16 (Awesome) Nontraditional Wedding Dresses
White wedding dresses are classic, but they're far from the only option. Nowadays brides are getting more and more creative, opting for wedding dress styles and shades that are as one-of-a-kind as they are. Non-white hues bring vibrancy, personality, and intrigue to any wedding, and are great for the bride who wants to stand out. Not to mention, they can be worn again (if that's your thing) and may be less prone to unsightly stains. Name a color of the rainbow and we've probably seen it, which goes to show that there's nothing wrong with a little wedding-day fashion diversity. We love it when brides go off the beaten path and wear non-white wedding dresses, separates, or custom-designed bridal looks. Here, a roundup of our favorite unconventional dresses from real weddings.
Red Wedding Dress
Because in traditional Indian culture, only widows wear white, the bride wore a statement-making scarlet Vera Wang dress.
Black & White Wedding Dress
While the bride initially desired a simple white silk gown, she couldn't resist this Vera Wang black-and-white gown. She completed the look with leather gloves.
Printed Wedding Dress
This fashion-forward bride wore a custom Stella McCartney top and skirt with bold floral details. Whimsical star-studded platform Oxford shoes completed the look.
Red Wedding Dress
Chrissy Teigen slipped into a hot-red dress for the reception at her wedding to John Legend.
Boho Wedding Dress
For her bohemian wedding reception, this bride selected a sexy brown silk Rubin and Chapelle gown.
Green Wedding Gown
The bride chose a celery-colored silk faille gown with intricate hand beading all over—including on her Christian Dior booties!
Tie-Dyed Wedding Dress
A rock-'n-roll bride through and through, she stunned in a custom Momo Soho gown of tie-dyed silk satin.
Gilded hair accessories matched this bride's strapless ivory-and-gold wedding dress perfectly.
Peach Wedding Dress
This bride wore a peach Vera Wang gown and held an all-white bouquet—such an eye-popping look.
Something Blue Wedding Dress
At this Connecticut wedding, the bride's "something blue" was her wedding dress! The Oscar de la Renta gown took 25 people and 650 hours to make.
This bride wore a baby blue Oscar de la Renta gown to her destination wedding in the Maldives. The dress matched the light blue hue of the ocean.
Fun and Colorful Dress
This bride found her wedding dress in a store in Old San Juan while in town with her mom and sister to plan the wedding. "I made a few alterations that felt special and custom, adding a pink suede wrap belt borrowed from my mother and changing out the buttons on the cuffs for enamel ones with crystal accents," said the bride. "It really just felt like 'me' and because it had a tiny bit of blue in the pattern, I automatically had my something blue—an incidental but fun detail."
Fringed Wedding Dress
This bride worked with Christina Kara of Blue to create a custom gown featuring a tea-length hem and fringe detailing.
Nude Wedding Dress
Instead of a traditional white or ivory, this bride's nude Vera Wang gown with petal and lace details fit the rustic feel of her Wyoming ranch wedding.
We love this bride's sparkly Aiden Mattox number.
Floral Wedding Dress
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