: Silk, Spandex| Length: Maxi
Best Something Blue Gown
Park & Fifth Majorca Dress
Featuring a plunge V-neck bodice, and an open, scoop back, this spaghetti strap, bias-cut blue dress is flirty and fun with ruffle detailing. It’s size inclusive from XS to 3XL, and feels perfect for a spring or summer affair.
Price at the time of publish: $186
Size Range: XS-3XL | Material: Polyester Chiffon | Length: Full-length
For the Sexy Bride
Alamour The Label Thalia Gown
Featuring 3D butterfly fabric, a sheer bodice, lined cups, a lined skirt with satin, and an open back design, this sexy and sophisticated dress is an absolute stunner. It also has scalloped edges at the bust and sexy exposed boning at the bodice, for extra sensual detailing. We love that this knock-out comes in at under $500, and is size inclusive from XXS to 2XL.
Price at the time of publish: $500
Size Range: XXS-2XL | Length: Floor | Material: Satin, 3D butterfly lace fabric
Best Floral Skirt
ASOS Edition Floral Embroidered Mesh Full Skirt
A wedding skirt is a great versatile piece to mix and match for endless bridal looks. It can be easily paired with a simple silk camisole, a lace bodysuit, or an elegant crop top for a unique and personalized wedding outfit. This comfortable and flowy high waisted lace skirt from ASOS is super flattering for a variety of body types. It’s made from high quality polyester with subtle floral embroidery, comes in sizes 0 to 14, and is super affordable.
Price at the time of publish: $113
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Long | Material: 100% Polyester
Best Mermaid Silhouette
Norma Kamali Low Back Slip Mermaid Fishtail Gown in White Poppy
This mermaid-style gown feels like springtime with a bit of an edge. We love the low back detail with criss cross straps and the dramatic floor length that leads into a small train. This is a great pick if you want to break away from a more traditional mermaid wedding dress and are looking for a modern twist on an elegant classic. Plus, the spandex material means you’ll have enough stretch to stay comfy all day.
Price at the time of publish: $395
Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Floor | Material: Polyester, Spandex
DressesByMosso A Line Floral Print Wedding Dress
This ombré gown from Etsy is made from lace and chiffon with a flowy silhouette that cascades into a chapel length. We love that you can easily customize your color option for your own unique ombré effect, and it’s super affordable. They offer standard sizing from 2 to 26W or a custom size to suit a variety of body types.
Price at the time of publish: $360
Size Range: 2-26W or Custom | Length: Chapel | Material: Lace, Chiffon
For the Chic Bride
Lulus Dreaming About Forever White Satin Floral Jacquard Maxi Dress
Made from sleek woven satin with an all over chic and elegant floral jacquard pattern, this dress features adjustable spaghetti straps that cross at the back, a high, fitted waist detail at the bodice, and an A-line silhouette. It can be dressed up or down with accessories, and has a bit of spandex for a comfortable fit.
Price at the time of publish: $75
Size range: XS-XL | Length: Maxi | Material: Polyester, Spandex
For the Princess Bride
Willowby by Watters Abigail Square-Neck A-Line Appliqué Wedding Gown
A dress fit for a princess, this A-line gown features removable straps and embellished floating floral appliqués that add whimsy and romance. It has a structured bodice, accentuated by a delicate waist ribbon, with an elegant square neckline to add a tailored touch. It flows into a beautiful chapel-length train, and is size inclusive from 00 to 24W.
Price at the time of publish: $2,273
Size Range: 00-24W | Material: Tulle, polyester stretch charmeuse, organza appliqués, velvet ribbon | Length: Floor-length
For the Sophisticated Bride
Mac Duggal Floral Print Ruched Tiered High Neck Bow Gown
With a sophisticated high neckline, this floral print gown is made with delicate layered sheer chiffon with a retro-inspired bow-neck halter top. It features a boho-vibe tiered skirt for a playful balance, a pleated bodice, and is fully lined for privacy.
Price at the time of publish: $458
Size Range: 2-16 | Material: Chiffon, Polyester| Length: Maxi
LoveShackFancy Ryan Dress
A puffy short-sleeved beauty, this dress is designed with alternating rows of embroidered floral motifs that add whimsy and romance. It features a scalloped lace trim, a square lace neckline, fitted bodice, and a high-waisted skirt with a removable slip included. It hits at an ankle length, with sizes ranging from 00 to 12.
