21 Unique Wedding Dress Designs (2024 Bridal Trends)
Jan 11, 2023
Real Bride Stories
For our brides who want a dress unlike anything else, we’ve got you covered! Never before seen details and unexpected designs make for a unique wedding dress that’s sure to stand out. But don’t think a unique wedding gown can only be made custom. You can find a unique wedding dress online that’s sure to give you that one-of-a-kind feel. We’ll be sharing with you our most unique wedding dress designs, styles, and trends for 2023 so you can look uniquely you on your big day!
What are Different Bridal Styles?
While there is no single “bridal style” that brides should adopt, there are general trends that brides can often take inspiration from. These different wedding dress styles reflect the bride’s personality and can often feed into the overall theme of the wedding. Knowing your bridal style can help you select your wedding dress and give the stylists a clearer picture when pulling gowns for you to try on. Some of these bridal styles include:
- Traditional/Classic Bride
- Boho Bride
- Romantic/Fairytale Bride
- Modern Minimalist Bride
- Glamorous Bride
- Non-Traditional Bride
What is the Most Popular Wedding Dress Style?
One of the most popular wedding dress styles is the traditional A-line. Brides love the soft shape, fitted in the bodice and flaring out at the waist creating that “A” silhouette. Less bulky than a ballgown, but still keeping fullness in the skirt, the A-line is a bridal favorite. With classic touches like lace and delicate beading, we can see why this romantic wedding dress style is so popular. We’ve also noticed that brides love adding a bit of boho flair to this wedding dress. Whether that’s by incorporating more floral laces or sheer details, the boho A-line is definitely a popular wedding dress style.
Uncovering Your Unique Bridal Style
Finding your bridal style has a lot to do with understanding your personal style. What kind of clothes do you wear day to day? Do you love a skirt and heels for a glam look or casual jeans and a tee? Knowing this is the first step in uncovering your bridal style. Another way to help discover your wedding dress style is to make a list of what you want or don’t want in your wedding dress. Is comfort the most important thing? Then maybe go for a sheath or A-line, something that will float off the body and feel effortless. From silhouette to neckline, sleeves, embellishments, or even knowing how you want to feel will allow your friends, family, and stylist to help you pick your perfect gown! Sometimes it’s outside factors that can uncover your bridal style, like when and where you’re getting married. If you know you want a summer wedding or to get married on the beach, this can influence your wedding dress style. Don’t want the traditional white or ivory dress? Try a colorful gown! Whether it’s soft and subtle, like our smokey lavender, or bold in black a colorful wedding dress is sure to stand out.
Unique Wedding Dress Styles With Sleeves
Sleeves are certainly a way to make a statement with your wedding dress, and with so many styles it should be easy to find your perfect sleeve. Aside from the traditional long sleeve, there are so many unique wedding dresses with sleeves that are perfect for many different bridal styles. For sleeves that make a statement, look no further than Jolene, style 4108. This slim A-line is perfect for the trendsetter with a sheer, sweetheart bodice accented by crystal beaded floral lace emphasizing the chic pouf sleeves and juxtaposing the sleek satin skirt. If you like something that feels a bit more classic, there’s Judith, style 4115. This elegant ball gown is full of unique elements like the plunging neckline, stylish double-banded waist, and detachable illusion long sleeves. And we have to mention Jordana, style 2509 with a dramatic leg of mutton sleeve. The glamorous gown is a mix of edgy and romantic details, like the angular neckline, beaded floral lace, and—of course—the pouf sleeves.
Unique Lace Wedding Dress Styles
A lace wedding dress is a classic! Lace first came into popularity in the 1600s; the handmade fabric required a time-consuming and painstaking process to create, making it something that was only accessible to the rich. The idea of incorporating lace into wedding dresses was a sign of wealth and prestige. Often associated with the traditional bride, today’s lace comes in different colors, patterns, shapes, and textures for one-of-a-kind wedding dresses that are accessible to all. If you want the timeless touch of lace, but are looking for something non-traditional, these unique lace wedding dress styles are for you. Jasmine, style 4114 is a beautiful combination of couture styling and whimsical details. The mermaid gown is accented by romantic frosted, embroidered lace appliqués, enhancing the chic look of the corset bodice. Want something a bit more feminine? Meet Jeannie, style 2513, a soft and dreamy unique lace wedding dress with a sultry twist. Delicate botanical-inspired lace creates a stunning layered effect over the Chantilly lace fit and flare. The illusion neckline leads to a breathtaking open back and sheer lace-trimmed train.
