Alternative Wedding Dresses To Wow In

With so many celebrity brides opting for something a little different and the high street filled with plenty of wow-worthy white separates this summer, it has never been easier to go alternative on your big day. For some soon – to – be betrothed ladies, the thought of a big, lacy, classic gown is like a dream come true, but for others it can all feel a little weird, not to mention pricey! Going for something a little less traditional doesn’t have to mean feeling any less special on your big day either. We’ve tracked down seven seriously chic wedding day options for the modern bride that likes to do things a little differently. From frock-phobes to colour fanantics, we have the answer to every wedding wardrobe woe….

The Fuss Free Bride

> This clean, and classic frock is perfect for those who don’t like frills and lace.


This retro chic maxi dress is clean and simple but doesn’t lack any of the glam factor. It will make a statement all on its own or can be styled up with a whole host of different necklaces to suit any day.

Rare at Topshop £42

The Retro Bride

> Channel you inner Olivia Palermo and style this one up with a fine knit for an Autumn wedding.


The full skirt is super feminine and flattering, and has a retro ‘50s feel to it that will suit a vintage themed day. Wear this one with a silk cami and some midi heels and you will be all set for ‘I do’.

Coast, £129

The Mini Loving Bride

> A shorter length is a modern spin on the classic white dress


The shorter length of this frock is balanced out by the high neck and ¾ length sleeves, for a look that is still church friendly, so you won’t have to worry about making the vicar blush on the big day! Finish it off with a braided hair do, and minimal jewellery for a softer feel.

River Island £65

The Colourful Bride

> This pastel tone is a pretty alternative to classic white on the big day.


If your wardrobe is filled with colour pops and tonnes of print, the thought of wearing white might seem a little dull! This silky, pink number is still just as pretty for your nuptials but will have you feeling a little more like you – a shouty clutch will finish it nicely.

Warehouse £65

The Fashionista Bride

> For a modern vibe, work a matching twosome.


A matching two piece is perfect for an alternative to a little white dress – the embellished florals on this jacket and shorts add style points too. Finish with a killer pair of heels and colour pop lipstick to be totally ready to wow during the vows.
Asos, Jacket £55, Shorts £35

The Frock-Phobic Bride

> Give lace a smarter feel with a tailored jacket.


If you’re not feeling leg confident or just NEVER wear dresses, these flared white trousers will do just the job. The lace is in – keeping with a traditional wedding look, and style them with a tailored jacket to give them a smarter finish for walking down the aisle.
Topshop £32
,H&M £29.99