Move over white, because our new favorite bridal color has just entered the chat. Vibrant, bold, and oh-so romantic, red wedding dresses are here to turn up the heat on your wedding day look!
When we think of red, we think of romantic roses, sweet love hearts, glamorous rubies, opulent royalty, and, of course, Taylor Swift. In other words, this passionate shade may just be the perfect wedding color!
So whether you’re looking for a striking and stylish ensemble, something festive and fun, or a gown that reflects your cultural traditions, red wedding dresses are up for the challenge. Let’s get into our tips for rocking the color of love as you celebrate your love story!
Finding the dress that makes you scream “YES!” can be a challenge. We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide on where to buy wedding gowns online, plus our tips for choosing your dream design!
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Why Wear a Red Wedding Dress – The Meaning Behind the Gown
While it may not be the first color that comes to mind when you think of bridal gowns, there are SO many reasons to rock a red wedding dress on your big day!
For some cultures, red is actually a traditional color for brides. In India, the bright hue symbolizes new beginnings, passion, prosperity, and feminine power, and brides have worn saffron red lehengas on their wedding days for centuries.
Similarly, in China, the color red is associated with good fortune, success, loyalty, and fertility, making it a popular choice for both brides and grooms!
In typical Western culture, red wedding dresses have the opposite effect. They’re a break from tradition, perfect for couples that are looking to stand out and rock something more personal as they tie the knot! Plus, here in the US, the bold shade represents love and passion — sounds like a pretty perfect wedding color to us!
Traditions aside, red wedding dresses are also stunning for holiday weddings. If you’re getting hitched in the winter and want to give your nuptials a dose of Christmas magic, look no further than wine or cranberry red gowns (bonus points if they’re velvet!).
We also LOVE Valentine’s Day weddings, and what better way to up the romance factor than with a heart-hued gown?!
How to Style and Accessorize Red Wedding Dresses
Now for the fun part: how to style red wedding dresses! With such a bold color, it may seem difficult to accessorize your look without going over the top — but we say the more glam the merrier!
Red is very regal, so keep those vibes going with sparkly jewelry and gilded gold accessories. Ruby necklaces and earrings are no brainers, especially if ruby is your birthstone (or engagement ring style)!
Where to Buy Red Wedding Dresses
There are SO many styles of red wedding dresses, from formal + traditional to sexy + unconventional, and we’ve rounded up all of the best down below! But, to help you on your search, here are three of our favorite places to buy red wedding dresses.
- Etsy: Our one-stop-shop for all things wedding, Etsy has some amazing red wedding dresses! Whether you’re looking for a traditional red qipao or something modern and minimalist, they truly have styles for everyone. Plus, most of Etsy’s gowns are made-to-order by independent designers, so you’ll be getting something all your own!
- Lulus: For endless options of stylish red wedding dresses, look no further than Lulus! All of their gowns — from their floor-sweeping formal ‘fits to their sexy satin styles — are fashion-forward, high quality, and SO affordable. And don’t even get us started on their swoon-worthy accessories (especially their red heels!).
- Reformation: A favorite for elopement fashion and unconventional couples, Reformation has THE best red wedding dresses you’ll want to wear again and again. Think: velvet slip dresses, silk midi gowns, and chic red minis! As a bonus, all of their garments are made using sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Obsessed!
Now put on your rose-colored glasses, because here are our fave red wedding dresses!
Dark Red Wedding Dresses
Live your best *dancing girl emoji* life with dark red wedding dresses! Bright, bold, and vibrant, these gowns are guaranteed to add some life to your wedding day ensemble.
From your walk down the aisle to your party on the dance floor, our favorite dark red wedding dresses will make sure that you’re always the center of attention. They’re perfect for the maximalists, the main characters, and the hopeless romantics!
Just add a bouquet of roses and a bold red lip and you’ll have an unforgettable look fit for your love story.