Unique Short Wedding Dress Styles
If you want to go outside the norm for your wedding, try a short wedding dress! A short gown is a great option for our non-traditional brides looking for a fun wedding dress or a second dress to change into for your reception. A unique short wedding dress will feel fresh and fun and allow you to dance the night away without having to bustle your gown. Birdie, style 12103 embodies that classic feel with a tea-length circle skirt that was made for twirling, pockets, and an open strappy back. Another option is Blanche, style 12106. Blanche’s two-piece dress gives vintage vibes with the cuffed off-the-shoulder jacket and chic modern style with the strapless sweetheart dress, giving you the perfect transitional look from ceremony to reception!
Unique Simple Wedding Dress Styles
Sometimes something simple can stand out the most! A unique wedding dress doesn’t have to be covered in beading or feature bold prints. A simple wedding dress can create a big impact. Simple stylings also allow for more unique shapes and silhouettes in the design of the dress. Josette, style 4101 is the perfect example! This effortless fit and flare is all about simplistic style, designed in soft net—perfect for the asymmetrical drape that creates beautiful lines and enhances your figure. If you’re all about the fairytale feel, Joelle, style 15012 is the definition of a modern minimalist princess dress. The billowing ball gown is radiant in sleek satin with classic elements like the sweetheart neckline and covered buttons. Draped tulle creates dreamy tie-bow sleeves that float around you for a whimsical effect. For something a bit more striking, there’s Jana, style 15001. The one-shoulder wedding dress is for the “It Girl.” The chic sheath features a cool cuffed neckline with an oversized, detachable bow for some added drama.
Unique Casual Wedding Dress Styles
Brides who want to look cool and comfortable, we’ve got you covered. Casual wedding dresses can still be unique, with fun details that make effortless silhouettes shine and come in different wedding dress styles. Judy, style 15003 is understated elegance. The casual crepe gown features a classic off-the-shoulder neckline on a surplice bodice and modern faux-wrap skirt. Our favorite part is the illusion back, lined with buttons, for a look that’s simply breathtaking. If you want a casual wedding dress with a bit more intricacy, meet Julie, style 4116. The effortless A-line wedding dress floats off the body in delicate tulle with touches of crystal beading and beautiful embroidered lace. Juno, style 15014 is the epitome of cool and casual. The refined wedding dress molds to the body with a fit and flare silhouette in contouring crepe, but the best part is the chic square back and detachable chiffon fly-away streamers that add the perfect amount of drama to the dress.
Unique Beach Wedding Dress Styles
A beach wedding is always a favorite and our brides want a unique beach wedding dress to match the stunning location! Jennifer, style 4102 is a billowing boho beauty perfect for a beach wedding! The airy tulle A-line features a classic v-neckline with fun peek-a-boo detail and stunning beaded, botanical embroidered lace. The open scoop back is ideal for warm weather with a fun addition of a low back cut-out. If you’re looking for something a little more subdued, our Jenna gown, style 4107, is a great casual beach wedding dress. The delicately modern dress features an understated Chantilly lace bodice with subtle crystal beaded appliqués and trim that creates lines that help to define your figure. The breezy chiffon skirt will help to keep you cool and looking beautiful blowing in the beachy wind. Joan, style 2521 is both sweet and sexy and would make a great beach wedding dress! The gorgeous fit and flare has delicately beaded, embroidering appliqués that cascade down the dress, enhancing the look of the sultry open back and the stunning sheer petal train.
