Whether you’re a real-live cowgirl, or just love the “yeehaw renaissance” of 21st century bridal trends, western wedding dresses are certainly having a moment. The vibe is truly irresistible — rhinestones are fabulously flirty; denim, leather, and suede make perfect accessories; and floral lace and soft silhouettes are dripping with chic Americana.
Wondering where to start on your rockabilly-meets-fairytale vision? We’ve gathered 10 stunning styles inspired by mountain backdrops, frontier romance, and sunset views on horseback. Before you get started though, make sure to take our Style Quiz to find the bridal style for you, and Find An Authorized Retailer to get the wedding dress of your dreams! Keep scrolling!
Modern Western Wedding Dress: Kevyn by Sottero and Midgley
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Picture yourself on a wooden patio under garden lights. The air is soft and warm. The music is perfect. Your guests are happily settling in to dance, eat, and socialize. What’s your effortlessly chic wedding gown to complete the picture? This gorgeous crepe fit-and-flare, Kevyn by Sottero and Midgley, of course.
Kevyn is an ultra-covetable combination of style and comfort. The silhouette is divine. The fabric is smooth and flattering. The lace is luxe and feminine. There’s nothing like it for a Western-rustic aesthetic.
Take it from real bride Britney’s 5-star review from her Western-themed wedding:
“I loved the combination of the lace and the crepe material. I went into dress shopping wanting a backless dress but then found this one and the details and the fit made it impossible to say no. It felt like the perfect combination of modern and rustic, so it definitely went perfectly with our day! My husband KEVIN loved the dress too!
We wanted rustic, but also a little modern, because we aren’t all-out cowboy/cowgirl and chose a venue with an open-air chapel and a beautiful reception barn. Also, we both wore Lucchese boots we bought for the wedding—he wore a cowboy hat, and I of course had my turquoise jewelry.”
Get inspired with more 2022 trends with our gallery of chic new runway styles.
Bohemian Western Wedding Dress: Hanaleigh by Maggie Sottero
If you have simple yet flirty taste in country western wedding dresses, Hanaleigh by Maggie Sottero is a perfect choice for your themed nuptials. This relaxed A-line is equal parts classic tailoring and romantic flourishes. It’s a divine choice for rustic receptions, luxe barns, desert vistas, woodsy meadows, and retro dance halls. Pair with killer boots and a wide-brimmed hat, the effect is nothing short of fabulous.
Hanaleigh is also a great choice for brides looking to save on wedding costs. Our Rebecca Ingram line is all about style and affordability — a selection of elegant designs that won’t break your budget. Head to an Authorized Retailer to shop these gorgeous country western wedding dresses!
Garden-Inspired Western Wedding Dress: Greenley by Maggie Sottero
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If you’re really leaning into the nature vibe of your “home on the range” wedding theme, look no further than Greenley by Maggie Sottero. This stunning western bridal dress is all about the lace motifs and illusion flourishes. It’s a little sweet and a little sexy, and so sophisticated for a variety of venues and backdrops. Plus, it’s undeniably flattering. It smooths and cinches in all the right places, enhances your curves, and plays up your natural features. There’s nothing like it to feel like complete magic from morning to night.
Our brides love the look, feel, and construction of Greenley, with multiple glowing reviews from real weddings. Check out Melany’s review:
“Incredible. The gown flattered all the right areas and I loved the nude underlayer. We had an outdoor ceremony in a forest in the middle of summer and an indoor reception with ivory, greenery, and gold accents. The theme was whimsical, and the day was magical.”
Love the fresh and flirty vibe of this lace wedding gown? Get inspired with our gallery of 10 dreamy spring wedding dresses for a gorgeous celebration.
Romantic A-line Rustic Bridal Gown: Minerva by Rebecca Ingram
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For the simplicity of western wedding dresses with the flourish and detail of a ball gown, get inspired by Minerva by Rebecca Ingram. This exquisite design is all about the bodice and volume. There’s illusion for a little intrigue, lace for detail, and cloud-like tulle for a dance floor ready silhouette.
