22 Most Unique Ideas about Nontraditional Wedding Dress


Wedding day is of course the "Big Day" for every girl. Girls wish to look as pretty as a picture on this intimate occasion. Brides to be these days are more inclined towards getting a fashion forward bridal look. Those long, white or ivory traditional wedding gowns are being skipped and replaced by nontraditional wedding dress.You will see more sleek, short and colored oriented wedding dresses now. Here are some of the most trendy and non traditional bridal dresses enlisted to inspire you.

20 Most Unique Ideas about Nontraditional Wedding Dress


Boho Chic Wedding Dresses

Its the mixture of hippie and bohemian influences. The girls who do not want to be tied up in a fitted traditional wedding gowns, prefer a boho chic styled dress. It commonly has a flowing style with lace overlay. Sometimes backless or with keyhole back dresses, these are perfect for a beach wedding.

(Bohemian Lacy Dress by Yolancris)


Champagne Wedding Dress

Just to get rid of the old fashioned wedding gowns, fashion forward brides are showing great inclination towards unique colors along with designs. A champagne wedding dress can turn a bride into an epitome of elegance and simplicity. The uniqueness of the color would speak for itself. It’s perfect for summer wedding. This V-Neckline with statement braided straps and T-Back dress will stun your audience!

(Fallon Dress from freepeople.com)


Bridal Jumpsuits

A jumpsuit is the best option as an alternate wedding dress. Girls who want a fashion forward bridal look should go for a jumpsuit. There is so much variety to choose from like laced jumpsuits, backless jumpsuit, illusion bodice, deep v-neck jumpsuit with palazzo pants and a lot more.

(Cut-out jumpsuit by Rachel Pally)


Bridal Pantsuits

A pantsuit, sounds quite weird to many when talk as bridal dress. But bridal pantsuits are a latest trend. Tomboy bride would love to fit in something that makes her feel comfy and chic. Pantsuits would give a dramatic style statement rather than a blocky look.

(Wedding Pant Suit by Theia)


Sparkly Wedding Dresses

Brides today are more fascinated by glitz and glam. The dazzling and shimmery dresses with sequins, crystals, rhinestones, pearls and intricate beading on a wedding dress whether long or short, look magical. If you too love that sparkly touch, the best hues to choose are silver, golden and ivory.

(Sparkly sequin dress from Mac Duggal and another shows a pretty silver-sparkle dress)


Crop Top Wedding Gown

A simple wedding gown can be turned into an elegantly chic ensemble by adding a beautifully designed and unique crop top. The lacy, see through crop top looks magical with a wedding gown and midi skirt as well. Fringe crop top is yet another unique idea presented by various fashion designers.

(Design of Hayley Paige)


Two Piece Bridal Ensemble

Bridal separates are quite trendy these days. Top and skirt as a bridal dress not only give the bride a super-chic look but it is also quite cost effective as compared to a traditional wedding gown. A two piece bridal dress can easily be recycled and used after wedding day.

(Lace and chiffon two-piece from Rachel Allan and another one from Terani Couture)


Short Embellished Wedding Dresses

A short or tea length wedding dress is definitely a trendy nontraditional wedding dress. Embroidered, laced, embellished with sequins and beading are the most chic styles. Short wedding dresses can have cap and long sleeves. Plus sized women can also en-robe it as it will make them look slimmer.

(Marcía Dress by BHLDN)


Get Bolder And Brighter

Ditching the traditional white gowns and opting for a more bold and bright look is the latest inspiration of brides to be as well as of the fashion designers. Designers are showcasing all the colors of the rainbow to get rid of the stereotype ivory wedding gowns.

(Image via Heyweddinglady)


Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses

Vintage wedding dresses are truly inspired from the classic Hollywood era of 1920's to 1950. A vintage inspired wedding dress has more of metallic embellishments, use of sequins and pearls. Today's fashion designers has beautifully amalgamated this romantically vintage style with the requirements of a modern bride.

