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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 gown, why not go alternative and opt for a gothic wedding dress? After all, your wedding is the perfect opportunity for you to express you and your partner's unique style. Whether you're dreaming of a gothic-themed event or simply want an eye-catching dress, these distinct gowns are sure to impress. 

Your wedding dress is the ultimate way to add some personality to your day while enhancing your natural beauty. By going for a wedding gown that is black, red, or even purple, you can really make a statement that reflects your one-of-a-kind style. If these colours aren't for you, make sure you check out our pick of colourful wedding dresses that are sure to dazzle as you walk down the aisle. No matter your wedding day vision, would be delighted to help you curate your milestone moment down to the last detail.

1. Jacquard Warped Spot Dress With Tie Waist – €82.99, ASOS Design

Model wearing a black dress with an asymmetrical, multi-tiered skirt, a v-neck, and a spotted pattern

The Jacquard Warped Spot Dress from ASOS Design exudes gothic glamour. The tiered, asymmetrical skirt offers a touch of drama, while also allowing you to show off your beautiful wedding shoes. What's not to love? 

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2. Black Tulle Wedding Dress - €444.37, Etsy

Etsy is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind wedding gowns. This boho-chic black dress is perfect for gothic to-be-weds who want to channel their inner princess! The lace details and tulle texture offer a beautiful, alternative silhouette so that you'll feel and look your best on your big day. 

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3. Tiered Tulle Maxi Dress – €110.99, Lace & Beads

The Tiered Tulle Maxi Dress from Lace & Beads is ideal for to-be-weds envisioning dramatic entrances. Thanks to its tiered design made from lightweight tulle, you'll surely captivate throughout your milestone occasion in this romantic, gothic gown. 

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4. London – Maggie Sottero 

Whimsical wedding dress with a beautiful black lace overlay

This Maggie Sottero wedding dress is striking, to say the least. The asymmetrical sleeves and textured detail are simply eye-catching. Opt for this designer gown if you want to wow your guests from the first moments of your ceremony until the last dance of the evening. 

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5. Leila Satin Charmeuse Maxi Dress – €220.99, BHLDN

Satin Maxi Dress with a deep v-neck line

BHLDN by Anthropologie creates wedding dresses that exude romance, and this purple gown is no different. Its rich colour and beautiful satin texture make this gown an excellent choice for to-be-weds who want to channel their inner goth just a little bit.

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6. Pleated Dress With Satin Wrap Waist in Burgundy – €99.99, ASOS Design

Burgundy wedding dress with floor-length pleats and a satin wrap waist

This beautiful burgundy wedding dress from ASOS Design will definitely ensure that you’re the centre of attention on your wedding day! The gown's flattering shape keeps it classic, but its red shade breaks all the rules.

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7. Black Off-the-shoulder Dress – €54.99, Trendyol

Black off-the-shoulder wedding dress

This black dress from Trendyol offers a simply romantic silhouette. With its off-the-shoulder look, you can showcase minimalist or dramatic jewellery to finish off your gothic look in a way that speaks true to you. No matter your wedding date, the timeless gown will enchant guests year-round.

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8. The Hustle Maxi Dress – €274, Revolve

If you're a fan of contemporary minimalism as well gothic appeal, then this dress is for you. The Hustle Maxi Dress from Revolve seamlessly combines the two styles, resulting in a truly captivating look that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

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9. Can't Stop the Glam Purple Metallic Tiered Dress – €75, Lulus

You'll surely feel like a vixen on your big day in this velvet purple wedding dress from Lulus. We love the statement skirt which is finished with glamorous tiers – ideal for twirling on the dance floor with your partner all night long.

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10. Sigmund Dress – €295, Reformation

Known for their chic dress selections, Reformation offers an array of eye-catching pieces for special occasions. With its slightly puffed shoulders and high slit, the Sigmund Dress effortlessly fuses simplicity and gothic romanticism. Better yet, you'll be able to show off a pair of dazzling shoes thanks to the dress's midi length.

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11. Issa Velvet Dress – €262.87, Jenny Yoo 

Red velvet gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a side slit

Calling all velvet-lovers! This stunning deep red dress by Jenny Yoo is the perfect combination of sultry yet sophisticated thanks to its side slit and off-the-shoulder sleeves. You'll never want to take this soft dress off.

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12. Petch Maxi Gown – €365, Solace London

Sleek black dress with asymmetrical neckline and high split
Gothic doesn't have to mean old-fashioned. The Petch Maxi Gown by Solace London gives the age-old aesthetic a contemporary update with its asymmetrical neckline and sleek silhouette. 

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13. Marigold Tiered Maxi Dress – €199, Whistles 

Red tiered dress with a halter neckline

If this dress was white it’d be perfectly traditional. In red, this bold statement gown from Whistles is worthy of a to-be-wed who wants to give their look a rock’n’roll twist. Finish off the look with black accessories – what about chunky jewellery or platform heels?

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14. HEDII Short Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress – €210, Ted Baker

Purple wrap maxi dress

If you want a wedding gown that’s fun and flirty, consider this purple satin wrap dress from Ted Baker. The draped fabric and side slit create a beautiful silhouette, offering a touch of gothic drama. 

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15. Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress – €149.70, BHLDN

Model wearing a black satin wedding dress

Effortlessly modern, this satin midi dress from BHLDN will glide with you as you walk down the aisle, toast to your happily ever after, and dance with loved ones. The draped cowl neckline even adds an extra touch of refined elegance.

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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?