25 Tastefully Spooky Halloween Wedding Dress Ideas

These gothic wedding dresses are fit for a ghoulish affair.
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Updated Jul 08, 2024
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If you're getting married on Halloween or planning a spooktacular wedding, you'll need the perfect Halloween wedding outfit for your spooky and sweet nuptials. However, finding the right Halloween wedding dress can be challenging. You want to celebrate the creepiness of the holiday (without looking like you're in costume) and remain elegant because it is your wedding day after all.

To help you nail the scary-meets-chic aesthetic, we've enlisted the help of Personal Bridal Stylist, Alysia Cole. She advises to ditch the traditional white gown and embrace the darkness with a black and/or gothic Halloween bridal dress. "Luckily a lot of current bridal trends fit a Halloween theme," she says. (ICYMI: black wedding dresses are a major 2024-2025 wedding dress trend.)

Keep reading for more style tips and a detailed shopping guide with 25 of the best Halloween themed wedding dresses that capture the dark and moody essence of the holiday.

The Best Halloween Wedding Dresses for 2024

Need Halloween wedding dress ideas? "Look for Halloween bridal gowns in deep colors, dramatic silhouettes, rich textures like tulle and lace, Victorian-inspired silhouettes, and intricate embroidery," says Cole. Also, use add-ons like "uncommon veil options and black floral motifs to make the look feel unmistakably bridal without compromising on the edgy vision." Below, we've listed our favorite unconventional Halloween wedding gowns in different colors and levels of formality for every type of personal style.

Sherbon Clothing Katerina Gothic Wedding Dress

Sherbon black and red wedding dress for Halloween wedding
Photo: SHERBONclothing

Cascade down the aisle in this hauntingly elegant Halloween bride outfit that comes with a stunning cape that's covered in shimmering black crystals. On the bottom, it has many layers of soft black and burgundy tulle and a meter-long train. To ensure that it fits like a glove, the dress is made-to-order according to your specific measurements.

Size Range: 00-20

Maggie Sottero Norvinia Lane Dress

Maggie Sottero black and white Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Maggie Sottero

Enveloped in romantic floral embroidery and extensive beading, this mermaid gown is the perfect showstopper for a black-tie ceremony. It comes with "a long cathedral veil with floral details, which is one of my favorite accessories to add for a more gothic feel," says Cole. As a bonus, you can personalize the dress by extending the train or adding buttons down the back for a vintage vibe.

Size Range: 0-28

Azazie Atelier Cameron Black and White Rose Gown

Azazie Atelier black Halloween wedding dress with white roses
Photo: Azazie Atelier

With hand-crafted 3D roses along the neckline and coquettish off-the-shoulder sleeves, this alluring gown exudes dark romance. To ensure that you look your best, it's built with an inner corset, lined bodice and removable spaghetti straps. Also, if comfort is a priority, the maxi-length number is made from stretch satin and has a roomy A-line skirt.

Size Range: 0-30

Galina Signature Appliqued Tulle A-Line Tank Dress

Galina black tulle Halloween wedding dress
Photo: David's Bridal

For the bride who prefers a dialed-down gothic look, this Halloween themed wedding dress is for you. The tank dress features a sexy, sheer bodice covered in delicate black lace. The soft and flowy tulle fabric drapes beautifully, while the A-line skirt moves gracefully as you walk. Also, it's available in both standard and plus sizing.

Size range: 2-22

Goth Mall The Ruby Garden Wedding Dress

Goth Mall red Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Goth Mall

It doesn't get more romantic than this breathtaking ruby red ball gown, which is guaranteed to photograph beautifully against a moody Halloween aesthetic. The artisan-crafted style captures the spirit of bridal goth style and contains beaded 3D lace flower appliqué details and a bountiful tulle skirt. It's also available in black.

Size Range: 2-26W

Lulus Simply Delighted Dress

Lulus black ruffle Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Lulus

Both understated and refined, this dress is perfect for the bride who is looking for a casual or backyard wedding day look. It is composed of sheer mesh fabric, on top of a matching knit liner, that shapes head-turning, structured sleeves and a sweeping, a-line skirt. To spice up the simple silhouette, the dress has a plunging neckline and sultry backless design.

