One of the many pluses of bridal styling today is the openness to options! No need to limit the search for your dream wedding dress to traditional bridal shops, designer boutiques, or online stores. You can broaden the choices to any white, ivory, or ecru dress that suits your personal style, body type, and wedding theme. Proof indeed are these 15 gorgeous white cocktail party dresses we’ve selected that could pass as non-traditional wedding dresses. Whether you’re looking for a style that’s modern, sleek, and form-fitting or sweet, lacy, and flowing, we’ve got a bridal look for you! (*this post contains affiliate links)
1 – Estrella Cutout Gown from BCBG MAXAZRIA
This floor-length evening gown is a great blend of elegance and edginess, sewn from stretch-crepe fabric and featuring geometric shoulder cutouts, a fitted waistline and flattering princess seams.
2 – Pembroke Structured Midi Dress from AQ/AQ
The Pembroke midi dress has a structured bodycon fit with a cut away, asymmetric one-shoulder neckline that attaches to the back of the dress with a single shoestring strap.
3 – Feel For You Lace Maxi Dress from Tobi
Boho with a bit of sass is what this formal maxi dress offers, with its beautiful statement flutter sleeves, fine lace overlay, plunging v-neckline, and thigh-high slit.
4 – Francis Dress from The Reformation
For a youthful, “little bit country” look, consider this off-the-shoulder, midi length dress with ruffly arm bands, a front-tie bow on the bodice, and buttons down the soft flowing skirt.
5 – Adler Dress from BHLDN
This sleek, structured design by Jay Godfrey has an off-the-shoulder silhouette with draped arm bands and a side slit from thigh to knee-length hem.
6 – V-Neck Ruffle Sleeveless Maxi Dress from Amazon
Here is a flattering ivory white maxi dress for full-figured or curvy women, featuring flutter slit sleeves and softly draped fabric, creating a Grecian goddess effect.
7 – Hera Gown by Raoul, from Rent the Runway
Create a stunning effect with this classically-inspired gown, gathered very flatteringly at the waist by a sparkling beaded waistband.
8 – White Award Winner Gown by Badgley Mischka
Talk about elegant understatement! This sheath gown simply dazzles with its sequin-finish fabric and a surprise scoop back with cowl detail.
9 – Dessy Women’s Cocktail Length Sleeveless V-Neck Peau De Soie Dress by Alfred Sung, from Amazon
Vintage femininity is the air of this cocktail-length, sleeveless v-neck dress in lovely, finely ribbed peau de soie satin fabric, with a wrap bodice and draped detail to one side of the skirt.
10 – Jill Jill Stuart Krystal Crepe Slit Sleeve Midi Cocktail Dress from Neiman Marcus
Looking for a modest dress design, that offers some stylish detailing? Consider this A-line, midi length dress with a round neckline, slit long sleeves, and a double-vented back.
11 – Bow Detail Crepe Gown by Tadashi Shoji, from Bloomingdale’s
Love this touch of the oversize bow fixed at the right shoulder, the pleated yoke, the flattering high-cut sleeveless shoulders, and the comfortable A-line silhouette.
12 – Fluted Floral Lace Dress by Tadashi Shoji, from Bloomingdale’s
All-over crocheted floral lace stars in this knee-length, fluted silhouette dress. It features a semi-sheer yoke and sleeves, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and short flutter sleeves and a flounced hem with calloped edging and eyelash fringe.
13 – Allison Sequined Midi Dress from Bloomingdale’s
Note the all-over sequin-embellished mesh in a geo pattern on this chic midi-length dress. Its sheath silhouette features a V-neck and back, cap sleeves, and a seamed waist.
14 – Bowery Sheath Dress by Black Halo, from Bloomingdale’s
If you dare to bare a bit, this V-neck, knee-length sheath dress in textured crepe is for you! Its details include fixed shoulder straps, a crossover skirt with ruching on the left side seam, and a front vent.
15 – Belisa One-Shoulder Lace Dress by Joie, from Bloomingdale’s
You have a mix of dainty and daring in this allover floral lace dress with tiered bust and skirt overlays, a one-shoulder neckline with a capped and draped flutter sleeve on the right, and an A-line skirt with a see-through, Illusion hem.
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Fabulous choices all, don’t you agree? So, white cocktail party dresses can definitely be a non-traditional option for finding your wedding dress in the style you’ve always dreamed of!