18 gorgeous non-traditional wedding dresses you can buy online

Kayla Kuefler
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We've rounded up 18 of the prettiest unique bridal gowns for every budget.
We've rounded up 18 of the prettiest unique bridal gowns for every budget.

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While this year's brides-to-be have experienced their fair share of wedding planning dramas (rest in peace, transatlantic honeymoons), deciding to postpone (or do away completely with) traditional celebrations can be a blessing in disguise for creatively-inclined couples.

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For those eager to break the bridal ballgown mold, non-traditional ceremonies have cleared the way for equally as unique outfits. Today's brides have their choice of sleek silken mini dresses, daring midriff-baring ensembles, and colourful, actually re-wearable, outfits.

To celebrate your one-of-a-kind style, we've rounded up 20 non-traditional bridal looks for your big day.

Dresses under $200

Priced at less than $200, these dreamy dresses prove you don't need a lofty budget for your wedding day to be luxurious.

Fame and Partners ‘Lake’ Dress

Fame and Partners ‘Lake’ Dress (Photo via ShopBop)
Fame and Partners ‘Lake’ Dress (Photo via ShopBop)

Fame and Partners's champagne-coloured “Lake” dress features a plunging neckline and self-tie belt and is cut in an elegant non-stretch charmeuse for a sleek bridal look.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $90 (originally $300)

Sister Jane ‘Small Talk’ Ruffle Midi Dress

Sister Jane 'Small Talk' Ruffle Midi Dress (Photo via ShopBop)
Sister Jane 'Small Talk' Ruffle Midi Dress (Photo via ShopBop)

With ruffles as far as the eye can see, Sister Jane's “Small Talk” midi dress is a romantic light-pink pick for brides who want to steer away from classic white.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $151

WAYF 'Emma' Puff Sleeve Dress

WAYF 'Emma' Puff Sleeve Dress (Photo via ShopBop)
WAYF 'Emma' Puff Sleeve Dress (Photo via ShopBop)

With a Victorian-inspired silhouette and delicate lace overlay, WAYF's “Emma” puff sleeve dress is as romantic as it is cool.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $99

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Dresses under $500

While your wedding dress is undoubtedly a defining detail of your big day, it needn't be a costly one. For less than $500, rest assured these are wedding outfits you can (actually) wear again.

Marchesa Notte Point D'esprit Gown

Marchesa Notte Point D'esprit Gown (Photo via The Outnet)
Marchesa Notte Point D'esprit Gown (Photo via The Outnet)

Marchesa Notte's delicate feminine gown combines dreamy floral-embroidered tulle with velvet trimmings to create a show-stopping statement piece.

SHOP IT: The Outnet, $268 (originally $895)

Reformation 'Acacia' Dress

Reformation 'Acacia' Dress (Photo via Reformation)
Reformation 'Acacia' Dress (Photo via Reformation)

Designed with a one tie shoulder strap, Reformation's ivory silk mini dress is a sleek substitute for a traditional floor-length bridal gown.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $488

ASOS EDITION ‘Erin’ Off-Shoulder Drape Wedding Jumpsuit

ASOS EDITION ‘Erin’ Off-Shoulder Drape Wedding Jumpsuit (Photo via ASOS)
ASOS EDITION ‘Erin’ Off-Shoulder Drape Wedding Jumpsuit (Photo via ASOS)

Part of the ASOS Edition Bridal Collection, this off-the-shoulder jumpsuit features a feminine bandeau neck and flowy wide-leg pants. Best of all: it has pockets.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $237

GOEN.J Lace Trimmed Tiered Mini Dress

GOEN.J Lace Trimmed Tiered Mini Dress (Photo via ShopBop)
GOEN.J Lace Trimmed Tiered Mini Dress (Photo via ShopBop)

A flowy, feminine style, GOEN.J's knee-length dress features oversized tiered ruffles and a sheer lace midriff panel for a peek-a-boo style.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $246 (originally $615)

Dream Sister Jane Sheer Maxi Dress

Dream Sister Jane Sheer Maxi Dress (Photo via ASOS)
Dream Sister Jane Sheer Maxi Dress (Photo via ASOS)

A dreamy alternative to traditional bridal wear, Dream Sister Jane's maxi dress with sequinned floral embroidery is the perfect balance between boho and romantic.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $237 (originally $395)

