Black wedding gowns have been growing in popularity in recent years as brides look for new ways to be unique and show off their personalities.
But what if you want to wear a dark dress and black just isn’t your color? A navy blue gown could be just what you’re looking for.
Less harsh than black, navy is that perfect shade that suits every skin tone, making it a great choice for any bride who prefers to forgo traditional white or pastels for a darker, deeper hue. And, while navy blue wedding dresses are a less traditional choice, there are still a lot of gowns available that will look amazing for your walk down the aisle.
To help you find the perfect navy blue gown for your special day, we’ve hunted down 39 of the best finds in every style imaginable. Whether you want a princess-style, a vintage gown or a sleek sheath, our guide has something for everyone.
Navy Blue Mermaid Wedding Dresses
The most dramatic and eye-catching of all of the silhouettes, the mermaid gown features a slim torso with a full skirt that flares out at mid-thigh or just above the knees.
Perfect for brides who want to show off their figures, a mermaid gown works well at formal, semi-formal and casual weddings alike based on the details of the dress. If you want a mermaid gown for your nuptials, here are some beautiful options to choose from:
Sareh Nouri Vivien Gown
A two-tier mermaid skirt makes this gown as unique as it is beautiful. Strapless with a low v-neckline and a scoop back, the dress is made from a luxurious, heavy-weight silk known as Mikado. Not only does the material have a lovely sheen, but the weight gives the flared skirt fabulous folds.
Jasz Couture Midnight Gown
This feather-embellished off-the-shoulder mermaid dress features a plunge neckline to the waist with tiny spaghetti straps in the front that thicken in back to support a lace-up feature. Beading embellishes the slim torso while the flared skirt is decorated with feathers.
La Femme Mermaid Gown
A sheer lace back with three keyhole cutouts combined with a mermaid silhouette and lustrous mikado silk make this gown a gorgeous choice for any bride. A low-cut neckline and flattering curved seaming ensures you’ll have the perfect hourglass shape.
Melanie Lyne Halter Gown
A wide, low halter neckline and an open back make this subtle mermaid gown a provocative choice. Smooth satin and lovely lines ensure you’ll look lovely on your big day.
Navy Blue Ball Gown Wedding Dresses
Perfect for any bride who wants to feel like a princess on her special day, a ball gown always lends some good old-fashioned drama to your walk down the aisle. Here are some amazing options for brides who favor this full-skirted silhouette.
Wedding Dress Fantasy Gown
Nothing says drama and elegance in one quite like this opulent, strapless navy blue ball gown. Ruffled at the bust, the bodice sits close to the body before flaring out at the waist into a succession of ruffles throughout the skirt and chapel train.
Mary’s Beaded Ball Gown
This extravagant sleeveless dress owes its splendor to an intricately-beaded bodice and a full ruffled skirt that explodes from the slim v-waist of the gown. A v-neckline, thick straps and a lace-up back closure complete this gorgeous gown.
Vizcaya Beaded Ball Gown
Ideal for any bride who likes a dramatic, yet classic silhouette with a lot of embellishment, this glamorous gown boasts a high halter neckline and a partly open back. Rhinestones and hand-sewn bead work decorate the corset bodice while the tulle skirt features lace applique.
Rachel Allan Ball Gown
This unique strapless ball gown features a plain navy sweetheart bodice and a full a-line skirt with floral embroidery. The flower pattern is in full bloom at the top of the skirt and trickles down to form a more subtle pattern at the bottom.
Navy Blue A-Line Wedding Dresses
What can we say about the a-line wedding dress other than it’s incredible? Not only does this classic and elegant silhouette flatter any body type, it works at virtually any style of wedding too. Here are some great choices for brides who want a navy a-line gown for their big day.
Colette for Mon Cheri
This glittery tulle gown features a spaghetti strap corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a low-cut lace-up back. The full a-line skirt is covered in beading and falls to a horsehair hemline.
Studio 17 V-Neck Dress
This glittery halter gown boasts a low-cut neckline, open back and a thick, high waistband to bring attention to the smallest part of your torso. The full a-line skirt shimmers with every move and will look fantastic when you’re out on the dance floor.
House of St. Patrick Jaqueline Gown
This metallic brocade a-line gown boasts a low-cut neckline with a nude illusion panel and a plunging back. A metallic belt emphasizes the waist while the fabulous full skirt features pockets for an extra touch of comfort and convenience.
