Bodacious Brides: 6 Chic Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Gowns

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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.

RIME ARODAKY: Milton Dress 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.

Rime Arodaky Flavia Short Dress 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.

HERVE LEGER: Raquel Dress 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.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER: Paige Lace Jumpsuit 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.

CATHERINE DEANE: Yasmine Dress 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.

JONATHAN SIMKHAI: Flare Sleeve Lace Gown 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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