Non Traditional Wedding Dresses... a Break From Convention

Ever thought about non traditional wedding dresses? They may be the perfect choice If you feel that a conventional wedding dress is not your thing. 

It may be you feel you’ve outgrown the idea of the traditional white gown or you simply prefer a no-fuss focus on saying yes to the man of your dreams.

Not that you need to compromise on on beauty or elegance with a non-traditional choice.  You simply have the advantage of devising a completely personal and unique look on your special day.

If you choose to go for a non traditional wedding dress then narrowing down your options will be a important task.  

Consider what you actually want to wear as you walk down the aisle. Think about colour, cut, style, and how far you want to go outside the box, when it comes to looking at non traditional wedding dresses.

You can go for a dress, eventing gown, a suit, even trousers. 


Venue plays a bit factor when it comes to steering away from the rituals of weddings and the kind of gown you chose should reflect it.

You might prefer a location with a difference, in the country, or perhaps you want to opt for a destination wedding.

If your wedding is traditional in every other sense, why not try a shorter, simpler version of the more conventional dress? 

How to achieve the non-traditional look

Colour is a big factor in departing from the stereotype traditional Western bride, although it’s very common in other parts of the world.  If you like the idea of a dress then travel into new territory using colour to differentiate.  A suit is a perfectly unconventional for a wedding but you may give a nod to tradition if you pick white or ivory.

Shoes and other accessories can also be taken to a whole new level – add a dash of your character by using these alongside a simple outfit. 

Whatever you chose, you are able to make a statement in a number of ways. Say it with a huge black gown, or a simple silk trouser suit. A themed wedding can conjure up all sorts of fantastic outfits and these are easily narrowed down if you take into account your themed plans. 

And if you’re torn between sticking to a traditional white gown and going it alone, why not go for both? Be a conventional blushing bride during the day and change for the evening. You’re a bride and you can have it all if you wish!

Pick Your Favourite Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Not quite so traditional dresses


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Isabel Zapardiez

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Jesus Peiro

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Isabel Zapardiez

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Isabel Zapardiez

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Isabel Zapardiez

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Jesus Peiro

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Reem Acra

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Isabel Zapardiez

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Yolan Cris

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Cabotine

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Inmaculada Garcia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Pronovias

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Anne Barge

Seen at the New York Fashion Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Claire Pettibone

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Aria

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Anne Barge

Seen at the New York Fashion Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Yolan Cris

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Yolan Cris

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Cymberline

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2011


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012

A new take on the Ball Gown


by Jordi Dalmau

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Farage

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Inmaculada Garcia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Inmaculada Garcia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Jordi Dalmau

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Rosa Clara

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Atelier Aimee

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Sassi Holford

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Rosa Clara

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Rosa Clara

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013

How about trousers?


by Rosa Clara

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Rosa Clara

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Aria

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Victoria Kyriakades

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013

And what about a touch of colour?


by Joseph Domingo

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Matilde Cano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Terani

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Terani

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Terani

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Cabotine

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Cabotine

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Cabotine

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Suzanne Harward

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Suzanne Harward

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Franc Sarabia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Patricia Avendano

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Franc Sarabia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Franc Sarabia

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013


by Maggie Sottero

Seen at the New York Bridal Week in Autumn 2012


by Cabotine

Seen at the Barcelona Bridal Week in Spring 2013

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