25 Nontraditional Wedding Dresses

March 5, 2021
25 Nontraditional Wedding Dresses

Photo by: Blake Hogge Photography

Want to step outside the traditional box of a white long dress? The world is your oyster! Brides these days are rocking their individual style whether it’s through a floral gown or even black. Bridal designers are branching out and designing more and more designs that go off the beaten path of a traditional wedding dress. We are obsessed with this bride featured on our Utah 2020 Cover, rocking a Rue de Seine blue flowy gown, perfect for the Utah desert. Here are 25 of our favorites for the 2021 season!

1. Rue de Seine | Kyara

Take the plunge in this structured, silk-lined bodice and deep V neckline contrast with the playful spirit of a flowing A-line skirt, in blush tones inspired by the Pink Palace at dusk. Fine straps echo Jaipur’s intricate architecture, while delicate folk-art lace and traditional Indian handwork make this dreamy gown utterly feminine. Add sleeves for an effortless transition from ceremony to reception.

2. Rue de Seine | Nahla

An explosion of color and texture, this dress is the ultimate bohemian fantasy. Fluid crinkle chiffon appears to float off the body with whimsical charm, while a fitted structure underneath maintains a feminine silhouette and feeling of support for the bride. The full and breezy skirt falls from the low hip point with a cutaway center front opening to show leg and break up the floral pattern of the skirt.

3. Halo by Lovely Bride | Blue Bayou

For your something blue, look no further than your gown itself! A gorgeous blue floral chiffon print, with off-white cotton openwork lace and placement lines, is used to flatter the figure from every angle while billowy sleeves and printed fringe keep the gown playful, youthful, and fun.

4. Monique lHuillier  | Sweetness

This gorgeous floral and greenery printed dress. An A-line skirt accentuates the waist with a sweetheart neckline and touching detail for an extra romantic look and flowy movement, perfect for the bride to dance the night away.

5. Monique lHuillier  | Happy

This Monique lHuillier fairytale like full tulle skirt dress gives us all the princess vibes! Perfect for that pink loving bride and a whimsical style. We love the romantic feel this dress brings to any bride!

6. Monique lHuillier  | Valencia 

This asymmetrical hemline dress gives us major Italian romance. The shorter ruffled hemline in the front lets you show some leg and you can sport some snazzy shoes. The romantic floral print on the flowy fabric is perfect for the more feminine bride.

7. Monique lHuillier | Cressida

This classical dress features another beautiful light-colored floral print, with a long sleeve and a top and aline skirt the airiness of this dress is perfect for a spring wedding and lots of colorful florals.

8. Monique lHuillier | Tuileries

We love an off-the-shoulder gown! This stunner of a nontraditional dress by Monique Lhuillier features an assortment of florals, greenery, and butterflies. The symbolism of a butterfly in many cultures associates it with our souls. Some see the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection and around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. Perfect for your wedding day!

9. BHLDN | Westlake Suit 

Want a more structured look for your wedding? Or is your partner wearing the dress and you want to wear the suit? This suit look is sleek and perfect for your nuptials no matter the season.

10. Berta | Style 20-24

The cape attached to the bodice of this jumpsuit is a show stopper, imagine it blowing in the wind while you strut your stuff!

11. Twigs & Honey | Wisteria

A beautiful and romantic gown with a lace edge high-neck and train, this dress is made with a french lace overlay and is lined with 100% silk charmeuse in dove gray. The lace is imported from France and is mauve and ivory with an outline of black. The upper skirt is a slight bubble shape. There is a center-back zipper and the neck is finished with a luxurious hand-dyed silk ribbon.

12. She Simply Shops | Vintage Lace Dress

Shop these timeless vintage lace dresses in an assortment of colors and styles, perfect for that boho bride! We love how they look against the green backdrop of the trees in the mountains, making it extra romantic.

