Want a wedding dress that’s not white? White, but with cut-outs? Midi length instead of ballgown? A blazer dress? You got it! We’re sharing the alternative and non-traditional wedding dresses 2023 has to offer and you’ll love the variety! Read on for more + subscribe for the latest to your inbox.
If you’re a bride who doesn’t like traditional bridal gowns, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, you’ll find non-traditional wedding dresses that look beautiful and make you feel amazing in your own unique style.
As we say around here, you should always do what YOU want for your wedding. If this means you’re choosing a silicone wedding ring instead of a metal band, go for it. If you’re planning a low-key backyard reception, do it.
If you’re going all out with an epic ballroom reception with a black tie dress code, plan it! No two brides are the same, so why should you only pick from the same traditional gown options?
This blog post explores the fun fashion trend of alternative wedding dresses for brides who want something unique. There are some classic choices here, too, but perhaps instead of a long-length maxi it is a midi length or mini skirt style.
Maybe you’re looking for non traditional wedding dresses not white, but black or colorful instead. Or perhaps you want a different kinds of bridal gowns to wear for second weddings.
These are the alternative wedding dresses 2023 has to offer in plus size, regular, with sleeves, without sleeves, and so much more. There’s something for every bride on this list and these non-traditional dresses are available to shop online for your wedding.
Non Traditional Wedding Dresses Online
1. One-Shoulder Mermaid Wedding Dress, $79
This figure-flattering fit and flare dress offers a unique alternative look: a one-shoulder tank strap and off-the-shoulder strap for a neckline unlike one we’ve seen before. By Lulus. See it here.
2. White Cut-Out Wedding Dress, $89
This dress is like a two-piece, but it’s a full dress with cut-outs on the back and the cutest sheer short sleeves. By Lulus. Get it here.
3. Blue Bridal Gown, $581+
This gorgeous bridal gown features a bright blue color and fits like a fairytale! By StylishBrideAccs. Buy it here.
4. White Long Sleeve Jumpsuit, $74
This is one of the non-traditional wedding dresses on this list that LOOKS like a dress — but it’s a jumpsuit! You’ll adore the blousy bodice, surplice neckline, and balloon sleeves. By Lulus. Get it here.
5. Pearl Chain Halter Bridal Gown, $1250
This elegant halter style wedding dress offers a unique twist: a pearl and chain embellished neckline! By Jenny Yoo. Get it here.
6. Blue Wedding Dress, $1500
Now you can have Something Blue and a non-traditional wedding dress, too! Get this lovely layered bridal gown with elegant chiffon in a soft shade of blue from Anthropologie. Get it here.
Pair it with the black birdcage veil from here, as shown above. Love it!
7. Pearl Embellished Mini Dress, $625
Go short! Wear this as a nontraditional wedding dress or as your second dress at the reception. It’s cute, short, and has pearl embellishments throughout. By Anthropologie. Get it here.
8. Balloon Sleeve Mini Wedding Dress, $425
I love this style: it’s one of the best non-traditional wedding dresses on the list for a bride who wants long sleeves, a short mini length, and a totally unique dress style. By designer Tadashi Shoji. Buy it here.
9. Black Ruffled One-Shoulder Wedding Dress, $89
This black wedding dress is all the rage: it features a one-shoulder ruffled look and an elegant long-length maxi skirt. By Lulus. See it here.
10. Two-Piece Wedding Dress with Tulle Skirt, $699
Pair this tulle skirt with the matching cami for a unique non traditional bridal gown you’ll love to rock down the aisle! By Amsale. Get it here.
11. Bridal Jumpsuit with Removable Cape, $228
Here are two looks in one! Wear the jumpsuit down the aisle with the cape attached and it will look like a wedding dress. At the reception, remove it and you have a fun bridal jumpsuit to wear! By Lulus. Get it here.
12. Tie-Strap Maxi Wedding Dress, $98
This fun and feminine maxi dress is beautiful for your wedding. It features tie straps on the shoulders and a long flowy maxi skirt for dancing. By Lulus. See it here.
