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 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.
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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. This dress would look great with a simple bridal updo.
2. Diana Bridal Embellished Halter Jumpsuit - £299, Monsoon
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. Did we mention it’s under £300 too?
3. Hollyhock Dress - £415, Reformation
If you haven’t considered Reformation for your wedding dress yet, you totally should. 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.
4. Bridal One Shoulder Wrap Maxi Dress - £80, Chi Chi London
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 one shoulder maxi dress is among our favourites thanks to its panelled bodice, asymmetric neckline and wrap style skirt. You’ll look truly elegant as you walk down the aisle.
5. 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!
6. Daisy Dreams - POA, Ivory & Co.
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.
7. Montreal Dress - $220, BHLDN
Take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book and opt for a slinky, halterneck number.
The fit and flare silhouette and thigh split give this classy gown just the right amount of sexiness. Team it with some blingy earrings and a metallic bridal sandal for serious style points.
8. Atlanta Silk Nightdress - £300, Sleeper
Sleeper's new season 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.
9. Andrea - POA, Pronovias
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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10. Ariane Lace Wedding Co-Ord - £599, Whistles
Opting for a wedding dress co-ord 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.
It has a beautiful open back which will look lovely from behind as you walk down the aisle.
11. Shauna Bridal Dress - £249, Monsoon
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!
12. Gwyneth Tulle Midi Dress - £900, Molly Goddard
Sheer fabric, like the whisper-weight tulle material on this Molly Goddard dress, will create a lovely romantic and ethereal effect - perfect for a wedding while still being casual.
Layer it over a simple slip and dress up with pearl embellishments for a feminine touch.
13. Satin Slip Dress - £24.99, H&M
Silk slip dresses are still having a serious moment, and we can’t get enough of this bargain buy from H&M.
It looks stunning from all angles which means every photo from your big day will be a flattering one. Cut with a leg split for a beautiful drape, it has a delicate bow detail and adjustable shoulder straps. This gown would also make the perfect wedding reception dress if you wanted something a little glitzier for the ceremony.
14. Winslow Dress - £285, Reformation
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.
15. Simonah Lace Panelled Mini Dress - £95, French Connection
The statement zip and pockets add a cool edge to this otherwise feminine lace mini dress. Wear it with statement earrings and a red lip for a dazzling but casual bridal look.
16. Clementine Halter Wedding Dress - £120, ASOS
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.
17. Mini Shift Dress with 3D Floral Embellishment - £150, ASOS
We also adore this embellished mini dress from ASOS that proves going for a more casual style doesn’t mean you have to forgo the glamour.
Featuring all the glitz with none of the fuss, this white, shift-style beauty is a great pick for brides wanting to show off their pins.
18. Elecia Fringe Wedding Dress - £250, Phase Eight
Inspired by the 1920s, this playful wedding dress would be the perfect choice for any relaxed celebration.
If the flattering square neckline isn’t enough to persuade you, we’re pretty sure the fun fringing will be – just imagine it on the dance floor!
19. Tilly Skirt & Top Wedding Set - £1,099, Constellation Âme
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 vibe that will have you feeling as though you’re floating down the aisle.
20. Layla Bow Midi Dress - £140, Phase Eight
Effortless but not without an impact, it falls with a pencil silhouette and has fabulous fluted sleeves and a chic bow detailed bodice.
21. Ruched Lurex Gown - £1,799, Talbot Runhof
Long sleeve wedding dresses are seriously on trend in the wedding world and with sheer, shimmery beauties like this one on offer, it’s no wonder.
Made from a lustrous ivory Lurex and with an oh-so-flattering ruched waist and Old Hollywood-inspired shape, this gown is perfect for winter weddings.
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22. Beach Bliss Maxi Dress - £98, Free People
Brides destined for the beach 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!
23. Cleopatra Bridal Gown - £450, Little Mistress
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.
Now you’ve chosen your casual wedding dress, take a look at our round-up of designer wedding shoes to finish the look completely.