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A cream vegan silk top and pants as an unconventional wedding outfit responsibly-made by Minimalist.
11 May
A cream vegan silk top and pants as an unconventional wedding outfit responsibly-made by Minimalist.

15 Consciously Curated Non-Traditional Wedding Outfits You’ll Love

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Wedding season is here for the northern hemisphere, and with more couples than ever defying conventional dressing themes, the time is ripe to think outside the box for your big day with unique and non-traditional wedding outfits you can keep wearing long after the dancing is done.

Non-traditional wedding outfits by better brands

Ah, weddings, a timeless tradition to celebrate the union of two people that we love to love. But what is often the best day of many couples’ lives can also be a major source of stress, especially when it comes to what to wear. And while many people still opt for the traditional white dress or suit and tie for their big day, others are branching out and going for unique wedding outfits that not only stand out in a sea of stifling puffy white layers, but serve to reduce the environmental impact of your wedding, too.

The wedding industry is a major waste producer, and although most people will hold onto their wedding outfit after the fact, they are often produced using unsustainable fabrics and cutting techniques, which means a lot of waste for one wear. There are a few ways to reduce the impact of your wedding outfit, like considering renting or finding vintage or second hand options, but if you must buy new, go for a responsible brand making more sustainable wedding clothes. Or better yet, buy something you know you’ll use again and again.

By choosing a non-traditional wedding outfit like a silky two-piece, flattering jumpsuit, or more casual floor-length dress, rewearing becomes much simpler—and you’ll be able to relive the joy of your special day every time you don the look.

Our editors have curated unique wedding outfits by better brands just for you. But before we jump in, here’s why you can trust our recommendations.

Why you can trust our recommendations

At Good On You, our mission is to make it as easy as possible to buy products that meet your needs, from brands that live up to your expectations in relation to their environmental and social performance and how they impact animals. We also support the motto “buy less, buy better” which looks like opting for high-quality, timeless, trend-transcending pieces you need that are designed for longevity so they last for many years to come.

As ever, the most sustainable choice to make is the one already in your closet. Whether that means taking care of your clothes, getting them mended or tailored, or mixing and matching to keep things fresh. The next best option is to swap or shop second hand. But sometimes you must buy new, and that’s where our expert ratings system comes into play.

We’ve rated over 5,000 brands in an easy-to-understand five-point system, and below we have curated a list of brands rated “Good” or “Great” that are making waves in the sustainable fashion space.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
A white ruffled unconventional wedding dress by Mother of Pearl.

Misha Dress Ivory – Ships internationally from the UK

Feel like you stepped out of a fairytale in this ruffled organic cotton tiered dress made from deadstock fabric which will take you down the aisle then off to picnic in the park without missing a beat.

Mother of Pearl is a more sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of more eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and ensures the payment of a living wage across some of its supply chain.

Find the dress in sizes XS-XL at the time of writing.

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Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Minimalist

Rated: Good
A cream vegan silk top and pants as an unconventional wedding outfit responsibly-made by Minimalist.

Preeti Vegan Silk Top – Ships internationally from the US

This gorgeous vegan silk top is made from ECOVERO™ viscose satin. Pair it with the matching pants to complete the look for your unconventional wedding outfit, and rewear it at events for years to come.

Anchored in timeless design, Minimalist is a curated collection of women’s ready-to-wear pieces all made in New York and designed to be recycled at their end of life. It seeks to be part of the solution to make fashion more sustainable, using certified lower-impact materials and ensuring fair wage and work conditions in the local New York City factories it supports.

Find the outfit in sizes XS-L at the time of writing.

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HERTH

Rated: Good
A sandy gold silk two piece set made by HERTH for a wedding outfit.

Roy Gold Sand Organic Silk Trousers – Ships internationally from Italy

Non-white wedding outfits are more popular than ever, and this sandy gold silk set of trousers and top are giving us butterflies for weddings and beyond.

HERTH is an Italian lifestyle brand whose design philosophy combines sustainability and ethics with timeless aesthetics. It promotes slow fashion creating contemporary pieces characterised by clean silhouettes with meticulous attention to detail. Crafted by local Italian artisans with lower-impact materials, it embodies effortless luxury.

Find the outfit in sizes XS-2XL at the time of writing.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
A cream knitted dress by Mila.Vert for a non-traditional wedding.

