Say Yes to the Nontraditional Dress!

If the mere whisper of the words “wedding” and “dress” sends you into hiding, then perhaps it’s time to consider an alternative approach.

For many, a wedding dress wishlist evokes dreamy visions of silky, lacy, and beaded white gowns. But that’s not the case for all and luckily for the latter, there are some fantastic alternative wedding options available.

From pant suits, to wedding separates, to colored wedding dresses, there’s an alternative wedding dress out there just waiting for its nontraditional bride!

It’s a Pants Party

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With this stunning lace jumpsuit, who needs a dress? It’s feminine, it’s fun, and it’s perfect for a stylishly nontraditional bride.


Go Ahead, Skirt The Issue

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We love the idea of mixing and matching a wedding “dress”. A wedding skirt like this one let’s you do just that!



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For the well-cultured and unconventional, consider a wedding kimono as an alternative option. Unless of course, you’re hosting a traditional Japanese ceremony. Then this would just be… traditional (for lack of a better word).


Business Casual Meets Wedding Chic

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A blazer dress as a wedding dress? How cool and daring is this bridal look?!


Wedding Dress Transformer

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If you’re traditional by day, and rebellious by night, then this transforming 2 in 1 dress is perfect for you! Simply remove the bottom to reveal a chic cocktail dress that’s reception ready.


And The Bride Wore Tuxedo

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Who says the groom gets all the fancy fun? If you love the sharp, clean, and well-fitting look of a tuxedo (who doesn’t really?) then this dress alternative is definitely for you!