10 modern wedding dresses for modern brides

Gone are the days when dainty, wedding dresses that hid your curves and angles were your only option. Modern wedding gowns break all the rules around style and propriety and, even, colour. Here are some of this season’s most striking modern wedding dresses for modern brides.

Blue Valentina by Bonita Couture

Even though this very modern statement wedding gown looks pure white, it’s actually made from a pale blue satin fabric with metallic thread. Hand-crafted rosettes combined with a deep, plunging neckline and keyhole open back offer a most dramatic look for a most important day.

Dori by Hayley Paige

Dori, Hayley Paige’s hugely popular ballgown wedding dress, is a flurry of alabaster tulle with a high-cut neckline and embellished straps. It also features a low back with ‘V’ strap detail, an embellished bodice with moonstones and diamantes and an elaborate layered skirt with horsehair trim – all topped off with a chapel train.

Audrey by Pereeia

Pereeia’s silk spot jacquard gown is work with a matching ‘spot’ bodysuit. It’s called Audrey and is a fully corseted mermaid-shape dress with tuxedo detailing at the front neckline. Paired with the bodysuit and its dramatic split bell sleeve, it looks like this gown has a train that trails on the floor as the bride walks.

Brighton by Luv Bridal and Formal

A modern take on the standard strapless wedding gown, this A-line gown features a sweetheart neckline and flares from the mid thigh in order to elongate the bride’s silhouette. If you want to add a dash of glam, a removable beaded belt is available. The lining is customisable, so if you prefer knee-length over floor or mid-thigh. risky.

8560 by David Fielden

When it comes to modern wedding dresses, this one definitely fits the bill perfectly. It’s a crisp white, sleeveless sheath gown with a deep, plunging V-neck. This most striking David Fielden design then tapers off to a sweeping brush train.

Crystal by Bonita Couture

For brides who don’t mind daring to bare, Bonita Couture’s Crystal wedding gown is a must-try. It’s made from delicate nude tulle with hand appliqued French beaded lace and clusters of Swarovski crystal and pearls. The long sleeves and high split create a truly unforgettable wedding day silhouette.


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Larissa by Mori Lee

Smooth and crisp, Larissa is a luxurious layered satin gown that offers the perfect fit thanks to a supportive – and heavily embellished – beaded corset.

9219 by Allure Bridals

The incredible detailing on the back of this sleekly fitting, mermaid-style satin gown will ensure you look dazzling not just from the front – but from any angle.

Penny by Pereeia

Penny by Pereeia is a silk faille ballgown with an appliqued floral border. Each flower on this gown is embroidered and painstakingly clipped from tulle before being re-applied onto the silk wedding dress. The designers then added Swarovski crystals and glass beads to the center of each flower for another layer of texture and detail.

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