Unusual Wedding Dresses and Gowns
Everybody thinks of a typical long, white, strapless gown when they think of wedding dresses. But I am here to tell you that there are many, many variations on the average wedding gown.
Girls, this is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so find the wedding dress that best fits your personality and your desires, and don't spare one thought for what your mother / mother-in-law / sister / best friend / whoever thinks of your dress. They're not the ones getting married, are they? (No!)
Find a dress that makes you feel beautiful, and look like the princess/rock star/fairy/model/whatever else that you feel inside on your big day.Enjoy my alternative wedding dress ideas!
Update on March 30, 2010: I added more info on unique wedding dresses with wings!
Unique Wedding Dresses with Color
Wedding dresses don't have to be plain, virginal wide. Gowns with color accents, or even in a color besides white entirely, are especially popular with older brides and women who are getting married for the second time. Young women are also choosing this option though, especially because snow white is not the ideal color for women with pale skin.
Ivory wedding dresses are a richer, darker color than normal white, while still being a traditional enough color to avoid stares or surprise. They may be a good middle ground option if you want a color that will be more flattering on you while still avoiding getting grief from the your future mother-in-law over your choice of dress. Delicate pastel colors with white accents still stand out without being blatant about it.
Or, if you want to be really shocking, and are really interested in wedding dresses with color accents, you should consider a black wedding dress. This dress color is usually only braved by the most experienced of dress designers, and you will probably have to pay significantly more for a stunning black wedding dress, but they are definitely out there. This is an option for the truly bold and brave brides out there.
Wedding Dress with Fairy Wings
Fairy Wedding Dresses - A Wedding Dress with Wings
A fairly recent style in wedding dresses is the "fairy" wedding gowns, which are usually colorful, unique, delicate designs meant to convey an air of magic and fantasy in a wedding dress. They are usually made with tulle, and many have a rare beauty not found in traditional wedding dress styles.
Fairy wedding dresses can be as traditional or unusual-looking as you desire. They can just involve a little color and tulle, or you can wear a unique wedding dress with wings. The fairy wings and the brightly-colored dress combine to create an unforgettable wedding dress idea. In any form, however, a good fairy wedding dress is lovely.
Medieval Wedding Dresses
Many people have a strong interest in the European Middle Ages era, in everything from dress to events to items that a typical Middle-ager might own. Renaissance fairs are held at many major cities around the United States, and this is a passion for many people that they want to make a big part of their lives, including their wedding day.
Medieval wedding dresses range from traditional white, silky dresses with a few differences from a modern wedding dresses, to brightly colored gowns created in the styles of various periods and countries. Many have tightly laced corset bodices and flowing fabric from the waist down, but not all. Some designers create only Medieval wedding dresses, and some have it as an option among their more traditional wedding gowns.
For many Medieval weddings, it is just the bride who wears a Middle Ages gown, while the groom and guests sport tuxedos or formal dresses. Sometimes, however, the entire group gets in on the fun, with evering wearing medieval era appropriate clothes, even the wedding guests!
Short Wedding Dresses
Wedding gowns are usually floor-length (at least!), but nothing says a bride can't look stunning in a cocktail dress-length wedding dress. And short doesn't have to mean inappropriate - give them a look before you decide. Here are some of my favorite knee-length wedding dresses.
More Ideas for Unique Wedding Dresses
Remember that the wedding is supposed to be a day of happiness for the bride and groom, and not to make a decision about your wedding to ever please anyone else.To keep looking beautiful and unique, you might want to consider your makeup, and dress up your face appropriately, that could be in the style of the era your dress is, or with colors that compliment your dress. Whether you need Asian bridal makeup to match your kimono-style wedding dress or dramatic green eyeshadow to compliment your seafoam green gown.
Your mother may think your dress decision odd or weird, but guess what, she won't miss her daughter's wedding just because she doesn't like the dress.
In conclusion, choose the dress that makes you happy, even if it is a little different from the normal. I hope these wedding dress ideas and pictures helped you. Have a beautiful wedding!
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jayla rosso on March 11, 2016:
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Ena on July 24, 2014:
Wow these are really unique. I always thought about how for my wedding i wanna have personalized dress. That will be in my style, not some everyday dress. I found this one, two pieced but i really like the idea
What do you think?^^
Sarah on February 12, 2014:
anyone who wants to know who made the fairy dress, check out firefly path on facebook
jochell on May 08, 2013:
wow ,they are all pretty ..
Jenni1970 on August 08, 2012:
You have a Gothic Wedding Dress on your page. Is there any way that someone in your office has time to contact me Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 5pm please? My daughter is getting marrid and has been looking for this particular dress. Thank you and have a great evening :)
Ojewel on April 24, 2012:
Thanks 4 sharing the fairy gowns .
Shannon Paigah from Irvine, CA on March 21, 2012:
Love the "intricate, detailed, white Medieval wedding dress." Thanks for the hub, great information! ;)
NessaMetharam from Manila, Philippines on November 07, 2011:
I love that ivory colored wedding dress. The elegance and style is just amazing.
jamterrell on October 29, 2011:
Wow! THey are really fantastic, awesome wedding dresses. Never seen them before when I attended some wedding ceremonies.Really cool!
mona on October 29, 2011:
Your Dream on September 06, 2011:
Amanda on September 01, 2011:
Can anyone tell me where to find the ivory colored wedding dress with the cap sleeves? I love it...it could be the one! Thanks, Amanda
Erika blue on August 29, 2011:
some beautiful dresses. and wonderful designs. i love it
motherbridedress on August 03, 2011:
beautiful wedding dresses,so many different kinds.
mango on July 16, 2011:
Great dresses. By the way, I especially liked how the photos captured such beautiful moments
SHAJEEL on July 13, 2011:
Nice hub. I Love that fairy dress.
