10 Best Elopement Wedding Dress Styles

10 Best Elopement Wedding Dress Styles

The 10 Best Elopement Wedding Dress Styles

We’ve taken our experience working with all kinds of wedding dresses in all kind of epic landscapes to compile a list of the best elopement wedding dress styles.

  1. Ball gown and princess dress
  2. Classic A-line
  3. Form fitting mermaid
  4. Boho chic
  5. Casual sophisticated
  6. The two-piece
  7. Romantic lovers
  8. Beach bum beauty
  9. Trend setter couture
  10. The Suit

Disclosure: We include some affiliate links to various elopement dresses and accessories in this post. If you click through and end up buying something, we might receive a small portion of that sale. We weren’t paid by any of these dress designers or retailers to share their info, it’s all our genuine advise and preferences. We hope this article helps your search for the perfect elopement dress!

Ball Gown Elopement Dresses

Don’t let the name “ball gown” fool you, these big beautiful dresses look incredible in the great outdoors! Their striking nature makes every bride pop against a busy backdrop of trees, mountains, cliffs, or water. Because the fabric is so loose, it’s actually easier to move around in than dresses with little fabric (like trumpet dresses). The one small issue is ball gowns tend to accumulate dirt and twigs as you hike around – but our brides wear their natural dirt ómbre dresses like a badge of honor!

Shop this dress at Mywony Bridal $2,179

Shop this dress at BHLDN $1,800

A Line Elopement Dresses

An A-line dress is classic and flattering on every body type. This silhouette hugs your waist and then flows back out to accentuate your natural waistline. Often these flowing dresses catch a breeze and create some of the most beautiful natural movement in photos. These flowy dresses make it easy to grab up all your fabric, throw it over your arm, and hike around in!

Shop this dress at Jurgita Bridal $1,075

Shop this dress at BHLDN $750

Mermaid Elopement Wedding Dresses

The mermaid dress is one of the most form fitting dress shapes, perfect for women who want to accentuate all their curves. One thing to keep in mind is that because these dresses come in tight around the legs, they can be harder to move around in. Our advice – go for a mermaid dress with stretchy fabric and that flares out a lot just after your bum. That will make it a lot easier for you to hike, run, and jump around in!

Shop this dress at Laudae $2,145

Shop this dress at BHLDN $750

Boho Elopement Wedding Dresses

If you’re getting married in the great outdoors with Mother Nature as a witness, it’s only natural to release your inner boho goddess! There are a lot of different styles of boho wedding dresses out there, but one think to thing about during your search is fabric. Find a dress with fabric that has movement to it! It will look amazing in photos, be easier to move around in, and it will reflect all the movement in nature; wind, water, sky, the sun, the moon, and earth itself.

Shop this dress at Rue de Siene $3,475

Shop this dress at Mywony Bridal $1,145

Casual Elopement Dresses

A simple, casual dress is one of the most classic and elegant dresses to get married in. One of the great things about them is how they can compliment any kind of landscape! If you go with a simple dress, we recommend throwing in your own unique flare to the outfit. You can dress up your casual dress with fun accessories like belts, head pieces, jewelry, shawls, an epic bouquet, statement shoes, etc.

Shop this dress at Danilova Creations $335

Shop this dress at BHLDN $975

Two Pieces and Elopement Separates

The two piece is so fun! You can dress it down with a simple white tank and a flowy skirt, dress it up with a lacy bodice and a princess skirt, or find some combination of the two that meets in the middle. Either way we recommend a skirt that has a lot of movement in the fabric of the skirt. And the best part of it all is the versatility of the two piece elopement outfit and option of reusing your separates again in the future!

Shop this skirt at Wardrobe by Dulcinea $729

Shop this top at BHLDN $350

Romantic Wedding Dresses

These are for the brides wanting a whimsical dress that makes you feel like a magical fairy fluttering through an enchanted forest. Romantic elopement wedding dresses are best with tasteful lace or embroidery detail, lots of layered and flowing fabric, and a flattering shape that you feel radiant in!

Shop this dress at BHLDN $750.00 – $965.00

Shop this dress at Truvelle $1,700

Beach Elopement Dresses

If you’re eloping on the beach, you’re likely looking for an elegantly boho dress that will flow beautifully with the wind that rolls off the ocean waves. There’s a chance that your dress will get wet and sandy, so fabric type is important. Silk, polyester, and certain types of chiffon are great fabrics as the sand will roll right off of it. If you go for a tulle dress, you can expect loads of wet sand to imbed itself into the fabric through out the day.

Shop this dress at Rue de Siene $3,475

Shop this dress at Cathe Telle $1,750

Couture trend-setter Wedding Dresses

If you’re searching for elopement wedding dresses, you’re already a non-traditional bride. But if you want a dress that really does stand out from all the rest, a great option is a dress with color! We recommend something that’s mostly a shade of white with dip dye, ombré, or subtle layers of color. That way you’re guaranteed to stand out against any landscape. Other elements like embroidery, shine, unique fabrics, sleeves, and jewels, are all things to look for in unique wedding dresses.

Shop this dress at Boom Blush $1,500

Shop this dress at Larime Loom $1,981

The feminine dress suit

Dress doesn’t feel right, but you still want an incredible outfit that you feel amazing in? A jumpsuit or custom fitted suit is the way to go! Suits are great and you can introduce your own style through accessories like jewelry, ties, and boutonnieres. Our advice is to avoid stiff fabrics and find something with slight stretch so you still can move around in your outfit comfortably. 

Shop this suit at BHLDN $280

Shop this custom suit at Bindle and Keep starting at $895


We hope you found this guide helpful in the hunt for your dream elopement dress! Head over to our other post about how to find the perfect elopement dress if you still haven’t had enough!

The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife elopement photography team living and traveling in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states and beyond. Their elopement photography is award winning and is described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors. 

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