16 Non-Traditional Wedding Outfits For The Fashion-Forward Bride

Cultural traditions have a funny way of becoming widely adopted, without actually being understood. The idea of wearing a white wedding gown, for example, has only been around for about 160 years, when Queen Victoria opted for a cream lace look for her 1840 wedding. Before that, brides wore dresses that spanned across the entire color spectrum, mostly choosing from whatever was already hanging in their closet. And if you ask us, we prefer that approach a whole lot more.

So, if you're not into that whole "white gown" thing, who cares! So many of today's brides are looking beyond the pristine princess dress and are turning to indie labels, interesting cuts (and colors), and other non-traditional takes on what you wear when you say "I do." Ahead, we’ve rounded up 16 options, from a colorful embellished number to the ecru jumpsuit your heart has been searching for.

Fashion-forward women, look no further: The pieces here are the furthest thing from being classically "bridal" — in the best way possible, of course.

Lily Ashwell Gia Dlip Dress, $250, available at Lily Ashwell.
Markarian Cetus Off The Shoulder Dress, $1,595, available at Moda Operandi.
Roksanda Strapless Cotton and Silk-blend Dress, $3,155, available at Net-A-Porter.
Hackwith Design House Lorraine Gown, $950, available at Hackwith Design House.
Rachel Antonoff Melissa Column Dress, $251 $98, available at Rachel Antonoff.
Alexander Wang V-neck Fishline Gown, $1,150, available at Mode Sens.
Stone Fox Bride The Astrid, $3,750, available at Stone Fox Bride.
Stella McCartney Malorie All-in-One, $2,535, available at Stella McCartney.
Rochas Flower-Appliqué Sleeveless Midi Dress, $2,305 $1,323, available at Matchesfashion.
Daughters of Simone X Revolve Olie Gown, $1,400, available at Revolve.
Staud Pearl Dress, $240, available at Staud.
Maison Margiela Asymmetric Sleeveless Silk-Organza Dress, $3,360, available at MatchesFashion.com.
Galvan London Tuxedo Jumpsuit, $1,275, available at Galvan London.
Topshop Transparent Floral Print Midi Shift Dress, $95 $66.50, available at Topshop.
Reformation Foxglove Dress, $388, available at Reformation.
Alice McCall Now Or Never Tiered Long Dress, $490, available at Moda Operandi.
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