The best elopement dresses are those that both honor the significance of the day and that have at least a hint of fun as a nod to your break from tradition. They’re an opportunity to wear something less formal and more festive. So, whether you’re planning to pop by City Hall on your lunch break or you’re spending $30K on a Las Vegas elopement, here are 27 dresses that are perfect for exchanging I dos.
27 Elopement Dresses That Will Make You Even More Excited to Say ‘I Do’
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This statement-making mini is a guaranteed showstopper with a bow on the hip and train draping down the side. Reviews say it runs small, so we suggest double checking your measurements against the size guide, and if you’re between sizes, the larger may prove to be more comfortable.
The 3D lace embroidery on this A-line midi uses both white and gold thread for a subtle touch of glam. And as one reviewer notes, despite all the detailing, the material isn’t overly heavy, so you’ll still feel comfortable enough to dance the night away.
If you’re more into a ‘90s minimalist aesthetic, consider this gorgeous silk dress with an adjustable tie-neck and open back. The bias-cut silk hugs curves without straining and will look just as gorgeous moving as it does standing still. Note that the back is cut fairly low, so you’ll either need to go braless or you can try pasties or a backless bra.
This flirty mini is incredibly fun and, even better, super comfortable too. Per one Illinois-based bride, “It worked like a charm for my untraditional little wedding. I got a size smaller than normal since I didn’t want too much extra fabric. Also, I don’t think it was intentional, but it can hang a little longer in the front if you slouch. It was light and breezy and we danced all night!” Indeed, the tent silhouette allows for some wiggle room with sizes, but we still recommend ordering your usual size to ensure the neck and arm holes fit as intended.
Not much of a dress gal? A jumpsuit might be just the ticket, and this crepe halter is about as comfy as they come. The back offers enough coverage for you to wear a strapless bra, and it even has pockets for stowing a little mid-elopement snack or some extra tissues should your emotions get the better of you. It seems to run true to size, but those over 5’8” may find the length to be too short to wear with heels.
We love the retro shirtdress vibes of this A-line midi, and the delicate floral lace looks so modern and lovely. The belt is removeable if you want to swap it out for something with a bit more sparkle or even a pop of color. The sheer shoulders do require a strapless bra, but we think you could also get away with wearing a regular T-shirt bra with white straps without it looking odd if you find that more comfortable.
This gorgeous one-shoulder midi has a semi-sheer skirt to really show off the embroidery on the outer layer. That said, the entire bodice is fully lined, so you can wear a strapless or one-shoulder bra with ease. As for sizing, there is little to no stretch to the material, so we suggest double checking the size chart and ordering based on your largest measurement.
This embroidered maxi is more of a champagne color than true white, but that just helps the embellishments to pop even more. While the silhouette does offer plenty of coverage by way of a long skirt, long-sleeves and covered back, the neckline is cut pretty low and may not work with your average bra. That said, BHLDN does offer tailoring services if you want to add additional bust support or want the neckline taken up a bit. As for sizing, this style does run small, so we suggest going up one from your usual size.
Wedding suits aren’t just for men anymore. In fact, we suspect you’ll put any men in attendance to shame with this gorgeous draped pairing. Per one San Francisco bride, “I've been looking for suiting like this everywhere and I am so glad that Eloquii came through with this design. I ordered my usual sizes (18-20) and feel like the 20 might be the best fit since these pants have zero stretch. They are a bit sheer, so plan your undergarments carefully. I'm tall and these were long on me, so also consider that they will probably need to be hemmed before your big day. Overall, I'm super excited about these pants and I hope I don't spill on them so I can actually re-wear after my wedding!”
At 50 percent off, this dress is final sale, so you’ll likely want to order only one size. But because the material has a bit of stretch to it, you have a little wiggle room if you’re between sizes. The dress is also (mostly) bra-friendly with the center cut-out stopping just below the bridge between your cups and a fully covered back. You could also add a lace panel to the center if you want some extra coverage, but we love the one subtly sexy detail on an otherwise classically elegant frock.
Take inspiration from a men’s tuxedo blazer with this chic three-button mini dress. The back is cut-out for a surprise reveal, and the neckline is cut fairly low, making this by far one of the sexiest looks on this list—perfect for a bombshell like yourself.
This one-shoulder mini is made from super-stretchy crepe to give you maximum comfort as you break it down on the dance floor. Plus, the caped sleeve will look gorgeous twirling around you as you move. It is designed for a close fit, so if you want a little extra wiggle room consider going one size up, otherwise we say this dress runs true-to-size.
