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 have 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.
If you love a touch of romantic vintage lace, this guider gown is for you.
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Take on the off-the-shoulder trend and slip into this monochrome option.
A classic in the making.
Short and sweet, this is a great option for a city hall wedding.
With just the right amount of shimmer and just a touch of blush, this princess-y gown is just what you need for a spring wedding.
A delicate floral pattern is a great way to break from tradition.
This fun tiered dress doubles up as a great summer frock.
Adorned with filigree hand embroidery, this dress looks much more couture than its price tag suggests.
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.
Wear this elegant gown with silver heels to match the beaded waistband.
Be your something blue in this pretty frock.
Capes are back in a big way, and we love the timeless elegance of this style.
The self-tie belt defines the waist perfectly, while the puff sleeves are so on trend.
Not feeling the classic dress option? Throw out the rule book and slip into this jumpsuit, instead.
This embroidered kaftan is a great option for a destination wedding.
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