MNM Couture Fur-Trimmed Gown
If you want to surprise your wedding guests, this a-line gown is the one for you. A fur-edged asymmetric neckline complements sheer long sleeves and an embroidered fitted bodice while the full skirt finishes in a sweep train.
Navy Blue Sheath Wedding Dresses
If sleek and sexy is the bridal look you’re seeking, a sheath could be the perfect gown for you. Characterized by its slim fit, wedding sheath dresses are available in every neckline and sleeve style imaginable. Here are some lovely sheath choices for brides who love navy:
Sherri Hill Long Beaded Gown
With a low cut neckline and an open back, this stretch lace sheath is equal parts sweet and sassy. The strappy lace-up back combined with a ruched lower back and chapel train, give this sheath a beautiful back view.
Park & Fifth Belmont Dress
This satiny slip dress features adjustable spaghetti straps, a draped rounded neckline, a low rounded back and a high waist seam to make your legs look a mile long. The slim skirt falls softly from the high waist, gently skimming the hips to fall gracefully to the floor. Plus sizes are available here.
Splash By Landa Gown
Adorned top to bottom with silver sequins and sparkling beading, this spaghetti strap sheath dress features a mostly open back and a low v-neck with illusion insert. The slim skirt forms a short train in the back while a beaded belt shows off a slim waist.
Terani Couture Gown
The sweetheart neckline of this elegant dress is adorned by tulle frills while a beautiful rose makes a statement on the one side of the torso. The lovely sheen of this satin gown combined with the trumpet skirt with a sexy side slit makes this dress equal parts sophisticated and seductive.
Navy Blue Short Wedding Dresses
Whether you want a knee-length dress, a retro tea-length gown or a modern high-low hemline, short wedding dresses are becoming more and more popular. Here are three of the best navy dresses in each style to get you started in your search.
Azazie Charlotte Dress
An illusion neckline and back combined with a contrasting embroidered lace applique bodice make this dress both unique and memorable. The full a-line skirt flares out at the waist to show off your legs so you can dance the night away at your reception.
JoJo Shop Lace Dress
A sleeveless lace bodice with a high neck and a keyhole back will turn heads as will the fitted waist with a ribbon belt. This tea-length gown features a layered hem with a satin lining to add fullness and swing.
Downton Abbey Edwardian Tea Party Dress
Delicately embroidered navy blue mesh over removable cotton lining make this vintage-style find a lovely choice for any bride. A scoop neckline and sheer three-quarter length sleeves along with a beautifully shaped split skirt complete this Edwardian-style gown.
Navy Blue Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses
A classic look that never goes out of style, an off-the-shoulder wedding dress is great for any bride who wants to show off her neck and shoulders. Not only does it work on full-skirted wedding gowns, this neckline also looks great with mermaid dresses and sheaths, giving you a wide array of styles to choose from. Here are some lovely navy gowns to kick-start your search.
Morilee Fit and Flare Dress
This lustrous satin gown is timeless in its elegance with a straight off-the-shoulder neckline and strategically placed subtle metallic floral embroidery. The curved seam bodice has an open back to just past the shoulder blades and the slim skirt flares out into a gentle mermaid silhouette.
Victoria’s Queen Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown
This unique off-the-shoulder light blue gown with navy overlay features a sweetheart neckline and bead and lace detailing at both bust and waist. The skirt flares out from the v-shaped waist for a soft, full look when you walk down the aisle.
Morilee Strapless Gown
A delicately beaded and embroidered bodice and sheer, off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves combine with a chiffon skirt for a look that is boho chic. The bare shoulders and low cut back make this dress ideal for warm weather nuptials.
Ellie Wilde Ball Gown
If you want a ball gown, but also want to show some leg, this gown with its tiered glitter tulle skirt and side front slit could be just what you’re looking for. A slightly sheer fitted bodice, off-the-shoulder cap sleeves and a beaded belt will show off your arms, shoulders and bust line to perfection.
Navy Blue Strapless Wedding Dresses
Also a great choice for showing off your shoulders, a strapless gown will also put your arms and back on display. From strapless ball gowns and a-line dresses to retro tea length or sophisticated trumpet silhouettes, there are always a wide variety of gowns to choose from. For brides seeking navy, here are some of the best.
La Femme Sparkling Gown
This sparkly strapless gown features a slim ruched bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a low back to show off your shoulders, arms and back. The full tulle skirt is covered in rhinestones for a glittering effect with every move you make.
WoWoWo Bridal Glitter Gown
If you want to rock a completely original look on your wedding day, this celestial gown with its sweetheart strapless neckline is just the ticket. The velvet bodice is a deep navy blue while the filmy tulle skirt sports stars and constellations made from sequins and glitter.
