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 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, but 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.
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Boho brides will love this bold red Tiered Mesh Gown from ML Monique Lhuillier. It's effortless, elegant, and totally unexpected. A tiered skirt, smocked bodice, and tie detail along the neckline bring a classic boho feel. It's cut from light, flowy tulle that brings added excitement to your wedding look. Paired with strappy bridal heels and a dramatic bouquet, it's the perfect red dress for any bride's big day.
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Create a whimsical wedding look with this Chloe Tulle Maxi Dress from Sau Lee. The red wedding dress is cut from lightweight, partially-lined tulle fabric that moves with you instead of weighing you down. Its tiered maxi skirt has shirred seams that add interest and dimension to your wedding look. A plunging neckline on both the front and back shows a little skin without feeling too revealing. The romantic red brings good luck too!
You don't need to spend a fortune to find a great special occasion gown— and this Lulus' Cause for Commotion Red Maxi Dress is proof. The gorgeous red gown feels sexy and sophisticated for a romantic destination wedding or laid-back reception. It's fitted at the natural waistline before flowing into a full maxi skirt with a statement-making thigh-high slit. A supportive bustier bodice features pintuck pleated cups and hidden non-slip strips for added security along the sides and back. It's fully lined, so you won't need to worry about wearing a slip underneath.
For a sultry wedding look, try this Norma Kamali X Revolve Low-Back Mermaid Red Gown. The elegant red wedding dress boasts a mermaid silhouette cut from stretchy fabric that hugs your curves just right. Crossover spaghetti straps reveal a stunning open back that looks great in photos. And did we mention it's comfortable too? It's the perfect dress for a bride who wants to dance the night away without needing to adjust a heavy ball gown or pesky strapless neckline constantly.
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All eyes are sure to be on you in this Freya Satin Charmeuse Dress from BHLDN. Its brick-red color is a bit more laid-back than other bright red wedding dresses. The subtle wrap silhouette features a sweetheart neckline and a draped maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit on the side. Luxurious satin fabric drapes effortlessly over your curves and shows just the right of skin—style with a sweet veil and sparkly shoes to create the perfect wedding look.
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For modern, minimalist brides, there's this romantic Riesling Gown from the Amanda Uprichard X Revolve collab. Lightweight crepe fabric drapes effortlessly to the floor while still showing off your shape. The adjustable shoulder straps ensure the high neckline and low-back are flattering and well-fitting on any bust size. While it doesn't allow for a real bra, it can be worn with stick-on cups or pasties. Try styling your hair in an updo to show off the statement neckline and reveal a little skin.
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Winter brides will love this Feeling Flawless Wine Red Velvet Dress. It's dark burgundy color instantly feels elegant and romantic. Though it's more subtle than a cherry red dress, it still makes quite the statement on your special day. The luxe velvet fabric pairs beautifully with a faux fur stole or jacket in cold, snowy weather. The deep v-neck adds a little touch of sexiness to the cap sleeves and maxi skirt while perfectly placed princess seams flatter in all the right places.
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Naeem Khan's Draped One-Shoulder Chiffon Gown makes an excellent red wedding dress for modern brides. Born in India, the dress designer is known for incorporating intricate fabrics and ornate details into his traditionally feminine styles. The sophisticated one-shoulder neckline features a floor-length drape down the back to show off the airy silk chiffon fabric. A braided waist detail accentuates your waist in the flattering A-line silhouette.
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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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Ditch tradition altogether with a short red wedding dress like The Puff Dress from Selkie. Its statement-making puff sleeves and voluminous babydoll silhouette bring all the drama of a traditional ball gown. The shiny red organza fabric feels light as air while you sashay through the courthouse and dance the night away at your reception. According to tradition, it's good luck to wear red on your wedding day.
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.
If you are looking for a dramatic and statement dress, then look no further. This Carolina Herrera ball gown features an oversized bow at the strapless bodice elevates the head-turning appeal of a sweeping tulle gown in a fiery hue. This long dramatic dress is lace-up, boned bodice, and tulle overlay elegantly emphasizes your movement.
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.