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14 Alternative Wedding Dress Trends To Try This Spring

Not into the whole "white wedding gown" kind of thing? No problem. Alternative brides are embracing everything from shift dresses to suits, proving that standing out on the aisle is the coolest thing you can do. We've picked out 15 alternative styles that are ready for you to say "I do!"

The Dip Dye Gown, $795

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This gown may have hints of blue and purple, but we're feeling anything but that with this darling design. The intricate dip dye detailing on StaysiLeeCouture's dress is gorgeous, and it's the pop of color that truly has us swooning.

To buy: Etsy, $795

Photo: StaysiLeeCouture

The Delicate Jumpsuit, $298

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If dresses aren't your thing, this jumpsuit is likely right up your alley. With its gorgeous, intricate neckline and delicate pleats, this style is bound to be a standout—in the best way possible, of course.

To buy: Nordstrom, $298

Photo: Nordstrom

The Haltered Jumpsuit, $295

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In one of the coolest trends of the season, this haltered jumpsuit from is the perfect pick for accessorizing. With a cool pair of summer platforms and delicate chains, you'll be set for your warm weather wedding.

To buy: Nordstrom, $295

Photo: Nordstrom

The Blush Boho Gown, $1,150

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If you're a boho bride who likes to dress it up a bit, then this dress is your perfect fit. The layered, beaded design is glamorous, and the delicate attention to detail on this particular style from BHLDN makes it our new favorite wedding pick, even though it's not white.

To buy: BHLDN, $1,150

Photo: BHLDN

The Fashion-Forward Two-Piece, $169.95

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Things tend to come better in pairs, right? Forgo the traditional gown and try something split, like this style from David's Bridal. The crop top meets the skirt for a more reserved take on the trend, but it's still amazingly fashion-forward.

To buy: David's Bridal, $169.95

Photo: David's Bridal

The Embroidered Jumpsuit, $83

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Show a bit of flair with this embellished jumpsuit from ASOS. The intricate detailing is perfect for the fashion-focused bride, so throw on a show-stopping pair of heels and be prepared to turn every head as you walk down the aisle.

To buy: ASOS, $83

Photo: ASOS

The Lacey Romper, $139

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With intricate lace detailing, bell sleeves, and a sheer waist panel—what's not to love? This style from Nordstrom is perfect for the boho bride who wants to rock a simple, yet elegant, design on her big day.

To buy: Nordstrom, $139

Photo: Nordstrom

The Black and White Two-Piece, $265

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Sometimes things are simply black and white. This dress' high/low style and intricate sequin detailing are enough to make any bride swoon, but picking a black skirt versus a white one is a simple way to add some alternative flair to the big day.

To buy: Nordstrom, $265

Photo: Nordstrom

The Crisp Suit, $107

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Clean cut and polished, this white suit is one of the easiest styles to wear on your wedding day. This particular design from ASOS is sharp and perfect for those ready to say "I do"—and not be afraid to make a statement while they're at it.

To buy: ASOS, $43 (pants), $64 (jacket)

Photo: ASOS

The Floor-length Floral Dress, $73

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Flowers and weddings seemingly go hand in hand. Luckily, you can stand out with a gown that combines the two in the most fresh and forward way. The dainty design and flowy fabric on this style from ASOS makes it an obvious choice for the alternative bride.

To buy: ASOS, $73

Photo: ASOS

The Ravishing Ruffled Dress, $695

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There's something amazing about taking a risk with ruffles. This sweet little number is fun, fashion-forward, and, most importantly—totally you. You'll easily be crowned coolest bride of the year in this adorable dress.

To buy: Nordstrom, $695

Photo: Nordstrom

The Beachy Romper, $176

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No worries, we've found the best wedding dress alternative for the beachy bride, too. A dainty design, like this one from Nordstrom, is all you'll need to say "I do" in the sand. Look for lots of lace and other little details to ensure your romper of choice is the perfect pick for the big day.

To buy: Nordstrom, $176

Photo: Nordstrom

The Polished Pantsuit, $249.90

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Clean, classy, and cool, this ivory pantsuit from David's Bridal is the polished style you need for your big day. It's the bridal look that proves separates are contemporary and classic all in one.

To buy: David's Bridal, $139.95 (jacket), $109.95 (pants)

Photo: David's Bridal

The Pretty in Purple Gown, $400

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Want to feel like a princess on your big day? Pick a dress that plays the role. This gorgeous purple gown from Modcloth will make you feel as though you've landed a role inside your dream fairytale.

To buy: Modcloth, $400

Photo: Modcloth

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