28 Unique Alternatives To The Traditional Wedding Dress

Standing out from the crowd is no more important than on your wedding day. But the traditional white wedding dress doesn’t have to be the way to do it!

Modern brides are becoming more and more unafraid to shun the classic bridal look these days, in favor of non-traditional and even avant-garde options!

The idea of a non-traditional wedding dress is only gaining in popularity and it’s easy to see why! Something as unexpected as a bride walking down the aisle in a pink floral printed dress makes a big statement!

If you’re a bold bride with a love for all things out-of-the-box then check out these alternative wedding dress options…

Beautiful Black Tulle Dress

Black Tulle Dress

100% Polyester. Notice: fabric has no elasticity.

Stand out in this gorgeous black tulle dress designed to give just the right amount of gothic flair to your big day.

This gown is both sultry and whimsical with a satin and tulle bodice, a full tulle skirt, and a 12-inch train. 

Sophisticated Satin Trousers

Bridal Trousers Satin

An exquisite satin with a soft lustre drapes wonderfully and gives these trousers an elegant and unique touch.

If you want your wedding outfit to be as memorable as possible, why not say no to the dress and yes to the trousers?

These wide-legged satin trousers are elegant and unexpected, perfect for the most unconventional of brides.

Twilight Wedding Dress

Black Wedding Dress

The bodice is fully boned and bust cups are included. Fully lined.

For a gothic twist, wear this Twilight wedding dress on your big day.

This dress shows off all your incredible curves in a classy and sophisticated way with an intricate strapless corset top and a tulle skirt.

If you want to truly stand out and show off your personality, then this is the dress for you.

Gorgeous Green Floral Dress

Gorgeous Green Floral Dress

Alternative wedding dress trimmed with floral lace.

Boho brides will love this gorgeous green floral dress with a generous amount of lace and detailing.

It falls in a flattering a-line and has a fitted top with a tulle skirt to balance your proportions perfectly. The result is a dreamy, gorgeous riff on your traditional bridal gown. 

Vintage Wedding Dress

Gatsby Vintage Style 20’s Wedding Dress

Beautiful hand embellished, crystal beaded, shimmering, shiny evening gown for vintage style Gatsby alternative wedding or event.

If you want to channel your inner flapper, you need to get your hands on this Gatsby-inspired wedding dress.

It comes in two colors, champagne or silver, and is covered in intricate crystal beading for an authentic vintage look that will make you feel and look phenomenal.  

Black and Deep Green Gown

Black and Deep Green Gown

The top features beautiful and unique cap sleeves sleeves and a moderately modest V in the front.

This black lace and deep green gown is ideal for non-traditional brides who really like to think outside the box and make a statement.

It comes with a beautiful tulle skirt and a detailed lace bodice with cap sleeves. If you want a slight variation, you can order it with white or ivory lace in place of black. 

Embroidered Wedding Bodice

Wedding Dress Alternative

Lavender grey wedding dress with embroidered bustier bodice.

This whimsical and imaginatively embroidered wedding bodice is sure to turn heads on your big day.

The dress itself is a pale shade of ethereal lavender, and the gold and white embroidery complement it absolutely perfectly. The result is a grown-up fairy princess look. 

Chic Corset Gown

Unique Corset Wedding Dress

This is so gorgeous dress that have an amazing style, we will make it by your measurements so it will perfectly suits you!

This simple, strapless corset gown is an exceptionally romantic option with layers of beautiful tulle falling to the sides.

This off-the-shoulder dress offers a traditional silhouette but is accentuated by sheer sleeves and a detailed corset top. 

Periwinkle Dream Embroidered Gown

Periwinkle Dream Embroidered Gown

Alternative Rainbow sequin beaded wedding gown vintage style bias cut evening gown with multicolored jewels cascading down the dress! 

This fitted, pretty, pastel embroidered gown is a beautiful alternative to your traditional wedding dress.

This gown has exquisite detailing and a lovely shape and can also double as a fancy dress for other occasions. 

Delicately Detailed Floral Dress

Delicately Detailed Floral Dress

Floral print, spaghetti strap, lace up backless, split tigh cami midi dress

This backless floral dress is delicate, feminine, and has beautiful detailing.

One of the most exciting aspects is the color palette! A deeply colored floral print stands out against a light beige background with everything tied together, literally and figuratively, with a black velvet ribbon.

Superbly Sequined Gown

Superbly Sequined Gown

Wedding gown vintage style bias cut evening gown with multicolored jewels cascading down the dress!

If you love detailing and bold pops of color, this superbly sequined gown might just be ideal for your big day!

Its vintage cut and intricate sequin designs make it a total showstopper. This option is the ideal mix of the traditional wedding gown and a sultry evening dress.  

Rich Green and Gold Dress

Alternative wedding dress- green and gold

Asymmetrical gathered green silk strapless dress with gold lace flare and gold trims. Side zip and button detail.

This beautiful hued dress is perfect for the autumnal bride.

It’s ethereally simple and beautifully designed with a long green skirt and a pop of gold lace underneath. 

This dress is multi-dimensional and fun; you can wear it again!

Minimalist and Classic Wedding Dress

Minimalist and Classic Wedding Dress

This is bridal gown is made of 100% linen. This model has long sleeve, made specially for creative brides.

If you want a traditional white wedding dress but with a modern, minimalistic spin, then this gown is for you.

Handcrafted out of 100 percent linen, it is simple and elegant making it an understated, sophisticated option for classic brides.

