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15 Elopement Dresses Just as Special as the Day Itself

15 Elopement Dresses Just as Special as the Day Itself
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The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has couples everywhere putting their weddings on pause or coming up with a new plan for their special day entirely. One option for brides and grooms who are practicing social distancing and following shelter-in-place orders is to forgo the usual fanfare for an intimate elopement.


Whether you’re scaling back due to current events or you’ve been planning an elopement since you said “yes,” the perfect elopement dress will make the day even more memorable. While a super-traditional, over-the-top ball gown may not feel right for your big day, you can still feel absolutely gorgeous in a unique wedding dress that suits your personal style. There are tons of high-quality, incredibly stylish casual wedding dresses that are on par with—and often outdo—the grace and glamour of traditional wedding wear.


These elopement dresses run the gamut from full-length gowns to elegant and edgy short wedding dresses. This stylish selection works for every type of ceremony, from a sweet and simple at-home wedding to city hall and courthouse nuptials. Check out these gorgeous elopement dresses from trusted retailers like Anthropologie, David’s Bridal, Nordstrom and more.


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BHLDN Sadia Dress


This vintage-looking dress from BHLDN has elegant embroidery and delicate details perfect for a romantic, informal wedding ceremony. The sleek silhouette, flowing material and hidden back zipper make this beautiful boho wedding dress an easy choice for your elopement.

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Lulus Pearson White Lace Short Sleeve Dress


A lacey white dress is a traditional, iconic choice for a civil court ceremony or sweet backyard soiree. The lace overlay, beige built-in lining, hidden zipper and eyelash detailing create a fun, fabulous look for any eloping bride.

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Dress the Population Alicia Mixed Media Midi Dress


This tea-length dress keeps your look traditional without being boring. The plunging V-neck cut and fitted bodice are flattering and modern, while the midi length and delicate eyelash lace trim add charm and romance.

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White by Vera Wang Wrap Sequin Mini Dress


Let ‘em know you mean business with this amazing sequin mini dress from White by Vera Wang. The strikingly modern cut paired with sequin material, a jeweled belt and delicate tulle overlay combine for an elegant, edgy city hall wedding look worth coveting.

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Azazie Destiny BG Wedding Dress


Bring a little bit of Old Hollywood glam to your elopement with this gorgeous gown from Azazie. The train lends a classic feel, while the slinky fabric, deep V-neck and tulle detailing add a modern, alluring aesthetic.

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Lulus Lorenzo Beige Embroidered Maxi Dress


Embrace the unexpected with this elegant embroidered maxi dress from Lulus. This beige gown is a gorgeous addition to a boho elopement—the whimsical floral embroidery on the tulle skirt is ideal for a spring or summer.

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BHLDN Needle & Thread Butterfly Meadow Mini Dress


Can you be timeless without being too traditional? Yes—and this meadow-print mini dress proves it. This ruffled, embroidered short dress makes the perfect boho wedding look. The floral detailing and high collar add serious vintage vibes, too.

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David’s Bridal DB Spaghetti Strap Stretch Crepe Fit and Flare Dress


Classic and casual? Consider it done. This lovely fit-and-flare pick makes the perfect elopement wedding dress, whether you’re posing for photos at city hall or saying “I do” at a destination wedding for two.

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Show Me Your Mumu Jenn Maxi Gown


Go with a simple, stunning look with this gorgeous gown in a shade aptly named “Show Me The Ring.” The effortless silhouette and fuss-free tie back will help create the unique, uncomplicated look you want for your wedding day.

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Lulus Always By My Side Ivory Long Sleeve Lace Maxi Dress


This graceful gown is everything a casual wedding dress should be. It has a flattering fit, fun details, and a silhouette that looks elegant without feeling over-the-top. Crochet floral lace adds charm and character to your non-traditional wedding dress.

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Harper Rose Bell Sleeve Sheath Dress


This style of sheath dress has surely been worn to countless courthouse weddings across the world—and for good reason. This timeless look is subtle, sophisticated and simple, thanks to a classic cut and modest neckline. The flowing bell sleeves add just the right amount of trendiness.

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BHLDN Avery Dress


Who said gray has to be gloomy? This sparkling fog-colored gown from BHLDN is a gorgeous choice for your elopement dress if you’re not feeling white. The sparkling bodice and layered tulle skirt have a ball gown feel that’s fitting for a fairytale wedding. Grosgrain ribbon at the waist adds charm and whimsy.

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ASOS Edition Sequin Kimono Sleeve Wedding Dress


If you’re mixing a big personality with a small wedding, this statement-making, kimono-style gown is a stunning choice. The plunging neckline, open back, sequin fabric and flowing sleeves will make you feel more glamorous than ever.

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Bardot Charmeuse Ruffle Mini Dress with Back Tie


This sweet ruffled mini dress is an excellent choice for your informal I dos. The vintage-inspired balloon sleeves are offset by the modern open-back tie detailing and fun, short cut. Pair it with nude strappy sandals and a wildflower bouquet for a lovely low-key elopement.

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BHLDN Kari Dress


Whether it’s a quiet evening rooftop wedding or an intimate living room ceremony, this chic elopement dress will be a showstopper. Pair this pick with dainty gold jewelry and simple, understated makeup for photos you’ll love looking back on.