This is Part 2 of our series entitled “Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses That Will Have You Rethinking The All-White Look”.
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”. Like the one-of-a-kind Coco Chanel who once uttered those words, today’s modern brides are full of surprises. Many are not afraid to put their own little spin on the long, white wedding dresses that have predominated wedding aisles for centuries.
Whether you are getting hitched for the second-time, planning a fun theme for your wedding or simply craving something different from the norm, consider choosing an outfit that has some meaning beyond the immediate shock value of your entrance: is there a color that has some personal significance, or has never failed to look perfect with your skin tone? Or a dress style that complements your wedding decor or the outfit of your partner-in-crime?
Whatever the reason, remember that the bride is the center of attention and the dress her showcase, not the other way around. After all, there may be many dresses, but there is only one you.
With that said, here are some alternative wedding dresses (and one pantsuit) that may have you rethinking the all-white look.
If you’re a lover of all things modern and chic, the bridal pantsuit is a fun alternative to the traditional gown. Achieve the fine balance between elegance and versatility by choosing delicate fabrics such as lace and silk.
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Dramatic and vibrant colours, such as orange and emerald, are perfect for the bold bride who marches to the beat of her own drum.
For the free-spirited bride who doesn’t believe in sacrificing comfort for style, a vintage-inspired robe gown is sure to bring you the best of both worlds.
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An Updated Take On Tradition
Be proud of your roots. Whether an ornate cheongsam, dazzling sari or medieval-style celtic dress, bridal attires that honour the heritage of the bride and groom are timeless.
Image via South Asian Bride Magazine.
You don’t have to get married at your local city hall to say yes to this dress. The standout suit dress is appropriate for any time of nuptials. It’s also versatile enough to wear over and over again.
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No other shade rebels against traditional white as entirely as black. As the undisputed symbol of gothic romance, the black wedding dress is reserved for the wild at heart.