These days, wedding dresses come in all shapes, colors and patterns. The traditional long white gown is no longer a necessity for modern brides who want to incorporate their personal style into their big day. This means the possibilities are endless. These 17 fun and fashionable wedding dresses will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about traditional bridal style.

Non-traditional long-sleeved wedding dress for a modern wedding
Photo: Blush by B

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Patterned long sleeves are a favorite style that turn a traditional wedding dress into something more unique and modern. The endless possibilities for patterns and embroidery allow you to choose a dress that suits your own style and wedding day look.

Tara LaTour

A touch of color goes a long way. Whether it is the daring crop top with a pastel yellow skirt (above) or an orange dip-dyed dress with an open, lace lined back (below), adding color to a white dress will undoubtedly make it pop! Choose a color that you love and that can be incorporated into your palette to create a cohesive theme for the ceremony.

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When you decide to forgo the white wedding dress in exchange for a vibrant hue, don't forget to consider the style and location of your wedding. The bohemian bride above chose gold gladiator sandals with a floral designed tan dress that really played up her personal style while the two pretty in pink brides below coordinated blush and water colored ensembles to stray away from the norm.

Erica Camille

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Alexander McQueen

Have you been dreaming of wearing all white since you were a little girl but still want to put a modern twist on your wedding style? The two hi-lo skirts (above) show a wedding dress trend that allows you to show off your gorgeous legs! With varying necklines and many different skirt options, you can find or create your dream dress that will show off your best features.

If you're not a dress or skirt person at all, there is no need to become one on the day of your wedding. A lot of designers are making elegant white pantsuits for brides to rock down the aisle. These are great for engagement photos, small intimate courthouse weddings, reception outfits or for brides who just want to feel their most comfortable.

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Francesca Miranda

Beautiful flowers are a wedding staple, why not incorporate them into your wedding dress!? We are seeing a huge trend in floral inspired dresses this season and it's easy to see why. The colorful and cheerful patterns create an instant uplifting feeling that will bring a smile to everyone's face every time you walk by.

Wendy Makin
  
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Marchesa

Another big trend we are seeing is geometric and embroidered details. The two dresses above use beads and sequins to create stunning patterns that draw your attention.

The full-on sequined gowns below are a more extreme version for brides who aren't afraid to wear a little sparkle. The intricate details and eye-catching colors are sure to be remembered by you and your guests for years to come.

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Janneke Storm

Talk about sparkle! These silver (above) and gold (below) wedding dresses are not for the faint of heart. Whether you are going for classic Hollywood glam or just love the look of all things shiny, these wedding dresses will turn heads and make you feel like the center of attention.

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Credits:   Blush by B   |    Tara LaTour   |   Amber Gress Photography   |   The Brauns   |   Erica Camille   |   Mi Belle   |   Alexander McQueen   |   Christine Donnee Photography   |   Jose Villa   |   Francesca Miranda   |   Wendy Makin   |   Amanda Wakeley   |   Marchesa   |   Jenny Packham   |   Caught the Light Photography   |   Janneke Storm   |   Teneil Kable