Looking for a wedding dress with a difference? If a traditional full-length ivory gown isn’t your thing, you needn’t worry – there are plenty of quirky and unconventional gowns out there too. Taken right from the catwalks, here are some of the best quirky wedding dresses for 2017 – featuring everything from colour to unusual embellishment.
This quirky high-low dress, from Greek-based designer Christos Costarellos, combines high fashion with feminine detail. While unusual, the 3D floral gown is extremely wearable, on-trend and would look great on any boho or alternative bride.
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Channelling a retro 50s or vintage vibe? If so, the quirky Isadora dress from House of Mooshki is perfect for you. Although alternative - with its tea length hemline and 50s fit - it does reflect many of today’s popular trends with its pale pink shade and pretty lace detail.
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If you’re looking for a gown that’s both daring and different, why not try this gorgeous Marchesa gown from the new 2017 collection? With its fairy-tale tulle skirt and quirky floral bodice, it’s a stylish bridal gown with a modern twist.
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Stun your guests with this starry-bright design from British designer Jenny Packham. Available in a warm and rustic barley shade, it’s guaranteed to suit all skin tones while its unique gold star detail adds an enchanting touch.
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The modern woman
Brides dreaming of a look that’s both elegant and cool will love the androgynous look, as demonstrated in Carolina Herrera’s latest collection. The chic ivory shirt and cropped trouser combination is effortlessly chic and can be combined with a pretty veil for that touch of femininity.
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Belle of the ball
Anne Barge’s Spring 2017 collection features a range of traditional gowns with a twist. One of our favourites is this dramatic high-low ball gown, which combines timeless elegance with a quirky touch. Best it all; it’s a great complement to any style of wedding.
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Special occasion style
If the one-piece gown isn’t to your style, why not shake things up with a quirky two-piece? Victoria KyriaKides’ newest collection features this stunning crop top and high-waist skirt combination. Ideal for boho brides, it’s the sort of outfit you could recycle for future occasions.
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Short and sweet
Kitty and Dulcie are well known for their alternative and affordable wedding gowns – their original Bobby Dazzler dress being one of our favourites. Cute and quirky, the tea-length gown oozes alternative glamour with layers of satin and organza and is perfect for your big day tea party.
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Fed up of A-line, mermaid and princess style wedding dresses? This beautiful boho gown, from Jenny Packham’s new collection, shuns traditional bridal style and embraces all things hippy. With its bellowing sleeves, plunging neckline and hippy chic fit, it’s a real showstopper.
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In recent years, we’ve seen daring and quirky brides begin to embrace a bit of colour. Serenity blue and rose quartz have been popular bridal colours of late but this new gown from Sassi Holford shows that anything goes. The classically English-style gown features a contemporary twist with vibrant embroidery, influenced by her mother’s love of everything different and unusual.
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Tea-length gowns have been a popular alternative wedding dress style for a while now, but this season also brings some fab above-the-knee length gowns. We love this cute, vintage-in-style Temperley London dress, new for 2017. Featuring ruffles, ribbon and a high neck, it combines popular trends for the alternative bride.
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Why not ditch the traditional wedding dress in favour of dress that’s more evening gown in style? Naeem Khan’s 2017 collection featured this slinky, sexy winner – ideal for any boho, botanical or chic garden wedding. With its figure-hugging fit and plunging neckline, it’s bang on trend for 2017 too.
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