17 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 princess gown" thing, who cares! So many of today's brides are looking beyond the embroidered, tulle-filled dresses 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 a few options, from silk slip dresses 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.

Lein Quisisana Stripe Gown, $2,680.00 Buy
Markarian Cetus Off The Shoulder Dress, $1,595.00 Buy
Staud Pearl Dress, $240.00 $120.00, Buy
Galvan Signature Corset Jumpsuit, £995.00 Buy
Reformation Siena Dress, $428.00 Buy
Tosia Riad Dress, $595.00 Buy
Naeem Khan Beaded V-Neck Cowl-Back Column Gown, $7,995.00 Buy
Zimmermann Painted Heart Tear Bodice, $530.00 $400.00, Buy
Zimmermann Painted Heart Lace Up Pant, $595.00 $450.00, Buy
Mango Silk-blend Long Dress, $399.99 Buy
Alessandra Rich Hollywood Sable Crystal-embellished Dress, $2,337.00 Buy
Tfnc Pleated Maxi Dress With Spot Mesh Frill Detail, $111.00 Buy
Topshop Ditsy Print Midi Dress, $160.00 Buy
Rime Arodaky Arwen Cropped Embroidered Tulle and Crepe Top, $1,580.54 Buy
Rime Arodaky Salem Embroidered Tulle and Crepe Maxi Skirt, $3,395.23 Buy
Stone Fox Bride The Lucinda, $4,300.00 Buy
Alice McCall Love Is Love Dress, $650.00 Buy
Whistles Victoria Lace Wedding Jumpsuit, $1,099.00 Buy
Lily Ashwell Mary Dress - Sage Silk, $420, available at Lily Ashwell.
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