You’ve seen it in the movies, read it in books, maybe even witnessed it in real life but one thing is true: outdoor weddings can be absolutely beautiful. The wind in your hair, the perfect sunset, and natural sound make your wedding one that’s not only photogenic but totally worth having outside.
As a bride planning an outdoor wedding, perhaps you’re nervous about which dress to wear. The terrain might be different and, depending where you have your wedding, even the style of the dress might have to change. However, it’s not an issue at all! There are just as many options for your outdoor wedding dress as there are for indoor weddings.
How to know what style to choose for your outdoor wedding dress? Here are the top 31 dresses for your upcoming outdoor wedding.
1. Maggie Sottero Emma 13533LU
The Maggie Sottero Emma is a perfect outdoor wedding dress due to its strapless nature. You won’t have to worry about any sweat stains or feeling like you can’t breathe if the temperature is a bit on the warmer side. Its train is just long enough to for an outdoor wedding that it won’t get caught on any terrain. You will be just as elegant as you would be if you were inside.
2. Enchanting by Mon Cheri Bridal Gown 215109
For those brides who do not want to deal with a long train dress, Mon Cheri’s dress is your solution. Although shorter than traditional options, the Enchanting dress is still elegant and an excellent choice for an outdoor wedding dress. Its square cutout back offers a unique style choice for the brides looking to wow from both the front and the back of their dress.
3. Maggie Sottero Melanie Marie 4MS061LS
For a modern take on a classic dress, the Melanie Marie offers enough lace for the bride who wants to look stunning on her wedding day. With lace all over the back and arms, this dress is breathable and beautiful – exactly what you want for your outdoor wedding dress.
4. Enchanting by Mon Cheri Bridal Gown 116127
A princess-type dress combined with beautiful lace detail and a flowy A-line silhouette makes the Enchanting by Mon Cheri Bridal Gown a versatile outdoor wedding dress. Its sleeveless nature means you won’t have to worry about sweating through your dress while you enjoy your wedding.
5. Allure Bridal Gown 9570
Brides who want to enjoy their outdoor wedding, like if it’s at the beach or at a vineyard, this Allure Bridal Gown dress is an excellent choice. The spaghetti straps, V-neck, and V-back means the bride will be comfortable yet elegant on her big day. Choose this look for a simple outdoor wedding dress that will make you feel like a princess.
6. Allure Bridal Gown 9556
With a taste of romance and beauty, the Allure 9556 is perfect for the brides who want an outdoor wedding dress that says a statement. Its open back and lace combines a modern yet timeless look fit for any bride. The tight fitting form also means any extra wind outside won’t ruin the dress either.
7. Allure Bridal Gown 9562
The Allure 9562 is the definition of a summer wedding dress with its airy feel and beautiful lace detail that can make any bride look like they’re walking on air. The dress features a V-neck and no sleeves to complete the outdoor wedding look. Although the whole dress is beautiful, the backless feature brings the wow factor to any outdoor aisle.
8. Allure Bridal Gown 9567
Lace, lace, and more lace! This is the greatest detail about the Allure 9567 that makes it such a great outdoor wedding dress. Take the time to appreciate the sheer fabric and intricate design on it that makes this dress so elegant. It’s the perfect outdoor wedding dress because it won’t make the bride feel stuffy, even though she is outside.
9. Allure Bridal Gown 9568
Consider the Allure 9568 as a great option as an outdoor wedding dress for its simplicity and ability to still make an impact. Although it looks like a straightforward A-line dress, the open back and beaded details will make anyone’s jaw drop.
10. Allure Bridal Gown 9569
An outdoor dress staple is the classic strapless dress. Achieve this look with the Allure 9569’s strapless dress and sequined lace for a modern take on a timeless style. This is perfect as an outdoor wedding dress because its sheath silhouette provides protection from any fashion slips that might happen as you walk down your outdoor aisle.
11. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3151
For a flowy dress that adds a bit of romance to your outdoor wedding dress, look no further than the Allure 3151. The details are so subtle to make the dress overall a work of art. Look out for the jewels on the neckline to add a touch of bling to this simple yet extraordinary dress. Enjoy the embroidery and the train to bring together such a romantic dress on a romantic day.
12. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3155
Enjoy this spectacular outdoor wedding dress with its jewels, an open back, and form-fitting silhouette to make the groom say, “Wow!” The Allure 3155 is a dress that is elegant, detailed, and bold all at the same time. It’s a perfect outdoor wedding dress because it’s sleeveless yet tasteful. No need to worry about feeling too hot outside when you’re wearing this show-stopper.
13. Angelina Faccenda Bridal Gown Laurette 1711
For the bride who is looking for the wow factor on their wedding dress, the Angelina Faccenda 1711 is the outdoor wedding dress you’ve been waiting for. Its deep V on both the front and back of the dress with the pearl beading really makes a statement. The train of the dress is also the perfect length for an outdoor wedding. Truly, this dress is a vision of beauty.
14. Angelina Faccenda Bridal Gown Lorelei 1715
This mermaid silhouette dress is the perfect outdoor wedding dress to make sure your fabric isn’t flying in the wind or your train isn’t getting caught onto anything. The Angelina Faccenda 1715 is a form-fitting dress hugs the skin comfortably but its strapless sweetheart neckline will ensure you don’t feel overwhelmed by fabric when you’re outside.
15. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3100
If a white wedding dress in your head means having a ballroom silhouette dress, choose the Allure 3100. It’s the perfect outdoor wedding dress because it’s sleeveless and has an embroidered back that can alleviate any temperature problem if your outdoor wedding is in the summer.
16. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3108
It says it all in the name – this dress is incredibly romantic. The dramatic train and lace details throughout the dress makes it one you need to try on. As an outdoor wedding dress, the Allure 3108 caters both to the elegance factor and the practical one – you won’t get hot in it!
17. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3113
For the bride looking to have an outdoor wedding dress without sleeves but doesn’t want it to be strapless can put on the Allure 3113 and feel comfortable yet beautiful. The lace covers up the neckline if you want to be more on the conservative side. However, the same lace also reveals the backside for a bit of drama as well.
18. Angelina Faccenda Bridal Gown Kayleigh 1702
Picture this: you’re walking down the aisle in an outdoor garden right as the sun sets. You’re wearing the Angelina Faccenda 1702 and your train flows behind you as you walk down the aisle. The floral lace on your dress matches the flowers around you, just one of the many details that make your wedding so special. You might not even want to take off your outdoor wedding dress by the end of the night.
19. Allure Romance Bridal Gown 3118
The Allure 3118 is perfect for the bride who loves to strut. What better way to do it than with a dramatic yet tasteful slit? This might even make it easier to walk down the aisle in your outdoor wedding dress. The mermaid-style silhouette makes this dress feminine and bold.
20. Angelina Faccenda Bridal Gown Kiana 1706
If you desire lace details on your gown, and an even more dramatic back design, the Angelina Faccenda 1706 checks off all the boxes on your list. It’s not only beautiful in the front but the back will have you wanting to aim all your outdoor photographs to it.
21. Blu by Mori Lee Bridal Gown Kalina 5617
Consider this the most classic dress on this list because, while it does not have any lace details or a dramatic open back, it’s still one of the most beautiful dresses available. If you look closely enough, there is a floral pattern to still give your outdoor wedding dress texture. Just imagine wearing this dress while walking down the aisle in a garden – how stunning!
22. Blu by Mori Lee Bridal Gown Keisha 5606
Walk down the aisle with a flowing train long enough to make celebrities jealous of your outdoor wedding dress. You’ll feel both sexy and elegant in your Keisha 5606 dress – especially with that lace detail! Enjoy wearing your dress outside and feel comfortable knowing you look absolutely beautiful.
23. Mori Lee Bridal Gown Kali 8202
Be prepared to make a statement wearing your Mori Lee Kali dress. It is intricate from the top to the bottom and will look great at your outdoor wedding. The open back and flowing train creates a very feminine look. It’s a great outdoor wedding dress because of its elegance and texture – imagine how beautiful everything will look with the layers of organza fabric cascading down your dress!
24. Rebecca Ingram Bridal Gown Ada 8RC441
Bring your A-Game when it comes to choosing your wedding dress – and Rebecca Ingram’s Ada gown is the only way to do it! It’s not just a sleeveless gown but the shoulders have such intricate details, you’ll fall in love instantly. Not to mention the breathtaking open back, use this dress option as your outdoor wedding dress. It’s easy to maneuver and will look beautiful with any outdoor venue you choose.
25. Sottero and Midgley Bridal Gown Barrington 8SW559
Don’t worry about overheating in your outdoor wedding dress with your Sottero and Midgley Gown. Not only is it sleeveless but the lacework on the bodice allows for breathability, making this a great option as an outdoor wedding dress. Decide to leave the back completely open or tie it up tastefully to complete your look.
26. Sottero and Midgley Bridal Gown 8SS524
Imagine yourself on a beach somewhere, your groom waiting for you at the end of the aisle, and you’re wearing your Sottero and Migdley dress perfect for an outdoor wedding dress. Its floral pattern in the front and open back matches any beach or outdoor setting wherever you have your celebration.
27. Sottero and Midgley Bridal Gown Jackson 8SW787
Enjoy any outdoor wedding with the Jackson Gown and its beaded spaghetti straps. There’s no chance you’ll feel overwhelmed by fabric with this dress. Wear this lace dress any outdoor venue such as outside at a resort or marina. Take advantage and enjoy the train at the end of the dress for extra emphasis on the dramatic and beautiful side of the dress.
28. Voyage by Mori Lee Bridal Gown Louise 6893
If simple yet impactful is your style of choice, Voyage by Mori Lee is what you need. Although it doesn’t have any floral or lace body work, its simplicity is what works well as an outdoor wedding dress. If it’s too hot, you can detach the cap sleeves and enjoy the dress as a strapless wonder.
29. Allure Bridal Gown 9510
The best thing about the Allure 9510 is that you can wear it at any outdoor venue. Without any sleeves, the dress features beautiful lace work both in the front and the back that won’t make you feel stuffy, especially at an outdoor venue. The tasteful slit offers an easier way to walk down the aisle. Get ready to strut!
30. Allure Bridal Gown 9521
Less is sometimes more and the same could be said about the Allure 9521. The simple halter top with a bejeweled belt goes well with the keyhole-style back, making it incredibly elegant and timeless. This outdoor wedding dress goes well whether you want to be barefoot in the sand or having a ceremony in a garden.
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31. Allure Bridal Gown 9524
Bring all your princess dreams to life in the Allure 9524 with this ball gown that is sure to turn heads on your wedding day. With a train to match, this dress is perfect as an outdoor wedding dress. Channel your inner Meghan Markle with the off-the-shoulder look that is perfect for your big day.
An outdoor wedding can be incredibly fun and visually pleasing – whether it’s at a beach, a backyard, a vineyard, or anywhere else it’s bound to be a beautiful ceremony. Besides the dress, keep in mind the kinds of flowers you choose to not attract insects; stick to flowers that are natural pesticides like sprigs of rosemary, lavender, mint and thyme. Want to help your female guests and their shoes? Distribute plastic heel protectors that stop sinking into the soil.
For any inspiration, see how Rachel was able to create the outdoor wedding of her dreams!