25 Alternative Wedding Dresses With The Wow Factor
All with a different take on the wedding gown, there is a little something for everyone, whether you want to be a boho bride, or a Grecian goddess. Complete with hair and make-up suggestions, welcome to your one stop shop for alternative wedding fashion inspiration.
Sareh Nouri Crimson Gown
For those who dare to go bold, look no further than a crimson gown. <br /><br />The rich, gorgeous colour will complement any skin tone, and you're sure to make a statement with this figure hugging, flattering dress by <a href="http://sarehnouri.com/home/" target="_blank" title="Sareh Nouri" rel="nofollow">Sareh Nouri</a>.<br /><br />Team it with slick <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/wedding-hair-how-to-the-romantic-updo/21481.html" target="_blank" title="Perfect Undo">up-do</a> for the perfect alternative look, sure to set hearts racing. <br /><br />
Revolve Sheer Embroidered Gown
For an alternative take on traditional white lace, this gorgeous sheer gown by <a href="http://www.revolve.com/wedding/bride/?navsrc=subclothing" target="_blank" title="Revolve Sheer dress" rel="nofollow">Revolve</a> is the perfect solution. <br /><br />For the understated beauty, team it with plain gold accessories to let the dress really do the talking.
Ashi Studio Statement Dress
Classic lace has just been given a massive revamp, and it's time to say out with the old, and in with the new. The traditional gown has been given a modern twist by <a href="http://ashistudio.com" rel="nofollow">Ashi Studio</a>, and this dress is perfect for those who want elegance with a little edge.<br /><br />Pair it with some gorgeous <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/aisle-style-modern-wedding-shoes/20046.html" target="_blank" title="Court shoes">court shoes</a> to complete the look, or some flat sandals for extra comfort!
Ashi Studio Waterfall Dress
If full length dresses aren't your thing, then opt for a waterfall dress to guarantee easy movement that will still ensure you look totally gorgeous.<br /><br />This beautifully flowing gown will accentuate the legs and highlight the waist, making it the perfect choice for any hour-glass beauties. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/real-weddings-bridal-shoes-youll-love/21896.html" target="_blank">Statement heels</a> are crucial for this look, just make sure the heels are made for walking!
Revolve Waterfall Dress
Not keen on white? Then opt for this subtle, blush <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/pink-wedding-dresses/18479.html" target="_blank">pink wedding dress</a>.<br /><br />With a bardot neckline, <a href="http://www.revolve.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this dress</a><a href="http://www.revolve.com" target="_blank" title="Revolve dresses" rel="nofollow"> </a>is so on trend right now, and is the perfect alternative to straps and sleeves. Keep the accessories simple and opt for a small clutch bag instead. <br /><br /><br /><br />
Cappellazzo Couture Plunge Neck Dress
There's always more than one way to make a statement, and the plunge neck dress from <a href="http://www.cappellazzocouture.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cappellazzo Couture</a> is a guaranteed hit.<br /><br />The stunning, sheer detailing is the definition of modern elegance and we adore the sleeves. Check out our pick of the best <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/delightful-wedding-dresses-with-sleeves/18718.html" target="_blank">sleeved wedding dresses</a> if you're as much of a fan of them as we are. <br /><br /><br />
Carlaruiz Pleated Dress
There is no unwritten rule that wedding dresses should be full length, so as an alternative, the knee-length dress is the ideal choice. <br /><br />Channel your inner Art Deco vibes with this dress by <a href="http://www.carlaruiz.com/en/home-2/" rel="nofollow">Carlaruiz</a>, and get your gold sandals ready for this elegant affair.