(Vintage dress inspired by Great Gatsby from Unique Prom)


Hint of Color or Dip Dye Bridal Dress

Brides who want traditional as well as nontraditional wedding dress, can give their gowns the twist of some fun color. Any color that you like, can be added with the white wedding dress. The hint of color can be in a headpiece, belt or shoes or colored crocet laces on the back.

Dip dye bridal dress is yet another cool alternative to get rid of white wedding gowns. Ombre hue goes perfectly with a massive splash of your desired shade. It can be beautified by adding chic styles like open back, one shoulder, laced straps or off the shoulder.

(Image via Flyawaybride)


Bold Prints: Matching with the Groom

Bold prints are also for those who love to wear non traditional dresses. If you feel nervous for wearing bold prints in a wedding gown, the best way is to make your groom wear the same print shirt. It will look damn cute and different.

(Print Jersey A-Line dress from Nordstorm)


Floral or Printed Wedding Dresses

Girls who are planning to marry this spring must get some inspiration from floral wedding gowns. From soft and subtle to bright floral prints, all is trending. Many fashion runways have displayed floral wedding gowns this year. An off the shoulder floral wedding gown is the most rocking and classy.

(Showing below is Mac Duggal sweetheart lace embroidered flower gown, open back; YolanCris botanical inspiration wedding dress; and another one with beautiful floral print)


Cocktail Dress for Wedding

A cocktail dress on a wedding is not for guests any more. Too many brides have rocked their wedding day by wearing cocktail wedding dresses. A cocktail dress could be a short one or tea length both in laced, one shoulder, off the shoulder style. A headpiece adds touch of glam.

(Open back tull cocktail dress from David’s Bridal)


Layered Tulle Wedding Dress

Layered tulle wedding dresses are most suited for the girls who love a fairy-like image on this intimate occasion. Ivory layered tulle wedding gown is a typical nontraditional wedding dress. Sleeveless, backless or with a headpiece, it gives you a jaw dropping look.

(Image via JLM Couture)


Geometric Cutouts

This is the most trendy yet alternative wedding dress. To get a chic look, geometric cutouts can be incorporated on the waistline and all the way running down on both sides. If you are not comfortable with the bare skinned area, it can be filled with designed lace or sheer fabric.

(Image via Style Me Pretty)


Black Swan Wedding Dress

Wearing a black wedding gown is quite a bold decision. It is undoubtedly a stunning nontraditional wedding dress. A long length skirt is a better choice. It will give you a couture bridal look. Black is perfect for a winter outdoor wedding specially in a snowy landscape.

(Beaded high neck black dress from David’s Bridal)


Floor Length Lace Wedding Dress

A floor length laced wedding dress is best for an outdoor informal wedding. It has the same length from front and back. So its easy to carry unlike the traditional wedding gowns with long tails. Styles like one shoulder or strapless would beautify it more.

(Sheath lace dress from Lightinthebox)


Ruffled Wedding Dress

If you wish to enrobe a long wedding gown but with a difference, ruffled wedding dress is a nice option. Ruffled wedding dresses are elegant and stylish. They look gorgeous in both white as well as in colors. A beautifully stitched red ruffled dress would give you a jaw dropping look specially in winter.

(Ruffled tiered silk-chiffon gown from Net-a-porter.com)


Racerback Wedding Dresses

For the girls who love simplicity with style, racerbacks wedding gowns are a great option. A simple wedding gown with an intricately designed racerback of lace, crystals and sheer would add glamour to it. There is no limitation of color, you can choose any color that matches the theme.

(Image via Style Me Pretty)


Victorian Gothic Wedding Dress

Victorian Gothic wedding dresses are not only unique but elegant too. You will have more color options to choose from unlike the white wedding dress. Colors like red, black and purple are the most dominating ones. The gothic wedding dress would be most appropriate if you also set a whole wedding theme on Victorian gothic culture.

(Purple Gothic dress from Etsy)


Floral Crochet Bodycon Bridal Dress

Floral crochet bodycon dresses are perfect for a summer outdoor wedding. This nontraditional wedding dress is light and airy. There is so much variety of cuts and patterns to choose from. Even you can choose a color of your choice. Floral bodycon dresses can be purchased in affordable price.

(Floral Crochet dress from Shein.com)