While many brides still opt for a traditional white wedding dress, some celebrities have made surprising style statements on their wedding day with unconventional gowns – or shunned a dress altogether. Jumpsuits have become a popular choice for fashionable brides like Sophie Turner and Solange Knowles, while the trouser suits worn by Emily Ratajkowski and Mille Mackintosh offer a modern alternative to the white dress. Take a look back at some of the most unconventional celebrity wedding outfits…
Louis Ducruet of Monaco's bride Marie Chevallier surprised by wearing a jumpsuit for their civil ceremony in July 2019. Marie opted for a sophisticated Rosa Clará silk crepe culotte jumpsuit, which featured embroidered lace detailing and open back detail.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner also opted for a jumpsuitfor her surprise wedding to Joe Jonas in Las Vegas. Her Bevza all-in-one costs around £445, but she traded it in for a stunning Louis Vuitton gown for their main ceremony in France in July.
Another bride to have two outfits for their wedding celebrations is Millie Mackintosh, who wore a chic trouser suit for her official ceremony to Hugo Taylor in 2018. The former Made in Chelsea star wore a Bianca Jagger-inspired ensemble for the first part of their wedding – a Les Heroines white suit, topped off with a 70's-style hat.
Emily Ratajkowski opted for a high street ensemble for her impromptu nuptials to Sebastian Bear-McClard in February 2018. The actress wore a £120 mustard Zara trouser suit, and later told Vanity Fair that she had never wanted to wear white for her wedding. "I never loved the idea of wearing white for a wedding because I'm not a pure woman," she said. "I'm a woman with a lot of character and experience and life. I also just loved the idea of a suit, especially at City Hall because it's like you're taking care of business. I really wanted to wear red actually, initially... and then I just loved mustard yellow and just knew it was the one."
Ever the trendsetter, Solange Knowles pioneered the bridal jumpsuit in her ivory one-piece and cape for her wedding to Alan Ferguson in New Orleans in 2014. The plunging design was from Stéphane Rolland, and will no doubt have inspired several brides in the years that have passed.
The City star Olivia Palermo opted for a three-piece number made by wedding designer favourite Carolina Herrera, for her big day to Johannes Huebl in 2014. The bride wowed in a simple cream cashmere sweater with scattered ostrich feathers, and pulled off an unconventional shorts and skirt combo on her bottom half.
And the bride wore…. black! Kristen Bell opted for a chic black blouse, trousers and statement embellished necklace for her wedding to Dax Shepard. The couple married inside the Beverly Hills Courthouse, in an intimate ceremony in October 2013.
Never one to shy away from a fashion statement, Emma Thompson turned heads in this vibrant patterned knee-length dress, complete with a matching hat, for her wedding to Kenneth Branagh in 1989.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger had a gothic theme for their wedding day near Cannes in 2013, so the Complicated singer wore a black Monique Lhuillier gown and clutched a bouquet of black roses.
While the Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco wore a wedding dress for her ceremony to Karl Cook, she later changed into a jumpsuit for their evening reception. The white lace all-in-one featured long sleeves, a plunging neckline and was teamed with white heels, ideal for dancing the night away.
Rather than wear a traditional white wedding dress, Glee actress Dianna Agron chose to wear a beautiful Valentino gown for her wedding in Morocco, with a beautiful crown to complete her unconventional bridal look.
Actress Shenae Grimes also bucked tradition by wearing black for her wedding to Josh Beech in May 2013. Her halterneck gown was from Vera Wang's Fall 2012 collection, and featured a layered tulle skirt. The 90210 star added a pop of colour with her red floral bouquet.
A lilac slip dress and green drop earrings created Julianne Moore's colourful wedding day look for her nuptials to Bart Freundlich in New York in August 2003.
No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani wore an ombré pink and white wedding dress for her wedding to Gavin Rossdale in 2002. The custom gown was dip-dyed and hand-painted, with a one-shoulder neckline that was designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior.