Looking for a dreamy, ethereal, and regal alternative to white for the big day? Then prepare to fall in love with purple wedding dresses! This enchanting hue has been on our minds a lot recently — we probably have Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) to thank for that! I mean, who wouldn’t want to rock a whimsical purple ball gown as they tie the knot, amiright?!
Even if you’re not a die-hard Swiftie like us, a purple wedding dress would make a romantic and bold statement for your walk down the aisle. From fairytale tulle gowns to regencycore-inspired designs, we’ve found swoon-worthy purple dresses for every style. So queue up “Enchanted” and let’s get into it!
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What does a purple wedding dress symbolize?
While purple wedding dresses don’t have any specific symbolism or meaning, this bold hue is often associated with royalty and luxury. Perfect if you want to feel like a queen on the big day! In fact, purple was known as Cleopatra’s favorite color, and Queen Elizabeth II also rocked this elegant hue after her coronation.
In addition to this, purple symbolizes creativity, individuality, and independence, making it a no-brainer if you’re looking to ditch tradition and express your personal style as you tie the knot. Purple wedding dresses blend elegance and uniqueness, and they’re the ultimate statement for a romantic and unconventional celebration.
How to Style a Purple Wedding Dress
When it comes to styling a purple wedding dress, you want to choose accessories that complement the dreamy hue without overwhelming it. Think: timeless pearl earrings or a delicate diamond necklace. This will add a touch of elegance to the look, without going over-the-top. After all, that bold purple shade is the true star of the show!
Metallic accessories are also the perfect way to add some sparkle to a purple wedding dress. Lighter purples like lilac look gorgeous with shimmering silver accessories, while dark hues like plum pair great with glittering gold and jewel tones.
Give it some shine with a dazzling wedding crown, a pretty birthstone necklace, or a pair of embellished pumps. Speaking of which….
What shoes go best with purple wedding dresses?
Since purple wedding dresses make such a statement on their own, we suggest pairing them with shoes that don’t compete with the regal design. A pair of nude or silver sandals look elegant and understated, perfect for purple gowns of all styles.
Want to up the sparkle factor? Strappy embellished heels add just the right amount of glamour to a whimsical purple gown. And for something totally unexpected, we also love styling purple wedding dresses with matching purple pumps. Perfection!
No dress is complete without some stylish heels to tie the look together. Find your perfect pair with our ultimate wedding shoes guide!
Where to Find The Dreamiest Purple Wedding Dresses
While you may not be able to find a purple wedding dress at your local bridal boutique, there are still tons of brands and designers that stock beautiful styles worthy of your special day.
And as a bonus, many of these purple gowns are more wallet-friendly (and one-of-a-kind) than your traditional white dress! Here’s where you can hunt down your perfect style:
- Net-a-Porter: Ever dreamed about rocking a designer wedding dress on your big day? If so, this is the place to make it happen. Net-a-Porter has gorgeous purple gowns designed by big names like Valentino, Retrofête, and more. Perfect for transforming the aisle into your own personal runway!
- Etsy: If you’re searching for the perfect fairytale gown for your fairytale wedding, then look no further than Etsy. This is where you can buy magical purple dresses custom created by independent designers and small businesses. It doesn’t get more one-of-a-kind than that!
- Needle & Thread: Feminine, whimsical, romantic, vintage-inspired….if we’re describing your dream wedding dress right now, then prepare to fall in love with Needle & Thread! They have the prettiest purple dresses, all featuring floaty tulle, botanical motifs, and romantic ruffles. Plus, most of their gowns come in mini, midi, and long lengths, great for all styles!
Ready to find the one? Keep scrolling for the best purple wedding dresses in every style and shade, from lovely lilac gowns to pretty plum stunners!
1: Fairytale White and Purple Wedding Dress
Achieve your happily ever after with this enchanting purple wedding dress! Featuring romantic flower appliqués and the floatiest tulle skirt, it looks like something straight out of a fairytale. It’s a storybook dress fit for a storybook romance!
Style this dreamy gown with these pretty petal earrings to bring out the white flowers on the bodice. BEYOND lovely.
2: Romantic Ruffle Light Purple Wedding Dress
Here at GWS, we believe that there’s no such thing as too many ruffles. And this playful gown is proof! With tiers upon tiers of airy tulle ruffles, this purple wedding dress will make you look like a walking cloud as you float down the aisle.
And those fluttery shoulder details? Obsessed!
3: Regal Dark Purple Wedding Dress
There’s something about purple that feels absolutely regal. From Cleopatra to Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte, purple and royalty go hand-in-hand. And this purple wedding dress is no exception!
