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25 Brides Who Skipped the Traditional Wedding Dress

Intricate white lace, beaded bodices, and dramatic trains are not what all brides envision for their big day. For these 25 bridal looks, originality took center-stage, while tradition took a backseat. From jumpsuits to jeans, to custom colored and patterned gowns, these women skipped the traditional wedding dress without skimping on style. 

By: Nikki Trojanowski

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  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    A hat, heels, and plunging neckline showcase this bride’s sophisticated, cool style.

    Photo Credit: Christine Doneé

  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    Keeping it casual, the bride on the left selected a flowing, sleeveless blouse and slim-fit pants, perfect for the dance floor. 

  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    Embracing the off-the-shoulder trend, this fun lace top is paired with matching pants.

    Photo Credit: Evangeline Lane

  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    Rather than a traditional suit, this bride selected skinny pants, a long jacket and breezy blouse.

  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    Monochromatic times two; white from head to toe was the right fit for these lovely ladies.

  • Pants and Suits

    Pants and Suits

    An intricate beaded coat adds pizazz to this winter bride's simple white sweater and pants.

    Photo Credit: L&L Style Photo

  • Separates

    Separates

    The drama of a lace cape is offset by a simple skirt for this elegant, nontraditional look.

  • Separates

    Separates

    With a high-low hemline and simple top, this two-piece goes so well together, you might think it was a gown.

  • Separates

    Separates

    A floral crown and flat shoes are matched with an embroidered two-piece for this unique bride.

    Photo Credit: Story & Gold Weddings

  • Separates

    Separates

    A modest two-piece is simple and sweet, adorned with a dramatic floral crown.

  • Separates

    Separates

    An all-lace top paired with a playful tulle skirt offers a look with a little tradition and a little flair.

    Photo Credit: Made2Style

  • Separates

    Separates

    For the laid-back bride, a jean jacket is the perfect partner to a tulle skirt.

    Photo Credit: Red Barn Photography

  • Separates

    Separates

    An eyelash lace crop top in black is worn with a sleek, white pencil skirt for this unique look.

  • Separates

    Separates

    For a more dramatic look, a simple black top is paired with light layers of dark tulle.

  • Separates

    Separates

    This bride selected a traditional white skirt but paired it with a black turtleneck and dramatic necklace.

    Photo Credit: L&L Style Photo 

  • Separates

    Separates

    A pop of color in the form of a bright gold sequined top is worn with a ballgown-style white skirt.

    Photo Credit: Cami Jane Photography

  • Jumpsuits

    Jumpsuits

    White-hot in the desert, this bride's jumpsuit is both classy and playful.

    Photo Credit: Betsi Ewing Studio

  • Jumpsuits

    Jumpsuits

    All-white and strapless, this jumpsuit has the look of a gown with the practicality a bride who likes to dance can appreciate. 

    Photo Credit: Rachel Red Photography

  • Adventure Gear

    Adventure Gear

    To celebrate a love as deep as the blue sea, this bride wore scuba gear.

    Photo Credit: Pluto Dive

  • Adventure Gear

    Adventure Gear

    The veil is the only traditional thing about this bride’s ensemble that allowed her to take the plunge into marriage.

    Photo Credit: Lake Tahoe Weddings

  • Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Colored and Patterned Dresses

    A lace tank top paired with a beautiful floral skirt looks perfectly polished.

    Photo Credit: Sleepy Fox Photography

  • Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Intricate embroidery on a blue dress is as romantic as this vineyard setting.

  • Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Bright and playful ombré colors reflect the personality of this distinctive bride. 

    Photo Credit: Readyluck Photography

  • Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Colored and Patterned Dresses

    With green hues that match her outdoor wedding setting, this gown makes a chic statement.

    Photo Credit: L&L Style Photo

  • Colored and Patterned Dresses

    Colored and Patterned Dresses

    A black lace gown is romantic and timeless, despite its non-traditional color.

    Photo Credit: Ilaria Petrucci

25 Brides Who Skipped the Traditional Wedding Dress

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