Alternative wedding gowns are increasing in popularity nowadays. Everything from sequin gowns and pops of colour to vintage styles and edgy jumpsuits. If you're at a loss as to where to shop for your gúna, fear not. We've rounded up some gorgeous places to go, here.

Needle & Thread

Known for their stunning beaded gowns, Needle & Thread have a range of ready-to-wear dresses that are perfect for not only bridesmaids but brides, too. Shop online at or Brown Thomas (both in-store and online).

Darcy Gown, €590,

alternative wedding gowns Scallop Tulle Gown, €485,


A firm Confetti fave, Irish shop Folkster caters for fashion loving folks. While they do also have Folkster Bridal, which is full of swoon-worthy bridal gowns, their main Folkster store is full of equally gorgeous dresses. Whether you're having a beach wedding or a city hall affair, you're bound to find something in-store or on their website.

alternative wedding gowns Tamsin Gown, €129.95,

Alisa Gown, €109.25,

Dirty Fabulous

Another Irish boutique, Dirty Fabulous is all about beautiful vintage pieces. Ideal if you're opting for a 1950s look for your wedding day.

1940s cream wedding gown with red crystal beading, €680,

1970s cream tulle boho gown, €795,


This US brand makes sustainable women's clothing and accessories, which we are so on board with! For the edgier bride with impeccable style, Reformation may be just the ticket.

alternative wedding gowns Winslow Dress, €230,

alternative wedding gowns Talita Dress, €186,


This US online store is in our top fave wedding stores. Everything from wedding décor to shoes, dresses, jumpsuits, and honeymoon fashion.

Dixon Gown, €2,155.79,

Mara Jumpsuit, €239.06,


Full of sought-after designer goods, is a haven for folks fond of the finer things in life. They stock many bridal brands, including Rime Arodaky and Brandon Maxwell - both perfect for a more alternative wedding day look.

Rime Arodaky Patsy Lace-Trimmed Embroidered Tulle and Crepe Jumpsuit, €1,751,

Brandon Maxwell Silk-Faille Peplum Jacket, €5,131; Crepe Slim-Leg Pants, €835,


Makers of the infamous Azaelea dress, Self-Portrait have been the star of many City Hall and alternative wedding. With a host of celebrity fans (including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton), Self-Portrait is an ideal choice for something a little different. Shop online or pop into Brown Thomas to nab your gúna.

Azaelea Dress in White, €290,

Pleated Crochet Floral Maxi Dress, €358,


If you're considering the idea of wedding dress rental, then Covet might be just what you're looking for. This Irish boutique has beautiful dresses from an array of designers, available to rent at really affordable prices.

Badgley Mischka Gown, €350 to rent,

Edwin Dress by Greta Constantine, €295 to rent,

Show Me Your Mumu

This stunning bohemian boutique is known for their gorgeous, easy breezy bridesmaids collection. However, they can also be worn on easy breezy brides, too.

Hacienda Maxi Dress in Wedding Cake Chiffon, €104,

Kendall Maxi Dress in Wedding Cake Chiffon, €140,

Archive 12

Bohemian bridal haven, Archive 12 is based in Belfast and is perfect for brides with a wilder sense of style. If you're more of an easy breezy bride, they'll be right up your street. #wildbridesgatherhere

Talitha Gown by Rolling in Roses,

Adhara Gown by Rolling in Roses,


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