The Carlaruiz Golden Gown
If you want to make a statement without all the ruffles, then a princess dress is the perfect option. <br /><br />Cinched in at the waist, this style of dress is super flattering for everyone, and is definitely a must for anyone with an hour glass figure. <br /><br />This <a href="http://www.carlaruiz.com/en/home-2/" target="_blank" title="The dress" rel="nofollow">gold option</a> oozes elegance, and is perfectly sophisticated for the bride to be. Team it with a<a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/35-beautiful-veils-to-accessorise-your-bridal-look/19523.html" target="_blank" title="Veils"> gorgeous veil</a> to keep the look classic with a twist.
Art Inspiration from Cimone
Not a fan of lace? There are plenty of alternative styles for the modern bride. <br /><br />With a sheer, mesh overlay, this dress is perfectly on-trend, with a unique twist taken from artistic influences. Splashes of colour bring brightness into the plain, white dress and make for a fun take on the wedding gown.<br /><br />To complete the look, team it with some gorgeous glitter maker up; it's perfectly stylish and a little bit fun. <br /><br />
Cimone Puffball Dress
If you're a fan of stylish throwbacks, this <a href="http://www.cimone.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cimone puffball dress</a> could be your perfect alternative to a traditional gown.<br /><br />It will provide the ultimate in comfort, which does not compromise on style. Super flattering for the legs, it is bound to accentuate your pins, and you are sure to be the centre of attention in this piece.<br /><br />Team it with a slicked back hairstyle and let the dress do the talking.
Cymbeline Black Gown
Who knew black could be worn at weddings too? This <a href="http://cymbeline.com/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cymbeline gown</a> is total understated elegance, that is perfectly flattering for any figure. <br /><br />Open-back with lace detailing, it is perfect as a wedding gown, especially for the winter months. <br /><br />As braids are hot right now, the plait is perfect for this statement-making gown, meaning only minimal accessories are needed.
DKNY Shirt Dress
Shirt dresses are seriously on trend right now, and can even make the perfect alternative wedding dress.<br /><br />This number by<a href="http://www.dkny.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> DKNY</a> is a slick, suave and totally sophisticated with the delicate, lace detailing.<br /><br />Prefer to<a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/the-best-wedding-trainers-for-brides/22002.html" target="_blank"> rock a trainer over a heel</a>? With this dress, you can totally get away with it.
Gala Off The Shoulder Dress
Over the past few months, off the shoulder dresses have been all over the high street, and the trend shows no signs of stopping.<br /><br />Embrace your inner Maid Marian and channel the look with flute sleeves, styled perfectly in this dress by Gala. If Maid Marian isn't your Disney style icon, check out of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/a-definitive-ranking-of-disney-wedding-dresses/21850.html" target="_blank">definitive ranking of Disney wedding dress</a>.
House Of Ollichon Two Piece Dress
Sometimes two is better than one, and two pieces can be the perfect alternative to traditional wedding dresses.<br /><br />The <a href="http://houseofollichon.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">House of Ollichon</a> bralet is the perfect companion to the midi-length ruffled skirt, making the overall look super flattering. This is a look for the traditional bride who still wants to keep things modern!<br /><br />For a statement piece, add in a floral crown instead of a veil. Click through our pick of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/the-best-two-piece-wedding-dresses/20775.html" target="_blank">the best two-piece wedding dresses</a> for more inspiration on this style.
Idan Cohen Beaded Gown
In need of some 1920's elegance? Then beaded gowns are your new dream dress.<br /><br />With a high neck and all over beading, even the cast of Great Gatsby would be jealous of this piece by <a href="http://www.idancohen.net" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Idan Cohen</a>. <br /><br />Team it with a simple up do to keep the focus on the dress, and with such beading no accessories are needed.
Isabel Sanchis Full Length Gown
The Grecian Goddess is here to stay with a gorgeous maxi dress, which is perfectly flattering for any figure.<br /><br />Team it with a thin, gold belt to emphasise the waist and to bring the look together. With this dress, the more accessories the better, so go bold with a flower crown, or even a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/10-best-tiaras-for-your-wedding-day/21727.html" target="_blank">tiara</a>.