Reformation ‘Virgo’ Dress

Reformation ‘Virgo’ Dress (Photo via Reformation)
Reformation ‘Virgo’ Dress (Photo via Reformation)

Simple and romantic, Reformation's silk slip dress is designed with a relaxed skirt and dramatic puff sleeve for a vintage-inspired look.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $418

Saylor NYC ‘Bexley’ Tiered Sequined Midi Dress

'Bexley' Tiered Sequined Midi Dress (Photo via Anthropologie)
'Bexley' Tiered Sequined Midi Dress (Photo via Anthropologie)

Celebrate your union with the panache it deserves in Saylor NYC's shimmering sequin midi dress. Because, really, nothing says “I'll love you forever” quite like gold sequins.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $297

Dresses under $1,000

According to Runway Bridal, the average price of a wedding dress in Canada is $,1500. Come in under budget without sacrificing an ounce of style with these stunning wedding looks.

Needle & Thread 'Genevieve Rose' Tulle Gown

Needle & Thread 'Genevieve Rose' Tulle Gown (Photo via Net-A-Porter)
Needle & Thread 'Genevieve Rose' Tulle Gown (Photo via Net-A-Porter)

Floral print tulle demands declarations of love. Celebrate your I dos in your girly-girl dream dress, Needle & Thread's “Genevieve Rose” gown.

SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $670

Jay Godfrey Orlando One-Shoulder Skirt Overlay Jumpsuit

Jay Godfrey Orlando One-Shoulder Skirt Overlay Jumpsuit (Photo via Saks Fifth Avenue)
Jay Godfrey Orlando One-Shoulder Skirt Overlay Jumpsuit (Photo via Saks Fifth Avenue)

Make a statement in Jay Godfrey's unique two-in-one asymmetrical jumpsuit. With a detachable draped skirt, go from the alter to the after-party in style.

SHOP IT: Saks Fifth Avenue, $495

Willowby by Watters 'Sariah' Top & Skirt

Willowby by Watters 'Sariah' Top & 'Sariah' Skirt (Photo via BHLDN)
Willowby by Watters 'Sariah' Top & 'Sariah' Skirt (Photo via BHLDN)

A modernized version of the traditional bridal gown, Willowby by Watters's lacey bridal top is designed with fluttered sleeves and a scalloped hem and, when paired with the allover lace skirt, reveals a hint of your midriff.

SHOP IT: BHLDN, $550 (top) and $850 (skirt)

Self-Portrait Lace Midi Dress

Self-Portrait Grosgrain-trimmed guipure lace midi dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)
Self-Portrait Grosgrain-trimmed guipure lace midi dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)

Designed exclusively for Net-A-Porter, Self-Portrait's lace midi dress is partially lined along the bodice to show off a hint of skin, perfect for a summer bride.

SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $530

Bronx and Banco 'Mademouselle' Midi Dress

Bronx and Banco 'Mademouselle' Midi Dress (Photo via Revolve)
Bronx and Banco 'Mademouselle' Midi Dress (Photo via Revolve)

Something new, something blue. Celebrate your own fairytale ending in Bronx and Banco's Cinderella-like blue sequined midi dress.

SHOP IT: Revolve, $604 (originally $805)

Vanessa Cocchiaro 'Charlotte' Mini Dress

Vanessa Cocchiaro 'Charlotte' Mini Dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)
Vanessa Cocchiaro 'Charlotte' Mini Dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)

With romantic ruffled shoulders and an empire waist, Vanessa Cocchiaro's versatile white crepe “Charlotte” style has “Bridgerton romance” written all over it.

SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $415

Catherine Deane ‘Ryder’ Dress

Catherine Deane ‘Ryder’ Dress (Photo via Anthropologie)
Catherine Deane ‘Ryder’ Dress (Photo via Anthropologie)

Catherine Deane's Gatsby-inspired fringe skirt and sequinned bodice is the perfect party look to dance the night away in.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $950

Self-Portrait Double-Breasted Mini Dress

Self-Portrait Double-Breasted Mini Dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)
Self-Portrait Double-Breasted Mini Dress (Photo via Net-A-Porter)

Business meet bride. Self-Portrait's ivory crepe mini dress has a double-breasted front and lightly padded shoulders for a polished I do look.

SHOP IT: Net-A-Porter, $530

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