Nontraditional Wedding Dresses

Just because brides have typically worn white or a classic silhouette on their wedding days doesn’t mean that you have to! Honestly, our team at The Bridal Room absolutely loves it when we have brides who want to go against the grain with their wedding day look. Weddings aren’t cookie cutter events, and brides aren’t either! 


When it comes to finding your wedding gown, it’s important to celebrate your originality and unique style. What’s better than showcasing that with an unconventional dress or even separates? Let this be your sign to go against the typical wedding dress by going for a gown that’s full of sparkle, prints, tulle, organza, and so many other fashionable options. With a lavishly textured dress, you can contrast clean lines and minimalist florals. Alternatively, add an unforgettable print or a pop of color. 


If you’re considering breaking the “rules” and want to wear a nontraditional wedding dress to walk down the aisle in, then let us offer some suggestions from a few of our incredible bridal designers. These gowns are unique, dramatic, and impossibly chic. Read on for our favorite nontraditional wedding dresses! 


Kelly Faetanini


If you’re a bride searching for a spin on classic wedding dresses, Kelly Faetanini is the bridal designer for you! The Peony wedding dress is a tulle A-line silhouette that’s covered in beaded floral lace appliques. We love the modern chic square neckline and flowy train with sexy side cutouts. The blush ombre is so unique, making it the perfect choice for a nontraditional bride!



Rebecca Schoneveld


 Rebecca Schoneveld wedding dresses are ideal for brides who want to feel timeless yet unique, perfectly fitting their personal style, vision, and shape. This Giselle wedding dress is absolutely enchanting with its hand pleated neckline and full skirt with pockets and a slit. What makes this wedding gown stand out is the silk-cotton blend voile jacquard fabric - it’s unlike anything else we’ve seen with more traditional wedding dresses!





This bridal gown from Zavana is a nontraditional bride’s dream come true! Captivating and dramatic, this mermaid dress features a detachable cape and tulle train. This gown is so special and unique because of its attention to detail, which is what Zavana gowns are most known for. It screams opulence and luxury.





This Zavana bridal gown is so fashion-forward that we couldn't help but include it on this list. It feels like a runway gown, with its plunging neckline and embroidered floral lace. The cap sleeves add a special touch, and the floor length train will allow you to dance the night away!



Kelly Faetanini


This super sophisticated Kelly Faetanini wedding dress is the ultimate avant garde gown that allows brides to feel nontraditional on their big day. It’s a fit and flare crepe dress that features an asymmetrical one shoulder neckline. Bonus: it comes in white AND black! Imagine the edgy vibe you could achieve with a chic black wedding gown. The ultimate juxtaposition to a traditional wedding dress!


If you’re a nontraditional bride ready to find the dress of your dreams, book an appointment today with our bridal experts at The Bridal Room in Virginia!