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31 of the Best Casual Wedding Dresses for Laid-Back Brides

Not every bride wants an embellished wedding dress or a full-skirted ball gown. Check out these beautifully casual wedding dresses for low-key brides!

Model in a strappy wedding dress

Some brides want to walk down the aisle in an intricate lace wedding dress. Some brides imagine saying ‘I do’ in a fairy tale ballgown. But others? They are after a fuss-free, simple and casual wedding dress.

There are no rules when it comes to wedding dresses any more. If you’d feel more comfortable in an elegant yet totally informal wedding dress, there’s nothing to say you can’t wear one. From high street wedding dresses from the likes of ASOS and H&M to relaxed bohemian wedding dresses from Free People, here’s an edit of the best casual wedding dresses right now.

Simple Casual Wedding Dresses

Short Casual Wedding Dresses

Unique Casual Wedding Dresses

Casual Wedding Dresses That Aren't White

Casual Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

Our Favourite Casual Wedding Dresses from Coast

31 of the Best Informal Wedding Dresses

Simple Casual Wedding Dresses

1. Mia Square Neck Wedding Dress - £499, Whistles

We’re head over heels in love with the Mia Dress by Whistles – it totally encapsulates casual elegance. From the square neckline to the deep back and subtle cinched waist, there is so much to fall in love with. Square neck wedding dresses are right on trend too!

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2. Hollyhock Dress - £400, Reformation

If you haven’t considered Reformation for your wedding dress yet, you totally should as they have lots of beautiful options. Their Hollyhock dress is super relaxed and comfortable with a pretty smocked back bodice and a swishy full skirt.

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3. Andrea - POA, Pronovias

Model in a strapless wedding dress

We're obsessed with the Andrea flared dress by Pronovias. The strapless neckline keeps it casual while the structured bodice and flowing chiffon skirt ensure it’s totally wedding-worthy.

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4. Winslow Dress - £285, Reformation

Model wearing a draping wedding dress

If comfort is your priority this wrap dress not only looks stunning, it also features an adjustable waist tie so you can wear it as tight or as loose as you please. Dress it up with an elaborate head band like this bride has done, or keep things sleek with a no jewellery look. 

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5. Beach Bliss Maxi Dress - £98, Free People

Model in a flowy beach wedding dress

Brides destined for a beach wedding venue will adore this free flowing beauty from Free People. Featuring a gorgeous crotchet trim, bell sleeves and a relaxed fit, this dress looks effortlessly cool. We love how this model has ditched her shoes - it doesn't get more casual than that!

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6. Rosie Satin Cami Wedding Dress - £120, ASOS

Model wearing a sleek casual wedding dress

The Rosie wedding dress from ASOS is heavenly thanks to its simple style and flattering silhouette. You can dress it up with accessories for the wedding reception or let its simplicity speak for itself. 

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7. Sleeveless Wrap Chiffon Maxi Dress - £75, Dorothy Perkins

Model wearing a simple pleated casual wedding dress

Incorporate pleats into your wedding dress for a gorgeous ethereal look that will flatter your figure. We adore this dress for a causal outfit, but it would work equally as well if you're looking for white bridesmaid dresses

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8. Issa Silk Satin Slip Dress  - £360, Olivia von Halle

Model wearing a silk satin slip casual wedding dress

Olivia von Halle is the master when it comes to simple slip dresses - crafted from luxurious ivory silk, this dress might be casual but it sure is special! Pair with delicate gold jewellery. 

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Short Casual Wedding Dresses

9. Atlanta Silk Nightdress - £374, Sleeper at Farfetch

Model in a silk wedding dress

Sleeper's bridal collection is dreamy and this 100% silk beauty is one of our favourites. The off the shoulder, cuffed balloon sleeves can be worn both on or off the shoulders and the simple cut and smock style is flattering on all body types. 

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10. Contrast Lace Corset Midi Dress - £40, Boohoo

Model wearing a short casual wedding dress with lace cut-out details

An affordable high street wedding dress is a great option if you are looking for a casual outfit as you won't have to break the bank. The mesh cut out details on this Boohoo dress add interest to the classic design. 

