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60 Unique Wedding Dresses That Will Make a Serious Statement

Calling all bold brides.
Unique Wedding Dresses
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,PHOTO BY COLLIN PIERSON,PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO
Maddy Sims
by Maddy Sims
Updated Feb 04, 2020

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.

Off-The-Shoulder Short Wedding Dress
Photo by MCV Photo,Dress by Hayley Paige
Sequin mini wedding dress
Photo by Mike Colon,Dress by Berta
Black and Nuce Short Wedding Dress
Photo by MCV Photo,Dress by Hayley Paige
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.

Floral Print Ball Gown Wedding Dress
Photo by The Hons Photo,Dress by Monique Lhuillier
Illusion Skirt Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROMONA KEVEZA,DRESS BY ROMONA KEVEZA
Oversize Ball Gown Wedding Dress
Photo by The Hons Photo,Dress by Monique Lhuillier
Balck and White Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
Scoop Neck Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY GETTY,DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
Pastel Tiered Skirt Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
One Shoulder Blush Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
Blue and Green Ombre Ball Gown Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANCESCA MIRANDA,DRESS BY FRANCESCA MIRANDA
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

One Shoulder Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER,DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Cape
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER,DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
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.

Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress with Cape Sleeves
PHOTO BY GETTY,DRESS BY AMSALE
Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTIN ALEXANDER,DRESS BY JUSTIN ALEXANDER
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.

Sparkly Tea-Length Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN,DRESS BY INBAL DROR
Lace Tea-Length Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY PAPP SCHNEIDER PHOTOGRAPHY,DRESS BY DAALARNA
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.

Sheer Sparkly Wedding Jumpsuit
PHOTO BY COLLIN PIERSON,JUMPSUIT BY LEE PETRA GREBENAU
Wedding Jumpsuit with Train
COURTESY OF DAVID'S BRIDAL,JUMPSUIT BY MELISSA SWEET
Lace Wedding Jumpsuit with Apron Neckline
PHOTO BY JEROEN NOORDZIJ PHOTOGRAPHY,JUMPSUIT BY LAURE DE SAGAZAN
Eyelet Cropped Wedding Jumpsuit
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,JUMPSUIT BY HAYLEY PAIGE
Long Sleeve Flare Pant Wedding Jumpsuit
PHOTO COURTESY OF COSTARELLOS,JUMPSUIT BY COSTARELLOS
Sheer Pantsuit
PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL,PANTSUIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
Embroidered Wedding Romper
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,ROMPER BY HAYLEY PAIGE
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.

Magenta A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY RODIN BANICA,DRESS BY THEIA
Black Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
Purple Patterned A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
Blush Asymmetrical A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
Sheer Asymmetrical A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN,DRESS BY INBAL DROR
Long Sleeve Belted A-Line Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL,DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
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.

Trumpet Wedding Dress with Tulle Overlay
Photo by The Hons Photo,Dress by Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
Colorful Trumpet Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
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.

Column Wedding Dress With Fringe
PHOTO BY MIKE COLÓN,DRESS BY BERTA
Column Wedding Dress with Ruffle Detail
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER LANGNER,DRESS BY PETER LANGNER
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

Lace Two-Piece Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID'S BRIDAL,DRESS BY MELISSA SWEET
Tulle Two-Piece Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY HAYLEY PAIGE
Two-Piece Wedding Dress Danielle Frankel
PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL,OUTFIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
Two-Piece Wedding Dress Bodysuit with Cape
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,OUTFIT BY INES DI SANTO
Two-Piece Wedding Dress Denim Set
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,OUTFIT BY HAYLEY PAIGE
Two-Piece Wedding Dress Pant Set
PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL,OUTFIT BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
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.

High-Low Wedding Dress Monique Lhuillier
PHOTO BY THE HONS PHOTO,DRESS BY MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Black and White High-Low Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY MCV PHOTO,DRESS BY ALLISON WEBB
Blush Halter High-Low Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY FIRSTVIEW,DRESS BY INES DI SANTO
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

Sheer Slip Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY ANTON OPARIN,DRESS BY INBAL DROR
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.

Button Front Midi Wedding Dress
PHOTO BY GETTY,DRESS BY LITTLE WHITE DRESS BY AMSALE
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.

Navy Blue Empire Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTES OF FRANCESCA MIRANDA,DRESS BY FRANCESCA MIRANDA
Sheer Empire Wedding Dress
PHOTO COURTESY OF DANIELLE FRANKEL,DRESS BY DANIELLE FRANKEL
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