60 Unique Wedding Dresses That Will Make a Serious Statement

Calling all bold brides.
by Maddy Sims
Unique Wedding Dresses
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;PHOTO BY COLLIN PIERSON;PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO

From your venue to your stationery to your menu, every detail of your wedding should look and feel like you—and your wedding dress is no exception. If a traditional white gown doesn’t feel right to you, there are plenty of alternatives. We’ve rounded up 60 unique wedding dresses that will allow your personality and style to shine through. Whether you’re searching for a short dress, a colorful dress or a dress alternative (wedding jumpsuit, anyone?), we’ve got the outfit for you. Read on for all the unique wedding dress inspiration you need to start your wedding dress search. Once you get an idea of what you like, work with a bridal consultant to find the wedding outfit of your dreams.

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Unique Short Wedding Dresses

If spending hours in a long gown doesn’t sound appealing to you, try a unique short wedding dress instead. Whether you want to highlight your gorgeous legs or get down on the dancefloor, these minidresses will definitely make a statement. With everything from silver sequins to black embroidery to white tassels, these short wedding dresses are a great way to showcase your personality on your wedding day.

  1. Off-The-Shoulder Short Wedding Dress
    Photo by MCV Photo;Dress by Hayley Paige
  2. Sequin mini wedding dress
    Photo by Mike Colon;Dress by Berta
  3. Black and Nuce Short Wedding Dress
    Photo by MCV Photo;Dress by Hayley Paige
  4. Long Sleeve Short Wedding Dress
    Photo Courtesy of Jenny Packham;Dress by Jenny Packam

    Unique Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

    So you want a fairy-tale moment but you don’t want to look like just another princess. We’ve got you covered with these unique ball gown wedding dresses. Show off your playful side with a bright hue (we love the blue and green ombré) or unleash your inner romantic with a blush ball gown. Pro tip: A gown doesn’t have to be colored to make a statement. Go for an oversize boho ball gown (similar to Heidi Klum’s wedding dress) or a ball gown with a dramatic scooped neckline to make a statement.

  5. Floral Print Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    Photo by The Hons Photo;Dress by Monique Lhuillier
  6. Illusion Skirt Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF ROMONA KEVEZA;DRESS BY ROMONA KEVEZA
  7. Oversize Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    Photo by The Hons Photo;Dress by Monique Lhuillier
  8. Balck and White Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
  9. Scoop Neck Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY GETTY;DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
  10. Pastel Tiered Skirt Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  11. One Shoulder Blush Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
  12. Blue and Green Ombre Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANCESCA MIRANDA;DRESS BY FRANCESCA MIRANDA
  13. Puffy Sleeves Ball Gown Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY Marijke-Aerden;DRESS BY VIKTOR&ROLF

    Unique Mermaid Wedding Dresses

    Calling all sassy brides. The mermaid gown is perfect for to-be-weds who want to highlight their figure, as it’s fitted throughout the bust, torso and hips and then dramatically flares out. But if you’d rather skip the traditional white lace and beading for something more bold, try out one of these unique mermaid wedding dresses. Focus on a subtle detail like an asymmetrical neckline or rock a show-stopping accessory like a cape. Either way, you’ll be the star of the show

  14. One Shoulder Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER;DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
  15. Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Cape
    PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER;DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
  16. Sheer Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Cape
    PHOTO BY COLLIN PIERSON;DRESS BY LEE PETRA GREBENAU

    Unique Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dresses

    Fit-and-flare is a super popular wedding dress silhouette—and for a good reason. It’s an ultra-flattering shape that hugs your body through the bust, waist and hips and flares out every-so-slightly. If you’re searching for a way to set yourself apart from other fit-and-flare-loving brides, look no further. We’ve picked unique fit-and-flare wedding dresses that will showcase your personality. Achieve an ultra-romantic look with flutter sleeves, a modest style with long sleeves or a glamorous look with an oversized bow.