13. Lila Dress | Dusty Blue Tulle Dress

This romantic wedding dress with a detachable lace top is a sweet reminder of feminine style. Romantic lace adorns the bodice of this sweet gown and creates a shadow effect throughout the unique dusty blue color tulle skirt, bringing dramatic volume and subtle interest to this A-line wedding dress. V-neckline inner top with spaghetti straps. An easy-to-close zipper allows the butterfly lace motif to shine. This gorgeous lace wedding gown is available in plus sizes and the color of this style wedding gown can be custom made in different shades as your preference.

14. Terese Rose | Ermine 

This so simple but so chic dress if perfect for that bride that wants to go full-blown the other direction of white. This dress features a deep v and slight train in the back and bonus, pockets! This dress can also be ordered in white if you choose to keep it traditional.

15. Emily Riggs | Valerie 

This gorgeous black charmeuse silk satin cathedral skirt with chiffon georgette silk lining paired with a vintage beaded lace blouse is another great black option.

16. Emily Riggs | Millicent Skirt 

This flowy skirt is made of luxurious crepe silk and suede satin woven in Como, Italy and French bobbin loomed silk tulle. The skirt id made from 100% silk making it extra romantic and boho chic.

17. Emily Riggs | Florence 

This beautiful 2 piece dress is made from the most luxurious silk made in Como, Italy featuring a plunging sweetheart bustier and tea-length skirt with layers of Italian silk and tulle. The skirt includes 2 layers of gathered rose-colored silk satin and 3 layers of gray gathered tulle. Giving us all the ballerina vibes.

18. Emily Riggs | Ophelia 

This dress features an unlined French lace top with a long silk train made from purple crepe-backed satin and French silk tulle. Perfect for that girly bride and a late summer early fall wedding will be sure to make your dress pop!

19. Terese Rose | Lymantria

This can be worn as a slip or worn with a layering piece such as the Ermine dress underneath. It is made of 100% Silk Chiffon and accented with a reclaimed Chantilly Lace bodice, criss-cross straps, and satin-covered buttons. We love the flowiness of this gown.

20. Rue de Seine | Priya 

Be swept away by the vibrant colors of Jaipur. This dress is crafted in a luxuriant printed devoré velvet over the fine mesh. Lustrous tassels ripple with movement, while slits are added for the dancefloor or showing off a statement shoe. At the back, a high neck balances a bared back and full sleeves, letting ombre purples cascade into a full train.

21. Rue de Seine | Maneesh 

This dress embodies the freedom of a bohemian soul. A butterfly cutaway frames the décolletage beautifully, while the subtle ruching in the waist and bodice creates a secure, flattering fit without feeling restrictive. Billowy, unstructured sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder, and either tied or opened at the wrists. Contrasting panels of paisley with butterflies and whimsical florals embellish a full skirt and flowing train – give it a twirl.

22. Rue de Seine | Archer

This dress’s bold, romantic and bohemian spirit evokes the ornate prints and embroideries of India – with a drape of pearl beading, subtle cutaway bodice, and back detail. A full circle skirt has deep front splits for movement or revealing a statement shoe. This dress is an expression of unbridled joy, for a bride dancing beneath a starry sky.

23. Vagabond | Kahlo

This dress features tiers of smokey grey, blue tulle with an extra long train, balanced by a contemporary structured corset and layers of boning, modern lines, and velvet trim, with adjustable straps. It is fiercely feminine and a true stunner!

24. Vagabond | Wilde

This dress is a contemporary laser cut leaf motif lace applied onto a structured bodice, with a luxurious smoke gray tulle skirt, complete with an open back and long whimsy train.

25. Grace Loves Lace | Menha

Whimsical and feminine, this dress was made for the woman who wants romance and movement. It fuses a classic silhouette with breathtaking iridescent blush-tone spot embroidery and beaded stone straps. Handmade in their Australian studio, this dress flatters the bust and waist with a fitted V-neck bodice and elastic waistband which falls to a dreamy full circle skirt with layers of our exclusive textured embroidery and ivory tulle.

Keep checking back for more style tips and inspiration! Also, check out our Pinterest page and Local Wedding Guides for all the information you need to make your day everything you want it to be!

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