Knitted Boat Neck Dress – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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Keep it casual yet classy in this organic cotton boat neck dress in a lovely cream colour, easy to dress up or down for the rest of its days.

Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents.

Find the dress in sizes XS-XL at the time of writing, or make a custom fit order free of charge.

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OhSevenDays

Rated: Good
A ruffled crinkle white wedding dress by OhSevenDays.

Crinkle Dress White – Ships internationally from Turkey

Go cute and crinkled for your summer wedding in this spaghetti strap midi dress made from ruffled cupro. The stretchy fabric makes this an extra comfy option for your big day and every day.

OhSevenDays was started by Australian-Canadian Megan Mummery to promote slow fashion and the “power of circularity”. Based in Istanbul, the brand reclaims end-of-roll fabrics from the city’s garment factories and creates sharp, everyday womenswear that’s as wearable as it is responsible. Essentially, it makes slow fashion from fast fashion’s leftovers.

Find the dress listed in M-L at the time of writing, or find custom sizing options.

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Shop OhSevenDays @ SlowCo.

LANIUS

Rated: Good
A linen wrap dress for a wedding outfit responsibly-made by LANIUS.

Organic Linen Wrap Dress – Ships internationally from Germany

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Linen is lovely for a warm weather wedding, and this wrap dress by LANIUS gets bonus points for fitting all the wedding food with zero trouble. Plus, it looks very chic.

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses more eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

The dress is available in EU sizes 34-44 at the time of writing.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

1 People

Rated: Good
A pearl white silky full length slip dress by 1 People for a non-traditional wedding outfit.

Pearl Slip Dress – Ships internationally from Denmark

This full length slip dress can do it both ways—easy to go all-out elegance with heels and accessories for the wedding, then pair with a denim jacket and sneakers for any other day.

1 People is a Danish-designed lifestyle and luxury brand. It blends Scandinavian colour palettes and minimalist design to create effortlessly elegant collections for the conscious-minded. Its pieces are thoughtfully crafted by small family-run manufacturers using more sustainable and certified materials.

Find the dress in sizes S-L at the time of writing.

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Shop 1 People @ Cerqular.

Shop 1 People @ Urbankissed.

The R Collective

Rated: Great
An open back Japanese satin unique wedding dress by The R Collective.

Calabash Dress – Ships internationally from Hong Kong

Made from rescued Japanese satin, you can wear this versatile beauty of a dress multiple ways for your wedding day and beyond. The open back option is classy, or spin it around for a deeper neckline in the front.

The R Collective’s womenswear collections are made by reusing rescued excess materials from leading luxury brands and reputable manufacturers. The brand uses a high-proportion of lower-impact materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. It also ensures the payment of a living wage in its supply chain.

The garments are typically offered in two sizes: XS-S and M-L.

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SANTICLER

Rated: Good
A cream hand crocheted unconventional wedding dress by Santicler.

Viola Hand Crochet Strappy Dress In Pearl – Ships internationally from the US

Elegant and eye-catching, this hand crocheted strappy dress in pearl is a flattering option, especially for a beach wedding and many beach parties to come.

SANTICLER is an US-based label that offers timeless collectors pieces curating modern silhouettes in womenswear. Founded by an early advocate of slow fashion and sustainability, its collections are designed and produced with intention to reduce waste, using more lower-impact materials such as GOTS-certified cotton and responsibly sourced wool.

Find the dress offered in US sizes 0-3 at the time of writing.

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Malaika New York

Rated: Good
A white organic cotton hexagon anti-waste wedding dress by Malaika New York.

Hexagon Organic Cotton T-Shirt Dress White – Ships internationally from the US

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Malaika New York

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Make a statement in this one-size hexagon anti-waste cotton dress made with care.

Malaika New York is a minimalistic, more sustainable clothing brand with a focus on anti-waste clothing and accessories. The US-based brand aims to eliminate fashion’s harmful environmental effects by utilising lower-waste patterns, while maximising wearability by producing luxe-quality, contemporary garments that make a statement now and into the future.

Find the dress in a one-size option.

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A.BCH

Rated: Great
A cream skivvy long-sleeve dress by A.BCH for a non-traditional wedding look.

Long Sleeve Skivvy Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

For a winter wedding, a long-sleeve dress can make a wonderful non-traditional option. Go for this skivvy dress for an elegant yes endlessly comfortable option, loose-fitting in your regular size or form-fitting if you size down.