Channel your inner monarch with this opulent gown, complete with a lace-up corset bodice and a jaw-dropping leg slit. Best paired with your most dazzling crown jewels (aka: a gorgeous wedding crown!).
4: Vintage-Inspired Strapless Purple Wedding Dress
Speaking of Bridgerton….capture the romance of a bygone era with this vintage-inspired purple wedding dress! It features an intricate botanical motif that’s inspired by a Victorian gown, as well as a regencycore corset bodice and a romantic tulle skirt.
There’s no doubt you’re the diamond of the season with this pastel beauty!
5: Glamorous Metallic Purple Wedding Dress
Jaws will be on the floor when you make your grand entrance in this sparkly stunner. Made with head-to-toe hand-sewn sequins, it’ll light up any room you walk into. After all, nothing says “let’s celebrate” like that metallic purple hue!
P.S. This purple wedding dress would also make a gorgeous after-party look or reception outfit change. Your disco ball is about to have some serious competition!
Searching for the perfect second look? Find your ultimate party gown with our list of the best reception dresses for every style!
6: Dreamy Tulle Light Purple Wedding Dress
With this dreamy purple wedding dress, you’ll look AND feel like you’re on cloud 9. It’s made with layers of soft and wispy light purple tulle, which remind us of a romantic sunset. And featuring a corset bodice for extra support, it’s also super flattering!
Plus, this ball gown is totally customizable — the designer will work with you to create your dream dress. Choose a different hue, alter the neckline, or add some sparkle to make it your own.
7: Whimsical Layered Light Purple Wedding Dress
The whimsy of it all! Transform your big day into a magical dream come true with this lilac purple tulle wedding dress.
We love the playfulness of the delicate tulle frills and layers of scalloped ruffles. It’ll give you the prettiest movement as you walk down the aisle! And as a bonus, this gorgeous gown is created with 100% recycled polyester for a sustainable touch.
8: Garden-Inspired White and Purple Wedding Dress
Introducing: a classic white wedding dress with a statement purple twist! Like a romantic garden in dress form, this flowy gown is blossoming with pastel blooms — perfect for a spring or summer outdoor wedding.
If you’re not styling this garden-inspired dress with a dreamy flower crown…wyd?!
9: Party-Ready Purple Wedding Dress
Get the party started with this sparkly purple midi dress! With dazzling sequined and festive feather details, it oozes celebratory vibes. Plus, the midi length and leg-baring slit mean that nothing is holding you back from showing off your best moves on the dance floor. Cue the Cha Cha Slide!
10: Dramatic Designer Purple Wedding Dress
This one’s for the fashion girlies! Designed by Valentino, this purple wedding dress is the créme de la créme of statement gowns. It shows that you’re not afraid to take risks, stand out from the crowd, and show off your personal style on the big day. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?!
Style this designer gown with an equally stylish pair of earrings for a look that will have everyone talking as you make your way down the runway — we mean the aisle!
11: Swoon-Worthy Dusty Purple Wedding Dress
Alexa, play “Lavender Haze” by Taylor Swift. Now that we’ve set the mood, let’s talk about this swoon-worthy purple wedding dress! From the 3D flower bodice to the frothy dusty purple hued skirt, it’s a fairytale-esque look that would definitely get Taylor’s approval.
You can also get this dreamy ball gown made-to-order according to your custom measurements for a perfect fit. (Just be sure to factor in extra time for designing + shipping!)
12: Elegant Purple Gown With a Cape Overlay
Bridal capes are having a MOMENT right now, and we couldn’t be more obsessed! For a show-stopping take on the trend, look no further than this lilac purple wedding dress. It features dramatic cape-effect shoulders that flow out behind you like a silky dream.
We can’t think of a better way to add a little ~drama~ to your walk down the aisle!
13: Timeless Meets Trendy Purple Wedding Dress
Don’t want to wear a traditional gown on the big day, but still want to feel like a bride? This white and purple wedding dress gives you the best of both worlds!
With a fit and flare silhouette and a chic white skirt, this fitted gown channels romantic bridal vibes — while the blossoming purple overlay and sheer bodice make it stand out from the crowd.
Pair it with a wedding veil for a more traditional look, or lean into the whimsy with some statement purple earrings!
14: Enchanting Chiffon Dusty Purple Wedding Dress
We were enchanted to meet this light purple wedding dress! It’s made with layers of silk, chiffon, and tulle — perfect for a romantic summer wedding.
