Whether you're a fashion forward dresser or a relaxed, fuss-free bride-to-be...
In case you didn’t notice from the wedding dress trends at Bridal Week, alternative wedding dresses are getting bigger every year. Whether you’re a fashion forward dresser or a relaxed, fuss-free bride-to-be, there are plenty of alternatives to the standard wedding dress to cater to your every bridal need, and most importantly, your budget.
Sure, Kate Middleton-style gowns look incredible on, and meringue creations are perfect for church weddings, but should you not fancy something ultra-traditional, and the white wedding look just isn’t for you, you’re sure to find something super-stylish in our round-up of the best alternative wedding dresses.
Boho brides should look to the high street for relaxed, vintage-inspired gowns, that come in beautiful fabrics with intricate detailing, and won’t break the bank, price-wise. We particularly love the 70s revival trend, featuring lots of off-the-shoulder styles. With so many high street brands now producing wedding lines, you’ll be spoiled for choice too. Head to Topshop, ASOS, Whistles, Free People, Ghost or March11.
Style savvy brides should head to Net-a-Porter.com where new designers have taken on the LWWD (little white wedding dress, should you not be aware), resulting in some seriously chic styles that can be worn again and again. The Victoriana trend is having a bit of a moment, so if you’re into your button-up collars and ruffles, this one’s for you.
The perfect fairytale dress, courtesy of one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite designers.
A classic in the making.
There’s nothing we don’t love here: floral appliqué, ribbons, dusty blue tulle. Pure perfection.
Who says you have to wear a dress when jumpsuits are this chic?
We love this for a chic city wedding.
The sophisticated way to do ‘something blue’.
You can’t get more elegant than that pearl detailing.
If you want to make an entrance, you won’t find more dramatic than this dreamy Roksanda dress, plus pink is still a big bridal trend.
This striking jumpsuit features a rich jacquard pattern and origami-style detailing.
Sure, this is a little dramatic, but what a way to shun traditional white.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than this gown.
No one does wearable separates like Kate Halfpenny, though we’re a little bit in love with this drop-waist crepe dress.
A subtle shimmer for a regal feel.
This isn’t for the faint-hearted, but you could definitely wear it again.
This elegant dress can be worn with ankle boots or simple strappy heels.
If you loved Solange Knowles’ wedding look, this dress is for you.
The statement sleeves make this a great choice for the fashion-forward bride.
Vintage-style lace is always a safe bet.
This fun tiered dress doubles up as a great summer frock.
While a sequin dress may not seem like a good investment, you’ll actually get much more wear out of it than your standard white ballgown.
The self-tie belt defines the waist perfectly, while the puff sleeves are so on trend.
Simple and timeless.
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