This classic elegant crimson ballgown screams bridal — but with a very berry twist! We love the romantic off-the-shoulder neckline and dramatic full skirt. It’s impossible NOT to make an entrance with this dark red wedding dress!
Still looking for a touch of tradition? This unconventional gown looks amazing with a chapel length white veil!
It’s our favorite bridal accessory for a reason…make a statement on your big day with one of these amazing wedding veils for every style!
If you love the neckline of #1 but want something a little ~sexier~ then prepare to fall head over heels for this dark red wedding dress! Figure-flaunting and totally romantic, it’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day ceremony or chic holiday elopement.
Plus, with over 1,000 raving reviews, you can trust that this fitted maroon gown will look good from the first kiss to the last dance!
Can we just take a moment?! This dark red wedding dress oozes sophistication, with a modern cape design and a chic column silhouette. It’s giving badass queen vibes, and we are here. for. it.
And don’t be fooled by the cape style — this regal gown is all one piece!
P.S. If you’re loving this look as much as we are, definitely check out these equally swoon-worthy bridal capes!
This dark red wedding dress looks like it stepped right out of a fairytale! With a whimsical corset bodice and layers of frothy red tulle, this enchanting maroon gown is MADE for an iconic love story.
After all, what’s happily ever after without a romantic rose moment? (A la “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Bachelor” — take your pick!)
The It Girl version of dark red wedding dresses, this Reformation pick makes SUCH a chic statement — without looking like it’s trying too hard. We’re digging the draped high neck + midi hemline combo, especially in that buttery, cherry-hued silk. Swoon!
And before you keep scrolling, you HAVE to check out the back of this dress. You’re definitely going to want to wear your hair up with this one!
It’s the ruffles for us! Featuring tiers of dramatic, whimsical tulle layers, this dark red ruffle wedding dress is the definition of a statement gown. But we would expect nothing less from a piece designed by Huishan Zhang — who’s known for his glamorous and dramatic couture creations!
We’re pretty sure Taylor Swift wrote “Bejeweled” about this dark red wedding dress!
Guaranteed to make the whole place shimmer when you walk in the room, this eye-catching gown stands out with a sexy red corset and sheer mesh overlay, beaded with dazzling rhinestones. We’re starstruck!
Plus, you can add or remove the sparkly red overlay for a bold outfit change. Great for transitioning from your ceremony to your reception!
Make the wedding aisle your personal ~red~ carpet with this stunning dark red wedding dress! Made by cult-favorite Cult Gaia, this silky column gown is equal parts striking and romantic. We’re especially smitten with the dramatic sleeves (which are also removable for two looks in one!).
It’s a high fashion look that not just anyone could pull off, and that’s kind of the point!
Talk about making an entrance! This dark red wedding dress doesn’t hold back on the glam factor, with a beaded ballgown skirt and intricate floral appliqués cascading down the bodice. It’s proof that something more is more!!
We’re picturing this dazzling cherry gown for a formal winter wedding surrounded by snow. Perfection!
Wine Red Wedding Dresses
Pass the Cab Sav, because we’re here to talk about wine red wedding dresses!
Inspired by our autumnal drink of choice, wine-hued gowns shine in the colder months. They’re deep, dark, and moody, but with a bold and luxurious feel.
So whether you’re planning a modern fall ceremony or searching for an unexpected reception look, we have a feeling you’ll love these wine red wedding dresses — down to the very last drop. We can cheers to that!
The sexiest of all bridal silhouettes, we’re suckers for mermaid wedding gowns — and this sultry wine red wedding dress is no exception! With a structured strapless bodice and a fitted satin silhouette, it’s endlessly elegant, but with a bit of an edge.
There’s something about a wine red + satin combo that makes us swoon every time. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and just the right amount of sexy. Case in point: this wine red wedding dress!
We’re digging this burgundy gown’s elevated wrap silhouette with a dainty bow tie and oh-so high leg slit. And peep those delicate buttons on the sleeves — such a simple but elegant touch!
