Gothic Wedding Dresses: 15 Dramatic Gowns

We've selected 15 of our favourite gothic wedding gowns, ideal if you're looking for a wedding dress full of drama!


If you don’t fancy the idea of a traditional bridal gown, why not go alternative and opt for a gothic wedding dress? Your wedding dress is the ultimate way to add some personality to your day and by opting for a wedding dress that is black or red you can really make a statement. If black or red isn’t for you, make sure you check out our pick of colourful wedding dresses.

Oleda – Modeca

The Oleda from Modeca exudes gothic glamour. The black lace applique on the dark sheer fabric is so dramatic. We love the ball gown shape of the dress and the detail near the neckline – why not wear your hair in an up do to show it off?

Oleda by Modeca

Vanessa – Kitty Chen

This glamorous black wedding dress is perfect for a gothic bride who wants to channel her inner princess! The silver detail will sparkle in the light and the shape of the bodice is super flattering.

Vanessa by Kitty Chen

Gali – Enzoani

Black isn’t the only shade that can be fabulously gothic and dramatic – this purple dress from Enzoani is perfect! The floral detail and soft tulle fabric keep the dress romantic whilst the mermaid shape of the gown is really on trend.

Gali by Enzoani

Style 17610 – Victoria Jane

The shape of this Victoria Jane wedding dress is truly striking. The asymmetrical neckline and textured detail is really unusual – opt for this gown if you want to wow your guests as you walk down the aisle.

17610 by Victoria Jane

Style 2455 – Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo creates wedding dresses that specialise in romance, and this gown is no different. The purple lace detail and the illusion sleeves paired with the white dress makes this the ideal choice for brides who want to channel their inner goth just a little bit…

2455 Alfred Angelo

Style 1925 – Mori Lee

This vibrant red wedding dress from Mori Lee will definitely ensure you’re the centre of attention on your wedding day! The traditional ball gown keeps it classic but the bright red shade breaks all the rules.

1925 Mori Lee

Odessa – Modeca

Modeca are super talented at designing gothic wedding dresses that are beautiful and glamorous. This black taffeta gown features a split in the skirt which reveals a sheer fabric scattered with black fabric blooms.

Odessa by Modeca

Style MW1154 – Bellice

If you don’t want to go too gothic with your wedding dress consider this beautiful dress from Bellice. There are glimpses of bridal white under the sheer fabric, and the black floral detail is pretty as well as dramatic.

Bellice wedding dress

Vixen Damson – Karen George

You will feel like a vixen in this deep purple wedding dress from Karen George. We love the statement skirt which is finished with lots of fabulous feather detail.

Vixen Damson Karen George

Britannica – Ian Stuart

Ian Stuart specialises in dramatic wedding dresses designed to make a statement! Brides who love the glamour of historical gowns will love this dress, with its huge sleeves and long train – it’s almost like Princess Diana’s classic wedding dress mixed with purple dye!

Ian Stuart wedding dress

Farley – Blue by Enzoani

Give a fishtail wedding dress a striking twist with bold purple embellishment, like Blue by Enzoani did with the Farley gown. It’s traditional with a twist!

Farley by Enzoani

Style D5221 – Eternity Bride

If this dress was white it’d be perfectly traditional. In red, it’s a bold statement gown worthy of a bride who wants to give her look a rock’n’roll twist. Pair it with black accessories – what about wrist-length lace gloves? Add a birdcage veil to finish it off.

Red wedding dress

Style 3716 – Sincerity Bridal

If you want a black wedding dress that’s still fun and flirty, consider the 3716 from Sincerity Bridal. The bodice is turned black by lots of black flowers which cascade down across the skirt – it’s gothic drama in the prettiest way possible!

Sincerity wedding dress

Style AC363 – Art Couture

This glamorous gown from Art Couture features a lot of sparkling silver embellishment, a luxe black bodice and a full white skirt – it’s the perfect choice for a bride who wants a hint of goth and a lot of glamour!

Art couture wedding dress

Once you’ve decided on the perfect gothic wedding dress for you, why not browse a list of quirky wedding venues to suit your wedding style.


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