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Dresses, Wedding

22 Gorgeous Red Wedding Dresses for Bold Brides 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - January 2, 2023

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. For example, Chinese and Hindu brides wear red on their wedding day as the red 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

01

Out of 22

Katie May X Revolve Edgy Dress

Katie May X Revolve Edgy Dress

Source: Revolve

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.

Material

Self: 98% poly, 2% spandex
Lining: 100% poly

Care

Dry clean only

02

Out of 22

Danielle Red Long Evening Dress By Dress 2 Party

Danielle Red Long Evening Dress By Dress 2 Party

Source: Wolf & Badger

This Danielle Red Long Evening Dress is a modern take on traditional white wedding dresses and will guarantee to wow your guests. With surface embellishment on this fitted, the cherry red gown has a touch of sparkle throughout and will sure to catch anyone's attention. This dress is a statement piece with the front deep slit cut and low cut back. Pair with minimal shoes and some sparkle accessories, and you are good to go!

Material

100% Polyester

Care

Dry clean only

03

Out of 22

Mac Duggal Lace Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Red Gown

Mac Duggal Lace Embroidered Puff-Sleeve Red Gown

Source: Macys

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.

Material

100% Polyester

Care

Spot clean only

04

Out of 22

Long Sequin Wrap Dress With Statement Sleeves

Long Sequin Wrap Dress With Statement Sleeves

Source: Wolf & Badger

Shimmering your way down the aisle with this wrap dress with statement sleeves. The statement long sleeve design will keep you in style while keeping you warm, making it a perfect winter wedding dress. The sparkly sequin dress is just the perfect bridal dress that allows you to sparkle on your big day. With peek-a-boo leg slit, structural sleeve, and wrap dress style, this dress is super flattering and sexy. Pair the dress with strappy heels and statement accessories.

Material

n/a

Care

Dry Clean only

05

Out of 22

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Off-shoulder pleated poly faille gown

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Off-Shoulder Pleated Poly Faille Gown

Source: Mytheresa

Celebrate your wedding day with this alluring statement gown from Alexander McQueen. It's effortless, elegant, and totally unexpected. The bold red color evokes happiness, optimism, and energy. The statement gown features voluminous pleated poly-faille sleeves, a semi-sheer exposed corset construction, and a fluid crêpe floor-grazing skirt. Wear your favorite accessories and shine on your big day.

Material

material: 100% polyester
material II: 52% viscose, 48% acetate
material III: 100% cotton
material IV: 100% polyamide

Care

n/a

06

Out of 22

Cheryl Dress Long Red High-Low Silk Organza Dress With Frills 

Cheryl Dress Long Red High-Low Silk Organza Dress With Frills

Source: Wolf & Badger

Create a whimsical wedding look with this Cheryl Dress. 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 adorned with a piped flower adds interest and dimension to your wedding look. The high-low design creates a youthful and flirty feel, and the romantic red brings good luck too!

Material

100% Silk

Lining: 92% Polyamide, 8% Elastane

Care

n/a

07

Out of 22

Hasanova Verona Dress

Hasanova Verona Dress

Source: Wolf & Badger

Create a memory that will last indefinitely and beyond with Verona Dress By Hasanova. The gorgeous deep wine red wedding dress is crafted with crushed velvet and sequin all over and features delicate frill details along the shoulder-neckline. This figure-fitting dark red wedding dress is a perfect show-stopper choice for your big day or any special occasion.

Material

N/A

Care

Dry Clean Only

08

Out of 22

Qipao Short Dress Red By Skylence

Qipao Short Dress Red By Skylence

Source: Wolf & Badger

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.

Material

Hand Embroidery: 100% Cotton
Main Fabric: 50% Silk, 50% Cotton
Lining: 100% Silk

Care

Hand Wash/Professional Dry Clean

09

Out of 22

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Bow-embellished taffeta-trimmed stretch-knit gown

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Bow-Embellished Taffeta-Trimmed Stretch-Knit Gown

Source: Net-A-Porter

This Bow-embellished taffeta-trimmed stretch-knit gown by Oscar De La Renta is a breathtaking red wedding gown. The elegant red gown has a fitted stretch knit skirt balanced by a dramatic, oversized taffeta bow. It has a ruched strapless neckline that is perfect for wearing a sparkling necklace and falls to a midi length to show off your stiletto.

Material

65% viscose, 28% polyester, 5% polyamide, 2% elastane

Care

n/a

10

Out of 22

RETROFÊTE Eve Open-Back Crystal-Embellished Gown 

RETROFÊTE Eve Open-Back Crystal-Embellished Gown

Source: Intermix

Simple and classic, this RETROFÊTE Eve Open-Back Crystal-Embellished Gown is perfect for minimalistic brides. Cut from lustrous romantic red satin that offers a nice glassy sheen, the label's Eve gown makes an elegant statement with dazzling crystals along the open back before falling to a floor-sweeping fluted hem. Pair it with your favorite jewels and heels, and you are all set to go.

