21 Unique Wedding Dress Designs (2024 Bridal Trends)
Feb 8, 2024
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 2024 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 your 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 capital “A” shaped 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, sheer details, or bishop and bell sleeves, 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 our Poppy Wedding Dress. This blooming ball gown has a unique look in floral organza that has a burnout effect. The corset bodice features a straight strapless neckline with three-dimensional floral appliqués that accent the matching gauntlet sleeves and cascade down the A-line skirt. For a unique wedding dress with sleeves that feels sexy and romantic try our Padma Wedding Dress. The fit and flare gown has a sheer boned bodice with breathtaking three-dimensional floral lace appliqués. The stretch crepe skirt glides over your curves leading to a cut-away lace petal train. The detachable flared long sleeves with matching appliqués help complete the fantasy. For our non-traditional brides, we think you’ll love our Nicoletta Wedding Dress. This unique gown is both boho and couture in allover beaded Chantilly lace featuring a free-spirited floral pattern. The daringly sheer gown features a bodysuit lining with a structured corset bodice and illusion detailing on the back. The detachable overskirt adds more coverage and creates a fuller silhouette, while the detachable bell sleeves add to the boho flair.
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’re all about glamour, then meet our Nubia Wedding Dress. The shapely gown features a plunging sweetheart neckline and a soft mermaid skirt designed with sparkling allover sequined embroidery over Chantilly lace for a unique layered lace look. The detachable bishop sleeves with matching appliqués are a playful addition with their frilled edges and sheer look. It’s all about texture with our Phaedra Wedding Dress. The breathtaking ball gown has a sheer corset bodice with ruched detailing, designed with crystal beaded, embroidered lace that cascades down the dress. The real showstopper is the A-line skirt with ruffled godet insets that add volume and shape for a glamorous look.
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. For a more classic look there’s our Lily Wedding Dress. The chic mini dress has a strapless neckline with a wide, plunging detail and seams to define your figure on the short A-line. The pleated brocade fabric has a textured floral design that gives the modern dress and old word feel. Feminine and fierce, our Naya Wedding Dress is a unique short wedding dress with allover three-dimensional floral lace. The sheath silhouette hugs your figure with a straight strapless neckline that feels chic and modern. The dramatic detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves that add to the glam factor. Our Lourdes Wedding Dress offers big drama in a small package. The flared A-line has a sleek satin bodice with a sweetheart neckline and contoured seaming paired with a frilled feathered skirt for incredible texture and dimension.
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. Our Pippa Wedding Dress is the perfect example of this! This couture A-line has a corset bodice and chic cowl neckline that has a sculptural look. The petal satin has a subtle luminosity that will have you glowing, while the skirt creates a flattering shape featuring a daring slit. The addition of pockets is both fun and functional and buttons down to the hemline are a classic touch. Simple and sophisticated, our Nesta Wedding Dress features fluid silky satin fabric gliding over the body in a soft sheath silhouette. The bateau neckline has an effortless look, but the best part is the open back with a soft cowl detail and dramatic floral strap.
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. Our Phila Wedding Dress is a casual, boho-inspired A-line with delicate details. The sweetheart bodice features asymmetric draped chiffon with botanical beaded embroidery on the sheer waistline and back. The airy skirt delicately floats around you, and we love how the matching embroidered off-the-shoulder sleeves add to the bohemian look. Nothing says effortlessly cool like a slip dress. The 90s inspired style has an ease to it that makes it a perfect unique casual wedding dress. Our Nyssa Wedding Dress is a sexy, yet sweet, slip in curve-hugging soft satin with romantic details. The slinky gown features a draped cowl neckline and open back with delicate lace edging that adds a feminine touch. The front skirt slit ands more movement to the dress and reveals a sultry pop leg, with more lace to soften the look.
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! We think chiffon gowns make the ideal beach wedding dress for its breezy feel, these chiffon gowns make stunning beach wedding dresses. Simple and elegant, our Prospera Wedding Dress highlights simplistic beauty. The corset bodice features pearl and crystal beaded botanical embroidery over romantic Chantilly lace. The relaxed A-line chiffon skirt creates a beautiful balance and we love the whimsical addition of bishop sleeves with a lace underlay. Edgy, yet effortless, our Parvati Wedding Dress features a draped chiffon bodice with a unique asymmetric waistline and plunging sweetheart neckline. The contrast between the textured bodice and simple skirt creates a beautiful balance and the slit offer a sexy pop of leg. The detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves make this a versatile gown that’s perfect for a beach wedding.
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 our Parthena Wedding Dress. This bohemian dream has a corset bodice with a simple v-neckline featuring three-dimensional, floral embroidered lace appliqués decorating the gown. The airy tulle skirt floats off the body, while the lace lined slit adds more movement to the dress and offers a sultry pop of leg. Boho gowns can still be glam, and our Preciosa Wedding Dress does just that. the full-on floral design features allover floral embroidered net on a relaxed A-line silhouette. The sweetheart bodice has a sheer inset with accents of floral patterned beading for added dimension. Detachable floral beaded straps give you versatility in styling and the scalloped hemline is a dainty touch. Beachy, boho, billowing, and beautiful, are just a few words to describe our Posey Wedding Dress. The effortless A-line features delicately beaded, floral embroidered lace cascading down from the sweetheart bodice. The dreamy tulle floats off the body leading to a romantic lace trimmed train. The front skirt slit adds a sultry pop of leg and we love the addition of the sheer, detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves.
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, Lyrica Wedding Dress is the gown for you. Unmatched in sparkle, the glittering dress featuring allover beaded net that shimmers from all angles. The curve-hugging fit and flare has a draped tulle overlay for an ethereal look and a lace-up corset back to cinch you in. Add on the detachable draped sleeves to elevate the look. Our Neve Wedding Dress combines minimalist design with whimsical details. The satin bodice embraces clean lines with an elongating v-neckline and defined seaming to enhance your figure, where it meets the airy tulle skirt featuring three-dimensional pearl beaded flowers that delicately float down the A-line silhouette. The square shape back looks chic and modern with covered buttons adding that touch of tradition. If you’re looking for something sexy, there’s no other choice than our Nicky Wedding Dress. The stretch satin fit and flare has chic draping for an ultra-flattering look and incredible texture. The scoop neckline accentuates your curves, leading to a sheer back detail that exposes the couture boning. The front skirt slit allows for a sexy pop of leg, while detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves give you versatility in styling.
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. If you’re not ready to full out with a color wedding dress, try something with colorful embroidery. Our Persephone designer wedding dress has pops of color with frosted floral embroidered appliqués. The sweetheart bodice has a subtle sheerness that highlights the exposed boning, with detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves for styling options. The tulle mermaid has a lightweight feel and effortless look, and we love the romantic touch of the sheer appliquéd train.
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 Satin Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress with Cuffed Neckline 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 Pleated Shimmer Bridesmaid Dress with Ruching. The unique pleated shimmer fabric will keep your girls sparkling all night long. Our Luxe Satin Corset Bodice Bridesmaid Dress is totally unique in our luxe satin fabric with a chic corset bodice featuring ruched cups on a wrap-style skirt.
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!