Red wedding dresses can represent a number of things on your big day, including wealth, strength, and femininity. For non-traditional brides, they're an opportunity to ditch a traditional white wedding dress in favor of something fashion-forward and unforgettable.
So to help you find the perfect bridal gown, we've rounded up a few of our favorite red wedding dresses for brides to sport on their wedding day. Thanks to their rich colors, luxe fabrics, and sophisticated silhouettes, these statement-making dresses are equally as wedding-worthy as any traditional white gown. They are just as stylish, chic, and sex as their white dress counterpart.
The Meaning of the Red Wedding Dress
Different cultures around the world have different traditional styles and colors of bridal gowns. In countries like India and China, the red bridal gown is the most popular color choice as it symbolizes good luck, love, and fertility.
In Chinese culture, red Qipao is the traditional bridal dress, and it is often paired with fine gold. The color hue represents loyalty, success, and honor. Even today, many women choose not to wear white and choose to go with a traditional red dress instead. In Indian culture, brides often wear a red saree or lehenga. It is also often paired with gold and mesmerizing jewelry, which signifies a new beginning and prosperity.
While in the US., a red wedding dress is not a popular choice, and it remains a stylish and bold color choice for many brides.
22 Gorgeous Red Wedding Dresses for Your Big Day
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Bring good luck to your wedding ceremony with this elegant Katie May X Revolve Edgy Dress. The one-shoulder silhouette shows off just the right amount of skin with a chest cut-out and an open back that'll wow your guests as you walk down the aisle. Its floor-length dress is easy to slip on over freshly-done hair and makeup, thanks to a hidden side zipper. The fully-lined crepe fabric has just the right amount of stretch to keep you comfortable all night long on the dance floor.
Hoping to wear a red ball gown on your wedding day? This Carolina Herrera Icon Silk Cascading V-Neck Gown offers a full, floor-length silhouette that'll have you feeling like a princess the moment you put it on. On busty brides, the plunging V-neck shows off just the right amount of cleavage while still accommodating a supportive bra. Luxurious silk faille fabric cascades down the side of the skirt to add a bit of pizazz to the otherwise simple silhouette.
Few red wedding dresses make more of a statement than this Mac Duggal Lace Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Red Gown. The lacy fabric is embroidered with subtle red sequins to catch the light while you dance the night away. Statement puff sleeves balance out the plunging neckline and open back to accentuate your curves just right. A band of shimmering jewels cinches in your natural waist for the perfect finishing touch.
Shimmering your way down the aisle with this wrap dress with statement sleeves. The elegant sequin dress is just a perfect bridal dress and for just about any ceremony. With this piece of art, you can walk down the aisle with confidence and in style. With peek-a-boo leg slit, structural sleeve, and wrap dress style, this dress is super flatting and sexy. Pair the dress with strappy heels and statement accessories.
Celebrate your wedding day with this dramatic and bold red strapless draped gown from Carolina Herrera. It's effortless, elegant, and totally unexpected. An asymmetric trailing high-low hem, banded waist, and tiered tulle make a statement wherever you go. Pair it with statement accessories, this is the perfect red wedding dress for any bride's big day.
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Create a whimsical wedding look with this Tulle Side Panel Gown from Carolina Herrera. The red wedding dress is cut from 100% silk! It is lightweight, partially lined with sheer tulle fabric at the side that moves with you instead of weighing you down. The sleeveless form-fitting gown adds interest and dimension to your wedding look. A square neckline with spaghetti straps shows a little skin without feeling too revealing. The romantic red brings good luck too!
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Create a memory that will last infinity and beyond with Taffeta Wide V Neck Draped Gown. Modern, elegant, and shows the right amount of skin. This gown boasts a plunging neckline that allows you to wear a statement necklace, a v back, and a deep front slit. Crafted from 100% silk fabric, it gives this dress a luxurious finish.
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Celebrate your wedding day with this traditional Chinese dress, 'Qipao,' known for its high-neck and close-fitting silhouette. Whether you are looking for a dress for a town hall or reception, this Qipao is a modern update to a traditional dress with shorter length and pleated tassel detailing. Crafted from silk and cotton fabric, it gives this dress a luxurious finish for your special day. The right shoulder features transparent sheer silk for a contemporary feel and a more chic style for the modern-day you.
A breathtaking Sequin Embellished Long Sleeve Dress By Jenny Packham. This sophistication and glamour dress features crystal and sequin embellishment that will make you sparkle on your special day. Achieved through the use of flowing fabrics and opulent embellishement, this long-sleeve dress features sequin detailing on tulle overlay and a long, A-line skirt which emphasizes the wearer's movement as you walk down the aisle.
