15 Unique Bridal Looks You’ll Love

You’ve got to say “yes” to more than just the dress.
by Amanda Casertano

There’s no cookie-cutter mold for being a bride. And for a fashionista, deciding on your bridal look might be the toughest choice you’ll have to make while wedding planning. We get it, you love it all: mini dresses, birdcage veils, accessories on top of accessories, two-piece sets and out-of-the-box colors.  You might even be scheming a way to make it all work (pro tip: instead, think reception outfit change). Get inspired by these 15 unique bridal looks and steal some ideas for your day.

  1. 1. Flirty

    Beaded and lace unique bridal look
    J. Christina

    Ball gowns not your thing? Rompers, jumpsuits and even pantsuits have taken over the bridal world. Try a flirty, leg-baring romper paired with dainty jewels and nude shoes.

    FromA Winter Forest Elopement at Woodlake Country Club in Vass, North Carolina

  2. 2. Two-Piece Sets

    Gold sequins two piece for a unique bridal look
    Lacie Hansen

    Sometimes two is better than one. Keeping the top and coordinating bottom simple will give you a chic look, expose just a sliver of skin. Complete it with a simple strappy heel.

    From: An Alpine, Fusion Wedding at a Private Residence in Aspen, Colorado

  3. 3. Sequin Dip

    Beaded and lace unique bridal look
    Suzy Goodrick

    Dip-dying dresses is a recent game changer, but have you ever seen a sequin-dipped gown?  The sky’s the limit—you can go with any color of the rainbow, plus metallic and glitter too. This cream and rose gold combo stuns with delicate additions of a rhinestone belt and a sideswept fishtail braid.

    FromA Glam Bohemian Wedding Reception at Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse in Gilbert, Arizona

  4. 4. Chocolate Hues

    Winter wedding fur for a unique bridal look
    Emily Delamater

    Contrasting colors are gorgeous. For fall or winter weddings, wear chocolate-brown furs and a deep bold lip.

    From: A Vintage Winter Wedding at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine

  5. 5. Frill

    Beaded and gold unique bridal look
    Untamed Heart

    We’re getting Gatsby vibes here (and loving it). This bride let her dress do the talking and kept her makeup and hair soft.

    FromA Neo on Locust Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri

  6. 6.Beaded and Lace

    Beaded and lace unique bridal look

    Gold is luxurious on its own, but mixed with delicate beading around the waist and head-to-toe lace brings it to a whole other level. PS Look at that mani!

    FromAn Urban Civil Ceremony at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon

  7. 7. Rock Star Glam

    Lace two piece unique bridal look

    Mix up your two-piece set with a sheer floor- length skirt and different lace patterns for the top and bottom.

    From: An Edgy, Landscape-Inspired Wedding at Havasu Springs Resort in Parker, Arizona

  8. 8. Accessorized

    Strapless ivory unique bridal look
    Two One

    Sunnies, a belt and caged heels—check! Pairing a traditional gown with modern accessories will give off the ultimate cool-bride vibe.

    From: A Retro Glam Wedding at Cluster Studios in Denver, Colorado

  9. 9. Black and White

    Black and white unique bridal look
    Joseph Lin

    This color combo will never go out of style. Modernize it with a color block design and an open back with hand-cut, silk organza petal details.

    FromA Formal Black-Tie Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park in New York, New York

  10. 10. Casual Crocheted

    Crocheted unique bridal look
    Alicia Lucia

    Hand-stitched crochet paired with a two-piece set equals Southern belle meets modern bride. The simple pattern accented with a pop of bold jewelry and tousled waves is eclectic and laid back.

    From: A Relaxed Southwestern Wedding at Gutierrez-Hubbell House in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  11. 11. Bohemian Romance

    Bohemian and lace bridal look

    If you’re striving to be a natural beauty, try an ethereal full skirt and scalloped lace crop top. Opt for arm cuffs and a flower crown with pretty braids and glowing skin.

    From:A Bohemian Beach Wedding at Minos Mare Hotel in Rethymno, Greece

  12. 12. Classy

    Knee length dress for a unique bridal look
    Steph Smith

    A white knee-length dress is everything, and the high neckline balances the look. Instead of a veil, finish everything off with pointy-toe pumps and a sleek parted pony.

    From: A Romantic Fall Wedding at Pratt Place Inn and Barn in Fayetteville, Arkansas

  13. 13. Open Back

    Corset and black and white unique bridal look
    Jana Williams

    A black top—with a bodice corset—gives a fresh and fun feel to the full, long white skirt.

    From: A Black & White Chic Wedding at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, California

  14. 14. Glam

    Vintage birdcage unique bridal look
    Everly Studios

    Is anyone else thinking Carrie Bradshaw? The bride perfectly played up her silk and tulle gown with a vintage birdcage veil, full lashes and a crimson lip.

    FromA Glam Big-City Elopement at the Breslin in New York, New York

  15. 15. Black on Black (on Black)

    All black unique bridal look
    J. Christina

    Black is the new white? Maybe not, but we love this avant-garde and glam dress. The bride paired a black sequin top with a custom black tulle skirt finished off with a leather jacket. Goals.

    From: A Winter Forest Elopement at Woodlake Country Club in Vass, North Carolina

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