As real bride Amy wrote in her 5-star review, “The whole dress was stunning but the detail down the back and train just blew me away—nothing like any other dress I’ve seen. I felt like a princess!”
Minerva is another take on western wedding dresses from our affordable Rebecca Ingram collections. (AKA another fairytale-worthy gown for an exceptional price.)
Floral Western Wedding Dress: Kalina by Rebecca Ingram
For a subtle yet striking statement, consider Western style wedding dresses like Kalina by Rebecca Ingram. This Western-chic style is all about soft shimmer, statement lace, and a sexy illusion bodice. It’s the perfect blend of elegance and flourish, and so easy to style with vintage accessories. Think wide-brimmed hat, a denim jacket, leather boots, or an oversized flower crown.
Western Wedding Dresses with Long Sleeves: Zander by Sottero and Midgley
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If you’re planning a rustic-glam wedding, there’s nothing like an over-the-top ball gown to take center stage. This princess-inspired Zander style has glitz and glamour aplenty, yet classic tailoring and soft lace give it an elegant, ultra-timeless appeal.
Does a black wedding dress catch your eye? Zander is one of our most popular styles for nontraditional brides. This black dress is chic, bold, and truly one-of-a-kind. As real bride Loren describes it, “I loved that it was black without any additional customization required. The lace is absolutely gorgeous.”
Zander is also available in traditional ivory options. Any of these three colors would look divine for a Western-inspired wedding theme. Think regal Americana, dramatic bohemian, farmhouse Gothic, or backyard showstopper.
Dreamy Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Gown: Nerida by Sottero and Midgley
In the market for flirty and unexpected western wedding dresses? Channeling a vintage vibe for your nuptials? Nerida by Sottero and Midgley is a captivating balance of whimsy and sophistication. The silhouette alone is head-turning; the soft pops of color are just the (delectable) icing on the cake.
Chiffon Western Wedding Dress: Tasha by Rebecca Ingram
Tasha by Rebecca Ingram is Western boho meets modern luxury. This gown features a unique lace treatment and a plush fabrication. It’s soft and dreamy, but a little sexy in the bodice and neckline. It’s a perfect blend of trendy and timeless.
One of our favorite features on Tasha is the thigh-high slit in the skirt. It’s flirty, feminine, and perfect for dancing. (And your photo ops will be so chic.)
Eyeing chiffon for Western wedding dresses? Chiffon is especially dreamy for summer weddings and outdoor venues, but it can be a little tricky for care and maintenance. Here’s how to get wrinkles and creases out of this delicate and ethereal fabric.
Western Lace Wedding Dress: Keating by Maggie Sottero
It’s all about light and texture in Keating by Maggie Sottero, a romantic and free-spirited wedding gown in an allover lace pattern. This style is perfect for a bohemian Western vibe. It pairs perfectly with a flower crown, boots, or vintage accessories — effortlessly glam made from wildflowers and scenic backdrops.
Rustic Western Wedding Dresses: Drita by Maggie Sottero
Our final highlight is Drita by Maggie Sottero, a scalloped lace wedding dress with exquisite details. For romantic styling and Western flair, look no further than this soft lace sheath.
Drita is available in two variations: strappy sleeveless and long illusion sleeves. Both feature a gorgeous plunging neckline and back for a dose of sexy glamour. If you prefer full coverage, check out sister style Drita Leigh.
Some details we love on Drita: the scalloped cuffs, delicate waistband, and silky-smooth skirt lining. If you’re on the hunt for truly comfortable Western style wedding dresses for rain or shine, this gown is the perfect package.
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Keep the Western and rustic inspiration rolling with more stunning gown galleries:
- Trendy wedding dresses from our fall collection, including minimalist styles, sleeves, Art Deco beading, statement accessories, soft ball gowns, and daring colorways.
- Sexy wedding dresses in statement fabrics, plunging necklines, formfitting silhouettes, and barely-there illusion.
- Simple wedding dresses and style inspiration from our real brides. From soft and slinky crepe styles to statement ball gowns, simple has never been so sophisticated.
Cheers to finding your perfect Western style wedding dress! In conclusion, as the impeccable Shania Twain reminds us, “Let’s go, girls.” (Need we say more?)