Material

76% acetate, 24% polyester

Care

Dry clean

11

Out of 22

Alexia María Silk Faille Bow-Back Jumpsuit with Convertible Skirt

Alexia María Silk Faille Bow-Back Jumpsuit with Convertible Skirt_

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

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.

Material

Silk

Care

Dry clean

12

Out of 22

Oscar de la Renta Bead-Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Oscar de la Renta Bead-Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Bring good fortune to your big day with this stunning red wedding gown from Oscar de la Renta. Unlike a classic white bridal gown, this Bead-Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Gown brings a fresh approach to traditional tailoring. The use of playful textiles and silhouettes evokes an optimistic aesthetic. With the off-the-shoulder neckline, you can wear a statement and sparkling necklace to elevate the gown.

Material

Lining: 82% nylon/18% spandex
100% viscose

Care

Dry clean

13

Out of 22

Alexia Maria Margaret Bow Silk Dress

Alexia Maria Margaret Bow Silk Dress

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

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.

Material

Silk

Care

Dry clean

14

Out of 22

Carolina Herrera Ruffled Silk Strapless Gown

Carolina Herrera Ruffled Silk Strapless Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Your big day calls for something as exquisite and different as Ruffled Silk Strapless Gown Carolina Herrera Ruffled Silk Strapless Gown. The cutting-edge style will make you look sophisticated and make a statement as you walk down the aisle. Featuring a strapless neckline that allows you to show off a statement necklace, seamed waist, ruffled trim, and layered hi-lo hem. It is perfect for petite brides, as the high-low style doesn't have so much fabric that it would swamp their smaller frames but is versatile enough for all body types. And if you are a bride who loves shoes, then this gown gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your sexy stiletto.

Material

Silk

Care

Dry clean

15

Out of 22

Norma Kamali Walter Goddess Draped Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Norma Kamali Walter Goddess Draped Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

This Norma Kamali Walter Goddess Draped Off-The-Shoulder Gown has a goddess vibe and will allow you to look like one on your big day. The striking red go boasts a dimensional gathering, a draped back, and soft pleats to create an unforgettable silhouette. Featuring an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neck that allows you to wear a sparkly necklace to complete your look.

Material

82% nylon, 18% spandex

Care

Machine wash

16

Out of 22

Tadashi Shoji Erdene handkerchief-hem dress

Tadashi Shoji Erdene handkerchief-hem dress

Source: Nordstrom

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.

Material

68% polyester, 32% cotton

Care

Dry clean

17

Out of 22

Cult Gaia Shanti Gown

Cult Gaia Shanti Gown

Source: Cult Gaia

Designed as a one-of-a-kind couture piece, this floor-length column silhouette Shanti Gown from Cult Gaia is a statement piece. It features an inner power mesh construction, a side zip, and gel tape to keep a structured fit through the body. The exaggerated, detachable sleeves lend a slimming effect to the straight fit of the gown. Pair it with gold accents or statement earrings and a choker necklace, and you are all set to go.

Material

92% Silk, 8% Spandex

Care

n/a

18

Out of 22

Tarik Ediz

Tarik Ediz

Source: Couture Candy

If you are looking for a red wedding gown that will make you feel like a princess, then you must check out Tarik Ediz from Couture Candy. The fitted top bodice showcases a plunging v-neckline and low v-open back with a sheer, sultry side. Beautiful 3D floral appliques and feather accents at the shoulder add a fun dimension to the gown and will surely attract anyone's attention. The pleated skirt flourishes a full-length A-line skirt and finishes in a sweep train.

Material

Tulle

Care

n/a

19

Out of 22

Mac Duggal Beaded Tulle Ball Gown

Mac Duggal Beaded Tulle Ball Gown

Source: Mac Duggal

This stunning and elegant Beaded Tulle Ballgown from Mac Duggal will guarantee to make you feel like a princess on your big day. It features a pleated bodice, and a flared tulle skirt finished with a beaded waist for added glam. And unlike the other red wedding dresses, this gown offers an exquisite ombré tulle and flaunts a sensual low back that will make you stand out.

Material

Tulle overlay, 100% polyester lining

Care

Spot clean

20

Out of 22

Norma Kamali Low Back Bias Cut Column Gown

Norma Kamali Low Back Bias Cut Column Gown

Source: Nordstrom

This classic Norma Kamali Low Back Bias Cut Column Gown is a perfect choice for a minimalist bride. The simple and stunning red stain gown features a cowl neck, a low back, and crisscross straps. Whether you are wearing it on your big day or a special event, this versatile and classic gown can be worn over and over. While it doesn't allow for a real bra, it can be worn with stick-on cups or pasties.

Material

100% polyester

Care

Machine wash, line dry

21

Out of 22

Modern Cheongsam

Modern Cheongsam

Source: Etsy

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.

Material

Red mesh, matte satin fabric

Care

n/a

22

Out of 22

Red Luxury Bridal Lehenga

Red Luxury Bridal Lehenga

Source: Etsy

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!

Material

silk or velvet

Care

n/a

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.


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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