P.S. This dress also comes in white for a timeless bridal look!
One word: enchanting. This dark wine red wedding dress maxes out on charm with fluffy tulle balloon sleeves, delicate beading, and a fairytale lace-up back. And don’t even get us started on that adorable bow tie detail on the neckline!
We also love that this whimsical gown is made by hand, so your look will be totally one-of-a-kind!
Sequins are having their MOMENT right now, and we’re definitely not mad about it! With head-to-toe sparkle, this wine red wedding dress would dazzle for a glamorous Christmas wedding or fabulous Old Hollywood-inspired bash.
The cherry on top of your wedding day look? Your bridal makeup! Whether you’re going for a bold red lip or an all natural style, we’ve rounded up some amazing wedding makeup inspiration here!
It’s elevated, understated, and totally timeless — and the non-traditional color makes it endlessly cool, too. Plus that sweetheart neckline is simply TO DIE FOR!
The whimsy of it all! Another fairytale-worthy gown, this wine red wedding dress would look right at home in an enchanted forest or medieval castle. If we’re describing your wedding aesthetic right now, then this mesmerizing tulle gown is for YOU!
From the ruffle along the neckline to the deep cranberry hue, everything about this dress is pure magic.
Add some va-va-voom to your big day with this wine red wedding gown! With a sexy wrap silhouette and luxurious satin fabric, this maroon dress will leave everyone speechless. And what more could you ask for, really?!
Alexa, play “Drunk in Love” — because that’s how this wine red wedding dress is making us feel!
It’s impossible to narrow down the most intoxicating part of this enchanting red gown. The lush wine-hued velvet? The trendy bow tie straps? The thigh-high let slit? The answer has to be all of the above!
This one’s a MUST for a romantic candlelit winter wedding styled with some gorgeous rhinestone heels.
Sexy Red Wedding Dresses
Trade your “something blue” for something red hot with these sexy red wedding dresses! Red is a notoriously sultry shade — and we can’t think of anything sexier than rocking the color of passion and love as you tie the knot!
With curve-hugging silhouettes, plunging necklines, and seductive corsets, these sexy red wedding dresses take the fiery color to the next level. Trust us, your S.O. will have major heart eyes when they see you in one of these gowns!
Keep scrolling for the most swoon-worthy sexy red wedding dresses!
Aptly named the Manhattan gown, this sexy red wedding dress is city wedding GOALS. It’s striking, modern, unconventional, and just so rad. And that asymmetrical neckline looks more like a piece of art than a dress!
For the chic city slickers that are too cool for a flouncy white ballgown, it doesn’t get much better than this sexy wine red hue.
Another great V Day pick, this v-neck sexy red wedding dress is equal parts romantic and tantalizing. We love how the delicate lacy fabric adds a sweet touch, while the plunging neckline and high leg slit gives this sultry red gown some spice. Talk about the best of both worlds!
In the words of Lady Gaga: talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. Yes, we’re talking about this sexy red wedding dress!
Made for standing out in the dreamiest way possible, this floral embellished cherry red dress is all of the above, and so much more. This is definitely dream dress territory right here!
Show a little leg with this sexy red wedding dress! From the corset top to the asymmetrical hemline, everything about this silk wine hued dress oozes confidence. And what’s sexier than that?
We’re digging this red midi dress for a bright + bold elopement or after party outfit change. And the best part? You can totally rewear it again!
For a sexy red wedding dress that hugs your curves in ALL the right places, look no further than this luxe velvet burgundy gown! It’s designed with ultra-soft and stretchy velvet for maximum comfort (a must for going from long photoshoots to the dance floor!) and comes in sizes 0 – 26.
And if you’re loving that plunging neckline as much as we are, you also have to check out the back! We’re totally smitten.
Looking for a dress that highlights your curves in all the best ways? Don’t miss these super flattering plus size wedding gowns!
