These 27 Red Wedding Dresses Are Showstopping (and Shoppable)

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by Lauren Levy
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Lauren Levy
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren writes articles for The Knot Worldwide on a range of topics from Real Weddings and personal essays to registry and fashion.
  • Lauren has a decade of experience in the wedding industry.
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Updated May 21, 2020
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Brides don't need to be decked out in white wedding gownsin order to stand out on their big day. Whether you're drawn to current dress trends of infusing pops of color into wedding ensembles or want a red wedding dress tofollow cultural traditions, there are more breathtaking bridal options in this hue than ever before. From deep wine and burgundy to hot chili pepper red, we've rounded up show-stopping red gowns that will have jaws hit the floor as you walk down the aisle.


Strapless Red Wedding Dresses

Basix strapless ball gown

This wine-colored gown wows with a structured pleated bodice with sweetheart neckline. The tiered-ruffle mesh skirt with horsehair trim completes the dramatic look with a sculptural edge.

Basix strapless ball gown, $390, Bloomingdales.com

Carolina Herrera strapless lace trumpet gown

Make a bold statement in this chili red Carolina Herrera. The strapless fitted red wedding gown with lace overlay is completed with a wrapped satin tie waist and slight train.

Carolina Herrera strapless lace trumpet gown, $4,990, SaksFifthAvenue.com

Faviana Couture chiffon plunging sweetheart gown

Go for a modern chic look with this strapless bright red ball gown with plunging sweetheart neckline. From the bold color to daring front slit and corset back, this wedding dress will leave guests speechless.

Faviana Couture chiffon plunging sweetheart gown, $298, Bloomingdales.com

White by Vera Wang textured organza wedding dress

You don't need a white wedding dress to look straight out of a fairytale. This over-the-top red ball gown wedding dress has a draped bodice and full skirt with a split-front overlay worthy of a princess bride.

White by Vera Wang textured organza wedding dress, $998, DavidsBridal.com

Marchesa Notte strapless satin ruffle ball gown

This Marchesa Notte strapless satin ruffle ball gown exudes modern glamour. As a color alternative to a white dress, this bright red gown with a black band at the waist has a sweeping and sophisticated feel.

Marchesa Notte strapless satin ruffle ball gown, $1,095, SaksFifthAvenue.com

One-Shoulder Red Wedding Dresses

David's Bridal one-shoulder asymmetric satin cascade gown

From the rich red hue to the sultry side slit, everything about this red dress sizzles. A back cutout and statement ruffle completes this satin gown's chic look. 

David's Bridal one-shoulder asymmetric satin cascade gown, $190, DavidsBridal.com

Tadashi Shoji one-shoulder sequin lace and crepe gown

Stand out on your wedding day in this breathtaking A-line red wedding dress. A draped crepe panel sweeps across this sparkling lace gown, creating but visual interest and a one-shoulder neckline. 

Tadashi Shoji one-shoulder sequin lace and crepe gown, $588, Nordstrom.com 

Aqua one-shoulder scuba gown

Why, hello there! This one-shoulder red gown is all about modern elegance with a mermaid silhouette and statement oversized ruffle detail on the left shoulder. 

Aqua one-shoulder scuba gown, $268, Bloomingdales.com

Zac Posen one-shoulder puff-sleeve silk faille gown

Leave it to Zac Posen to nail a dramatic red bridal gown. This sleek gown turns head with a contemporary oversized puff sleeve with cutout detail and flair hem. 

Zac Posen one-shoulder puff-sleeve silk faille gown, $3,990, SaksFifthAvenue.com

Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion one-shoulder crepe gown

Shine like a Greek goddess on your wedding day in this asymmetric party dress. The sweeping sheer columns sweep the floor, creating a statuesque look and flattering silhouette.

Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion one-shoulder crepe gown, $498, Bloomingdales.com

Off-the-Shoulder Red Wedding Dresses

Glamour by Terani off-the-shoulder glitter mesh gown with horsehair trim

Bridesmaids aren't the only ones who can sparkle in color on your big day. This shimmering glitter mesh gown with horsehair accents has both volume and a formfitting silhouette. 

Glamour by Terani off-the-shoulder glitter mesh gown with horsehair trim, $360, DavidsBridal.com

Mac Duggal off-the-shoulder tiered ball gown

It doesn't get more sultry than this burgundy velvet ball gown that's perfect for a winter wedding. The flamenco-inspired layered ruffle skirt is ready for dancing the night away.

Mac Duggal off-the-shoulder tiered ball gown, $598, Nordstrom.com

BHLDN Camryn dress

This red gown has pockets — what more do you need?! But in all seriousness, from the flattering off-shoulder sweetheart neckline to the sophisticated pleated skirt, this red wedding dress checks all of the boxes. 

