Currently trending: alternative wedding dresses

Tired of traditional wedding attire? Want to wow guests for being unpredictable, forward-thinking, and unique? Here’s the currently trending alternative wedding dresses your guests won’t see coming.

Coloured dresses

The modern bride sticks a finger to tradition with coloured dresses. According to a particularly archaic old wives’ tale, brides wear white to symbolise purity of the soul. However, as we no longer judge the degree of purity one encompasses, wear whatever colour you want! Regardless of whether its’ traditionally worn at funerals: if you look best in black – wear black!

alternative wedding dresses

Blogger Sophie Cachia in her black gown by Anthony Montessano from Signor Mont | Image by Career Crush


Have more room to dance and move at your reception by wearing a wedding jumpsuit. While the traditional bride usually opts for a dress, this is YOUR day, so if you want to wear pants – wear pants!

Two Piece

Show off a bit of tummy with a relaxed two-piece wedding dress. While the icing on the cake for any rustic or bohemian bride, two-piece dresses can be made in a variety of colours, or be styled to match your specific theme.


Get majestic with a wedding dress cape. While perfect for alternative and boho brides, capes can also be the final touch on elegant weddings.

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