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10 alternative wedding outfits for non-traditional brides

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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 2018? 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 2018 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 city wedding…

Choose cream separates for a chic look for a city wedding. This crepe blouse looks great paired with trousers. 

Kemi bow-embellished satin-trimmed crepe blouse, £650, Roksanda at net-a-porter.com

For the fashion bride… 

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

Ruby Dress Black, £1,295, mollygoddard.com 

For the bride that loves dancing… 

With its fluttering sleeves and shimmering detailing this dress was practically made for celebration dancing to Beyoncé. 

Maxi dress, £95, asos.com

For the bride who hates white… 

A high leg slit give this black satin gown a sexy edge. 

Satin gown, £89.99, mango.com 

For the ultimate romantic… 

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

Deep red Marie gown, £875, needleandthread.com

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 topshop.com

For the party bride… 

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

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

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 matchesfashion.com

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 net-a-porter.com

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 matchesfashion.com 

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