Unique Wedding Gown Ideas

September 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

blog picThe classic wedding dress is generally viewed as long and white, perhaps embellished with lace, beads or other subtle ornamentation. The bride seeking something different and outside the box looks for a gown that goes beyond this traditional style. Instead of opting for the tried-and-true classics, some brides may prefer dresses more reflective of their individuality or theme of the wedding, perhaps adding a little personal flair or panache on the way. Read on to explore unique wedding gown ideas.


Go boho-chic for your wedding with a Bohemian-style wedding dress, a great option for the unconventional bride on her special day. The boho look includes a large collective of influences and is no longer restricted to the domain of off-the-shoulder peasant blouses and flowing straw skirts.

Originally derived from gypsy-inspired clothing and made popular by hippies, contemporary bohemian style draws upon diverse multicultural elements including Eastern European, Central American, East Indian and African.

Finish your Bohemian wedding look with dangling earrings, lots of bracelets, barefoot or flat sandals, natural make-up, floral wreath or beaded headband and an unfussy loose hair-style.


The ultimate non-traditional color choice is to choose a hue or tint other than white for your dress. The reasons to choose a color for your wedding dress are many such as making a statement about your personality, matching the theme of your wedding or a simply a great color for your skin tone.

You may add a splash of color to brighten details of a white dress to make it ‘pop’ or choose an all-over color, a possibility for your dress waistband or sash. Elegant color options include matte gray, taupe, metallic silver or gold and black and white. Bright wedding dress colors include hot reds, bright pinks and intense oranges.


Wear a vintage wedding dress on your wedding day. This may be a gown handed down over generations in your family or inspired by style of the past. The reason for choosing a dress worn by your mother or grandmother is often seen as sentimental and traditional with the added bonus of cost-effective.

Popular decades for vintage gowns include the 1920s flapper style, 1930s satin elegance, formality of the 1940s, 1950s mid-calf lengths, 1960s freestyle, 1970s ruffles, and puffy dresses of the 1980s. Wedding gowns by the century include Victorian, Edwardian, Renaissances and Medieval.

Unusual Materials

Selecting an unusual material for your wedding dress makes a creative and memorable impression. Brides who choose unusual materials often enjoy the whimsical as well as challenge of an original concept.

Unusual materials chosen for a wedding dress in the past have included duct tape, balloons, golf balls, candy, toilet paper and recycled newspapers.

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