The culture of marriage has evolved vastly over recent years, and the change isn’t simply limited to same-sex partners. These days, women are stepping up as the primary breadwinner, and some men are stepping back to focus on the home and children. If you won’t settle for a traditional role in your marriage, it makes no sense to settle for a traditional wedding dress. With new silhouettes, shorter hemlines and edgy designs, these alternative bridal gowns vow to put your true style on display.
For the bride who loves to dance comes this off-shoulder shift midi by Rime Arodaky. The loose silhouette allows easy motion for the Electric Slide, while wrinkle-resistant polycrepe looks great in pictures throughout the night. An added bonus: Polycrepe dries quickly, making it desirable for brides who reside in rainy climates.
A second find from Rime Arodaky, the Flavia Short Dress encourages you to think pink. The bateau neck and A-line skirt both slim your waist and shape your hips. Silk gazaar (satin faced silk organza) entrances onlookers with its abstract weaving pattern and translucent light effect.
Crafted from ribbed, mid-weight jersey knit into a bodycon silhouette, Herve Leger’s Raquel Dress speaks to the wild child who’s finally settled down. Cap sleeves frame the revealing bust line, while a short hem shows off your stems.
Let the guests know you both wear the pants in this marriage. Crafted from chantilly lace into a sleeveless sweetheart profile, then lined with smooth silk charmeuse, this jumpsuit by Monique Lhuillier breaks down wedding day barriers.
A creamy colorway is ideal for women who might feel uncomfortable in a bright white gown. Crafted from floral embroidered mesh, the Yasmine Dress by Catherine Deane serves mature elegance with a flattering, illusion neck-line and short train.
It’s matrimonial mayhem with this sheer lace gown by Jonathan Simkhai. See-through construction at the yoke, sleeves, back and hem is offset by the high neckline, exaggerated cuffs and partial lining.
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