BHLDN Camryn dress, $280, BHLDN.com  

Marsoni V-neck lace mermaid gown

For the bride looking for a lace wedding dress that's anything but white, this mermaid gown is it. Shoulder lace detailing creates slight cap sleeves and beaded embellishments along the neckline and as the skirt flares to flaunt your curves.

Marsoni V-neck lace mermaid gown, $416, Nordstrom.com

Marchesa floral lace off-the-shoulder gown

The incredible details in this Marchesa gown feel nothing short of couture. Floral 3D appliqués along the off-the-shoulder neckline and a draped lace overlay give this deep red gown a romantic yet edgy feel.

Marchesa floral lace off-the-shoulder gown, $3,995, SaksFifthAvenue.com

V-Neck Red Wedding Dresses

La Femme embroidered and beaded tulle ball gown

With delicate beading and lace embellishments, this tulle ball gown is both sultry and feminine. Make a statement with your bridal fashion in this v-neck ball gown with open back and criss-cross straps. 

La Femme embroidered and beaded tulle ball gown, $498, Nordstrom.com

Mac Duggal sleeveless plunging V-neck mikado ball gown

This sleeveless red ball gown is all about the glamor with a banded empire waist and A-line silhouette. A plunging neckline flows into a sweeping skirt that's both sleek and timeless. 

Mac Duggal sleeveless plunging V-neck mikado ball gown, $398, NeimanMarcus.com 

Mac Duggal V-neck crepe ball gown

This clean, sophisticated gown wows with understated accents instead of flashy beading or embellishments. With a tonal band at the waist and refined seaming detail at the hem, this elegant dress exudes sophistication.

Mac Duggal V-neck crepe ball gown, $398, Nordstrom.com

Rachel Zoe Walker sequined faux-wrap gown

Make an entrance in this show-stopping Rachel Zoe gown that's completely covered in glittering sequins. A tiered-flounce skirt overlay complements, daring slit, and crossover V-neck front give this alluring gown a vintage-inspired feel.

Rachel Zoe Walker sequined faux-wrap gown, $595, Bloomingdales.com

Mac Duggal ruffle detail ruched chiffon ball gown

Cascading oversized ruffles along one shoulder gave this grand ball gown a modern yet feminine feel. This chiffon Mac Duggal gown serves some serious attitude and is a bold bridal fashion choice.

Mac Duggal ruffle detail ruched chiffon ball gown, $398, Nordstrom.com 

Mac Duggal embellished v-neck sleeveless layered ball gown

Straight out of a fairytale, this regal red ball gown is worthy of royalty. From beaded lace appliques accenting the illusion bodice to the delicately layered skirt with sequin leaf embellishments, this ethereal red wedding dress will leave guests swooning.

Mac Duggal embellished v-neck sleeveless layered ball gown, $798, NeimanMarcus.com

Marchesa Notte floral appliqué trumpet gown

The delicate details throughout this sultry Marchesa Notte trumpet gown make it a bridal dress that stuns. Fluttery 3D appliqués blossom across the glittering tulle gown while velvet and lace details make this a sexy options for a winter wedding.

Marchesa Notte floral appliqué trumpet gown, $1,095, Nordstrom.com

Red Wedding Dresses with Sleeves

Tadashi Shoji sequin illusion off-the-shoulder evening gown

The combination of sparkling gold and deep red gives this alluring gown a rich appeal. From the illusion neckline with short sleeves to the luxe sequin pattern, this nontraditional gown offers both coverage while still being on-trend. 

Tadashi Shoji sequin illusion off-the-shoulder evening gown, $548, Nordstrom.com

Carolina Herrera boatneck silk and wool ball gown

Make way for the regal bride in this Carolina Herrera ball gown. Cut in a timeless silhouette with demure boatneck and three-quarter length sleeves, both the expertly draped back and dark red satin transform this elegant dress from a traditional wedding gown into something truly spectacular.

Carolina Herrera boatneck silk and wool ball gown, $6,990, SaksFifthAvenue.com

Needle & Thread embroidered v-neck gown with sheer detail in red

Offbeat brides will swoon over this whimsical red maxi dress. From the flutter lace sleeves to the vintage-inspired floral embroidery, this boho-chic gown is dreamy. 

Needle & Thread embroidered v-neck gown with sheer detail in red, $541, ASOS.com

Flor Et. Al. Colima ruffle organza ball gown

This airy gown is all about the abundance of organza ruffles. A deep v-back offsets the high neck while the cascading ruffles create cap sleeves and a textured skirt.  

Flor Et. Al. Colima ruffle organza ball gown, $795, Nordstrom.com

Lulus Noura red mock neck long sleeve maxi dress

If you're looking for a gown with boho chic vibes, this style featuring long sleeves and a keyhole neckline is so gorgeous. We love the thigh-high slit for a sexy touch.

Lulus Noura red mock neck long sleeve maxi dress, $78, Lulus.com

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