As your wedding day approaches you might feel pressured to make decisions you are not fully satisfied with. Maybe you don’t like the idea of a traditional ceremony. Maybe you just can’t picture yourself wearing a white wedding dress. Worry no more! Here comes the curated list of alternative bridal looks that are on-trend, modern and certainly not traditional.
Are you currently torn choosing between one dress with a perfect neckline and the other with the hemline of your dreams? With bridal separates, you are free to mix and match the top and bottom of your wedding outfit to create one unique style. Let your creativity sparkle by pairing a voluminous tulle skirt with a tight-fitting top, or a sleek trumpet skirt with a boudoir-inspired corset. Two-piece sets are an amazing opportunity to show off your personality in style, and Charlotte Balbier offers countless inter-changeable separates for you to choose from!
White is surely not everyone’s favourite, but many brides opt for this traditional colour feeling anxious about what the guests might think. Did you know that the white wedding dress trend originated with Queen Victoria who completely baffled and outraged the aristocrats by choosing white – the colour, at the time, associated with mourning? Traditions are an important part of our culture, but if you are not comfortable with wearing a white gown, there are plenty of other options to contemplate! Pastel hues such as periwinkle, powder blue or coral pink are blowing up this season, and it’s rather difficult to flip through a bridal magazine without coming across this rule-breaking trend. One of our favourites is the rosy gorgeous gown crafted by Sanyukta Shrestha adorned with a bow to accentuate the low-back cut. Feeling even more daring? Consider bold scarlet, seductive magenta or whimsical emerald, like this sultry burgundy dress.
Little White Dress
If you’re feeling bold enough, buck the tradition of long hemlines and show off your legs walking down the aisle in a little white dress. Short wedding gowns are one of the hottest trends of 2019, but they were first introduced by Coco Chanel in 1920s when brides styled them with dramatically long veils. Worried that mini-dresses are not formal enough for the occasion? Look for one with a daring low-back, intricate embroidery or crafted from glossy satin. We love these above-the-knee dresses from BHLDN that promise a contemporary yet glamorous look.
Are you gravitating towards a classic wedding dress but still feel like something is missing? Give your traditional look a little edge by accessorizing it with statement pieces such as a leather jacket, modern brimmed hat or sparkly hair jewels. You can also swap your heels with sneakers to modernize the outfit, or match your bold make-up with colourful stilettos. This will elevate the final look and add a personal touch that will be hard to forget! Rock N Roll Bride is brimming with ideas for unconventional and alternative brides-to-be.
Bridal jumpsuits & trousers
If dresses and skirts sound completely unappealing to you, tap into the ultra-modern bridal trend of elegant jumpsuits and chic trousers. This fashion-forward choice blends tradition and modern values together, as well as adds an unexpected level of sophistication and flair. Dancing all night has never been this comfortable. BHLDN offers a variety of non-dress alternatives, but our ultimate favourites are their Mara Jumpsuit (backless wide-legged ensemble seen above) and Esmie Jumpsuit (backless ensemble with cut-out details).
If you dare to choose a low-cut for your big night, we recommend our UMA or HOLLY backless bodysuits for extra volume or full coverage. You can now wear your jaw-dropping jumpsuit with the right bust support to walk down the aisle in confidence.
ENDER LEGARD bodysuits and corsets are the perfect undergarments for a backless, plunge neck or strapless wedding looks. They’re designed to add to the pleasure you feel while wearing your wedding dress; an under-layer of support to flatter and accentuate your natural beauty giving you that little bit of extra confidence on one of the biggest days of your life.
- Monika Paczuska
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