FOREX NINJA on March 30, 2011:
Very beautiful piece of article which has more pics of unique and attractive weeding gowns which really fascinated me.
bestforbride from Toronto, ON, Canada on February 18, 2011:
Love dresses with pink color. White is too boring these days.
BallGownsWeddingDresses on January 10, 2011:
i like the ivory colored wedding dress, it's so beautiful.
Runway from New York on November 29, 2010:
very pretty and really different!
Carol Gartrell on November 25, 2010:
Make a sketch or find a picture. Then get a seamstress who can sew from a picture and you can have the dress of your dreams!
perfectweddingdressfinder.com on November 09, 2010:
I like the black and white tulle wedding gown it truly is a unique wedding dress.
Wedding Trendista on October 28, 2010:
I love the dresses with color, especially the fairy one!
jshop on October 15, 2010:
I really like unique dresses, but I don't think I'd ever wear a short one ...
poison808 on October 12, 2010:
i love the fairy dress! who is the designer? can someone help me out? this was an awesome selection of dresses!!
amesplaza from starbucks on September 30, 2010:
That baby pink dress is stunning.
nicole.reilly from Austin, TX on September 19, 2010:
I always wanted my wedding dress to be unique as possible. This hub gives me an idea. I also love the Medieval wedding dress images. Thanks for sharing. Nice hub!
wedding reception denver on September 14, 2010:
I like the Intricate white medieval dress and the unique black and white tulle wedding dress. Any woman who will wear intricate white medieval dress will look like a true princess, resembling Belle of "Beauty and the Beast". While the unique black and white tulle wedding dress is fit for a rock star wedding theme or Gothic/Emo wedding theme.
janehilario on September 01, 2010:
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous wedding gowns. But the BEST is "Blood-red silk and white tulle wedding dress "
Cynthia Davis from United States on August 09, 2010:
I love these dresses! They're so beautiful.
kooshi on July 18, 2010:
these dresses are awsome
Elayne from Rocky Mountains on June 15, 2010:
Beautiful selection of dresses. I love the ivory Medieval wedding dress. Thanks for a great hub.
Gracy on June 08, 2010:
I want my dress to be dark age kind of thing like the theme for my entire wedding. It will be beautiful!
Jan Walker Pinnington on April 18, 2010:
I love the fact that you promote uniqueness. Every woman is different, and every woman is beautiful - just the way she is. I will be happy to pass along your site to my friends and customers. Jan Walker Pinnington
Kristy on April 13, 2010:
@ eve - well as we all know Eve wedding dresses that girls spend thousands of dollars on are meant to fit like potato sacks and not be figure hugging or flattering at all. I mean who wants to look beautiful and feminine on their wedding day after all.
Grow up girl. All these girls looked awesome and each had their own style. And if your at someone's wedding "making fun" of the bride. I would question your motives for being their in the first place.
And as for the blue dress, she looked beautiful. Maybe you don't appreciate that style of dress, but plenty of others do. But maybe we can all turn up to your wedding and point and laugh and you and return the favour.
hanan on March 04, 2010:
wow they are really amazing especialy the red dress,it is so nice
eve on January 30, 2010:
some of these dresses r totally ugly and some look OK but i think that some of the girls don't compliment themselves by having dresses that were really snug to them like the blue dress she has awesome taste but it was to snug on her so people will make fun of her and who wants to be made fun of on their wedding day
ella on January 27, 2010:
wow they r okay but some of them are very good!!!
morgen on January 09, 2010:
theese are amazing im only 12 and i was looking 4 ideas 4 my mom you will make her rocker wedding amazing when shea on stage getting married she will loook like a rockstar
With This Favor on December 05, 2009:
Great photos of absolutely gorgeous wedding gowns!
artists job on November 15, 2009:
febriedethan from Indonesia on October 19, 2009:
Lovely gowns and pictures!
Suzie Parker on September 23, 2009:
Beautiful pictures of the gowns!
michelle.dragon99 on September 13, 2009:
beautiful wedding gown:)...especially the beautiful ivory colored wedding dress...great hub!
emma watton on June 24, 2009:
the dress with the subtle of pink peeping out of the dress is nice
Betsy Baywatch on June 16, 2009:
Love that fairy dress! thanks for sharing.
Kim on June 10, 2009:
Does anybody know where to find / to buy the Blood-red silk and white tulle wedding dress? Who is the designer?? If you know more about this, please respond here or with the contact form on my website. Thanks!
Tanya on May 18, 2009:
Gasp! Those two ivory dresses are sooo stunning - I want to get married again xx
Dabbler from Los Angeles, CA on May 15, 2009:
love the different styles! especially the ones with just a splash of color!
Priyanka Swamy from Concord, CA on April 21, 2009:
I like the wedding dresses that just have the hint of color with the sash or the color peeking out from under the dress. I don't think I could do anything like the wedding dress with fairy wings.
lacey marie from United States on April 20, 2009:
I have always wanted my wedding dress to be different :) white is boring! I love the idea of having a bit of pink too. Neat pics!
crystal_witch0603 on April 16, 2009:
Was just wondering if anyone knows where or how I can get hold of the Fairy Wedding Dress with Fairy Wings? Or where the picture came from?