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11. Broderie Tiered Midi Dress - £36.99, Quiz

Model wearing a broderie casual wedding dress

The broderie fabric and shorter hem instantly give this Quiz dress a casual vibe. It'll look gorgeous on your wedding day as well as being a staple in your wardrobe for seasons to come. 

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12. Strappy Tailored Mini Dress - £49, Oasis

Model wearing a strappy mini casual wedding dress

Pop on a pair of sunnies and an oversized blazer (or bridal jacket!) over this Oasis dress and you'll look seriously cool. The triangular strap details are giving us major designer vibes. 

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13. High Neck Mini Dress - £68, Little Mistress

Model wearing a high neck mini casual wedding dress

An informal wedding dress can still have a vintage look to it - this dress from Vogue William's Little Mistress collection has a traditional high neck but has been given a contemporary lift with the short skirt length and metallic accessories. 

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Unique Casual Wedding Dresses

14. Ariane Lace Wedding Co-Ord - £599, Whistles

Model wearing a lace wedding co-ord

Opting for bridal separates is a great way to keep things casual and this delicate lace two piece from Whistles puts a contemporary spin on the traditional wedding dress without being too much. 

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15. Tilly Skirt & Top Wedding Set - £1,099, Constellation Âme

Model in a lace skirt and top wedding set

We love this lacy top and crepe skirt set that offers just the right balance of traditional bridal style and boho vibes. Vintage-style, graphic lace cap sleeves and scalloped edging combine to create a dreamy, ethereal feel that will have you feeling as though you’re floating down the aisle.

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16. Spot Jacquard Hi Low Dress - £179, Karen Millen

Model wearing a high neck polka dot print casual wedding dress

For a unique casual wedding dress, that isn't too in your face, consider this polka dot print from Karen Millen. It's playful, fun and we bet your guests won't have seen anything like it worn before. 

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17. Flounce-Trimmed Dress - £34.99, H&M

Model wearing a ruffle strappy casual wedding dress

H&M never fails us when it comes to basics so why shouldn't you nab your wedding dress from there too? The floaty style of this frock is laid-back, relaxed and comfortable making it the perfect choice for a wedding in the warmer months. 

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18. Lace Slip Satin Midi Dress - £49, Nasty Gal

Model wearing a lace satin slip casual wedding dress

A unique take on the classic slip dress, Nasty Gal's creation features a front cut-out, lace detailing and cross-over back straps. Best paired with natural bridal makeup and hair, plus a gorgeous wildflower bouquet. 

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19. Coastland Petal Midi Dress - £92, Sister Jane 

Model wearing a unique casual wedding dress with floral details

Sister Jane is known for their unique designs that combine oversized silhouettes with on-trend details. If you're a puff sleeve wedding dress lover, this casual number will tick all your boxes. 

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Casual Wedding Dresses That Aren't White

20. Clementine Halter Wedding Dress - £150, ASOS

Model in a maxi apricot wedding dress holding flowers

Here at Hitched HQ, we’re huge fans of pretty much every bridal gown by ASOS, and their Clementine halter dress is no exception. The brand’s maxi dress comes in a pretty apricot shade which is perfect if you're steering clear of traditional white or ivory. 

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21. Floral Guipure Lace Midi Dress - £299, Karen Millen

Model wearing a casual midi wedding dress with floral lace print

Spring soirees and balmy summer evenings are the perfect match for this casual wedding dress from Karen Millen. The floral bodice is a vibrant pop of colour that you can totally get away with at laid-back nuptials. 

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22. Floral Long Sleeve Skater Dress - £20, Boohoo

Model wearing a floral long sleeved casual wedding dress

Another option is this long sleeved floral wedding dress from Boohoo. It's super pretty as well as having a sultry low back that will look fabulous when photographed. 

