There are a few important factors you should prioritize when you're shopping for elopement dresses: fabric, silhouette, and ease of transport. These three things are especially important if you're going to be traveling for your elopement, since you'll need a dress that's relatively easy to pack in a suitcase or carry with you in a garment bag (and more importantly, a dress that won't require hours of steaming once you're ready to put it on). Whether you're planning to elope in a few months and want to get a head-start on shopping, or you've made the last-minute decision to get hitched, your elopement wedding dress should ultimately be a reflection of your personal style. Start by browsing some of our favorite elopement-worthy dresses for all budgets, time-crunches, and styles—and the best part is that you can buy any one of them online right now and have it in just a few days.
Take a peek at these elopement dresses you can buy and try on at home (and transport anywhere!).
This simple slip dress is so easy to throw on and go, whether you're getting married at the beach, in your backyard, or at the local courthouse. Since it's a slightly cropped midi length, you'll have a chance to show off a pair of fabulous shoes!
BHLDN Weddings Kari dress in ivory, $168, Anthropologie
A thigh-high slit and sheer lace panel give this comfortable cap-sleeve elopement dress a sexy flair. The v-neckline and ruched waist details are flattering for all body types, and the dress is available in petite and plus-size options.
DB Studio crepe sheath gown with embroidered slit, $200, David’s Bridal
Corsets don't have to be uncomfortable! This lace sheath gown features a bustier bodice and peplum waist to pile on the romance. Finish your bridal look with loose, wavy hair or a half-up style tied with a bow.
By Watters Marmelade gown, $595, Watters
This elopement wedding dress is versatile enough to work for a range of seasons and venues—the lightweight lace will keep you cool in warmer weather, and you can accessorize with a wrap in chillier temperatures. The dramatic off-the-shoulder neckline is perfect if you're going for an Old Hollywood glam theme.
DB Studio cuffed off-the-shoulder lace sheath gown, $260, David's Bridal
If you love wearing wrap dresses in your everyday life, you can rock one on your wedding day, too. This wrap-style elopement dress is decorated with a sparkly criss-cross back to add some shimmer to your bridal look.
White by Vera Wang Party wrap gown with jeweled criss-cross back, $598, David’s Bridal
We're obsessed with this playful lace midi dress for a summer elopement! Add a pair of wedding sandals or espadrilles to complete the carefree but chic aesthetic.
Temptation Positano off-the-shoulder macrame dress, $640, Amazon
Bring on the va-va-voom vibes with this plunging v-neck gown. This flirty elopement wedding dress would be our pick for a destination wedding at the beach (Cabo, anyone?).
Tadashi Shoji ruffle slit lace sheath wedding dress, $668, David’s Bridal
If you're thinking about getting married at a garden wedding venue, allow us to introduce you to the dreamiest gown of all. This empire-waist wedding dress is equal parts romantic and ethereal—perfect if you're planning to exchange vows surrounded by flowers and nature.
LoveShackFancy Irene gown, $1,195, Revolve
Keep things short and sweet (literally) in a vintage-inspired tea-length elopement dress. The unique floral lace pattern and the open back on this dress give the style a young, fresh vibe. Plus, how cute does it look with a pearl headband?
Sau Lee Delores dress, $395, Anthropologie
Wear this botanical, greenery-print wedding dress if you're eloping at an outdoorsy or forest wedding venue.
DB Studio leaf-appliqué high neck gown, $200, David’s Bridal
This curve-hugging wedding dress looks gorgeous any time of the year, whether you're getting married in the spring or having a winter wonderland soireé. The stretch lace gown features a low scoop back to show a little bit of skin.
By Watters Shepard gown, $850, Watters
A two-piece bridal set is a stylish alternative to your average elopement wedding dress. The best part is that you can easily re-wear the top or the skirt again in the future by pairing them with other items in your closet.
Tadashi Shoji Campbell set, from $250, Anthropologie
From the beach to the desert, this cold-shoulder wedding dress is perfect for boho brides. It's made from layered lace and features a pretty lace-up back, which helps you get the fit just right.
Galina cold-shoulder wedding dress, $499, David’s Bridal
This midi-length dress is a sophisticated option if you're looking for a courthouse wedding dress or civil wedding dress. Something about it reminds us of Charlotte York from Sex and the City—a.k.a the queen of timeless, girly style.
C/Meo strapless mermaid midi dress, from $160, Amazon
Lace appliqués and a sheer netted bodice make a statement on this crepe sheath gown. We could envision this style anywhere from a modern, industrial space to a laid-back outdoor venue.
Tadashi Shoji Tanya Rose lace crepe short sleeve wedding dress, $548, David’s Bridal
You can still wear a voluminous dress even if you're eloping! The key is choosing a lightweight fabric that's easy to pack and transport. This airy silk gazar style brings the drama without the fuss.
White by Vera Wang pleated gazar wedding dress, $598, David’s Bridal
Dreaming of a contemporary, minimalistic elopement wedding dress? Try this elegant crepe gown featuring a side slit, flouncy butterfly sleeves, and tie-up back.
By Watters Maverick gown, $395, Watters
This dress was made for dancing! Accessorize this ruffled skirt gown with a sassy pair of heels and tassel earrings to complete the flamenco-inspired look.
Bronx and Banco Paros gown, $620, Revolve
Try this modern macrame-style dress if you're on the hunt for something totally non-traditional.
& Other Stories metallic braided midi dress, $179, & Other Stories
A lightweight chiffon gown with bishop sleeves and delicate floral appliqués is the epitome of Grecian goddess style. Wear this elopement wedding dress if you're going for a free-spirited, easygoing bridal look.
BHLDN Weddings Nassau gown, $950, Anthropologie
Thinking of going glam for your elopement? This stunning high-neck gown features illusion sleeves, a bandeau bodice, and sequined lace for the perfect balance of modesty and drama.
White by Vera Wang ruched illusion high-neck bandeau sheath gown, $528, David’s Bridal
If you love the bridal cape trend, this elopement dress is for you. A sheer illusion neckline and hand-cut appliqués top off this incredibly chic gown.
Tadashi Shoji Athenia capelet wedding dress, $668, David’s Bridal
One-shoulder wedding dresses give you the best of both worlds: full bust support and a chance to show off your arms and décolletage. This allover lace style is a sophisticated pick for an intimate wedding or elopement.
Dress the Population Valentina one-shoulder dress in ivory/nude, $265, Amazon
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