Portia and Scarlett Silk Dress
A sweetheart neckline and open back combine with a ruched bodice to make this low-cut gown as unique as it is sexy. The dress is slim to nearly the knee before it flares out into a mermaid skirt and fishtail train.
Sorella Vita Gown
Nothing says boho chic quite like this flutter-top, double ruffle strapless dress. Perfect for casual summer nuptials, this navy gown features a low-cut back and a slim skirt.
Navy Blue Wedding Dresses With Sleeves
Ideal for winter, early spring and late fall weddings, long sleeved gowns are available with every silhouette. Short or flutter-sleeve gowns are also lovely with every style of gown and are perfect for a warm weather bride who doesn’t wish to bare her arms. Here are some delightful navy blue dresses for inspiration.
Primavera Sheath Dress
This figure-hugging sheath sparkles with beads and sequins that create a lovely vintage pattern. With its flattering v-neckline, long sleeves and a slightly high waistline accentuated with beads, this slim dress also features a short train.
Ashley Lauren Long-Sleeved Gown
A crewneck and long sleeves may make this gown appear very modest, but a figure-hugging silhouette and hand beading from top to bottom will ensure your ability to dazzle. The look is completed with a closed back, slim floor-length skirt and a short train.
WoWoWo Bridal Sequin Gown
This v-neck, flutter sleeve gown is light and airy with its glittery a-line skirt skirt and wide, accented waist. Sleeve ties and a lace-up back make this gown’s size easy to customize for a perfect fit.
Tadashi Shoji Billies Dress
Elaborate embroidery and sparkly sequins make this modest yet elegant dress subtly glamorous. Kept modest with nude lining, this gown boasts sheer short sleeves, a grosgrain belt and a slim floor-length skirt.
Navy Blue Lace Wedding Dresses
One of the most popular fabrics for making a wedding dress, nothing is more lovely than a lace gown. Great for everything from formal gowns to boho-inspired dresses, lace enhances every bridal look. Here are some beautiful lace bridal gowns for your perusal.
Jovani Mermaid Gown
Lace appliques paired with tone-on-tone beadwork and a dramatic mermaid silhouette make this a dress a great choice for an elegant wedding celebration. A v-neckline with mesh inset and thick straps wrap into a v-back opening, flaring skirt and a chapel train.
Janique Beaded Lace Gown
This figure-flattering dress features a plunging neckline and cap sleeves with a fitted bodice and gently flaring mermaid skirt. Lace appliqué and beading adorn the entire gown for a finish that’s both sophisticated and showy.
Katrin Favor Boutique Gown
Sheer flutter sleeves and a trim, princess-seamed satin bodice combine with a velvet tie belt and a full a-line skirt to make this gown a good choice for any casual or semi-formal wedding. It’s the sequins and floral lace applique, however, that make this dress special.
Noble Gown Lace Dress
This classic lace trumpet dress has a flattering sweetheart neckline with cap sleeves that transition into a sheer lace back with buttons from neck to tailbone. The snug torso flares out gently just above the knee to fall in elegant folds to the floor.
Navy Blue Plus-Size Wedding Dresses
Every bride deserves to look beautiful on her wedding day whether she’s a size 0, a size 12 or a size 22. To help curvier brides find their dream navy blue wedding dress, we’ve found four amazing gowns sure to enhance a fuller figure.
Oleg Cassini Crepe Mermaid Gown
This classy crepe dress is made special by its off-the-shoulder cap sleeves and spaghetti straps for extra support and security. A sweetheart neckline and flattering ruching at the bodice combine with a slim skirt to offer timeless elegance.
June Bridals Satin Dress
A beaded illusion jewel neckline and crystal ruched bodice combine to make this elegant gown perfect for any bride who wants a classic look. A keyhole back and satin a-line skirt add to the beauty of this simple gown.
Lulu’s Sheer-Sleeve Wrap Dress
Simple yet sexy, this twirl-worthy dress boasts a wrap bodice and long, full, gauzy sleeves that come in at the wrist and feature button detailing.The self tie belt cinches the waist at the side while the full maxi skirt sports a sexy leg opening.
Simply Dresses Sateen Gown
Perfect for a bride who wants a simple yet classic dress, this v-neck, spaghetti strap gown features a subtly ruched bodice and a low-cut back. A full a-line skirt flares out gently from the waistband for a dress that will look great when you’re twirling on the dance floor.