12 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses for the Non-Basic Bride
Not a strapless cupcake gown in sight
Pop quiz: What’s the one thing the bride cares most about in planning her wedding? Being original. So how have strapless ball gowns (or, conversely, lace column gowns) dominated the nuptial scene so long? If you’re looking to break away from these two overdone camps, read on for 12 fresh new silhouettes. (And head over to our Pinterest wedding board for more inspiration.)
A Bell-Sleeved Boho Gown
Be sure the reception playlist is Stevie Nicks-heavy.
Stone Fox Bride ($6,800)
A ’90s-Inspired Spaghetti-Strap Dress
Winona would’ve worn it.
An Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress
How about a combination of the first two?
An Ombré-Tulle Ball Gown
OK, so we put one cupcake dress in here. But look at those pastels.
Hayley Paige ($3,300)
A Flutter-Sleeve Dress
Art Deco inspiration at its finest.
Wonder by Jenny Packham ($878)
A Dolman-Sleeve Dress
Even more retro goodness.
An Asymmetrical Tunic
This is how you do grown and sexy.
Rosetta Getty ($1,900)
An Asymmetrical Jumpsuit
Grown and sexy, take two.
Halston Heritage ($445)
An Off-the-Shoulder Sack Dress
Beach brides, we’re looking at you.
Self Portrait ($1,020)
A Backless Sundress
Crush that aisle style.
Rime Arodaky ($715)
A Tailored Shirtdress
The chicest city-hall bride we ever did see.