Size Range: XS-XL

Edward Arsouni Long Sleeves Printed Velvet Dress

Edward Arsouni velvet Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Her Trove

Thanks to its rich velvet material and majestic jewel tone palette, this gown is an absolute showstopper. The dramatic silhouette gives off major witch vibes—including loose sleeves, a deep neckline and a billowing A-line skirt. As if that didn't have us swooning enough, the luxe fabric has a subtle metallic print that glows in the light.

Size Range: 0-22

Sumarokova Atelier Black Wedding Dress

Sumarokova Atelier blue and black Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Sumarokova Atelier

This custom-made gown proves that you can never have too much tulle and with the right mix of colors and proportions, the result can be captivating. In this case, the mixture of black and blue fabric evokes the magic of the night sky. Regarding the design, the top of the dress features a fitted one-shoulder corset to balance the voluminous skirt and train.

Size Range: 0-12

Tadashi Shoji Enzo Gown

Tadashi Shoji black Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Tadashi Shoji

For the bride who prefers a historic spin on the gothic aesthetic, "go for a gown that specifically draws inspiration from Victorian-era clothing," says Cole. Think high collars, puffed-up shoulders, defined waistlines, long skirts and lacy material. This modern version has sequined, floral-lace fabric, a bodycon silhouette and sexy, sheer paneling.

Size Range: 2-18

Marco & Maria Strapless Ball Gown

Marco & Maria black strapless Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Her Trove

If you want to feel like you're in a fairytale (with a touch of darkness), this opulent bridal gown is for you. The decadent design blends fantasy and sophistication, starting with the textured, tulle skirt, which gives the illusion that you're floating down the aisle. On top, the refined, sheer corset has contoured boning and delicate, lacy details.

Size Range: 2-18

Marchesa Collection Style M46817 Gown

Marchesa Collection strapless Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Marchesa

Who says goth can't be couture? This unique gown is the epitome of fashion-meets-art thanks to the sculptural textured skirt and statement bodice ruffles. It's "ideal for chic, elevated Halloween nuptials," says Cole. So, channel your inner runway model as you strut through your special day in the organza masterpiece.

Size Range: Custom

Cocomelody Trumpet-Mermaid Cathedral Train Tulle Wedding Dress

Cocomelody strapless Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Cocomelody

Embrace the mystical vibes of Halloween in this midnight blue gown that will make you look like the queen of the underworld. In addition to the bewitching color, the perfectly-placed embellishments, copious beading and dramatic cape are just a few of the details that have us obsessing. Don't forget to top it off with an inky-black tiara.

Size Range: 0-24 or custom

Annie's Ibiza Collection Cobweb Pearl Gown

Annie's Ibiza white Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Annie's Ibiza

Can't let go of wearing white? Then, opt for a dress that makes an impactful gothic statement, like this gorgeous gown that features an eerie spiderweb pattern. It's the "perfect design for the newlywed who wants a strong visual while wearing a white Halloween wedding dress" says Cole. But this isn't just any web. It's made with an array of glistening crystals, which catch and reflect the light, so you still get the glam factor.

Size Range: XXS-XL

AW Bridal AW Lenore Wedding Dress

AW Bridal black lace Halloween wedding dress
Photo: AW Bridal

Meet the antique dress of your dreams that's non-conventional, modest and simply one-of-a-kind. Made from top-grade tulle, the enchanting, A-line gown is covered in vintage-style embroidery that radiates otherworldly charm. It also features an illusion, jewel neckline bodice with a built-in bra and elbow-length sleeves for the perfect fit.

Size Range: 0-30

Rayane Bacha Bianca Lace Ruffle Dress

Rayane Bacha black tiered Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Olivela

If your style is more edgy than sweet (and you aren't afraid to show some skin), push the boundaries in this sexy, sheer option. Its corset-inspired bodice is covered in floral embroidered lace and the skirt has transparent tiers that show off your legs. To ensure that it comes off as bridal, accessorize it with a dark veil or glittery headpiece.

