10 alternative wedding outfits for non-traditional brides

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Chloe Mac Donnell
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Looking for an alternative to a traditional wedding dress in 2019? Try these dress and outfit ideas on for size.

From Emily Ratajowski’s mustard yellow Zara suit to Zosia Mamet’s black Givenchy gown and Solange Knowle’s cream jumpsuit, in the past couple of years we’ve seen a string of stars opting for alternative wedding looks. 

Marking a shift in millennial attitudes towards wedding wear, more and more brides are choosing something that reflects their own personal style. 

Whether that means shunning a veil, donning a suit, opting for sneakers, or choosing a shorter skirt, when it comes to being a bride in 2019 anything goes.

And while we’ll always be a fan of a white dress, we also love a bride who’s willing to make a major style statement. This year, there are plenty of alternative designer options to pin on your moodboard: why not try Molly Goddard’s neon-hued tiered tulle dresses, or Roksanda’s crepe top and trousers?

For brides on more of a budget, the high street has really stepped up its game in recent years when it comes to wedding attire. Topshop, & Other Stories and even ASOS all have a myriad of options that look way more luxe than their price tag suggests.

Scroll down to shop our edit of the best alternative wedding outfits…

For a bride that doesn’t like dresses…

Haney one-sleeve hammered silk-satin jumpsuit

Image of Haney cream jumpsuit

A chic jumpsuit is the perfect alternative for a bride that may not be too keen on dresses, or just wants something that little bit different. The one shoulder style with sleek belt tie is the perfect outfit. 

£1,165, Haney

For the fashion bride… 

A go-to for the fashion crowd, Molly Goddard’s designs are always memorable. 

Ruby Dress Black, £1,295, 

For the bride that loves dancing… 

Zimmermann Amari Paisley lace maxi dress

Image of Zimmermann dress

Australian brand Zimmermann is a go-to for dreamy dresses. This slightly shorter than the average wedding dress style will mean you can dance away without fear of tripping up on your frock. 

£895, Zimmermann

For the bride who hates white… 

Image of Zara pink dress

If you’re not a fan of white or cream then why not opt for a colour-pop bright. You could always team this pink number with white accessories to make it more traditional bridal. 

£95.99, Zara

For the ultimate romantic… 

With its frothy layers, intricate beading and deep crimson colour, this dress is utterly romantic. 

Deep red Marie gown, £875,

For a fuss-free look… 

Keep it simple with an elegant maxi dress. Gentle ruffle detailing keeps it from looking boring. 

Bridal maxi dress, £150, Flynn Skye at

For the party bride… 

The crystal embellishment on this dress is total Insta-bait. 

Hollywood Sable crystal-embellished dress, £1137, Alessandra Rich at

For the ultimate statement maker… 

In millennial pink with a heart print motif and vintage inspired lace, this gown is certainly one dress that won’t be easily forgotten. 

Ruffle and lace-trimmed silk-organza gown, £6,000, Valentino at

For a summer bride… 

Falling gently off-the-shoulder and cut to just the below the knee, this gown will keep you cool on a hot summer’s day. 

Off-the-shoulder satin-piqué gown, £3471, Alexis Mabille at

For the bold bride… 

With its contrasting rainbow hued stripes, this gown is a total showstopper. 

Silk-faille and tulle striped gown, £5,822, Carolina Herrera at 

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