When you hear “red wedding,” maybe your first thought goes to Catelyn Stark’s foreboding demise. But actually, red wedding dresses are the norm in other regions and cultures. For example, in India and China, brides often wear red to signify good luck, happiness and prosperity. And—fun fact—the whole white wedding dress thing is more of a recent trend that dates only as far back as Queen Victoria. So if you’re looking for a red gown (or suit) to wear when you say “I do,” consider these 16 options that can take you from courthouse chic to black-tie ready.
16 Red Wedding Dresses That Are Changing the Bridal Game
4. Keyhole Neckline Gown By Eloquii
Sometimes less is more. Case in point is this bodycon floor-length silhouette in lust red with a peekaboo keyhole. The fact that this gown is machine washable will make your friend who spent $500 cleaning and preserving her Vera Wang only to be buried in the back of her closet rethink her life choices.
5. Stacey Polka-dot Chiffon Maxi Dress By Eywasouls Malibu
It’s the Zooey Deschanel of wedding dresses—just the right amount of twee. Yes, there are polka dots, but the light pink spots are lovely against the red-orange wispy chiffon. The body-skimming silhouette, drop waist and subtle ruching also make this dress more than meets the eye.
10. Linda Jacket And Pant By Michael Costello X Revolve
What Wonder Woman would wear down the aisle, no? This rocket-red crepe “faux” suit is as if a jumpsuit and power suit had a baby. It cinches in at just the right spot and accentuates the décolletage, but you can also kick some butt make serious moves on the dance floor.
14. Dallas Top And Eaton Midi Skirt By Song Of Style
For the bride eloping in Cabo, this skirt and top combo are genius: First of all, the outfit has wow factor (just think of your photos). Second, the pieces are wrinkle-resistant and you can wear them as separates, which is huge for travelers on the move.
15. Evelyn One-shoulder Draped Silk-satin Gown By Ong-oaj Pairam
This mesmerizing silk-satin gown is sculpted to move with you so you look like like a walking Grecian marble statue. While there’s ample fabric, the spliced front, one-shoulder silhouette and front slit easily take this dress from sober ceremony to lit-up reception.
16. Marchesa Notte Strapless Satin Ruffle Ball Gown
Is there anything more luxurious than crimson satin? We think not. Add to it elegant draping, thoughtful pleats and a flattering banded waist and you’ve basically constructed the perfect gown. Oh, did we mention there are pockets? (Mic drop.)