Purple can signify luxury, royalty and hedonism, or it can summon up images of heather covered moors, fields and sunsets. Luxury or nature; whatever you prefer purple is an ideal shade for an unusual wedding dress.
Dita Von Teese went for the opulent look when she married Marilyn Manson. Her Vivienne Westwood is definitely on the pricey side but I've found some lovely purple wedding dresses for a fraction of the price, in fact they're all below £200.
Ghost Novella Button Side Dress - House of Fraser
I featured a Ghost dress last week as part of my affordable gold wedding dresses post. This purple Ghost dress is sold through House of Fraser and is just as lovely. It's a simple style but one that is both timeless and flattering.
The rich purple shade and the silk-like material are just lovely. Especially combined with the draped back detail.
Debut Celine Mesh Body Maxi Dress with Corsage - Debenhams
This pretty purple dress from Debenhams would make a perfect purple wedding dress. The chiffon-like overlay is loose and floaty, plus, it provides glimpses of skin without flashing too much.
My favourite thing about this dress is the shade of purple; it's a dusty shade that reminds me of heather.
Ariella London Wine Rafaella Velvet Long Dress
This purple dress is about to sell out and is only available in size 12 but I wanted to include it because I love it. It's elegant yet interesting with an almost medieval style. I also love the draped, open back.
It's made of velvet and ideal for a winter wedding; you can look beautiful and stay warm.
Priced £99.50, was £199
Definitions Lace Panel Maxi Dress - Very
This is a modern style of dress which is ideal for a wedding with an edge. I love the detail on the bodice combined with the plain skirt.
The deep purple colour is similar to Dita Von Tesse's wedding dress, though a very different style.
RIVA Embellished Shoulder Long Dress in Berry - Reiss
I love this Reiss dress, it's a simple and beautiful cut yet it is unusual. This is another one that has a dusky shade of purple, reminiscent of heather covered moors.
The sequin detail on the shoulders is subtle yet makes the dress stand out.
Next week it's affordable green wedding dresses, inspired by one of Elizabeth Taylor's many wedding gowns.