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Fresh dresses for out-of-the-box brides

Posted by Alexis Nido-Russo on



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Wedding season is upon us in a major way. And to be honest, we're suffering from a case of wedding dress fatigue. So to help all of you engaged babes who dream of a unique look, we've rounded up some of our favorite shops and designers selling dresses that aren't for the average bird. 

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Stone Fox Bride: For glam, edgy ladies. Whether you're planning a wedding or just looking for general inspiration, Stone Fox Bride should be on your list! Instead of fluffy cupcake dresses, you'll find silk meeting lace in sexy sheath form. And the best part is that the majority of their dresses are under 5K and some even start just over $1,000. One of our favorites is The Farrah.

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The Reformation: Not for fussy girls. If going dress shopping makes you cringe and your perfect scenario involves ordering a dress online that won't need to be altered, The Reformation is your spot! All of their clothes (including the wedding dresses) are sustainably made in their LA-based factory, so you can feel good in their dresses and feel even better knowing it was made ethically with environmentally-friendly practices. It's also a great site to peruse if you're looking for whimsical bridesmaids dresses that your girls actually WILL wear again!

 

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Johanna Johnson: For the Hollywood bride. The one and only Madonna has been seen sporting Johnson's insane headchains! These dresses are glam from head to toe. If you want a sexy silk dress or maybe the most exquisite headpiece in all the bridal land, Johanna Johnson has got you, girl. 

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Lovely Bride: The original indie bride shop. If getting married in a crop top or a romper is your jam, this shop is a dream come true. Not to mention that you can snag plenty of white beauties for under $100. This is also a great place to find a stunning selection of short white dresses for all those wedding-related activities, showers, rehearsals, etc. 

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Mod Cloth: For the vintage lover. Looking for a vintage-style gown, but don't want to do the work of actually digging through hundreds of racks and bins? Mod Cloth has you covered. From beaded gowns to empire-waisted frocks, you'll be in heaven here.

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Samantha Sleeper: For the free-spirited bridal bird. If you're all about that fringe and dream about a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, check out Samantha Sleeper's gorgeous handmade gowns. If you're looking for something entirely custom, she can do that too. Her wedding dresses are modern and fashion forward in a timeless way.

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BHLDN: For the Anthropologie fan. Intricate but unassuming, BHLDN's dresses are form-flattering, instant classics down to the last bit of tulle. Whether you're getting married barefoot on the beach, in a courthouse or the house of God, they have something for everyone. And the best part is that you're not only going to find insanely stunning dresses here, you'll find everything from accessories and shoes to decor and night of apparel (bow chicka wow wow).