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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.

If you want something more fashion forward, look no further than the stunning Self Portrait, Rosie Assoulin and Roksanda for original and chic designer styles, all favoured by the style set. Or, for something picture perfect, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta or Simone Rocha is where the magic happens for beautiful embroidered designs which will make you stand out when you’re walking down the aisle.
Check out our edit of the chicest alternative wedding dresses to buy right now….

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