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Who says the bride has to be dressed in white—or even in a dress? Weddings are not cookie-cutter and neither are brides, today. Non-traditional wedding dresses, minis, suits, and jumpsuits still scream bridal and we say, I do, to that.
Are you considering wearing a non-traditional look down the aisle? Let this be your sign to be bold and break the "rules." Color, sparkle, separates, floral prints, feathers, organza, and tulle are all fashion-forward options to consider for your big day—and none of your guests will expect it! Modern brides are ditching classic white wedding dresses and choosing more unconventional styles for their wedding day looks.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up our 26 favorite non-traditional wedding dresses for the bride who wants to make a statement at her nuptials.
For the Casual Bride: Jonathan Simkhai Fira Ruched Cotton-Linen Open-Back Maxi Dress
If you’re on the hunt for chic comfort, this ethereal white cotton-linen frock from Jonathan Simkhai is for you. The stunning ruched silhouette features an open back that gives off subtle romantic vibes perfect for your wedding day.
Most Fashion-Forward: Odylyne the Ceremony Mini Caspian Dress
If your goal is to have a magical wedding day, look no further—Odylyne the Ceremony has you covered. This angelic dress is made of soft, light silk organza. The ruffle high neck collar, paired with their iconic sheer puff sleeve is as non-traditional as you can get on the big day.
For the Statement-Making Bride: Kaviar Gauche Cloud 9 Couture Dress
Kaviar Gauche aims to create wedding dresses for the modern bride, and that is certainly achieved with the Cloud 9 dress. You will literally float down the aisle in this feather-light dress thanks to those organza tiers and exaggerated sleeves.
Are you considering a non-traditional wedding dress? Here are the answers to questions brides always ask when shopping for an unconventional gown.
- Do I have to wear white on my wedding day? No! Although white is a bridal tradition, it is most definitely not a rule.
- What are the most popular colors to wear as a bride other than white? Some of the most popular alternatives to white are champagne, blush, red, blue, and black—but you can wear any color you desire. We also love when brides choose to wear patterns down the aisle, too!
- What can I wear to a wedding besides a dress? If gowns just aren't your thing, opt for a stylish jumpsuit, a chic suit, or a top and skirt set.