13. Satin Cowl Neck Open Back Maxi Dress, $198
This white dress is made in satin, so it has an almost champagne hue to it. A gorgeous cowl neck and open back with straps makes this an elegant dress you’ll love to wear. By Lulus. Get it here.
14. Brocade Midi Length Dress, $398
This alternative wedding dress is perfect if you love a midi length, stunning brocade fabric, a strapless style, and a gorgeous bow on the back! Love this look by Sachin & Babi. Shop here.
15. One Shoulder One Sleeve Mini Dress, $398
If a unique wedding dress is what you’re after, you’ll find it in this pick: a short mini dress with a puffy one-shoulder sleeve. A long bow adds to the dramatic flair! By Sachin & Babi. See it here.
16. Midi Length Sequin Cut-Out Halter Dress, $478
Sparkle down the aisle in this unique wedding dress featuring sequins, a cut-out section, and a stylish halter neckline. By Ronny Kobo. Buy here.
17. Blazer and Pantsuit, $660
If you’re a bride who prefers a tailored blazer and pantsuit vs a traditional wedding dress, THIS is the outfit for you! Designer V. Chapman has created the most incredible bridal blazer and pantsuit set, shown below. Pants and blazer sold separately. Shop here.
18. Wedding Suit, $299+
Want to wear a wedding suit instead of a dress? This is the perfect option: it has a suit jacket, pants, and bodysuit for a one-of-a-kind style. By David’s Bridal. Buy here.
19. Zip-Back Midi Length Wedding Dress, $59
Not a fan of traditional wedding dresses? Opt for this midi-length strappy dress instead with a chic midi length and a long zip-back. Cute! By Lulus. Get it here.
20. Short Wedding Dress with Overskirt, $1500
For alternative wedding dresses that are two-pieces in one, go with this option: a short wedding dress with overskirt that is detachable! It offers the length of a long dress for the ceremony, then is removed for the reception and reveals a short mini dress. Cute! By Watters. Buy it here.
21. Blazer Alternative Wedding Dress, $449
Rock this blazer dress down the aisle, featuring a cut-out back and bow. The big buttons on the front add a dramatic flair. By Nana Jacqueline. See it here.
22. Allover Primel Lace Wedding Dress, $1748
Make a statement in this uniquely patterned wedding dress made with primel lace. By Willowby by Watters. See it here.
23. Long Sleeve Black Mermaid Wedding Dress, $744
Note: This dress is currently on sale! It features long sheer black sleeves and allover black fabric for a unique style that’s anything but traditional. By StylishBrideAccs. See it here.
24. Nontraditional Bridal Gown with Classic Buttons Down the Side, $1995
A cowl neck and cowl back makes this sumptuous satin bridal gown a fashionable choice! I like the classic bridal buttons down the side. By Watters. Shop here.
25. Strapless Sweetheart Dress with Ruffle Tiers, $1400
Go big on dramatic flair with this alternative wedding dress style featuring a sweetheart bodice and strapless neckline. By Anthropologie. See it here.
26. Black Two-Piece Wedding Dress with Bridal Top and Skirt, $600+
Pair your favorite bridal top in black lace with this magnificent black skirt for one of the most unique alternative wedding dresses 2023 has to offer! By StylishBrideAccs. Buy it here.
27. Two Piece Wedding Dress with Pockets, $255+
A lace topper, stylish skirt, and yes, pockets! This dress is perfect for the bride who wants alternative wedding dresses that look great and fit comfortably. By StylishBrideAccs. See it here.
28. Exaggerated Puff Sleeve Gown, $1298
Go big on drama with these puff sleeves, which are worn lower on the arms for a fashion statement paired with a vintage boho-inspired skirt. By Watters. Buy it here.
29. Red Wedding Dress, $744+
Ravish in radiant red down the aisle thanks to this alternative wedding dress by StylishBrideAccs, complete with sequin long sleeves and a full skirt. See it here.
30. Puff Sleeve Midi Length Dress, $578
The sleeve makes this one of my favorite non traditional wedding dresses with sleeves! Love the sequins. By Ronny Kobo. See it here.
31. Strapless Wedding Jumpsuit, $66
Nothing says non traditional wedding dresses quite like one-piece pantsuits! This one is stylish and figure-flattering with ruffles on the bodice and a wide leg pant. By Lulus. See it here.