Isabel Zapardiez Monochrome Wedding Dress
This look is the epitome of Parisian chic, and a totally new and alternative way to rock your wedding dress.<br /><br />With gorgeous embroidery and a lavish headpiece, the gown oozes the appeal of classic Chanel pieces, with a touch of Spanish sass.<br /><br />Team it with a gorgeous <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/best-wedding-clutch-bags-for-the-bride/21459.html" target="_blank">clutch bag,</a> a must have for any blushing bride.
Isabel Zapardiez Trouser Suit
Sometimes it's okay to ditch the dress, because <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/would-you-dare-to-wear-trousers-on-your-wedding-day/21790.html" target="_blank">wedding trousers</a> can look just as good. <br /><br />This trouser suit by <a href="http://isabelzapardiez.com/isabel-zapardiez-haute-cuoture_en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Isabel Zapardiez</a> teams style and comfort, with the overall look being fabulous and feathery.<br /><br />To bring the whole look together, look no further than some sexy, black heels.
Jordi Dalmau Biker Chic
Even wedding dresses can have a little edge, and it's okay to channel your inner rock chic by embracing the leather biker jacket.<br /><br />Team the jacket with a gorgeous ruffled dress and you have a little Madonna nostalgia, which is still bang on trend.<br /><br />For extra edge, go bold with your make-up.
Luella's Bridal Crochet Two Piece
If boho style is right up your street, then <a href="https://www.luellas.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Luella's Bridal Boutique</a> is definitely the place to be.<br /><br />This two piece oozes elegance with a seventies twist, thanks to the crochet. With a trumpet skirt, this style makes for the perfect alternative wedding dress. <br /><br />Best teamed with natural hair and make-up, <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/wedding-hair-how-to-halo-plait/5168.html" target="_blank">halo plaits</a> will be your new best friend.
Blue Matilde Cano Wedding Dress
Turquoise might not be the most traditional choice for brides, but Spanish designer <a href="http://www.matildecano.es" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Matilde Cano</a> has proved that it can be a beautiful one. The ruffled skirt, textured lace and funky headpiece create a fun and dynamic look.<br /><br />Check out our pick of the <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/15-best-high-street-headbands-and-fascinators/21890.html" target="_blank">best headbands and fascinators </a>to recreate this designer look on the high street.
Jenny Packham Negative Space Dress
Alongside her stunning <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/jenny-packham-2017-wedding-dresses/21624.html" target="_blank">bridal wear collection</a>, Jenny Packham shows two ready to wear collections per year. This dress is perfect for a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/real-weddings/autumn/stylish-city-wedding-in-london/2837.html" target="_blank">stylish city wedding</a> with a contemporary theme, and the blazer makes it a fabulous pick for a modern bride.
Sharon Bowen Dryden Wedding Separates
Separates are a huge trend for brides at the moment, and <a href="http://bowendryden.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sharon Bowen Dryden </a>does a fabulous collection of pieces that are slightly edgier than a traditional white gown. <br /><br />Team with a pair of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/the-25-best-blue-wedding-shoes-for-your-something-blue/22152.html" target="_blank">blue wedding shoes </a>to ensure that your outfit includes that all important 'something blue'!
Vivetta Sheer Wedding Dress
Italian brand <a href="http://www.vivetta.it" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Vivetta</a> are pioneers in kitsch and quirky occasion wear, and this white dress is a super-cool choice for a bride who wants to be different.
Tulle Ruth Milliam Wedding Dress
Chichester based bridal designer <a href="http://www.ruthmilliam.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ruth Milliam</a> is known for her elaborate and creative designs, and this fabulous gown is no different. It's bold, it's gold and it's a choice that will ensure that you are the belle of your own ball. <br /><br />Check out these <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/sorella-vita-sequin-bridesmaid-dresses/20742.html" target="_blank">sequin bridesmaid dresses</a> for some inspiration of what to dress your best girls in.