And can we just take a moment to appreciate the sparkly hand-made embellishments?! They add a glamorous and vibrant touch to this feminine gown that we can’t stop dreaming about. So stunning in photos and IRL!
15: Fun Feather-Trimmed Light Purple Gown
For the couples who want to have a little fun on the big day, it doesn’t get better than this feather-trimmed purple wedding dress. It’s glamorous, it’s bold, and, most importantly, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. We love to see it!
Whether you’re looking for a fun and festive elopement dress, a photo-worthy after-party look, or a non-traditional wedding gown, this designer dress is calling your name. (Plus, it also comes in white!)
Fun, flirty, and fashion-forward, feather gowns make the ultimate statement on your big day. And we’ve rounded up the best.
16: Shimmering Pleated Purple Mini
Speaking of the ultimate after-party look….let us introduce you to this STUN-NING purple mini dress. It brings the party vibes, with lustrous pleated fabric, an alluring strapless neckline, and a flowy train in the back.
We’re also suckers for a mini hemline (because who doesn’t want to show off a little leg on the big day?). Rock it with a pair of heels that are made for showing off, like these metallic purple sandals!
17: Celestial Sparkly Purple Wedding Dress
Another show-stopper, this embellished purple wedding dress is truly out of this world. It looks like a starry night sky, with a twinkling beaded bodice and cascading sequins down the skirt (kind of like shooting stars, amiright?!).
Perfect if your love story was written in the stars, this celestial purple gown will instantly elevate an elegant evening ceremony or glamorous reception.
18: Asymmetrical Dusty Purple Wedding Dress
We love an ethereal sheer moment, and this purple wedding dress understood the assignment. It features whimsical flowy details that flutter as you walk — kind of like an enchanting purple butterfly!
Style this whimsical gown with these lilac butterfly heels for a charming look that will have your guests ooohing and ahhhing all night long.
19: Rosy Pastel Purple Wedding Dress
Is there anything more romantic than a wedding dress covered in pastel English roses? We think not! This botanical gown oozes sweet spring vibes with a nature-inspired print, delicate trim, and a dreamy lilac hue.
If you’re tying the knot in a blossoming garden venue, we can’t think of a better dress for the occasion!
20: Lustrous Light Purple Wedding Dress
This shimmery purple wedding dress looks WAY more expensive than its $69 price tag. With an iridescent fabric, a floor-sweeping hemline, and that pretty purple hue, it’ll make you look absolutely luxurious as you say your “I do”s.
Up the elegance by styling this lustrous gown with these elegant pearl drop earrings!
21: Customizable Bridal Top + Purple Tulle Skirt
What looks like one eye-catching purple wedding dress is actually an embellished top paired with an airy tulle skirt. The result? A customizable AND comfortable look for the big day!
While we love this skirt styled with this embellished bridal bodysuit, you can also pair it with any top of your choice for a one-of-a-kind look. Choose something with lacy sleeves for a winter wedding, or opt for a chic strapless corset for a summer soiree. There are no wrong answers here!
22: Playful Purple Midi Wedding Dress
This purple midi dress is as sweet as your wedding cake — and just as pretty, too! Those layers of floaty ruffles have us totally smitten, and the trendy tie at the waist is the perfect ~bow~ on top of this flirty look.
Balance the sweetness of this bright purple dress by styling it with these sexy rhinestone sandals. They keep most of the attention on the fluttery gown, while adding a subtle touch of sparkle!
23: Modern + Magical Purple Wedding Dress
Elegance meets whimsy with this light purple wedding dress! It looks effortlessly modern, with a one-shoulder neckline and a free-flowing silhouette, while the 3D blooms at the bottom add just the right amount of magic.
All that’s missing is a pastel bouquet of wildflowers and a blossoming springtime venue!
24: Strapless Sweetheart Purple Wedding Dress
Can we get a little commotion for this dazzling purple wedding dress?! We don’t know which jaw-dropping detail is our favorite — the flattering corset bodice, the glittery intricate pattern, or the fluttery off-the-shoulder sleeves.
What we do know is that this curve-hugging lilac gown is what ethereal wedding dreams are made of.
25: Pretty Pleated Purple Wedding Dress
Purple + pleats — name a more iconic duo! This purple pleated wedding dress will earn you major style points, especially once the light catches that lustrous fabric. It’ll have you shimmering and shining from your first kiss to your last dance.
Want to add even more glamour to this fashion-forward look? Style it with a delicate necklace to draw extra attention to that sweetheart neckline!
