Not too keen on the typical wedding dress? For brides who find themselves settling for the typical white poof, there are a plethora of other options. Many are great alternatives for those concerned about comfort or price, and add a stylish touch to typical bridal wear. For those not saying yes to the dress, here are five wedding dress alternatives.


Suits are not just for grooms anymore! More and more brides are opting for white bridal suits as a comfortable and stylish wedding dress alternative. Brides can find a suit that embraces their curves or hide any unwanted spots, and it can come in everything from a tuxedo to a modern, strapless style.

Brides can find a pant suit both online and in store at designers like Carolina Herrera or Rosa Clara.

Slip dress

Nothing is more glam than a 1930s inspired slip dress. Vintage brides should forgo the typical A-line 1950s dress and go for a Jean Harlow vibe. Slip dresses are incredibly easy to wear, there’s no worry about a corset, and can come in almost any shade. Although they are tight fitting to the body, a slip dress can fit a number of body types, if properly fitted. Plus, they’re a great option for a party-centric reception.


Become the ultimate boho bride by sporting a grande kaftan. This popular Middle Eastern style gives a sense of grandeur with its wide sleeves and full skirt, and is a great option for brides wanting a bunch of embroidery.

Bridal designers like Alia Bastamam have created beautiful and stylish kaftan options for brides who want a bit more coverage, but do not want to sacrifice their shine.


Wedding dresses aren’t lauded for their comfort. Go against the grain by investing in a high-end wedding jumpsuit. Wearers will look incredibly modern and will be able to actually groove and have fun throughout their reception.

Plus, jumpsuits come at a variety of prices. Brides can purchase up an affordable outfit at Asos, while the wealthier bride can choose from designs at Elie Saab or Temperley London.


Want two looks for your wedding, but can’t afford two dresses? Save money by investing in bridal separates. Brands like offer bride-approved pieces, like a skillyfully draped taffeta corset and a floor length lace skirt.

By opting for two separate pieces than one expensive gown will allow its wearer to customize their look without opting for pricey alterations. Plus, it will make changing between the ceremony and reception so much quicker.

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