This button-strimmed ruched satin midi dress has a modern take on Asian style Qi Pao. Its brick-red color is a bit more laid-back than other bright red wedding dresses. A glossy sheen enhances the glamorous allure of this fitted midi, while covered buttons highlight the ruched finish of its cap-sleeve bodice. The high neck midi dress features a thigh-high slit on the side and shows just the right of skin—style with a sweet veil and sparkly shoes to create the perfect wedding look.
Unconventional brides will love this Alexia Maria Silk Faille Bow-Back Jumpsuit With Convertible Skirt. Made with dramatic flair in mind, this jumpsuit flaunts a descending overskirt. Its bright red color instantly feels festive, elegant, and romantic, and it makes quite the statement on your special day. The strapless sweetheart neckline adds a little touch of sexiness while perfectly placed princess seams flatter in all the right places.
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Bring good fortune to your big day with this stunning red wedding gown from Mac Duggal. Instead of bright cherry red, the Beaded Applique Red Wedding Gown boasts a rich, deep red color that flatters all skin tones. Intricate floral appliques cover the shoulders, waist, and side, while beaded embellishments throughout catch the light for a shimmering finish. The flattering v-neckline and A-line skirt look great on bodies of all shapes and sizes.
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This Margaret Bow Silk Dress from Alexia Maria feels fun, fashionable, and totally unexpected. The fitted midi silhouette features an oversized bow on the back that'll have jaws dropping as you march down the aisle. Subtle pleating along the strapless neckline and princess seams along the waistline add an extra feminine touch. A back slit ensures you can move, dance, and toss your bouquet without feeling restricted.
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Your big day calls for something as exquisite as MNM Couture Ruffled A-Line Formal Dress. The cutting-edge style will make you look sophisticated and make statements as you walk down the aisle. Featuring a sweetheart neckline, crowns the fitted bodice as ruffle detail fashions the off-shoulder sleeves, adorned with iridescent patterned sequin. The skirt features a full-length A-line silhouette with a high slit, and a sweep train finish that makes it look lovelier.
This Jenny Packham's gown is modeled on the iconic dress worn by Bond girl Sylvia Trench in the 1962 film Dr. No. It is cut from swathes of red silk-chiffon that's softly gathered for movement, a one-shoulder neckline topped with a bow, and a draped overlay that sweeps across the bodice and cascades down one side—featuring sparkly crystals at the waist that adds a sparkle to your dress.
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If you are looking for a lace statement dress with an Asian flair, then look no further. This ruby Erdene Handkerchief-Hem Dress from Tadashi Shoji features floral-lace detailing throughout, high neck, princess cut, long sleeves, scallop hem, and handkerchief hem. Pair perfectly with silver or gold. Throw on statement earrings and sparkly shoes, and you are ready to walk down the aisle.
This Carolina Herrera is another statement piece. Featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline, puffy sleeve for a long sleeves look, and floor-sweeping train, this red gown is perfect for brides who want something simple yet want a wow factor. Pair it with gold accents or statement earrings.
If you are looking for a sensual red wedding gown, you must check out this sleeveless cady lace inset bow gown by Zuhair Murad. The sleeveless boatneck gown is defined by ultra-feminine lace insets that show strategic peeks of skin and oversized bow shoulder ties that drape down the A-line silhouette.
This elegant floral-embellished puffy sleeve gown from Carolina Herrera is a statement piece. The beautiful dress features a puff sleeve with three-dimensional floral and crystal embellishments all over. From the Resort 2022 Collection, you can pre-order now! This dress will guarantee to make you special on the big day.
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Mac Duggal Lace Trumpet Gown is perfect for mermaid gown lover brides. The sexy embellished lace mermaid gown features an intricate neckline, an inset at mid-bust, and a train. The deep v-neck is an eye-catching piece that focuses on your neckline. While it doesn't allow for a real bra, it can be worn with stick-on cups or pasties.
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If you are seeking an across between traditional and modern Chinese Qipao dress, then you must check out this custom dress. Whether you are looking for a tea ceremony dress or a wedding dress, this stunning dress has everything you dream of while it hugs your curves and finishes with a delicately embroidered train. It features the traditional red and gold tones while having a modern, sexy sheer neckline. Not to mention this gown features gold phoenix and dragon embroidery.
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This high-quality hamd embroidery Lehenga set is perfect for any Indian wedding bride. The handmade lehenga features embellishment, stone, and embroidery. Available in three different shades of red!
If you aren't sure if a red wedding gown is right for you, get your parents, wedding planner, and bridesmaids' opinion. Need more wedding dress ideas? Check out our favorite sexy wedding gowns.