22 Alternative Wedding Dresses for the Non-Traditional Bride

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22 Alternative Wedding Dresses for the Non-Traditional Bride
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So you’re getting married—congratulations! But you’ve eschewed the traditional engagement ring, decided to forego flowers in favor of books, and might even consider going the City Hall Route—that’s to say, you’re not exactly into the whole cake-topper look—so why would you force yourself into a cookie-cutter dress?

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Luckily, there are dozens of alternative wedding dress options for brides looking to walk down the aisle—or down the court’s steps—looking less like a princess, and more like, well, themselves. Ahead, we found 22 styles—including a pale pink gown, a a satin-silk slip dress, and even a metallic midi style—to shop now. The best part? Most of them are priced well below the average.

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& Other Stories Glory Bower Print Wrap Dress, $95; at & Other Stories

 

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Reformation Foxglove Dress, $428; at Reformation

 

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Club Monaco Akinya Jumpsuit, $249; at Club Monaco

 

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Houghton Casey Romper, $1.750; at Houghton

 

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Zimmerman Sueded Silk Plunge Long Dress, $575; at Zimmerman

 

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Delfi Collective Amelia Dress, $283; at Need Supply

 

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Shaina Mote Salt Lhasa Dress, $359; at Bona Drag

 

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Fame and Partners Satellite Dress, $269; at Fame and Partners

 

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Ulla Johnson Maelle Dress, $322; at The Dreslyn

 

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Rachel Zoe Swann V-Neck Gown, $296; at Rachel Zoe

 

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Topshop Unique Silk Satin Hanky Hem Dress, $300; at Topshop

 

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Nola Dress, $1,095; at Barneys New York

 

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Rachel Comey Agate Dress, $495; at Rachel Comey

 

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COS Knit Dress with Slits, $125; at COS

 

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Stephanie Rad Crewneck Jumpsuit, $845; at Stephanie Rad

 

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H&M Conscious Lyocell-Blend Tiered Dress, $79.99; at H&M

 

 

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Lily Ashwell Gia Slip Dress, $250; at Lily Ashwell

 

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BHLDN Kathryn Jumpsuit, $298; at BHLDN

 

 

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J.Crew Collection Thomas Mason Tie-Front Jumpsuit, $178; at J.Crew

 

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Balmain Open Shoulder Maxi Dress, $1,325; at Five Story

 

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Keepsake Frenzy Gown, $190; at Fashion Bunker

 

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Vero Moda Lace Detail Tiered Cami Midi Dress $87; at ASOS

 

 

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