32. Cross-Over Halter Bridal Jumpsuit, $545
Ooh, this tailored jumpsuit makes one of the best non-traditional wedding dresses 2023 has to offer! By Halston. Shop here.
33. Short Dress with Ruffle Sleeve, $62
This fan-favorite is perfect as a non traditional wedding dress or reception dress with just a hint of ruffle. Get it at Lulus. See more photos here.
34. Pink Tulle Wedding Dress, $699
The bride wore… pink! Layers of tulle and ruffles makes this a one-of-a-kind nontraditional dress for your wedding day. By StylishBrideAccs. See it here.
35. Pearl Topper with Satin Skirt, $300+
Pair this stylish pearl topper with a satin skirt for a one-of-a-kind nontraditional wedding dress you’ll love to wear. By David’s Bridal. Get it here. Pearl top available here; skirt available here (p.s. it has pockets!)
36. Wide Leg Lace Pantsuit, $89
A deep v-neckline and open v-back plus allover lace makes this one of my favorite nontraditional wedding dresses on this list. Wear this outfit to your wedding and rock that aisle. By Lulus. Buy it here.
37. Strapless Bridal Pantsuit with Bow, $525
Rock the aisle with this pantsuit complete with a bow on the front for a little flair. By Mestiza. Buy here.
38. Crochet Lace Midi Dress, $159.95
Go simple, yet elegant, in this crochet lace midi length dress with overlay. By David’s Bridal. See it here.
39. Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Mini Dress, $89.99
A stylish, nontraditional wedding dress for the bride who likes a shorter hemline. Cute! By David’s Bridal. See it here.
40. Pearl Midi Dress, $750
An elegant midi-length dress, embellished with pearls allover. Elegant! By Audrey Adele. Get it here.
41. Cowl Neck Midi Dress, $168
This dress is shown in ivory but is available in other colors, too. I love the length and the simple yet elegant cowl neckline. By Anthropologie. See it here.
42. Two-Piece Dress with Blue Skirt, $300+
Add a bridal topper of your choice with this blue skirt, stylish and perfectly fitting as your Something Blue. By StylishBrideAccs. Get it here.
43. White and Beige Allover Sequin Trumpet Hem Dress, $198
Go sparkly in this boho-inspired wedding dress with a nontraditional look. Love the trumpet hem here! By Lulus. See it here.
44. Satin Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $98
Wear this bridal jumpsuit with a plunging v-neckline and allover satin for a comfortable, stylish look. A bow on the back completes the look effortlessly. By Lulus. Buy here.
45. High-Low Dress with Strapless Sweetheart Neckline, $199.99
Give this high-low dress a look with its elegant strapless neckline and sweetheart bodice. Stylish and sophisticated! By David’s Bridal. See it here.
46. Bell Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress, $149
This highly-rated gown makes one of the best nontraditional wedding dresses for 2023. It features a bohemian inspired style, allover lace, deep v-neckline, and long skirt. Love this one! By Lulus. See it here.
47. One Shoulder Jumpsuit with Bow, $169.99
Wear this elegant one-shoulder pantsuit to your wedding! It is a great alternative to a wedding dress and features an elegant bow and one-shoulder style. By David’s Bridal. See it here.
48. Off-the-Shoulder Mermaid Maxi Dress, $119
This boho style is a dream come true for the bride who loves allover lace, an off-the-shoulder neckline, and a long romantic train. By Lulus. See it here.
49. Pantsuit That Looks Like a Wedding Dress, $286
For an alternative wedding dress, try on this pantsuit that looks just like a wedding dress thanks to its flowy wide-leg pants. Fits like a jumpsuit, looks like a dress! By Fame and Partners. Buy here.
50. Fairytale Embroidered Wedding Dress, $599+
Embroidery makes this a one-of-a-kind fairytale style dress fit for a princess! By Ieie. Buy it here.
And there you have it: fifty best nontraditional wedding dresses, outfits, and alternatives to dresses! You’re sure to find something on this list to love. If you do, tell me what it is in the comment box below; I’d love to hear from you!