Brides are putting their own twists on wedding gown traditions to better show off their personal style.

Share story

Consider yourself a fashion-forward bride? Lucky for you, it’s easier than ever to find beautiful, yet unconventional, wedding dresses to suit edgier tastes.

From colorful numbers to heavily embellished frocks, say “I do” to an Instagram-worthy gown that fits your personal style.

Here are some gorgeous wedding dresses and accessories to provide inspiration.


Shine bright in the striking Jenny Packham Jolene Dress ($5,680 at The Dress Theory, Green Lake), a stunning sheath dress with an overlay of metallic starry embellishments.

Simple but dramatic, the Lurelly Floral Embellished Silk Gown ($1,800 at is crafted from silk chiffon adorned with floral embroidery, faux pearls and beaded accents. The extra-low V neckline adds a modern touch, while the nipped-in waist makes it extra slimming.

Sparkle, shimmer and shine in the Theia Natalia Gown ($1,600 at, a slip-dress layered with sequins. A cowl back and puddle train give the dress added elegance from every angle.

To elicit oohs and aahs, don the Berta Off the Shoulder Mermaid Gown ($8,690 at Nordstrom). Designed with a sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder styling, floral lace and cathedral train, this romantic dress is sure to grab everyone’s attention.


Make a minimalist statement in the Stone Cold Fox Moss Gown in White (on sale for $410 at Crafted from silk, this body-baring stunner features an open back with crisscross straps, and a skirt with a high front slit.

Designed to frame and flatter your shoulders, the Modcloth Magnificent Mrs. Maxi Dress in White ($275 at features a front keyhole and draping low back.

Perfectly pretty and easy to wear, the Reformation Julienne Dress ($388 at is cut from lightweight georgette fabric, and features a flattering wrap silhouette, short sleeves and a high slit. A sheer back adds some surprise from behind.


A gorgeous blush color adds originality to the ethereal, boho-inspired Needle & Thread Wyndham Gown ($1,150 at Cold-shoulder styling, ruffles and beading lend a romantic touch to the whimsical style.

The Modcloth Heiress of Them All Maxi Dress ($400 at is designed in a pretty lilac color that’s sure to be remembered. Featuring an illusion neckline and fitted bodice, the dress is finished with a voluminous full-length skirt with a high-low layer.


Whether you want to cap an individualist look or modernize a classic dress, unique accessories can help show off your personal style.

Ditch the white getting-ready robe and opt for a fun print on your big day. Spell’s Knee Length Kimono Robe ($68) has a pretty floral print. Pick up Spell’s Bridal Party Kimono Robes ($204 for three, all at for your bridesmaids and let the selfies roll out.

Carry all of your necessities in the glamorous Amanda Pearl Roll Clutch in Ivory Duchess ($955 at, which features a sculpted closure capped with Swarovski crystals, gold-plated details and a touch-up mirror.

Edgy jewelry can modernize a look. The 22k-gold-plated Dean Davidson Elle Choker ($195 at is a stylish statement piece you’ll want to wear again and again. While the Amanda Pearl Clutch Earring Back ($160 each at is a clever and unexpected addition to classic diamond or pearl studs.

Capture a romantic mood with the Brides & Hairpins Atiena Embellished Floral Motif Head Band ($260 at, decorated with a gilded circlet of delicate flower-and-sprig details studded with freshwater pearls and rhinestones.

Ankle-strap sandals, such as Steve Madden’s Teena Dress Sandals ($109 at Macy’s), are an easy way to add minimalist style to any wedding day look. Designed with a translucent heel and straps, it blends seamlessly with any color gown.