Unique Boho Wedding Dress Styles
A boho wedding dress is one of the most popular styles today. The effortless aura of a boho wedding dress is brought to life by soft fabrics, botanical laces, and organic beading. Brides love the free-spirited feel and sense of adventure a boho wedding dress can bring. They also want unique features, so their beautiful boho gown can stand out among the rest. If you’re looking for a unique boho wedding dress try Jillian, style 15007. This bohemian dream features a sculptured v-neck bodice adorned in frosted Alençon lace appliqués that cascade down the gown. The tiered tulle A-line skirt adds to the boho feel and makes it effortless to wear. If you’re wanting a more fitted boho wedding dress there’s Joy, style 2502. Sleek and slim this dress is modern boho with its figure-hugging silhouette and corset bodice. The stunning botanical-inspired embroidery adds a feminine and floral flair to the sultry wedding dress with a dreamy sheer train to complete the gown. Our plus-size brides can look beautifully boho too! Hadley, style 3375 is an ultra-flattering A-line that floats off the body in soft tulle with gorgeous botanical beaded embroidered lace cascading for the sheer neckline down the skirt. The double-banded waist helps to cinch in your figure and the keyhole back is what boho bridal dreams are made of!
Unique Plus-Size Wedding Dress Styles
No matter your size or shape, every bride deserves to feel special on their wedding day. Our Julietta Collection is exclusively designed for all our fabulous plus-size brides, so they can feel their best in a unique plus-size wedding dress! For our glam brides, Hillary, style 3380 is the dress for you. This non-traditional mermaid is all about serving attitude featuring a gorgeous drop waist bodice adorned with delicately beaded, frosted embroidered appliqués. The real drama comes with the ruffled tulle skirt providing incredible texture and movement. Our romantic, fairytale brides should try Haley, style 3377, a heavenly ball gown with enchanting details. The figure-flattering wedding dress has a romantic Chantilly lace bodice with a classic v-neckline and stunning embroidered lace. Draped net cinches in the waist to help define your figure, enhancing the dreamy ball gown silhouette. If you’re a curvy bride who wants a clean and classic look, then meet Harlow, style 3374. Simplistically stylish, this gown glows in sleek satin, with a sculptural sweetheart neckline and seams at the waist to cinch you in and emphasize the flare of the A-line skirt. Buttons down to the hemline are an elegant touch, but the best part is the chic detachable bow that adds a bit of feminine charm.
Unique Wedding Dress With Color
A colorful wedding dress is a surefire way to stand out! Stepping away from the traditional white or ivory gown will give you a unique look that will be hard to forget. From soft colors like misty blue or smokey lavender to bold black, a unique colorful wedding dress is perfect for the non-traditional bride. Josefina, style 4119 is delicate drama. The breathtaking ball gown features a beautifully draped bodice with a romantic sweetheart neckline and over-the-top ruffled tulle skirt, with a subtle swirling floral motif. In our peachy pink bellini shade, you’ll look like a bridal fantasy! If you’re an edgy bride who’s really looking to push the boundaries, we say pick a black dress! Georgina, style 1090 is sultry in an opulent onyx shade. The curve-hugging mermaid features a drop waist and exaggerated sweetheart neckline in soft nude chantilly lace with black tulle and beautiful black lace on top giving you the ultimate unique wedding dress with color. For a colorful wedding dress that feels a bit more classic, there’s Joanie, style 4111. The sleek satin A-line features a chic cuffed neckline and seams at the waist to define your figure. The stunning pleated skirt has a slit for a sultry pop of leg and in misty blue, this dress is easy to love.
Unique Bridesmaids Dresses
If you want your bridesmaids to look as unique as you, we can help. With so many stunning styles in luxe fabrics and 50 color options, there’s a dress to suit every person in your bridal party. Whether you want to mix and match or keep your maids matching, they can still look unique amongst the crowd. Our One Shoulder Floral Velvet Bridesmaid Dress, style 21798 is an easy choice for a sophisticated set of ladies and in a unique floral velvet fabric, it will look one-of-a-kind. If you want your bridesmaids to seriously sparkle check out our Strapless Sweetheart Caviar Mesh Bridesmaid Dress, style 21804. The glittering caviar mesh will keep your girls sparkling all night long. Our Silky Satin Bridesmaid Dress with Asymmetric Skirt, style 21801 is totally unique in our luxe silky satin fabric with a cool asymmetrically cut midi skirt and tie-back halter neckline.
If you’re ready to find your dress come true, visit one of our amazing retailers full of unique wedding dress styles for you to choose from!