Price at the time of publish: $795
Size Range: 00-12 | Material: Cotton | Length: Ankle
Best Budget Gown
Lulus Moments Like These White Floral Jacquard Mermaid Maxi Dress
This Lulus gown is made from sturdy woven jacquard with a subtle floral design - and it definitely looks more expensive than it is. It features a V-neckline and wide tank straps with a figure-hugging mermaid silhouette that’s sexy without being revealing. We love that Lulus offers free shipping over $50 and free returns so you can try on this dress without worry.
Price at the time of publish: $28
Size Range: XS-XL | Material: 100% Polyester Lining: 96% Polyester, 4% Spandex | Length: Maxi
Best Ethically Made
Rebecca Elizabeth Elektra Blossom
Rebecca Elizabeth is a small, woman-owned, eco and slow fashion brand. Their dresses are made by a small female run ethical factory in New York, and workers are paid premium wages, with full healthcare and paid vacation. This beautiful spring blossom printed dress is perfect for a spring and summer wedding. Crafted from eco-friendly organic cotton sateen, it features a full tiered ankle-length skirt, hidden elastic waist and back cut-out, and scrunchie straps. Sizes range from 2 to18, and this dress has enough support that it can be worn braless.
Price at time of publish: $388
Size Range: 2-18 | Material: 100% Cotton | Length: Full under 5’6; Tea length over 5’6
Best Open Back
Show Me Your Mumu Natalie Maxi Dress
Modest in the front, party in the back. This maxi dress comes in either champagne or white lace, with flared sleeves and elegant scallop detailing at the edge. The ties at the shoulders allow you to feel secure, while the open back gives you breathability and a hint of sexiness. It’s made from stretchy lace material to make you feel equally comfortable and beautiful. It’s available in XXS to XXL.
Price at time of publish: $158
Size Range: XXS-XXL | Material: 90% Nylon, 10% Spandex; Lining: 100% Polyester | Length: Floor
What to Look for in Floral Wedding Dresses
Type of Floral
Style expert, Elisabeth Kassab says rose shapes and embellishments are popular for this upcoming season, but you can absolutely go with any floral style that suits your vibe. One way to narrow it down is to think about your venue. For example, if you’re getting married in a tropical destination wedding, you might want to choose florals that go with a more jungly type of foliage instead of a chateau-inspired rose.
The season, and in turn, the weather, will inform what kind of dress you’ll pick. In spring, look for soft pastel hues or light, delicate floral patterns. Lightweight fabrics like chiffon, tulle, or lace are great materials to choose for this season.
Summer is a great time for vibrant colors and bold floral patterns, and you’ll definitely want breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, or silk so you’re not overheating.
Fall is a great time to choose warm and earthy or rich jewel tones, and opt for slightly heavier fabrics like satin or velvet, which can also be a great way to play with texture.
For a winter floral wedding dress, gowns that have subtle and cooler toned embellishments would look appropriate and beautiful. You can go for heavier fabrics like brocade, velvet, or thick satin to give you that extra bit of warmth, as well.
One of the most important factors in choosing your floral wedding dress is where you’ll be wearing it. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, go for a classic, timeless floral pattern as it can be worn in any type of venue, Kassab says. “Or you can match your dress to subtle floral arrangements or colors around your venue” to make sure it fits the vibe, she says.
What season is a floral wedding dress best for?
“I would say spring and summer. I love all the Chanel flower detailing we saw on Sofia Richie in her stunning south of France wedding. I think she pretty much nailed the florals and the season,” says Kassab.
However, the romantic option can definitely work for all seasons. Just be sure to pay attention to aspects like the neckline, fabric, and sleeve length when selecting your gown to ensure your floral design keeps you comfortable in whatever season you wed in.
Are floral wedding dresses expensive?
“They are definitely not cheap,” says Kassab. “Because of all the hand detailing and embroidering, floral wedding dresses often need more attention than others. But you can definitely find some in your budget. Anything is possible anywhere from high and low.”
You’ll want to pay close attention to the price while shopping and remember that the more intricate the gown, typically the higher the cost. Luckily, we source from a wide variety of retailers to help brides of all budgets find their dream floral gowns.
Will a floral wedding dress work with my venue?
“If you’re getting married outdoors, or somewhere garden-esque, that is very on theme to be wearing florals,” Kassab explains. “Or matching your dress to subtle floral arrangements or colors around your venue is beautiful,” she continues.
Just like with any other day-of components, you’ll want to pay attention to your floral accents to ensure they fit the rest of your wedding aesthetic. If your venue is bright, colorful, and garden-inspired, large blooms will fit right in whereas if your space is darker, moodier, or more vintage, a more subtle option, such as floral lace, might feel more appropriate. Ultimately, it depends on your personal preferences and day-of vision.
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