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    24 Unique Wedding Dresses For People Who Think Outside The Box

    Unique but still traditional enough for your picky Aunt Mildred.

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    1. A gown with a floral mesh overlay so you can say "I'll be my own bouquet, thanks.",

    Promising review: "Okay so I didn’t know what I needed this dress for, I just knew I needed it. The bodysuit underneath fits fine, it wasn’t too small or snug — the snaps underneath are handy! The outer material is kind of scratchy but I expected that. I’m obsessed with this and can’t wait to wear it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    2. A glittery gown with a tulle skirt for people who really wanna lean into the princess aesthetic.

    Instagram: @Kristina.lord / Via

    Promising review: "Y’ALL. I am FLOORED by the quality of this dress. I buy a LOT of dresses on Amazon and this is bar none the prettiest one I have ever purchased. I am a photographer who buys dresses and uses them for styled shoots and I am so freaking excited to shoot with this one — buy the dress. It looks like I purchased it from an expensive retailer like BHLDN. BUY THIS DRESS." —Kristina Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $135 (available in sizes 2–16 or a custom size and 17 colors).

    3. A star-studded maxi because you're a star and should feel like one on your wedding day.


    Get it from ModCloth for $149.99.

    4. A mini dress with a detachable skirt so you can mix up your style in seconds when you go from ceremony to reception.

    Le Chataeu

    Get it from Le Chateau for $298 (available in sizes 0–18).

    5. An embroidered gown you'll probably want to wear again after the ceremony.,

    Promising review: "I wore this dress for my engagement photos and for a wedding. I received so many compliments about our engagement photos and at the wedding! I felt very special. The dress comes with two circular pads. I made a little slit on the side and simply took them out. In order for my chest not to show I wore a light pink tank top." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes 2–26 and 20 styles).

    6. An embellished gown with a built-in cape for anyone who feels like a superhero after planning their whole wedding on their own. Or OK, if not a superhero, then superhero-adjacent, like Pepper Potts.


    Get it from Asos for $285 (available in sizes 12–26).

    7. A boho beauty featuring matching arm cuffs so you can fake having an off-the-shoulder look while still being able to move your arms. Crucial for toasts and bouquet throws IMO!


    Promising review: "Omg. This dress is worth every cent and more! I was in contact with them the whole time and they replied to me all the time. My dress came early and is a bit long, which is perfect because I want to get it tailored shorter in the front. They made the train longer for me at no extra cost! It's honestly stunning! I can't wait to get married in this gown!" —Marielle

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99+ (available in sizes 2–24 or a custom size).

    8. A mermaid-cut that might seem pretty straight-forward until you realize it's just begging for a really cool belt to jazz it up.

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    Promising review: "I loved this dress!!! It was a beautiful and an inexpensive alternative to my original choice of wedding dress. With so little time left, I received it and it worked out beautifully on my wedding day. I probably should have worn better shapewear (it is form fitting), but overall I was pleased. And, everyone loved it!" —MrsOrkesNow

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes L–3XL and seven colors).

    9. A glittery mini dress sporting some long bubble sleeves that'll look really nice as you raise your glass of bubbly to toast your wedding (and awesome fashion sense).


    Get it from BHLDN for $400 (available in sizes 0–14).

    10. A backless number with tassels and a long train sure to have you looking over your shoulder in every single wedding shot.


    This dress can only be purchased in store! You'll have to book an appointment at your local Nordstrom with a bridal suite.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $1,495.

    11. A halter chiffon dress you can wear straight from your beach wedding to your beach honeymoon.


    Promising review: "This dress is gorgeous! I needed an outfit for an all white attire event on a Moonlight Cruise and everyone approved of this item. It is comfortable to wear and walk in. Appreciate the speedy shipping." —DTG

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and also black).

    12. A spiral lace midi dress with lots of interesting panels and patterns.


    Get it from Self-Portrait for £350 (about $424.93; available in sizes 4–14).

    13. A twirl-worthy A-line you'll probably want to frame after the wedding so you can admire it every single day.


    Promising review: "Took the risk and it was so worth it! What an amazing dress! It was better then I could have ever expected. The lace and tulle look expensive and good quality. Happy married lady!" —helena

    Get it from Amazon for $96.89+ (available in sizes 2–24 and 14 colors).

    14. A romper with a lacy overlay so you can scramble up that rock for the perfect wedding shot, no prob.

    Promising review: "LOVED THIS DRESS!!! ORDER IT. From one bride to another: Order it. Everyone will love it!!" —Nicole Celine Tapia

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, with or without sleeves).

    15. A backless, cap sleeve maxi adorned with silver cut beads and sequins so you can really shine on the big day.

    Needle and Thread

    Get it from Needle and Thread for $321 (available in sizes 2–14).

    16. A lacy maxi that comes in a variety of colors that are NOT white.


    Promising review: "This dress is beautiful! I wore it for my brother's wedding. I loved the color, the lace was beautiful, and I got lots of compliments! It definitely looks way more expensive than it is." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99 (available in sizes 14–26 and six colors).

    17. A lilac gown with flutter sleeves sure to make your heart aflutter. It's def the dress and not the huge life event doing that. Trust me.


    Get it from Torrid for $77.98 (available in sizes 10–30).

    18. A cute and casual swing dress for low-key weddings or bridal showers.,

    Promising review: "I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this dress is! I got it for a wedding, and I got more compliments on it than I did for my own wedding dress! I was worried that it might be a little too costumey for a wedding, but it really wasn't. You will not regret getting this dress!" —Tracy Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 43 colors).

    19. A lacy shift dress that gives you plenty of freedom to dance the night away — and show off some really cute shoes while you do it.


    Get it from Boohoo for $25 (available in sizes 12–20 and two other colors).

    20. An embroidered gown that'll give your florist a lot of work to do if they want to compete with your amazing floral design.


    Get it from StylishBrideAccs on Etsy for $480.00+ (available in any waist size, with or without a slip).

    21. An applique dress with a full tulle skirt so there's no question who the bride is, even if you opt for a non-traditional dress color.

    Promising review: "After reading a few reviews I decided to go up two sizes than I normally am. I got this for a court house wedding and will only have a few alterations to make it perfect for my body! Since I have Amazon Prime, it came in two days! Couldn't be happier and it's just as pretty as I was expecting!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $66.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and eight colors).

    22. A halter mini dress with an overlay skirt pretty much made to be worn to your beach wedding.

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    Promising review: "This dress was perfect for my all-white wedding reception. It was a perfect fit. No regrets!" —LA'SHaron Fisher

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes 1X–3X and also black).

    23. A Vera Wang tiered mini with black ribbon that knows a wedding is just a big party and looks accordingly.

    David's Bridal

    Get it from David's Bridal for $99.99 (available in sizes 16–26).

    24. And a V-neck option with a floral grid overlay that's anything but square.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $698 (available in sizes 00–18).

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