Ombre Ruffled Wedding Gown

Boho Bridal Gown

Dreamy silk chiffon cap sleeves float atop a torso defined by a soft, figure flattering silk collage and soft waves of texture.

This beautiful take on a traditional gown ends in a glorious celebration of ruffles throughout the bottom part.

It’s carefully made, with a silk torso and sweet cap sleeves, then waves of beautiful pastel, delicate ruffles at the bottom. 

Dreamy Champagne Wedding Dress

Dreamy Champagne Wedding Dress

This dress is in made in a soft and lustrous, semi-matte satin jersey with an overlay skirt in soft, bridal tulle.

If you love simplicity with just a little bit of sparkle, this dreamy champagne wedding dress will fit your aesthetic perfectly. It’s soft, breathable, and you can wear it all day without getting uncomfortable.

The polka dot pattern is subtle, sweet, and just a little bit unexpected.

Forest Style Formal Gown

Women's Puffy Sleeve Tulle Dresses

We can custom made size and color for this puffy tulle dress.


If there was ever a gown that struck the perfect balance between a dreamy, forest aesthetic and formal wear, it’s this whimsical slip gown with enchanting floral beading on it.

Although it’s just as formal as your standard wedding gown, it’s much more unexpected and easier to move in.

Flowy Light Grey Floral Dress

Grey Flower Wedding Dress

This is the famous kaleighmouse dress!:) It could be customized in many ways - the color could be changed into many other options!

This light grey floral dress is a refreshing change from your standard white gown and is emblazoned with plenty of sweet, boho floral elements.

Ethereal, flowy, and super romantic, the butterfly sleeves and sweet back detailing make this dress a sure winner.

Stunning Ombre Silk Dress

Ombre Wedding Dress

Buttery stretch silk and a dramatic sunset ombre make this wrap dress truly unforgettable. 

This stunning silk dress is the perfect example of ombre in action!

The ivory darkens into unforgettable hues of orange, purple, and burgundy making this dress a real head-turner!

It’s also exceptionally comfortable, lined, and made out of stretchy silk charmeuse. 

Sparkly Tulle Gown

Sparkly Tulle Gown

This dress features only strict lines – front v-cut neckline and deep v-cut from behind. 

This bright and beautiful sparkly tulle gown is covered in thousands of sequins for a radiant, sparkling look that will make your big day shine.

Cut in a minimalist style; the sequins are never overpowering, resulting in a final look that is classic, beautiful, and sophisticated. 

Golden Star Dress

This golden star dress is a shimmery dream that evokes the feeling of Old Hollywood.

With sparkling star detailing and a beautiful wrap silhouette, this dress truly has it all. Plus, it’s easy to move in, and you’ll be comfortable all day. 

Sultry Black Lace Wedding Gown

Sultry Black Lace Wedding Gown

This gorgeous black lace wedding gown has so much drama, and still gives off a great bohemian vibe.

If you’re going for a goth, sultry look for your wedding ceremony, consider getting your hands on this beautiful black lace wedding gown.

Part gothic, part boho, this dress is all drama! With an empire waist and deep plunges in the back and front, it’s just as flattering as it is sultry.

Mulberry and Black Statement Gown

Mulberry and Black Statement Gown

This gorgeous lace top with long sleeves and so stylish open back.

The tried-and-true combination of mulberry and black is always on-trend and amazing, as this statement gown proves.

This two-piece wedding dress is comprised of a lace top which you can order separately, and a sumptuous tulle skirt in mulberry and black.  

Fairy Princess Champagne Dress

Fairy Princess Champagne Dress

Fabric: lace, tulle

Length: Floor Length

This amazing dress will have you feeling just like a fairy princess. From the flowy, off-the-shoulder sleeves to the gorgeous floral detailing, it’s a true winner.

Made out of lace and tulle, this dress is the perfect non-traditional wedding dress fit for a queen.

Two-Piece Wedding Ensemble

If you want to be a little bit different, why not try a two-piece wedding ensemble on for size?

This outfit works because it incorporates traditional bridal fabrics like tulle and lace into an inspired two-piece look that you can wear again and again! Very practical!

Pink Tulle Dream Dress

Pink Tulle Dream Dress

The Dress made of soft tulle, embroidered beaded lace with 3d flowers.

If you want to spend your wedding day looking pretty in pink, this tulle dress can make all of your dreams come true.

It’s got a long, flowy skirt and plenty of detailed embellishment on the top, including flowers and beaded lace.  

Romantic Red Silk Taffeta Gown

Alternative Wedding Dress in Red Silk Taffeta

This red silk wedding dress is a show-stopper!

Want to make a truly stunning statement?

This romantic red silk taffeta gown is a dramatic dress that will make your guests speechless.

A true showstopper, this dress boasts flowers, rhinestones, and crystal detailing on the bodice and back!

Black and White Star Dress

Tamsin Black Dress With Sequin Stars

This dress sparkles at any given moment, in any light set up, and it looks amazing! 

This black and white dress has a sophisticated and fun flair that will certainly help you stand out on your wedding day.

Additionally, it’s exceptionally comfortable and sparkles as you move through the room. If you’re an original bride who is not afraid of the spotlight, this dress is for you. 

Vintage Gold Celestial Gown

Vintage Gold Celestial Gown

A romantic and playful alternative wedding dress or cocktail dress made from an exquisite embroidered sequin lace featuring delicate gold stars and moons on a champagne tulle.

If you’re going for a romantic vintage look, this gown has you covered.

With sumptuous layers of tulle and plenty of sparkle, it will make you feel like royalty. 

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