This sexy red wedding gown is all things sugar, spice, and everything nice! Blooming with 3D roses, it’s the epitome of romance. But those teasing cutouts and sexy sheer skirt also give this statement dress some major attitude! It’s a recipe for a truly unforgettable formal look.
And don’t forget the final ingredient: these eye-catching red petal earrings!
Look smoking hot in this fiery red bridal gown! We love how powerful it looks, with that bold asymmetrical neckline and fitted silhouette.
One of our favorite modern + sexy red wedding dresses, this asymmetrical cherry gown will definitely bring the fire for a sophisticated and striking ceremony!
Oh and did we mention it’s only $98??
Velvet Red Wedding Dresses
Planning a magical winter wedding? ‘Tis the season for velvet red wedding dresses!
There’s nothing more luxurious than velvet in the colder months. It’s warm and cozy with a subtle shimmer — perfect for adding some glamour to your big day!
Plus, a red + velvet combo screams Christmas time. If you’re looking for something merry and bright, these gowns have got your back (literally!). Just style them with something sparkly to give the look an elevated edge.
Channel all the romance of a bygone era with this velvet red wedding dress! A little bit Bridgerton, a little bit gothic, and a LOT romantic, this shimmering, floor-sweeping wine red gown is the perfect ‘fit for a vintage-inspired celebration.
It’s kind of like a fashion-forward take on your “something old” — especially when paired with these opulent red heart earrings!
Regencycore, but make it dark, sexy, and winter-ready!
Another ultra romantic red wedding dress, this velvet gown blends feminine draped sleeves with a striking deep berry wine color. The result? An unexpected cold weather look that will earn you the title of diamond of the season!
P.S. If this dress has stolen your heart, you’re definitely going to want to check out the rest of Jenny Yoo’s designs! From stunning bridal dresses to must-have bridesmaid gowns, these styles are the créme de la créme of the wedding fashion world.
The perfect holiday wedding dress doesn’t exi—
This velvet wine red wedding dress is channeling MAJOR Christmas magic with elegant draping, a floor-sweeping train, and a bow tie waist (because you are the gift this holiday season!).
And with long sleeves and plush velvet, this luxe burgundy gown will keep you feeling and looking hot even when temperatures drop to freezing. It’s definitely at the top of our wishlists this year!
For a winter wedding, it doesn’t get more timeless than long sleeve wedding gowns! Here are 31 of our fave designs!
There’s something so regal about a high neckline. With a halter design, luxurious fabric, AND a glamorous wine hue, this velvet red wedding gown is definitely fit for royalty!
If your love language is dramatic sleeves, get ready to say yes to this velvet red wedding dress! It’s such a luxurious and unconventional take on the trendy puff sleeve wedding gown look — perfect for your grand entrance!
Featuring THE neckline of the year, this velvet red wedding dress knows a thing or two about style. The one-shoulder silhouette is striking, modern, and universally flattering — and the flirty ruffle adds an extra dose of romance!
Plus, just picture how rad this feminine wine hued dress will look as you’re twirling to your faves on the dance floor. Queue up the Cha Cha Slide!
This velvet red wedding dress features a sophisticated high neck, a flattering fitted silhouette, and a stunning low back — PLUS that stand-out cape! It’s one-of-a-kind and made for standing out, kind of like your love story. Say less!
Simplify the Planning Process With Our Most Popular Wedding Guides
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Once you’ve said yes to your dream dress, it’s time for our personal favorite step: choosing the shoes! Don’t miss our ultimate guide on the best places to buy wedding shoes online, plus how to choose the perfect pair.
Next up, it’s time to pamper your “I do” crew! We’ve rounded up the best places to buy bridesmaid gowns online (and the best bridesmaid shoes to complete the look). Also be sure to check out these top bridal party gifts to show your ride or dies some love before the big day!
How are you completing your wedding day look? Let us know in the comments below!