This lace and tulle beauty is one of Revolve’s best-selling dresses, and a scroll through the 200+ reviews will quickly show you why. Nearly all of them mention how comfortable and flattering the dress is. A few from women under 5’4” mention having the bottom hemmed for more of a midi length, but others found it worked as is.
The neckline on this tiered midi may not be the most bra-friendly, but the corseted top does have built-in boning and an underwire to offer plenty of support where needed. That said, the material does not have much in the way of stretch, so be such to double check the size chart before you order. Then prepare to spin and twirl and give those ruffles a whirl as you celebrate your nuptials.
For a retro courthouse vibe, try this Jackie O-inspired sheath. The draped neckline is incredibly elegant, and the leather belt can in fact be removed if you want to swap it for more of a statement piece. Reviews suggest it runs true to size, but also that there isn’t a ton of stretch.
The wide-open back is a gorgeous balance to the high-neck front on this crocheted minidress. The intricate lace is made from 100 percent cotton, while the inner lining has enough spandex to hug your curves without feeling too clingy. Now all you need are some statement earrings and a pair of dance floor-ready shoes to complete your fab getup.
The beauty of a wrap dress is that it looks good on everyone and can be adjusted and tied to fit exactly the way you like. This Pretty Lavish design was also specifically made for plus sizes, so it won’t pull and tug over your curves or gape at the bust. And because the material is composed of 55 percent linen, it breathes more easily than most synthetics so you won’t have to worry about sweating through your wedding dress.
We’re big fans of the classic square neckline and faux-wrap skirt on this midi dress, but it’s the feather trim that really made us fall in love. The overall silhouette can help create (or accentuate) an hourglass figure, but the floaty feathers are what make this frock a true stunner. You could also add a feather-detail belt or a sparklier style to cinch your waist and add more attention-grabbing pops to your look.
Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean you can’t rock multiple bridal looks. The sleeves and cape are both detachable, so you can go full glam for the ceremony and then try a more minimalist look for the reception or whatever you have planned celebration-wise. It also has pockets as well as boning in the bodice to give your gals some extra support.
The textured cutouts on this cream frock feel like a more modern, grown-up version of eyelet lace, perfect for a no-fuss City Hall affair. The D-ring belt is removeable if you prefer a looser silhouette, and there’s also a full-length lining underneath to ensure your undergarments don’t peek through. And if you’re between sizes, the brand suggests opting for the smaller.
This sexy sheath is somehow both super festive and chicly minimalist. The all-over sequins add such a fun touch, and the silver beading at the waist eliminates the need for a separate glittery belt. It’s also bra-friendly and the length is flattering on almost any height. Reviews suggest it runs true to size, if perhaps a smidge large.
We’re getting major old-Hollywood vibes from this stunning floor-length gown. The seaming on the bodice helps to accentuate your waist, although we also love the dainty white ribbon bow sported by the model for Brandon Maxwell’s runway show. There isn’t a whole lot of stretch to the material, so we suggest ordering your size based on your largest measurement.
A satin micro-minidress with a boat neckline and V-cut in back feels oh-so ‘90s in all the best ways. Or you could lean into a ‘60s aesthetic with a flippy hairdo and statement bow in place of a veil. Either way, this frock is bound to make you feel extra fun on your special day. (P.S. Reformation suggests this style runs small so you’ll likely want to size up when ordering.)
If you want a jumpsuit with a bit more coverage, we’re loving this faux-wrap design by Donna Ricco. The sleeves are slightly sheer, and the crepe material is wonderfully soft, and does have a little stretch for added comfort. The belt is also removeable, so you have the flexibility to tie it in front, back or take it off altogether if you prefer.
A peek of boning and sheer mesh combined with a thigh-high slit gives this otherwise classic strapless midi a major dose of sex appeal. Though, luckily, you can also rock a strapless bra underneath without worrying it will show through the mesh.
This bedazzled gown is about as fun as it gets, with feathers along the bust and sequins, embroidery and lace along the rest of the dress. It’s fully lined, save for an inch or two at the bottom hem, and can accommodate a strapless bra. Although, with built-in boning and structure at the top, those with smaller chests may not find one necessary.
Retrofete is the ultimate brand for fabulous sequined dresses, and the Gabrielle style is truly the cream of the crop. Hand-stitched pearl embellishments make this particular version feel extra special, and the wrap design is fully adjustable for maximum comfort. And it’s bra-friendly to boot. Score!