  17. Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress with Cape Sleeves
    PHOTO BY GETTY;DRESS BY AMSALE
  18. Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
    PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTIN ALEXANDER;DRESS BY JUSTIN ALEXANDER
  19. Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress with Large Side Bow
    PHOTO COURTESY OF ISABELLE ARMSTRONG;DRESS BY ISABELLA ARMSTRONG

    Unique Tea-Length Wedding Dresses

    Tea-length dresses are perfect for brides going for a retro or classic look. Put a sexy spin on the modest style with a plunging neckline and sequins or go for a romantic look with flowing layers of lace. See our favorite unique tea-length wedding dresses below.

  20. Sparkly Tea-Length Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN;DRESS BY INBAL DROR
  21. Lace Tea-Length Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY PAPP SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY;DRESS BY DAALARNA
  22. Flowing Lace Tea-Length Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY PAPP SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY;DRESS BY DAALARNA

    Unique Wedding Jumpsuits, Pantsuits & Rompers

    Feel like skipping the dress in completion? You’re in luck. More options exist now than ever, which is why wearing pants (a jumpsuit or wedding suit) is one of the 2020 wedding dress trends we’ve predicted. Buck tradition and wear whatever makes you happiest, whether that’s a glitzy jumpsuit, a sheer pantsuit or an embroidered romper.

  23. Sheer Sparkly Wedding Jumpsuit
    PHOTO BY COLLIN PIERSON;JUMPSUIT BY LEE PETRA GREBENAU
  24. Wedding Jumpsuit with Train
    COURTESY OF DAVID'S BRIDAL;JUMPSUIT BY MELISSA SWEET
  25. Lace Wedding Jumpsuit with Apron Neckline
    PHOTO BY JEROEN NOORDZIJ PHOTOGRAPHY;JUMPSUIT BY LAURE DE SAGAZAN
  26. Eyelet Cropped Wedding Jumpsuit
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;JUMPSUIT BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  27. Long Sleeve Flare Pant Wedding Jumpsuit
    PHOTO COURTESY OF COSTARELLOS;JUMPSUIT BY COSTARELLOS
  28. Sheer Pantsuit
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;PANTSUIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
  29. Embroidered Wedding Romper
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;ROMPER BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  30. Long Sleeve Wedding Romper with Skirt Overlay
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID'S BRIDAL;ROMPER BY GALINA SIGNATURE

    Unique A-Line Wedding Dresses

    This universally-loved silhouette hugs your figure through your bust and waist and then flares out for a pretty and understated look. While the A-line silhouette can seem quite minimalistic, there are so many ways to inject your personality into the style. Go for a bold hue (check out that black gown below), an asymmetrical skirt or a romantic ruffle detail to make the look your own.

  31. Magenta A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY RODIN BANICA;DRESS BY THEIA
  32. Black Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  33. Purple Patterned A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
  34. Blush Asymmetrical A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  35. Sheer Asymmetrical A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN;DRESS BY INBAL DROR
  36. Long Sleeve Belted A-Line Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
  37. Sheer A-Line Wedding Dress with Ruffles
    PHOTO COURTESY OF EISEN STEIN;DRESS BY EISEN STEIN

    Unique Trumpet Wedding Dresses

    If the mermaid gown is just a little too dramatic for you, consider a trumpet gown. It’s a sleek shape that’s fitted through your bust, torso and hips and flares out to create a bell shape. But toning down the silhouette doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement. Embrace your personality with these unique trumpet wedding dresses. These gowns have fun details like an eye-catching tulle overlay, a colorful fabric story and a subtle embroidery detail.

  38. Trumpet Wedding Dress with Tulle Overlay
    Photo by The Hons Photo;Dress by Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
  39. Colorful Trumpet Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
  40. Trumpet Wedding Dress with Back Bow and Embroidery
    PHOTO COURTESY OF VERA WANG;DRESS BY VERA WANG

    Unique Sheath & Column Wedding Dresses

    If you’re not into voluminous skirts, a sheath or column dress may be the ideal silhouette for you. But you can still stand out in a low-key shape. These unique wedding dresses have everything from feather fringe to structured ruffle details to metallic bodices.

