Although white is traditional, there are no rules against colored dresses – and rules are made to be broken! If you’re looking for a way to spice up your bridal style, consider a non-traditional gown. Something that is sure to ‘wow’ your guests, yet is still timeless. Take a look at some of our favorite alternative wedding dresses, perfect for the bride who wants a one-of-a-kind wedding ensemble.
Far away from kitsch and princess, Ritual Unions has a contemporary aesthetic. Each of their alternative wedding dresses a subtle message, from rebellion to romance. Each of their pieces are light and comfortable to wear, and are made with high-quality fabrics such as lace and silk from Europe
Made with french corded lace, Nightcall is a light-weight gown that is equal parts romantic and sexy. It features a beautiful lace appliquéing, a straight across neckline, and a see-through skirt. Pair it with a silk liner, or be bold and go without.
Completely hand embroidered with 3-D floral lace, Sly is a sexy alternative dress. It features a deep v-neckline in the corset, slits in the front of the skirt, and is slightly see-through. It also comes with a detachable underskirt, for a two-in-one look.
She Wore Flowers
Offering non-traditional wedding dresses, She Wore Flowers is recognized for their one-of-a-kind gowns that don’t break the bank. They have successfully bridged the gap between on-trend, timeless beauty and affordability. Inspired by the cosmos, their designs are sure to take your breath away.
A non-structured column silhouette, Ember is a comfortable and elegant dress. It features a plunging neckline is framed with lacey florals. The lace stops below the hips, and two layers of contrasting soft tulle in ivory and dark nude then fall to the floor atop the inner charmeuse lining.
Like magical moonlight upon a garden, our Midnight Primrose gown is composed of glistening dark lace entwined with blue, black, and metallic hues on a delicate gray tulle. Composed of two separate gowns, it features a silky charmeuse inner slip dress, and a separate lace and tulle outer gown.
For the creative and wild romantics, there’s Elizabeth Dye. Her unique alternative wedding dresses feature brilliant colors and ultra-feminine silhouettes that are sure to impress. She carries a little something for everyone, whether you prefer a more light and whimsical look, or a dark and edgy vibe.
Regal and impossible to ignore, Blair is a gown for a queen. It features an off-the-shoulder princess bodice, removable puff sleeves, and a voluminous circle skirt – all in the most wonderful golden apricot color.
A daring dress for an adventuress, Furiosa is a two-piece ensemble. It features a structured taffeta bustier and asymmetric tulle ballgown skirt. The skirt has an optional slit and is layered with hand cut tulle and crinoline for incredible texture and drama.
Claire La Faye
Claire La Faye emits a heavy nostalgia for romance and days gone by, yet still rings all things sexy and unique. The designer offers a style for women that is wearable, feminine, and most unforgettable. Lending a more creative, whimsical, and non-traditional approach to modern-day brides.
A lace jumpsuit, Black Angel is a fun dress for a modern bride. It features a fitted lace V-neck bodice and back with sheer illusion sides and fitted pants. It is covered in floral details and hand stitched 3D florals, for a feminine touch.
A ballgown, Verona, is an alternative spin on a princess silhouette. It features a floral bodice with a v-neckline, and a fluffy layered tulle skirt. It does not come with a lining, but is meant to be worn with a bodysuit.
In case you didn’t already know, we’re obsessed with Teuta Matoshi. And while this designer doesn’t specifically offer bridal attire, any of their magical gowns with do. Featuring luxe materials, rich colors, and figure flattering silhouettes, there’s something for everyone.
In a rich black, the Hermoine Blossoming Gown is an alternative dress for the romantic-at-heart. It features an a-line silhouette, three-quarter sleeves, and a v-neckline. All in a designer laced fabric with intricate beading and elegant appliques.
In a stunning Cadmium orange color, the Georgina gown is a charmer. Made of a soft tulle, it features a tiered a-line skirt with a defined waistline. The bodice has a fun cutout and ruffles along the sweetheart neckline, for a flirty ultra-feminine look.