Let’s step outside the box for a moment, and in the grand schema of space and stars, evolution and aerospace, who says we have to wear a white dress on our wedding day? Or even a dress at all? And if it is a white one, why not take that piece of white fabric and run wild with it?! Here are some gorgeous dresses that reinvent our idea of bridal, and will make you think twice before settling upon that chiffon strapless number.
Glam Gets Casual
Glitter and glisten in resort wear from Donna Karan. Mid-length and flowy, this dress is made for the honeymooning bound Indie Bride.
In some cultures red is synonymous with bride. This dress aligns a deep sultry maroon with romantic lace. Flaunt what your mama gave ya’ in Nina Ricci’s cascading sheer and lace floral gown.
Country never looked so mod. Cotton and cutouts make this romantic affair both clean and exciting.
Bold draping and an extra-large floral motif brings this mid-century inspired Giada Curti Haute Couture gown booming into the age of Millennials. So even if your mom or you mom’s mom did wear something like this, Giada’s vamped up version takes retro to the next level.
Is there elopement in your future? Destination wedding? This little romper is as care-free as the posh babe who dawns it at her backyard wedding.
Trendy Meets Timeless
This tiered ruffle gown by Nina Ricci brings the best of flirty romance and defined sophisticaiton. Plus the combo of fishtail hem, drop back, and lace accents put a whole new spin on Neo-Victorian.
Every girl’s done the ombre hair… Be the girl with the ombre dress! Alice + Olivia’s dip dyed silver gown brings some freshness to this beautiful halter neckline.
Clean Lines & Happy Vibes
Houghton Bride makes pockets, lace, and mid-drifts all work together in sweet harmony. This dress is equal parts tastefully timeless and utter indie-cool.
Glowing in Darks
Black is always back, so why not try it on your gown? This stunner from Carol Hannah combines a romantic silhouette with ebony tones and luxurious feathers.
When it comes to the modern gown, nothing adds some fab edginess quite like a zipper! This dress from Roland Mouret combines daring and elegance.
Slip into this little sucker for a light stroll down the aisle. Top off this silk and cotton tank dress by Nina Ricci with a halo of flowers and sky-high Victorian pumps.
And if you do go for chiffon, go royal. This gorgeously embellished goddess dress from Temperley London is draped to perfection and a shining example of just how awe-inspiring a fabric can be.
No overview of bridal gown alternatives can be complete without the amalgamate pantsuit. This getup by Delphine Manivet however, goes way beyond expectations with true Parisian chic.feat. img Manuel Mota via brides.com