26: Statement Dusty Purple Wedding Dress
Jenny Packham specializes in evening gowns that make a statement, and this dusty purple sparkler is proof. For the fashion-forward babes who would take stunning sparkle over traditional tulle any day, it doesn’t get better than this.
Add an extra dose of glamour by styling this purple wedding dress with these metallic silver heels. Swoon!
27: Flirty Off-the-Shoulder Light Purple Gown
This light purple gown is checking off ALL the boxes for a romantic wedding dress that stands out from the crowd. Flirty ruffles? Check. Sexy corset bodice? Check. Airy tulle and a show-stopping hue? Check and check!
Complete the look with some soft and romantic bridal makeup and you’re pretty much golden.
Whether you’re going glam or keeping it natural, we have the bridal makeup inspiration you need for your wedding day look!
28: Blossoming Botanical Purple Wedding Dress
If we could describe spring in a dress, it would be this one. From the delicate appliqués to the soft lilac hue, it feels as fresh and romantic as the season. And with springtime symbolizing growth and new chapters, we can’t think of a better gown for your wedding day!
Just picture this ball gown sweeping across the dance floor. Perfection.
29: Lace-Up Corset Purple Wedding Dress
This light purple wedding dress is the definition of sophisticated in the front, sexy in the back. We love the allure of its vintage-meets-modern design, with a lace-up corset bodice, floor-sweeping ruffle hem, and chic satin fabric. It’s giving you a little bit of everything, all in one eye-catching gown.
And as a bonus, this dress features adjustable straps and a bow tie in the back (to adjust the bodice) — which means you’re less likely to need pricey alterations!
30: Mesmerizing Embellished Purple Gown
It’s official: we’re ready to say “I do” to this mesmerizing purple wedding dress! If you’ve never met a sequin that you didn’t like, then prepare to fall head over heels for this sparkly gown. It dazzles with thousands of glittering embellishments, bright hues, and a rhinestone waistband.
If there were such a thing as dress soulmates, this would definitely be ours.
31: Elegant Draped Dusty Purple Wedding Dress
If you thought that the perfect elegant AND unconventional gown didn’t exist, then this light purple wedding dress is here to prove you wrong. It’s an elevated twist on the fun style, with shimmering metallic fabric that’s draped to perfection.
And fun fact: this sophisticated designer gown is inspired by a mirror ball, making it pretty perfect for your dazzling celebration.
32: Nature-Inspired Light Purple Gown
With a feminine orchid-inspired hue and a botanical embossed fabric, this purple wedding dress is a MUST for a nature-inspired celebration. And featuring an elastic waistband, it’ll have you feeling just as good as you look. Bring on the garden venue, mountaintop ceremony, or waterfall elopement!
P.S. This elegant wrap dress also comes in over 20 other colors and patterns, so there’s something for every style and palette.
33: Delicate Lacy Purple Wedding Dress
It’s hard to beat the romance of a delicate lacy gown, and this dusty purple wedding dress breathes new life into this vintage-inspired style. It’s timeless meets trendy, sweet meets sexy, and totally unforgettable. Oh, and did we mention flattering?
Style this romantic gown with these tulle heels for a soft and feminine look, or add some sparkle with this regal headpiece.
34: Royal + Fluttery White and Purple Ball Gown
Warning: this fluttery purple ball gown may cause swooning. From the whimsical white flower details to the tulle ball gown skirt, it’s impossible NOT to love.
Go ahead — live out your royal fantasies for your ceremony. After all, if you can’t be royalty on your wedding day, when can you?!
35: Luxe Halter Neck Dusty Purple Gown
Not a fan of all the ruffles and embellishments of most bridal gowns? No problem! This sleek purple wedding dress is proof that you don’t need a bunch of frills to make a stylish statement. It wows with shimmering satin, a chic halter neckline, and that soft light purple shade.
And just wait until you see the sexy open back!
Bring Your Dream Wedding to Life With Our Most Popular Planning Guides
Now that you’ve secured your dream purple wedding dress, it’s time to bring the rest of your fairytale wedding to life. To start, don’t miss our ultimate guide to bridal shoes, including the pairs that we can’t stop talking about.
From there, it’s time to focus on your dream team. Aka: your bridal party! Show your gals some love with this complete bridesmaid gown guide, as well as this list of the best bridal party shoes. And don’t forget to thank them with these stunning bridesmaid gifts!
And finally, complete your swoon-worthy look with a little bit of sparkle — we’ve rounded up the prettiest wedding bands for every style. (Including these stylish rings for men!)
What’s next on your dream wedding checklist? Let us know in the comments below!