Unconventional Wedding Dresses: There's More Than Ball Gowns

Unconventional wedding dresses

Tradition may dictate a white ball gown as the typical wedding dress for brides but now we're seeing those boundaries breaking with the unconventional wedding dress for brides. Your wedding day is all about you and your partner. Brides are celebrating individuality with wedding dresses that aren't your typical designs.

In this Garter Girl Loves post we are sharing the unconventional wedding dresses brides are choosing and styles that may speak to you! Alternative wedding dress styles come in long, or short - edgy or soft...there are so many styles, let's find the right one to fit you.


Keep in mind that brides are breaking tradition in so many ways, including outfit changes on wedding day! That's right! On trend in wedding fashion right now is brides with two and three looks and outfit changes throughout the wedding day.

For example, brides will wear on wedding dress to the ceremony and change for the reception and maybe put on another new bridal look for the after party. Brides are also opting for 2-1 bridal looks where they can take off an overskirt or remove sleeves to reveal a completely different bridal style with just one main wedding dress.

So fun, right!? We are here for this unconventional bridal trend for sure! 

Suit Inspired Alternative Wedding Dress
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Made by: Love and Dress UA

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Breaking Through 'The Norm' With An Unconventional Wedding Dress

Unique Colors

We love a wedding dress in an unconventional color! When choosing your bridal fashion, don't feel restricted to the typical white dress. Today, brides are opting for dresses in alternative, unexpected and unique colors including bold colors like deep burgundy, light pastels for an ethereal feel, or even sparkling hues.

Distinct Fabrics

We love a wedding dress in an unconventional fabric! You can say 'bye-bye' to satin on wedding dresses if you'd like...we won't say a thing! Now, brides are finding dresses in unexpected materials like velvet, lace, tulle and even leather. Wedding dresses in unconventional fabrics and texture offer a fresh eye-catching version of bridal fashion. 

Embellished Details

We love a wedding dress with unconventional details! Who said you dress has to be all one color or all the same fabric? Let's embellish it! Embroidery, beading or sequins opens up the world of possibilities when it comes to an unconventional wedding dress. These creatively embellished designs help you show off your personal style as a bride on your wedding day.

Jumping Away From Dresses

We love a wedding dress in an unconventional style! You're the bride, who said you had to wear a dress anyways? Brides are wearing jumpsuits on their wedding day for a chic, sophisticated look. It's a fresh take on pants and still a dressed up version of fashion for you.

Be sure to shop our favorite bridal jumpsuits and wedding dress alternatives

Time To Get Shopping

We're ready to find you the unique wedding dress of your dreams. Don't forget, one of our picks for conventional wedding dresses would be perfect walking down the aisle or a second bridal look, after party or reception dress - or a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner too!

Let's get to shopping now! With Etsy's platform filled with handmade luxuries and unique bridal fashion, we'll find the perfect fit.

Here comes your non traditional wedding dress inspiration...

 

V Neck Black and Silver Sparkle Wedding Dress
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Made by: A and M Enterprises

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3D Flower Applique Wedding Dress
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Made by: Red Magnolia Lane Shop

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Hand Painted Floral Skirt
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Made by: Zuni The Fashionista

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Mini Wedding Dress with Puff Sleeves
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Made by: Lebride Atelier

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Off the Shoulder Deep Red Wedding Dress
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Made by: Donnina Bridal Online

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Blue Puff Sleeve Wedding Dress
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Made by: Katrin Favor Boutique

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Two Piece Wedding Jumpsuit
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Made by: Unona Shop

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Two Piece Wedding Dress with Blue Skirt and Cropped Top
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Made by: Boom Blush

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Star Sequins Sheer Wedding Dress
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Made by: Boom Blush

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Mini Wedding Dress with Back Bow
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Made by: Colour Avenue

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Sapphire Wedding Dress
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Made by: Flutter Dresses

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Celestial Sequin Wedding Dress
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Made by: ZeBuBeYou

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Unique Flare Wedding Jumpsuit
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Made by: Marcy Atelier

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Deep Teal Velvet Wedding Dress
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Made by: iconoclasp

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Sparkly Lace Wedding Dress
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Made by: Boom Blush

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Floral Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Wedding Dress
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Made by: Flora and Lane

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Sparkle Long Sleeve Wedding Jumpsuit
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Made by: Love and Dress UA

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When it comes to your bridal fashion and your wedding dress, don't feel boxed in to the traditional wedding gown. Find a wedding dress that speaks to you. Be it a bridal jumpsuit or an alternative wedding dress, showing off your personal style and feeling comfortable in your bridal attire is all that matters for your wedding day.

And, don't forget to get your hands on our FREE bridal fashion timeline so you know what to wear when for your wedding. You'll want to order your jumpsuit on time and we'll show you how! 

For more unique bridal style inspiration, check out these posts:

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can see all of my wedding garter designs right here.

 

With love,

The Garter Girl

 

 

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