It’s the year of brides rockin’ non-diamond moissanite gems on their ring finger and floating down the aisle in capes and kimonos vs. classic veils. So why not switch up your entire bridal look with a fashion-forward getup that truly dares to be different? Rethink the traditional with a few of our favorite non-white, non-traditional, non-dress styles that toss out the rulebook!
The Non-White Dress
Gone are the days of shock and awe if a bride wore anything but white down the aisle. Today’s bride’s are rethinking classic white and it’s no longer seen as a “brave” or “bold” style choice. While modern brides are still incorporating traditional elements into their wedding day, they’re also not afraid of non-white wedding dress alternatives like soft and sweet pastels, champagne and ivory. Or, perhaps you want to really add a pop of color to your special day with a bright blue (hey, at least you’ll have your something blue covered!), dramatic red or gothic-inspired black bridal vibes.
The Wedding Tuxedo
Perfect for the girl who doesn’t want a dress! Besides, whoever said the bride had to wear a dress anyway? Maybe you’ve never felt comfortable in a dress. Deep down you really just want to be you. And if that involves rockin’ a pantsuit or wedding tux down the aisle then so be it. It’s your moment to shine and you should feel comfortable in attire that is a reflection of your unique style and personality.
Bridal separates are another fast-growing trend in the wedding industry. Fashion-forward, trendy brides will appreciate breaking the bridal mold with a crop-top or skirt-top combo. Again, there’s no wedding rulebook that says the bride must wear a dress. This fun, youthful style is a great alternative for a boho bride or ladies that like to switch it up while still looking elegant. The best part — you get to mix and match until you find a totally unique look sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
The Bridal Jumpsuit
I don’t know about you, but I love a jumpsuit. Not only are they super comfortable and trendy, but they’re practical (hello, potential pockets!) and the ideal option for the fuss-free bride… because, honestly, you really can’t be bothered with never-ending layers of tulle and all that dress. You’re a minimalistic bride that really just wants something simple that’ll allow you to let loose and break it down on the dancefloor. Or, better yet, why not have the best of both worlds? Say your I dos in a dress, then slide into a jumpsuit for your wedding reception!
The Patterned Dress
Who told you that you could only carry flowers? Why not wear them! Floral wedding dresses are seriously romantic and feminine and are the perfect choice for a spring or summer wedding. There are plenty of pattered style choices out there for the unconventional bride. Planning a beach wedding? A blue tie-dye or ombre dress could look really pretty against a coastal backdrop.
Don’t restrict your style choice when it comes to shopping for your ultimate bridal look. There are so many fun and fabulous alternatives to the traditional white wedding dress! Regardless of what you wear, you’ll be sure to glow on your wedding day when you pick a style that’s a true representation of you!