  41. Column Wedding Dress With Fringe
    PHOTO BY MIKE COLÓN;DRESS BY BERTA
  42. Column Wedding Dress with Ruffle Detail
    PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER;DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
  43. Column Wedding Dress with Gold Top
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL

    Unique Two-Piece Wedding Outfits

    Opting for a two-piece wedding outfit already shows off your unconventional, fashion-forward style. But if you’re hoping to up the ante, check out these unique two-piece wedding outfits. Ditch the dress concept entirely and rock a beaded denim two-piece or embrace all the princess vibes with a crop top and voluminous skirt. Feeling especially daring? Check out the bodysuit and cape combo. Remember that small touches can make a look unique too. We love the scalloped hem detail on the David’s Bridal two-piece outfit—it adds just a touch of extra sweetness

  44. Lace Two-Piece Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID'S BRIDAL;DRESS BY MELISSA SWEET
  45. Tulle Two-Piece Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  46. Two-Piece Wedding Dress Danielle Frankel
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;OUTFIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
  47. Two-Piece Wedding Dress Bodysuit with Cape
    PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;OUTFIT BY INES DI SANTO
  48. Two-Piece Wedding Dress Denim Set
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;OUTFIT BY HAYLEY PAIGE
  49. Two-Piece Wedding Dress Pant Set
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;OUTFIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
  50. Two-Piece Wedding Dress Rime Arodaky
    PHOTO BY THE MEWS BRIDAL;OUTFIT BY RIME ARODAKY

    Unique High-Low Wedding Dresses

    If you want the formality of a long gown but the mobility that a mini dress offers, a high-low is a genius compromise. Plus, it’s a fun way to show off your gorgeous wedding shoes. Take the playful silhouette one step further with a dramatic height difference, a colorful fabric or an unexpected neckline.

  51. High-Low Wedding Dress Monique Lhuillier
    PHOTO BY THE HONS PHOTO;DRESS BY MONIQUE LHUILLIER
  52. Black and White High-Low Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO;DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
  53. Blush Halter High-Low Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW;DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
  54. Sheer High-Low Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL

    Unique Slip Wedding Dresses

    A slip is one of the most understated wedding dress silhouettes. After all, they’re unstructured and loosely graze your figure for the ultimate cool-girl effect. But you can still stand out with fun details. Check out this totally sheer slip (yes, really!) or this slip gown with a unique asymmetrical neckline. Both put an unexpected twist on this lovely wedding dress style

  55. Sheer Slip Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN;DRESS BY INBAL DROR
  56. Asymmetrical Slip Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF SAVANNAH MILLER;DRESS BY SAVANNAH MILLER

    Unique Midi Wedding Dresses

    Are you a full-on fashionista? A midi dress might be your perfect match, as they’re having a major moment in bridal fashion. The style hits between your knees and your ankles (again, ideal for showing off your lovely shoes). Make the popular style your own by opting for a romantic lace dress or a casual midi gown with adorable button detailing.

  57. Button Front Midi Wedding Dress
    PHOTO BY GETTY;DRESS BY LITTLE WHITE DRESS BY AMSALE
  58. Lace Long Sleeve Midi Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF TEMPERLEY LONDON;DRESS BY TEMPERLEY LONGSON

    Unique Empire Wedding Dresses

    If you’re more of a boho bride-to-be, an empire wedding dress is a great option to show off your style. The silhouette is fitted through your bust and then floats away from your body for a dreamy day-of look. Spin the sweet style by rocking a bold color (like this rich navy) or by wearing puffy sleeves for an airy and whimsical look.

  59. Navy Blue Empire Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTES OF FRANCESCA MIRANDA;DRESS BY FRANCESCA MIRANDA
  60. Sheer Empire Wedding Dress
    PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL;DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
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