10+ Celebrities Who Opted for Unique Wedding Dresses Instead of Traditional

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When it comes to weddings, the image of a bride donning a white dress with a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt may come to mind. However, not all brides, even celebrities, aspire to wear traditional wedding dresses. Instead, some brides take bold steps in wedding fashion by opting for bright colors and daring cuts to stand out on their special day.

Allison Pill

If there’s one thing these brides have taught us, it’s that the color of your dress can be your favorite color. No need to go for white if you don’t want to — just ask actress Alison Pill. For her wedding, the Canadian actress wore a yellow vintage dress that perfectly matched her beautiful golden curls.

Kate Moss

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Kate Moss’s dress for her wedding ceremony with the guitarist of The Kills, Jamie Hince, was made by her old friend John Galliano. The slim-fitted cream dress had rhinestones on it. While working on the dress, Galliano was inspired by the image of Zelda Fitzgerald. And even Kate’s wedding ring looked like Zelda’s ring since her engagement ring was from Zelda, which was thus the inspiration.

Christine Quinn

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The reality show star, Christine Quinn, is was a bride who opted for black. She looked like a fairy-tale princess in her off-the-shoulder black dress with a voluminous skirt sparkling with sequins. Christine accessorized her look with a dramatic black veil and a more traditional lily of the valley bouquet.

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Marilyn Monroe

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The suit Marilyn Monroe donned for her wedding to Joe DiMaggio looks black in these black-and-white pictures, but it was actually dark brown. A cute collar made of white fur added some festivity and brightness to her look, creating an interesting contrast.

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Cindy Crawford

For her second wedding, Cindy Crawford chose a really simple, yet very beautiful dress. The ceremony was on the beach, and she wanted the groom to be excited to see her. She wore a slip dress that looked perfect on her body.

Julianne Moore

For her wedding day, Julianne Moore chose a long purple dress that looked more like an evening gown. The actress didn’t have a veil either, but she brightened up her look with long sparkling earrings.

Lily Allen

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Lily Allen’s wedding dress surely had strong vintage vibes. A short double-breasted dress with big black buttons looked like an outfit straight out of the ‘50s or ‘60s. The bride also wore a veil and carried a bouquet of colorful roses.

Solange Knowles

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Solange Knowles also wanted to wear something that wouldn’t limit her in any way at her 2014 wedding. She wore such a comfortable, stylish, and elegant suit that she even rode a bicycle.

Olivia Palermo

It looks like a dress at first sight, but what Olivia Palermo wore for her big day was actually a cashmere sweater and silk shorts with a skirt overlay. The bride also freshened up her look with a pair of high heel shoes in a deep blue hue.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s bridal gown from 2002 looks quite traditional on the upper half: a white fitted top and a white veil. But the skirt of the dress was not traditional at all — it was spray-painted in gradient pink. The lower section of the veil was also colored pink to match the skirt. All put together, it created a very dramatic wedding look.

Gwen Stefani’s dress was very classic at the top but the lower part was pretty unusual. She chose an ombre-style dress for her wedding with musician Gavin Rossdale in 2002.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson also chose a colorful dress for her 1989 wedding. Her bold multicolored outfit consisted of a short dress with floral and geometrical patterns and a matching hat and shoes.

Elizabeth Taylor


The fourth wedding of Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most scandalous in Hollywood. Some people believed that she had married her friend’s husband. This might be the reason why the actress decided not to wear a traditional white dress and put on a green silk dress with a hood and long sleeves instead.


Wedding dresses are not only stunning but also serve as a representation of the bride’s unique personality. As such, regardless of the style or color of the dress, each wedding dress is gorgeous in its own right.

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