Thinking about wearing something a little less traditional down the aisle for your wedding? If so, we’re here to give you full permission to do so! Historically, wedding dresses were always made of silk or satin and in a simple A-line silhouette. These days, many brides are opting to wear a wide variety of colors, sparkles, and fun textures! It’s super exciting because it’s fashion-forward and a great way to surprise your guests. And what our team at Becker’s Bridal in Michigan loves about wearing a non-traditional texture is that it adds interest to a gorgeous wedding gown.
Whether you’re choosing a white wedding dress or going for a bolder color, here are some of our favorite non-traditional wedding dress textures to choose for your big day:
Allure: Style #9603
Crepes come in many different textures, weights, and draping styles. Thick crepe is smooth and elastic, while thin crepe is gauzy and crinkled. The crepe fabric is usually a luxurious choice for wedding dresses, evening gowns, and romantic accessories, regardless of its weight or texture.
Crepe creates long and graceful silhouettes for wedding dresses. It can be worn alone for a clean, bright look, but is often paired with illusions, lace, and shimmer for a more elaborate look - perfect for a non-traditional bride, right?
Ultimately, crepe gowns are super flattering and one of the most comfortable non-traditional fabrics, especially when paired with proper undergarments that support your curves flawlessly!
If you’re searching for the perfect crepe wedding dress, we love this gown from Allure! The back is softened with a statement bow and the front is created with matte crepe for a more statuesque effect.
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings: Style #D310 ARIEL
Feather wedding dresses have really made an impact in the bridal industry, and we can definitely see why! These extravagant fabrics are ideal for brides who crave a luxurious wedding day look. It’s the perfect eye-catching detail that will make you the star of the show for your nuptials! Feathers truly elevate a wedding gown like no other, plus you can find a wide variety of silhouettes and colors that will make your dress especially unique.
Brides looking to boast gorgeous feathers on their wedding day, look no further than this Ariel-inspired dress from the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection! Sequins and beadwork adorn the bodice of this gown, while the swirls of organza and feathers on the skirt resemble the swell of the tide on the ocean. What’s more magical than that?
Casablanca Bridal: Style #C166
If you really want to make a statement on your wedding day, choose a gorgeous velvet gown!
This luxurious, unique fabric became a major trend in late 2019 and definitely isn’t going away any time in the near future, making it an all-season fave for brides and even bridesmaids. This fabric is a great choice for brides because it’s figure-flattering and forgiving - plus, it photographs beautifully!
Brides who want to make this big of a statement should check out this unforgettable wedding dress by Casablanca Bridal. It’s perfectly crafted for those looking to stand out! It has stretch lining and perfectly placed velvet appliques that create a mesmerizing interest of texture. We love how timeless and chic the one-shoulder neckline is, creating a beautiful triangle shape on the back. It boasts a removable skirt that takes the fit and flare silhouette and turns it into a stunning A-line, and you can also pair it with a cathedral length veil that will really amplify the drama!
Justin Alexander: Style #44315
Organza is a lightweight, plain weave fabric that designers will incorporate to make dresses and skirts with volume because of its incredible drape. And don’t let its sheer appearance fool you - organza is a super strong fabric! Traditionally, it’s made from silk. Both natural and synthetic organza fabrics are available nowadays. This stiff material with a subtle sheen is a popular choice for evening gowns and wedding dresses alike. There are a lot of designers and sewing experts who use printed organza for their creations, and it looks great with other fabrics like taffeta or satin!
And if you’re looking for the perfect mix of organza and satin, you’ll look breathtaking in this stunning A-line wedding dress by Justin Alexander. Featuring a muted watercolor floral printed organza, it's perfect for outdoor ceremonies and brides who want a non-traditional look! The off-the-shoulder neckline complements the pleated straps and covered buttons down the back.
It’s a dream come true!
UNIQUE LACE EMBELLISHMENTS
Casablanca Bridal: Style #2396
Non-traditional brides will fall in love with a gorgeous lace embellished gown like this one from Casablanca Bridal. A wedding dress like this is the perfect combination of sophisticated and sexy. The sequined, embroidered lace creates an alluring sparkle for this fit and flare gown.
Paired with the geometric lace pattern, it creates a pop of interest that makes for an unforgettable wedding day look!
This dress accentuates your curves beautifully, offering a glamorous vibe and support in all the right places. And the spaghetti straps, v-neckline and modest back perfectly transitions into a long, scalloped edge train. Bonus - this gown is available in black as well as plus sizes!
We hope that you’ve gotten inspired by these incredible non-traditional wedding dress textures.
There are so many options for you to choose from! So, are you ready to find your dream wedding dress? Book an appointment with our experts at Becker’s Bridal in Michigan today!