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Whoa. Look at THAT dress

That's exactly what your guests will be whispering when you arrive at your ceremony clad in a wedding dress that is anything but ordinary. 
If ever you wanted to work a scene-stealing look, where all eyes are on you, your wedding is the day where you can make that happen – and that's exactly what these 17 dresses are for. Designed for maximum visual impact, these gowns aren't for brides coveting a simple, paired-back aesthetic. Put simply, these dresses are high on drama, low on minimalism. 

Wearing a dramatic frock doesn't mean you have walk down the aisle looking like Lady Gaga; it can be as easy as wearing a very non-wedding dress – anything that isn't a shade of white – or  something that embraces an unusual silhouette, fabric or structure. If you do opt for a more traditional looking wedding dress, think statement embellishments, interesting embroidery and lots of texture. 

Most importantly however, is how you feel when you're in your dramatic dress (remember YOU wear the dress, not the other way around). Confidence is key to rocking a strong look and if you're feeling overwhelmed by a such a bold dress, consider taking the drama down a notch or matching a humbler dress with statement accessories.

With that in mind, we've shortlisted a cluster of 17 dresses that cover every point on the drama spectrum, from boundary-pushing to jaw-dropping.
Claire Pettibone Dramatic Wedding Dress
George Wu Dramatic Wedding Dress
Karen Willis Holmes Dramatic Wedding Dress
Lela Rose Dramatic Wedding Dress
Mira Zwillinger Dramatic Wedding Dress
Gwendolynne Dramatic Wedding Dress
Monique Lhuillier Dramatic Wedding Dress
George Wu Dramatic Wedding Dress
Naeem Khan Dramatic Wedding Dress
Maggie Sottero Dramatic Wedding Dress
Pallas Dramatic Wedding Dress
Zuhair Murad Dramatic Wedding Dress
Monique Lhuillier Dramatic Wedding Dress
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