Dress Outside the Box with These Traditional Wedding Outfits, Sans White

While many women dream of donning a traditional white gown on their wedding day, there are plenty of reasons why some wouldn’t want to, and plenty of women who don’t. Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, which is why it’s totally understandable if you want to wear something a little more unique, memorable, and in many cases, more comfortable than a traditional wedding dress. Fortunately, there are many women who agree. Here are some of the most stylish traditional outfits for your wedding day that aren’t white dresses.

Sans Dress

If you want to ditch the white and the dress, there are plenty of wedding-appropriate jumpsuits, pantsuits and rompers that are stylish, romantic and oh-so-comfortable. Outfits like a satin cowl neck spaghetti strap cami pantsuit, a boxy off-the-shoulder romper with shorts, and an off-shoulder, floor-length jacket over tapered pants are just a few of the modern designs out there to choose from.

Short and Sweet

One way to ditch the conventional wedding look is to lose the white. Another is to lose the length. Shorter dresses, like cocktail dresses and skater dresses, are ideal for fun, laid-back weddings. Sparkle and shine in a glittery fit and flare dress that will accentuate your body in all the right places, a loose halter top with sequin shorts, or a beaded fringe cocktail dress that evokes a flapper style. If you don’t want to be so sparkly, dress up in an emerald green skater dress.

Evening Chic

Evening gowns are some of the most sophisticated gowns around. They’re only worn to super-special occasions, and a plus if you’re looking for something off-white: evening gowns are rarely made in white, which makes them a perfect option for a unique wedding ensemble. V-neck lace bodice gown with a full floor-length skirt or a fitted gown with a thigh-high split for some added sex appeal. Opt for rich colors and deep hues like navy, burgundy and black.

BoHo Vibe

Laid-back destination weddings are becoming more popular each year. But who wants to be stuck in a giant white dress while they’re spending a special day at the beach or in the park? Instead, opt for a long and flowy bohemian-style dress. Many vintage wedding dresses also work well for such occasions because they tend to have simpler, more loosely-fitted silhouettes. For an elegant, romantic touch, look for dresses that have details like beaded embroidery or ruffle-detail skirts.

Bold and Beautiful

Dress way outside the box with bright colors and bold prints. Choose something fun and flirty like a yellow off-shoulder butterfly dress, something ethereal like an A-line, V-neck floor-length dress with a bright pattern, or something dramatic like a deep red sweetheart ball gown with a royal train.

Whether white just isn’t your thing or you’re looking for a more unique outfit overall, there’s something on the list above to suit just about anyone’s taste. Be bold and dress outside the box on your big day.

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