Alternative Wedding Dresses: The Best Statement Styles

Be a bold, fashion-forward bride – and create a gorgeous talking point – by choosing one of these stunning alternative wedding dresses

Alternative wedding dresses

If you want to move away from tradition, there are limitless wedding dress options for alternative brides. We’ve chosen a selection the latest alternative wedding dresses from a range of bridalwear designers to tempt you: be as bold and outrageous as you dare…

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Unique Wedding Dresses

If you are looking for an alternative wedding dress that still feels suitably bridal then look for traditional style wedding gowns but with a unique finishing touch – whether that’s a statement silhouette, an oversized sleeve or a daring neckline.

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Claudia – Maggie Sottero

Cold shoulder wedding dress

We love the cold shoulder design of this Maggie Sottero wedding gown made from Aldora crepe. This fit and flare wedding gown gives you a beautiful silhouette and has a refreshing and effortless feel to it. The jewelled neckline and scooped back are extra finishing touches that make this dress feel so stylish.

Calipso – Atelier Pronovias

Tiered unique wedding dress

Stylish brides will adore this tiered wedding gown by Atelier Pronovias. A plunging v-neckline and illusion sleeves make this dress give a delicate look which then leads to a tiered statement skirt that gives a unique look.

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Kenzi – Enzoani

Alternative wedding dress

This show-stopping satin gown from the Enzoani collection puts a whole new twist on the mermaid wedding dress silhouette. While the main structure of the Kenzi wedding dress is a simple column style with a sweetheart neckline, clever tulle layers create a mermaid effect at the skirt, enhanced by statement beading.

Black Wedding Dresses

If you are looking for a truly alternative wedding dress then a black wedding dress could be perfect for you. Whether you are looking for some gothic style wedding dress or something sleek and sophisticated, there will be a black wedding dress for you.

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Zander – Sottero & Midgley

Alterntaive wedding dresses

The Zanda dress by Sottero & Midgley is a statement choice and perfect for brides who want to step away from the norm. Contrasting lace and tulle are layered together to create this stunning look and 3D floral motifs are used throughout the dress to add a textured finish.

Style 69375 – Ronald Joyce

Black ruffled wedding dress

If you are looking for an alternative wedding dress that is full of drama then style 69375 from Ronald Joyce could be the ideal gown for you. Long sleeves and a fitted bodice then lead to a ruffled ballgown skirt.

Venetian Rose Gown – Needle and Thread

Tulle alternative wedding dress

Just because you are choosing a black wedding dress doesn’t mean you can’t pick something that looks pretty and girly. The Venetian rose gown by Needle and Thread has delicate floral detail and layers of tulle to create a fairytale feel.

Blaine and Stevie – Martina Liana

Black wedding dress

This lace blaine top from Martina Liana looks gorgeous teamed with the charcoal grey Stevie skirt. Layers of fabric cascade down to create a beautiful effect and the perfect alternative wedding dress.

Bridal Jumpsuits

If you are looking for an alternative wedding dress then maybe it’s not a dress you need at all! A beautifully tailored bridal jumpsuit would be a unique and alternative take on traditional bridal attire.

One Shoulder Jumpsuit – Ted Baker

Wedding jumpsuit

This tailored jumpsuit from Ted Baker is super stylish and would look fantastic at a chic and modern wedding venue. The shorter length also makes it a great excuse to buy some fabulous wedding shoes as they will be on show for the world to see!

Style 99067 – Justin Alexander Signature

Textured jumpsuit

How incredible is this ivory jumpsuit from Justin Alexander Signature? The textured fabric makes a real style statement and it’s the perfect look for the confident bride who wants to wear something totally unique.

Brady Jumpsuit – BHLDN

Unique bridal jumpsuit

Add some Parisian chic to your bridal look with the Brady jumpsuit from BHLDN. A circle lace trim accents the plunging neckline and the crepe fabric gives an effortlessly stylish look. Team with simple jewellery and metallic shoes to really complete the look.

Style 88000 – Justin Alexander

Unique bridal look

We think this jumpsuit from Justin Alexander would be perfect for a destination wedding. The light fabric and sleeveless detail make it ideal for a hot climate and you can wear your hair swept up to show off the embroidered illusion sleeves.

Short Wedding Dresses

If traditional wedding gowns just aren’t for you then you could consider a short wedding dress. A short wedding dress is perfect if you want a less formal style and also gives you the ideal excuse to splash out on some killer heels!

Erica – Rebecca Ingram

Shorter wedding dress

For an alternative wedding dress that still feels suitably bridal, the Erica dress from Rebecca Ingram is a beautiful choice. Box pleats give this dress a stunning silhouette, while a satin finish adds some extra shine.

Diannah – Ted Baker

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The Diannah dress from Ted Baker is a pretty and understated style. Long sleeves, lace detail and a pleated skirt keep this seemingly simple wedding dress still looking beautifully bridal.

Evette – Phase Eight

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This short wedding dress from Phase Eight would be ideal for a beach wedding. The scalloped lace edging and the bardot neckline are pretty finishing touches that really complete this relaxed style.

Consenza Sparkle – French Connection

Short wedding dress

French Connection have an array of unique wedding dresses but one of our favourites has to be the Consenza Sparkle dress, faux organza gives this shorter wedding dress its fitted shape and we love the unique detail of the mesh bodice.

Floral Wedding Dresses

A floral wedding dress sounds pretty traditional, right? But if you want an alternative take on a floral wedding dress then you can, think bold prints and lots of colour!

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Flora – Wendy Makin Couture

Pink floral wedding dress

When you think about bold floral wedding dresses you have to think of Wendy Makin Couture, their take on bold floral prints has been a staple within their collection for years and the Flora dress is one of the latest designs.Pretty pink flowers are scattered through the dress and add some colour to a traditional design.

Jacinta – Pure Bridal

Pink ballgown wedding dress

The pink floral Jacinta dress from Pure Bridal is ideal for brides who want something different from the norm but still want to maintain that elegant bridal feel. This flowing dress would be a perfect choice for a summer wedding.

Style 69426 – Ronald Joyce

Floral wedding dress

Style 69426 from Ronald Joyce shows how floral wedding dresses can be bright, bold and daring. We love the dramatic print on this ballgown wedding dresses and the fitted bodice and spaghetti straps give a beautiful shape to the dress.

Morgona – Ted Baker

Silver wedding dress

The Morgona wedding dress by Ted Baker is adorned with twinkling silver embellishments, scattered throughout the gown. For an elegant wedding dress that is totally unique, this silver and ivory wedding dress is a perfect choice.

Carmen – BHLDN

Tropical wedding dress

The Carmen dress from BHLDN is the perfect tropical wedding dress for a beach wedding, from the botanical pattern through to the relaxed off the shoulder fit of the gown. We are in love!

Colourful Wedding Dresses

Who says your wedding dress has to be white? Alternative brides will love mixing up traditional bridal silhouettes with bold colours and unique fabrics. Take a look at some of our favourite colourful alternative wedding dresses.

Style 8295 – Mori Lee

Pink wedding dress

If you want to be pretty in pink on your wedding day then this strapless pink wedding gown from Mori Lee will suit you perfectly. The traditional ballgown style and pretty pastel hue work beautifully together.

Style BT1810 – Beautiful

Colourful wedding dress

We love the artistic style of this colourful wedding dress from Beautiful. If you are looking for a bold wedding dress for your colourful wedding day then this could be a dreamy choice.

Style CWG782 – David’s Bridal

Blue wedding dress

Why not let your wedding dress be your something blue? This lace wedding dress from David’s Bridal is made from pale blue fabric with an overlay of traditional lace.

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