30 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Fairytale Floral Bridal Dress

This fairytale floral bridal dress will make you look and feel just like a princess on your big day.

Crafted out of luxurious tulle and satin, it has a long sweeping train and plenty of intricate detailing with crystal beads and embroidered flowers. 

Periwinkle Dream Embroidered Gown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Beautiful Blue Detailed Dress

Now, this dress looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale, with plenty of blue and white tulle, a beaded bodice, and a sultry slit up the side.

It’s a stunning example of expert craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.  

Black and White Star Dress

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

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. 

More From Blog

12 Fall Wedding Cake Ideas To Inspire You

The Most Romantic 80s Wedding Songs For Your Big Day

40 Touching Wedding Video Songs That’ll Melt Your Heart

virtual planner

Ready to
Plan your Wedding??

We are here to help you through the wedding planning process. We can help you find vendors, the right venue, or even help plan your entire wedding.

Thank you!

This feature will be available shortly, we’ll notify you when it’s ready. For now, please take a look at our hand-selected vendors.

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a great experience and to help our website run effectively.