Some brides want to walk down the aisle in an intricate lace wedding dress. Some brides imagine saying ‘I do’ in a fairytale ballgown. But others? They want something fuss-free, simple and casual to wear on their wedding day.
There are no rules when it comes to wedding dresses any more. If you’d feel more comfortable in an elegant yet totally casual wedding dress, there’s nothing to say you can’t wear one. From high street wedding dresses to relaxed bohemian wedding dresses, here’s an edit of the best casual wedding dresses right now.
1. Pronovias – LWD 03 Wedding Dress
We’re obsessed with this Mikado pencil skirt wedding dress by Pronovias.
The shorter skirt length keeps it casual while the corset-carved bodice and bead detailing ensure it’s totally wedding-worthy.
2. Whistles – Theodora Wedding Dress
We’re head over heels in love with the Theodora dress by Whistles – it encapsulates casual elegance.
From the tiered column skirt to the sheer embellished neckline and lace trim, there is so much to fall in love with. This dress would look great with a simple bridal updo.
3. Pronovias – PWD 03 Wedding Dress
Thanks to the timeless pleats on this taffeta dress by Pronovias, the gown remains relaxed, bohemian and floaty.
Perfect for a beach wedding, it features spaghetti straps, a twisted bodice and pretty lace embellishments.
4. Monsoon – Diana Bridal Embellished Halter Jumpsuit
If you don’t fancy wearing a dress on your wedding day, there are so many other cool options. We’re huge fans of a bridal jumpsuit, and donning one of these is a great way to look on-trend yet totally relaxed as you say your vows.
This heavily embellished piece has a halterneck, an open back and stylish wide-cut legs. Any fashion-forward bride is sure to fall in love with this look. Did we mention it’s under £300 too?
5. Whistles – Adelaide Wedding Dress
Up next is another gown from Whistles – this time the gorgeous Grecian-inspired Adelaide Wedding Dress.
Coming in just under £700, it’s cut in an elegant column silhouette and has all-over botanical embroidery. Keep your hair and accessories simple if this is the dress you choose – that shoulder ruffle does all the talking.
6. Roksanda – Ronda Fluted Cuff Cady Dress
This understated yet elegant gown is perfect for brides wanting to keep their look conservative.
The high neck and over-the-knee skirt keep things classy, while the layered, fluted sleeves give a high-fashion feel. Team with a stylish clutch and some killer heels and you’re good to go.
7. Reformation – Hollyhock Dress
If you haven’t considered Reformation for your wedding dress yet, you totally should. They have so many beautiful options.
Their Hollyhock dress is super relaxed and comfortable with a pretty smocked back bodice and a swishy full skirt.
8. Maison Rabih Kayrouz – Shirred Waist Satin Dress
Long sleeve wedding dresses are having a moment and with silky, balloon-sleeved beauties like this one on offer, it’s no wonder.
Made from a lustrous charmeuse and with an oh-so-flattering ruched waist and Grecian-inspired shape, this gown is perfect for destination weddings.
9. Catherine Deane – Ryder Dress
Casual doesn’t mean that a dress can’t have a big dollop of wow factor while staying cool, and this fringed modern midi has just that.
A sequinned sweetheart bodice meets layers of elegant fringe trim for a look that would be perfect for a relaxed or registry office wedding.
10. Kiki de Montparnasse – Cage Open-Back Silk Gown
Silk slip dresses are still having a serious moment, and we can’t get enough of this one by Kiki de Montparnasse.
It looks stunning from all angles which means every photo from your big day will be a flattering one. Cut on the bias for a beautiful drape, it’s made from fluid silk-charmeuse and has a dramatic front split and intricate cross-over straps at the low-cut back. This gown would also make the perfect wedding reception dress if you wanted something a little glitzier for the ceremony.
11. French Connection – Clara Embellished Strappy Jumpsuit
If you like the idea of wearing a jumpsuit on your wedding day, consider this strappy jumpsuit from French Connection.
With all-over delicate sequin beading, this statement all-in-one features an adjustable two-way back and a crossover V-neckline.
Pair it with metallic heels and coordinating jewellery for a put-together yet perfectly casual bridal look.
READ MORE: 21 Timeless Bridal Jumpsuits
12. Chi Chi Bridal – Mariam Dress
Anyone who says you can’t get a beautiful wedding dress for under £100 has clearly not seen Chi Chi London’s bridal offering.
Their Mariam dress is among our favourites thanks to its cowl neckline, fitted skirt and luxurious silk cut. You’ll look truly elegant as you walk down the aisle.
13. Constellation Âme – Elsie Midi Dress
The definition of casual, this elegant midi dress is the ideal pick for registry office nuptials or laid-back elopements.
Made with a delicate poly-crêpe, the wrap style bodice and floaty sleeves are universally flattering and the simplicity of the gown means you can really go to town with your bridal accessories!
14. Catherine Deane – London Gown
We love this tiered lacy number that offers just the right balance of traditional bridal style and boho vibes.
Vintage-style, graphic lace cap sleeves and ladder trim detailing combine to create a dreamy, ethereal vibe that will have you feeling as though you’re floating down the aisle.
15. MSGM – Double-Breasted Ruffled Crepe Dress
The statement ruffles add a welcome touch of femininity to an otherwise traditional and androgynous cut. Wear it with statement earrings and a red lip for a dazzling but casual bridal look.
16. Self Portrait – Embellished Lace Maxi Dress
Here at Hitched HQ, we’re huge fans of pretty much every gown by Self Portrait, and their embellished lace maxi dress is no exception.
The brand’s elaborate maxi dress comes in a classic ivory shade and has been crafted from structured sequin circle lace. We love the beaded diamanté trim, because it’ll add no-end of shimmer as you walk down the aisle.
17. BHLDN – Goldie Dress
Going for a more casual style doesn’t mean you have to forgo the glamour and this sparkly, short dress from BHLDN proves our point perfectly!
Featuring all the glitz with none of the fuss, this ivory, figure-hugging beauty is a great pick for brides wanting to show off their pins.
18. Dolce and Gabbana – Crepe Dress
Cut from bone-white crêpe and, for textural contrast and comfort, lined with smooth satin, it falls with a pencil silhouette that ends with a playful kick hem.
19. Aidan Mattox – Promenade Dress
This fun and playful wedding dress would be the perfect choice for any relaxed celebration.
If the on-trend halterneck top isn’t enough to persuade you to shop, we’re pretty sure the playful fringed skirt will be – just imagine it on the dance floor!
20. Ivory & Co. – Daisy Dreams
If you love the idea of a vintage-style, tea-length gown, we reckon you’ll fall head over heels for this dreamy dress.
Layers of floaty chiffon give this romantic gown a traditional feel while the lace cap-sleeved bodice with keyhole back keeps it firmly rooted in the 21st century.
21. BHLDN – Montreal Dress
Take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book and opt for a slinky, halterneck number.
The fit and flare silhouette and the thigh split give this classy looking gown just the right amount of sexiness. Team it with some blingy earrings and a metallic bridal sandal for serious style points.
READ MORE: 40 of the Best Wedding Sandals
Now you’ve chosen your casual wedding dress, take a look at our round-up of designer wedding shoes to finish the look completely.