A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials.

Find the dress in sizes 2XS-2XL at the time of writing, or customise to fit you.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
A cream wrap dress in extended sizing perfect as a unique wedding dress responsibly-made by Whimsy + Row.

Lola Wrap Dress – Ships internationally from the US

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Whimsy + Row carries a mixture of curated vintage and contemporary lines providing ease and elegance for the modern woman. Final Sale: Up to 70% off selected styles (Ends: 20 JUN)

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The charming Lola dress is what dreams are made of. The Lola features a deep v-neckline, maxi length, and flounce all around. Pair with pearls for an extra touch of class.

Whimsy + Row is a US-based lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and responsible practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources.

Find most products in XS-XL, with an extended sizing range up to 3XL, like for this dress.

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Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.

Neu Nomads

Rated: Good
A white full-length jumpsuit unique wedding outfit made by Neu Nomads.

Jolene Jumpsuit Snow White – Ships internationally from the US

Jumpsuits are a fabulous option for unique wedding outfits that will look striking on the day of, and for many days to come. Pair this TENCEL™ number with a drop necklace and heels for the big moment, then dance the rest of the night away in flats.

Neu Nomads is a Brooklyn-based more sustainable women’s fashion brand, offering loungewear and travel essentials. It is female owned and operated, and works every day to create beautiful, wearable clothing that leaves a lighter footprint on the environment.

Find the jumpsuit in sizes XS-L at the time of writing.

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Luna + Sun

Rated: Good
A pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly white ruffled full-length unconventional wedding dress by Luna + Sun.

Kalani Wrap Dress White – Ships internationally from Australia

If you’re looking for the perfect alternative wedding dress that can take you through all seasons of life, this gorgeous linen dress with puffed-tiered sleeves is also pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly, which we love.

Luna + Sun is an Australian, cruelty-free fashion line creating gorgeous feminine designs. Its factory is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and its products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

Find the dress in AU sizes 6-18 at the time of writing.

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Katla

Rated: Good
A soft pink full-length slip wedding dress by Katla.

Soffia Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Ditch the white and go for this soft pink cupro maxi dress. It’s flowy, responsibly-made, and perfect for a pastel-themed conscious wedding or party.

With a modern aesthetic where style meets sustainability, Katla is a loungewear brand creating timeless essentials across menswear, womenswear, and kidswear. Stemming from its ethos to minimise fashion’s impact on the environment, it follows anti-waste manufacturing principles in its limited production runs. Using innovative, lower-impact materials, it draws design inspiration from its Nordic roots offering luxurious conscious comfort.

Find the dress in sizes XS-XL at the time of writing.

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Mashu

Rated: Good
A small white vegan luxury handbag with a golden brass wiggle design handle by Mashu.

Calliope White Saffiano – Ships internationally from the UK

Need a bag for your big day? Our editors love the elegant Calliope by Mashu with its unique golden wiggle handle, a vegan-friendly dream bag you’ll love to use for years to come.

Mashu is a British more sustainable and vegan accessories label specialising in handbags. Mashu’s environmental rating is “Good”, crafting its exterior with vegan leather alternatives while its interiors feature vegan suede made from recycled polyester, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your morals for style again.

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Bario Neal

Rated: Good
A gold and diamond half moon wedding ring by Bario Neal.

Wedding Bands – Ships internationally from the US

If you’re also in the market for rings, Bario Neal’s wedding band collection features classic and textured styles with responsibly-sourced gemstones and enamel—designed to suit all sizes, budgets, and couples.

Bario Neal is a custom jewellery designer that creates handmade rings and fine jewellery with conflict-free diamonds and other gemstones. The brand uses responsibly-sourced materials, including reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and more ethically-sourced stones to bring to life each of its uniquely designed pieces.

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FUTURA Jewelry

Rated: Good
A golden leaf design wedding band by FUTURA Jewelry.

Wedding Rings – Ships internationally from the US

Another fantastic wedding ring option, FUTURA’s more sustainable rings are perfect for forever vows and come in some unique styles you’re bound to get compliments on for the rest of your days.

FUTURA Jewelry is a New York based responsible jewellery brand. Each piece of FUTURA Jewelry is handcrafted with mercury-free 18kt Certified Fairmined Ecological gold. The brand’s gold comes from the three certified Fairmined mines in the world that mine for gold without the use of toxic chemicals including mercury and cyanide.

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