12 Non-Dress Wedding “Dresses” for Brides Who Want Something Different

Modern brides want options, and that means thinking beyond the dress. Whether it’s something to change into for the reception or nixing tradition all together, jumpsuits and separates are finding their way into more and more nuptials. Here, 12 elegant options that will make you reconsider the whole gown thing.

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Sequined Jumpsuit

Untraditional but utterly glam. (Best paired with rose-gold retro platforms, of course.)  

Temperley London ($1,995)

Lela Rose

Peplum And Pants

Separates you won’t just say you’ll wear again.

Lela Rose (Inquire for more information)

Moda Operandi

Silver And White Jumpsuit

You may remember when Orange Is the New Black star Lauren Morelli rocked a similar Siriano design down the aisle.

Christan Siriano ($1,800)


Off-the-shoulder Sweetheart Neck Jumpsuit

A modern take on a classic wedding silhouette—but this one you can actually dance in.

Theia (Inquire for more information)

Catherine Deane

Boho Top And High-waisted Trousers

Is there anything more glamorous than satin? Yes: cleverly concealed pockets.

Catherine Deane trousers ($700) and top ($430)


Ivory Cape With Straight-legged Pants

With velvet embellishments and faux-pearl buttons, we’d plan a winter wedding just to don this luxe look.

Roksanda cape ($2,580) and pants ($1,060)


Tailored Jumpsuit

Imagine this wool-crepe piece strutting into City Hall. Swoon.

Roland Mouret ($2,560)

Lela Rose

The Sculptural Jumpsuit

Business in the front; walking art installation in the back.

Lela Rose (Inquire for more information)

Monique Lhuillier

White Pantsuit

There’s just something so right about a perfectly tailored suit.

Monique Lhuillier (Inquire for more information)


Ruffled Blazer And Cropped Flares

Those sleeves on the dance floor = wedding photo magic.

Ellery blazer ($1,795) and pants ($995)

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The Exquisitely Draped Top And Pleated Pant

The only thing better than that cascading train? The hidden pockets. (It's always the pockets.)

Danielle Frankel top ($3,990) and pants ($1,890)

Naeem Khan

Embroidered Sheer Jumpsuit

Because sometimes, you want the best of both worlds.

Naeem Khan (Inquire for more information)