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12 Stunning Wedding Dresses for Non-Traditional Singapore Brides

It goes without saying that a wedding dress is one of the most central elements of a wedding. Brides spend months (or years…and in some cases, even childhoods) agonizing over it, grooms cry during the first look, and guests gasp in delight when the bride makes her entrance.

The hunt for the perfect wedding dress is real, folks.

Classic wedding dresses like the Cinderella ballgown and flowing gowns with long trains will always be popular – these types of dresses are every little princess’ dream. But for the modern bride who’s looking to break away from years of tradition, here are 12 stunning alternative designer wedding dresses curated from Frieda Brides, one of the newest bridal boutiques in Singapore dedicated to bringing you beautiful, high-quality gowns at competitive prices for both purchase and rental.

1. Anna Campbell – Coco

The Coco gown is a best-seller from Anna Campbell, an Australian designer known for her breathtaking beaded wedding dresses. Featuring hand-beading, ivory lace shoulder detailing, and silk tulle, Coco is a vintage-inspired boho-chic dress that your guests will remember for years to come.

Purchase: $3980
Rent: $2388

 

2. Anna Campbell – Sierra

The vintage-inspired Sierra gown bears Anna Campbell’s signature intricate beading, and is perfect for the Gatsby bride looking to revive the Roaring Twenties.

Purchase: $5280
Rent: $2998

 

3. Catherine Deane – Tallulah

The Tallulah’s decorative beadwork drapes like a glittering net across the bride’s back and shoulders, reaching around the sides of the bride’s torso to connect with the front of the dress. This striking dress will turn heads.

Purchase: $4998
Rent: $2890

 

4. Catherine Deane – Jolie

The effortlessly chic Catherine Deane’s Jolie dress is perfect for garden weddings, with its flattering silhouette and use of rose (how appropriate!) lace.

Purchase: $1998
Rent: $1290

 

5. Katie May – Poipu

The Poipu embodies the Katie May’s bold, yet delicately beautiful aesthetic. With its triangle-shaped neckline, lace bodice, and Katie May’s signature bare back, the Poipu is a perfectly balanced blend of sweet and sexy.

Purchase: $2850
Rent: $1749

 

6. Karen Willis Holmes – Anya

The Anya dress by Karen Willis Holmes pairs a flattering fit with slender spaghetti straps and full sequinning, for a modern take on a classic silhouette. The Anya can also be worn with an overlay skirt (optional) for brides who wants to add a soft, ethereal touch.

Purchase: $3280
Rent: $1968

 

7. Karen Willis Holmes – Rosemary

From Karen Willis Holmes’s Bespoke collection, the Rosemary comprises a base gown worn underneath a sheer lace overlay. The intricate overlay utilizes a mix of different types of lace, including vintage lace, to create a dignified and graceful wedding gown for discerning brides.

Purchase: $5498
Rent: $2980

 

8. Made With Love – Danni

The Danni dress features a fitted bodice, dramatic train, and a sensual low back with lace edges. Like Katie May’s Poipu, the Danni achieves a delicate balance of sweet and sexy.

Purchase: $2998
Rent: $1799

 

9. Made With Love – Frankie

With its deep V neckline, matching V-shaped back, train, and floral-lace detailing, the Frankie gown oozes effortless – almost casual – elegance. Bonus: pockets!

Purchase: $2190
Rent: $1350

 

10. Sally Eagle – Estelle

The Estelle is a vintage-inspired wedding gown made of extra soft lace, fitted from the torso to the hips, before falling away from the legs to create space for a comfortable and graceful walk. Spaghetti straps add a contemporary touch to this simple and classic design, and cross low on the back to hug the dress comfortably to your body while you move.

Purchase: $2980
Rent: $1788

 

11. Tatyana Merenyuk – Cara top and Sophia skirt

A great way to break away from tradition is to break away from the one-piece and go for stunning separates. The Cara is a crop-top with heavy silk crepe lining and lace on the bodice, and three-quarter lace sleeves. Pair it with the Sophia skirt, a silk crepe skirt with silk lining. Perfect if you’ve been working out and want to show off that toned tummy.

Purchase: $2990
Rent: $1798

 

12. Tatyana Merenyuk – Natalie

The Natalie is a dress of complementary contradictions – a bride is simultaneously elegant and composed in its structured silk-chiffon bustier, and bohemian and carefree with its off-the-shoulder sleeves and flowing skirt.

Purchase: $3998
Rent: $2298

 

While talking dresses with Frieda Brides, we also took the opportunity to pick the brains of the beauty behind the brand, Natalia:

How did you get started in bridal fashion?

Natalia: I was never a fan of traditional or princess-like wedding dresses. When I was trying to shop for my own wedding dress here, I had a hard time finding gowns that were more to my taste, which was a mix of simple-chic, boho and edgy. From searching online though, I found various indie designers with unique, amazing designs who were not yet represented in Singapore. I decided to start the boutique after sensing a demand here for alternative styles and more accessibly priced designer wedding gowns.

Who do you curate your wedding gowns for? How would you describe the kinds of dresses that Frieda Brides carries?

Natalia: We are for the creative, free-spirited, independent brides with their own styles and to whom good design is important. Our gowns are a mix of boho, vintage-inspired, simple chic to the bold and edgy; each gown is generally unique and different from the traditional wedding dress.

What's 1 dress out of the 12 featured you feel every bride will look great in, and why?

Natalia: This is hard because a wedding dress is a very personal thing, it needs to suit each person as well as reflect their personality. If I have to choose one, though, I would say the Anya Gown from Karen Willis Holmes, which has been the favorite in the boutique. It is just so unique and beautiful, as well as flattering for so many different body types, from petite to tall, thin to curvy. It is the ultimate modern wedding dress!

 

Thanks for sharing, Natalia! And many thanks to our lovely Wedding Scoopers for reading – we hope you like these gorgeous wedding dresses for brides who want chic alternatives to traditional gowns!

 

 

Vendor Information
Wedding Dresses: Frieda Brides
42A Kampong Bahru Road
Singapore 169360
Tel: 62200941
Email: info@friedabrides.com
Facebook and Instagram: @friedabrides

 

{This feature is brought to you in collaboration with Frieda Brides.}