Wedding dresses

FOR MODERN BRIDES

We’re sharing with you 26 of our favourite wedding dresses (and trousers!) to suit any modern bride. If the idea of a poofy, frilly, dress covered in diamantes fills you with dread, cast your eyes at theses nontraditional beauties we’ve gathered for you below! Their alternative designs will make you feel beautiful, confident and most importantly- comfortable! allowing you to enjoy your wedding day to the max!
All of the wedding dresses can be bought in stockists in the UK or through stores online and there even options to suit all budgets!
So… which one is your favourite?

BOHO BABES

RENA GOWN

By Kite and Butterfly

£480

This French cotton lace dress is made in California by Aussie twin sisters called Kite and Butterfly. The maxi gown has long sleeves and a plunging neckline for a stunning bohemian look.

WILD THING

By Lucy Can’t Dance

£1200

Made from silk and 1960’s inspired lace, ‘Wild Things’ dramatic low back will make everyone swoon! ‘Lucy Can’t Dance’ offers many variations of this style to suit your individual taste and body shape.

KENDRA

By Laurel and Lace

£500

Kendra has been designed in a Celtic style lace and comes with a separate silk slip. It’s so comfortable and lightweight – perfect for a summer wedding! A gorgeous example of an untraditional wedding dress for a modern bride.

FILOU

By Rembro Styling

Dresses range from £1200 – £1500

This stunning dress encapsulates todays dynamic, fashion conscious bride! We love the deep V shape of the back!
See more dresses from ‘Rembro Styling’ at Angelica Bridal in Islington.

ABBOTT

By Daughters of Simone

£1450

This dreamy dress is so hippie it hurts! Iconic of the 70’s it has a gorgeous plunging keyhole neckline and fully open back. You won’t want to take this dress off ever again once you put it on!

BELL SLEEVE DRESS

By Dreamers and Lovers

Approx £732

This handmade, lace, bell sleeve maxi dress is an example of simplicity at it finest. You can choose a short or full length slip and it comes in Ivory, white, black and ‘old lace’ shade.

FLORENCE

By Rue De Seine

Dresses range £2000 – £2500

This unique dress is part of Rue De Seine’s ‘Classic Collection’ which can be found at Leonie Claire Bridal Boutique in Hove. It’s a more glamorous take on a boho design with a high neck and keyhole open back.

LACE FOR DAYS

SARA

By Limor Rosen

Dresses range £1500 – £2500

Luella’s Bridal Boutique in Wimbledon stocks gorgeous Limor Rosen dresses. ‘Sara’ is a beautiful lace wedding gown featuring hand-beaded lace on top of a nude stretch lining top and silk organza skirt for a perfect floaty look!

ELDIE

By Laurel and Lace

£500

This lace wedding dress is simple and elegant, featuring crotchet lace with a peachskin lining. It has a razor back and halter neckline which is flattering for all shapes and sizes.

MADELINE

By Grace Loves Lace

Approx £915

Grace Loves Lace selling on Etsy makes ever English Boho brides wishes come true! This stunning lace wedding dress flatters curves in all the right places and the gorgeous silk skirt has the option of falling into a floaty train. Oooh yes!

CECILIA

By Dreamers and Lovers

Dresses range from £1200 – £1500

Made in California, Dreamers and Lovers dresses are made for laid back brides who want comfortable wedding dress but who also want to still look a million dollars! The dresses are made to your exact measurements – but don’t you fret British babes – they can be ordered on Etsy!

SLEEK AND STYLISH

ELVITA DRESS

By Ghost

£395

This is a great option for those brides with a smaller budget. ‘Elvita’ is an elegant dress featuring deep lace yoke panels at the front and back, along with lace waist detail. Simple, stunning and a bargain, allowing you to spend money on other aspects of the day!

PETAL DRESS

By Belle and Bunty

Dresses range £1500 -£2500

We find ourselves swooning over every Belle and Bunty dress! This stunner is no exception! It’s petal sleeves lead into a low V shaped back and it comes in Rose, cream and Ivory shades. You can find it at the Belle and Bunty Boutique in North London.

MINIMAL DRESS

By Bouret

Approx £1550

This untraditional wedding dress by Bouret has an open back and gorgeous stone details on the front. Its full length sleeve design makes it perfect for a winter wedding!

INGA

By Monsoon

£499

Can you believe this dress is a Monsoon find? Its hand embroidered details are made by artisans in Asia where Monsoon are helping to keep traditional craft techniques alive! The dress has a 50cm train and a scoop back for pure sophistication!

COLOURFUL

DOLORES

By Mila Mira

£650

Another great Etsy choice is the range by Mila Mira. The Dolores gown features a nude coloured corset bodice with an embroidered tulle overlay. The pink flowers make it the perfect untraditional wedding dress!

EMILY

By The Modern Love

£800

This is a simple, unstructured, pull on dress with an elastic waist and no fastenings. Perfect for the relaxed bride who wants comfort and no fuss!

YOKANGA

By Mila Mira

Approx £455

This colourful wedding dress is fully boned which makes it supportive despite the open back. The pink skirt adds a pop of colour – creating a dress that is wonderfully daring and untraditional!

SEPARATES

LACE TOP & TULLE SKIRT

By Needle & Thread

£370 in total

This Victorian Lace top is covered in delicate cut beads and shimmering sequins, its for a laid bride who still wants a bit of glamour! A definite for anyone wanting to wear their wedding dress more than once as each part could be paired with other garments.

HAMIA DRESS

By Laurel & Lace

£600

This 3 piece outfit is available on Etsy for an easy wedding dress purchase. It’s floaty skirt gives an etheral look and the fashionable midriff length makes it perfect for a modern bride!

THOMAS SKIRT & TOP

By House of Ollichon

£675

This set is handmade in London and is a fun alternative to the classic wedding dress. The skirt has a waterfall design and is made of 100% silk giving it an incredible spin for all of those wanting to be spun around in their first dance!

BROCADE DRESS

By Bouret

Approx £1300

This very alternative set is designed by Spanish brand Bouret. The details are all bespoke and made to your own tastes (additional costs). The skirts shorter length suits any modern bride who wants to dance the night away without the fear of tripping over a full length gown! Or for a bride who wants to show off a killer pair of shoes!

TROUSERS

LINFORD

By House of Ollichon

£800

If skirts aren’t your thing, why not take a look at what ‘House of Ollichon’ has to offer. This sophisticated long sleeved jumpsuit is made of french lace and silk crepe de chine fabric . With 24 buttons running down the back, its just as stunning as any bridal dress!

CREPE JUMPSUIT

By Roland Mouret

£1550

For the fashionistas out there, this crepe jumpsuit is a great alternative to a wedding gown. It’s sleek design will sculpt your body giving you a gorgeous silhouette! You can then match your bridal accessories to the statement gold zip running down the back to look- oh so fabulous!

YORATH

By House of Ollichon

£750

Another beauty from House of Ollichon – this vintage Marilyn Monroe inspired jumpsuit has wide split trousers legs to show off your sexy pins! Its boned corset also nips you in and the flattering halter neck is adjustable for different cup sizes!

So…which is your favourite?