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23. Larah Feather Print Maxi Dress - £289, Phase Eight 

Model wearing a gold and white feather print casual wedding dress

If you aren't keen on florals, have you considered a feather print instead? The Larah dress from Phase Eight is a shimmering dream that unique brides will adore. 

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24. Ruched Puff Sleeve Midi Dress - £25.99, New Look

Model wearing a monochrome polka dot casual wedding dress

A casual wedding dress for less than £30? Don't mind if we do! This number from New Look is just what we have in mind for a destination wedding, worn with a striking red lip. 

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Casual Wedding Dresses for Older Brides

25. Elsie Midi Dress - £599, Constellation Âme

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!

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26. Shauna Bridal Dress - £249, Monsoon

Model in a sleek wedding dress with lace panel

Up next is another outfit from Monsoon – this time the gorgeous crepe and lace Shauna bridal dress. Coming in at under £250, it offers a clean and classic silhouette with traditional long line buttons but the sheer floral lace panel adds an interesting touch. We also love the beaded Mrs clutch bag this model has styled it with!

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27. Cleopatra Bridal Gown - £450, Little Mistress

  Model in a one sleeved cape wedding dress

Casual doesn’t mean that a dress can’t have a big dollop of wow factor while staying cool, and this caped gown has just that. A crisp drape of fabric embellished with sequins makes for a look that would be perfect for a relaxed celebration or registry office wedding.

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28. Tanya Belted Midaxi Dress - £130, Phase Eight

Model wearing a belted causal short wedding dress

The Tanya dress from Phase Eight is available in white or pink, so you can keep your look traditional or a little more quirky. Designed with a frilled neckline and a figure-flattering belt, it is demure and chic. 

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Our Favourite Casual Wedding Dresses from Coast

29. Cowl Neck Midi Dress - £99

Model wearing a cowl neck midi casual wedding dress

A simple slip doesn't have to be sleek - we love how this style from Coast is adorned with floral embroidery for a textured finish. As for the cowl neck? It'll suit everyone! 

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30. Sleeveless Tuxe Wrap Mini Dress - £159

Model wearing a tuxe style casual wedding dress

Your casual wedding dress can most definitely still be sophisticated as shown by Coast's tuxe mini. It's the perfect compromise if you can't decide between wearing a wedding dress or a suit. 

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31. Embroidered Satin Jumpsuit - £199

Model wearing an embroidered satin wedding jumpsuit

Speaking of suits, it doesn't get more casual than a gorgeous bridal jumpsuit! You'll be able to relax completely if you go for Coast's wedding jumpsuit and we're predicting tons of compliments. 

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What Should a Bride Wear to a Casual Wedding?

If you are having a casual wedding, some popular choices for brides are two-piece wedding dresses, wedding suits and bridal jumpsuits, as well as the minimalistic pieces above. Look for relaxed silhouettes, light-weight fabrics such as cotton or linen and designs that you are going to feel comfortable in.

What Can I Wear to a Wedding at Home?

Tying the knot in the comfort of your own home means you can wear whatever you like! Let your personal style lead the way, whether you choose a laid-back slip dress, a playful short mini or a super cool suit. You could also consider steering clear of tradition and opting for a colourful outfit, such as a pink wedding dress

Can Brides Change for the Wedding Reception?

Absolutely! In fact, many brides are choosing to switch up their look for their wedding reception with party-ready styles that they can dance the night away in. The key is to look for designs that are easy to move and eat in and are completely different from your wedding ceremony dress. You can swap into a more casual dress or really go wild with your wedding reception dress with short hems, sequins and feathers! 

What Can a Bride Wear to a Garden Wedding?

A relaxed garden wedding venue calls for a romantic garden wedding dress - you may wish to incorporate elements of the natural world into your outfit such as floral prints and lace. We also recommend something soft and floaty with a mini or midi hem to avoid any dragging on muddy grounds, and keeping a bridal jacket on hand should it rain on your wedding day

Remember, if you're going to be walking on grass, wedges or wedding flats are advised! 

Now you’ve chosen your casual wedding dress, take a look at our round-up of designer wedding shoes to finish the look completely