Size Range: 00-16

Mori Lee Galadriel Wedding Dress

Mori Lee black off-shoulder Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Mori Lee

You'll be a dark and dreamy vision in this captivating Chantilly lace gown that looks straight out of a romance novel. The corset bodice is covered in beaded appliqués and the skirt is made from sparkling tulle. Also, the voluminous, bishop sleeves are detachable so you can switch up your look for the reception.

Size Range: 0-32W

David's Bridal Collection Sheer Lace and Tulle Ball Gown

David's Bridal black and white Halloween wedding dress
Photo: David's Bridal

If you want to wear traditional white and incorporate gothic elements into your bridal look, consider this ethereal gown that offers the best of both worlds. It's crafted with a generous amount of delicate tulle, yet the bodice is enhanced with edgy lace appliqués sweeping down the dress. If you prefer to go full goth, the design is also available in all black.

Size Range: 0-30W

Azazie Rowe Black Champagne Ball Gown

Azazie black Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Azazie

You'll feel absolutely beautiful for your 'happily ever after' moment in this regal gown that has a gauzy tulle skirt, hand-placed lace that descends along the dress and a shimmery, champagne lining. To guarantee a universally flattering fit, it's designed with a gorgeous off-the-shoulder shape, v-neck bodice and a stunning chapel train.

Size Range: 0-30

Gattinolli By Marwan Lace and Crepe Dress

Gattinoli black long sleeve Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Her Trove

This modern dress proves that long-sleeved styles don't have to be matronly or boring. In contrast, it's downright vampy thanks to the daring slit, fitted waist, feathery belt and plunging neckline. If you're hosting a costume wedding, wear it with a fishnet birdcage veil to add some mystery to your look.

Size Range: 0-22

LD Couture Noir Romance Wedding Dress

LD Couture black long sleeve Halloween wedding dress
Photo: LD Couture

"Reference cult classic films with a spookier aesthetic for inspiration. In this case, channel your inner Morticia Addams," says Cole. This vintage-inspired, mermaid gown is equipped with long, exaggerated bell sleeves, a sheer lace overlay and a sweeping train, that makes a serious style impact. Also, if you prefer a different color dress lining, like an enchanting jewel tone, the seller can customize it.

Size Range: 2-26

L'Agence Serita Silk Slip Dress

L'Agence black slip Halloween wedding dress
Photo: L'Agence

A sleek slip dress is a fantastic option if you're planning a daytime, courthouse wedding. This silk charmeuse version is perfect for the bride who appreciates minimalism—thanks to its clean lines, slim fit and understated-yet-streamlined silhouette. Accessorize the jet-black dress with sheer dark gloves and a short black veil.

Size Range: 00-18

Chosen Torrens Gown

Chosen strapless black lace Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Kyha Studios

To ensure that your look doesn't look costume-like, "choose a dress made from a luxe fabric with excellent structure," says Cole. For example, this striking, floral lace gown, with a scoop neck bodice, meets all of the requirements. It also has a fabulous figure-hugging mermaid silhouette and dramatic train.

Size Range: 00-24

Studio Levana Viola Gown

Studio Levana black Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Studio Levana

Does it get more Halloween than a dress adorned with black roses? Nope! This shadowy gown is covered with raven-colored flowers "but it feels more fashion-forward than spooky," says Cole. We love that this designer offers so many plus size Halloween wedding dresses that can be designed with a hidden, built-in corset and be custom-made for anyone's specific measurements.

Size Range: Custom

Ana Radu Off-Shoulder Fluted Maxi Dress

Ana Radu off-shoulder black Halloween wedding dress
Photo: Farfetch

If a floor-length Halloween wedding gown isn't for you, this charming tea-length dress is a great choice for a semi-formal affair. Made from light and airy tulle fabric, it has subtle whimsical details including a sheer off-the-shoulder sleeve, back lace-up fastening and a fluted, tiered skirt. Wear the ankle-length look with embellished heels to up the wow-factor.

Size Range: XS-L

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