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25 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride

It’s that time of year again… wedding season! To get all of you summer and fall brides inspired (and maybe even some last minute spring brides?!), we treasure hunted online for the best non-traditional options out there.


1. Vionnet Short Sleeve Dress ($2,430): This super modern frock is a great pick for the no-frills, minimalist bride. The cut is flattering without being fluffy, and we love the way the sort of reverse bolero hangs in the back.

2. Gold Sequined Cap Sleeve Gown ($900): And onto the other end of the spectrum with all things princess. But we think this is a more 2014 version of the classic cupcake shape.

3. 1970’s Inspired Adele Gown ($1,098): This looks like a cross between ’70s boho and Game of Thrones. And we like it.

4. Anna Sui Aiguille Gown ($1,200): This ethereal stunner has Cate Blanchett written all over it.

5. Manuela Gown ($550): The back of this says sporty while the front says Greek goddess. We think this would look gorgeous paired with one of these messy hairstyles.

6. Long Ezra Dress ($815): If you love the look of strapless but have a chillier climate in mind for your big day, try this mesh middle ground.

7. Kristal’s Limited Edition White Dress ($500): Dreams of being married barefoot on the beach? Then this might be the dress for you.

8. Deep V Floor Length Tiered Dress ($1,280): The tiers of this dress make it look like a lot of fun to bust a move in.

9. Wren Goddess Dress ($3,000): This dress couldn’t be named any more accurately. You’ll feel like a goddess in it, like Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

10. Badgley Mischka Bette Gown ($300): Or, go old school glamour with this retro-inspired Badgley Mischka number. We particularly love the silhouette from the side.

11. Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit ($750): Oh yes. That’s a jumpsuit. And someone you know just might get married in it.

12. Raina Maxi Dress With Embellished Shoulder ($179): That price tag is not a typo. If you’re already married and kicking yourself upon seeing this, feel free to plan a formal anniversary party ;)

13. Geometric Ballerina Tulle Dress ($360): Channel your inner ballerina with this cozy cropped option.

14. Leila Cocktail Dress ($509): This is the perfect dress for a set of City Hall nuptials, followed by a rager of a reception.

15. Jolie Crochet and Chiffon Dress ($149): Planning a backyard wedding? Then this dress’ll do you right.

16. Long Petal Dress ($685): We love that this model is rocking flat sandals with this floral frock.

17. Rachel Gilbert Isadora Gown ($1,200): More sparkles? Yes please!

18. Temperley Marguerite Dress ($3,515): Another more modern cut, this Temperley gown features beautifully designed cutouts in the front and back.

19. Jarlo Millie High Neck Dress ($147): We love the effortless way this dress drapes, and the slit in the front makes for a playful silhouette.

20. Jenny Packham Gatsby-esque Gowns: Jenny Packham manages to deliver totally different collections each season, but they all have a sense of timelessness in common. We could totally see Daisy Buchanan wearing one of these on her wedding day. Or just on a Sunday ;)

21. The Caitlin ($6,250): This gown from Stone Fox Bride is described as their interpretation of the classic Mexican wedding dress, made with silk georgette and imported cotton lace trim.

22. Emma Ombre Gown ($1,295): Ombre is now happening… on your wedding dress. This textured dress is most definitely a statement piece.

23. New Romantics Dance With Somebody Dress ($268): For an informal wedding, this dress is begging to be danced in! Preferably on a dance floor in a dive bar at 2am after all the fancy stuff is done.

24. Mandy Coon Betsy Dress ($3,300): A dip dye wedding dress? We’ll go ahead and Pin it.

25. Shimmer Sequin Romper ($750): And finally, the perfect late night getup for a wild bride.

Are you getting married this year? Already married? What did/will your dress look like? Talk to us in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*