This Is What Fashion-Forward Brides Wear on Their Wedding Day
Believe it or not, not every gal wants to wear a gown on her wedding day — we know, hold your gasps! This fashion-forward bride prefers to eschew tradition with a modern look that's all but expected to denote her exceptional taste (aka diaphanous princess dresses with tiers of tulle and traditional lace will not do). Instead, pristine suits, unique all-in-ones, and two-piece sets come with the unconventional tick this bride-to-be craves and as a result, designers are more frequently coming out with a clever range of wedding wares to suit this contemporary aesthetic. What's more, leading-edge bridal designs go beyond the wedding day — think of these looks as potential attire for the rehearsal dinner or as a second look at the wedding reception, too. A modern bride has many events to dress for, after all.
To that end, we're spotlighting some of the latest bridal looks that the ultrastylish bride will relish. For those more than perusing, we've edited a selection of directional attire to shop now.
Emerging bridal designer, Danielle Frankel makes a strong case for the two-piece set. If you're set on a train, fret not, this peplum off-the-shoulder style has one built in.
Behold, the bridal romper by Viktor&Rolf Mariage. Considering this look is essentially shorts, the perfectly sleek silhouette and long train serve as an elegant offset.
Oscar de la Renta
A slouchy suits feels oh-so cool and a prime choice for a modern city hall wedding. This Oscar de la Renta version comes cropped with precision tailoring.
For the garden bride set on separates, look no further than Lela Rose. Sweet bow ties and a peplum top offer a feminine drift to this trouser set.
Delpozo is synonymous with fantasy and finally stepped into the wedding world with this debut bridal collection. Off the bat, a top and trouser set is suited for the minimalist bride with a penchant for whimsy.
Lace reads modern (and rather sexy) in the form of a sheer jumpsuit as proven by this Naeem Khan design. IRL, go for a style with lining — we're not opposed to a floral headdress, however.
Sachin & Babi
Fashion has been smitten with the dress-over-pants styling hack, so Sachin & Babi gave us the bridal version with a long-sleeve cape and slim trouser combo. Another elegant option for those still craving a train.
What's chicer than an immaculate white suit? Monique Lhuillier's design is as perfect as it gets — a sophisticated choice for your rehearsal dinner or nuptials.
Shop the Look: The Pearl-Adorned Jumpsuit
This body-skimming Danielle Frankel Pearl-Embellished Chantilly Lace-Trimmed Silk Crepe De Chine Jumpsuit ($3,300) is perfect for the nontraditional bride.
Shop the Look: The Jumpsuit With a Train
For the modern bride craving drama, Rime Arodaky's Patsy Jumper (approximately $1,350) is idyllic.
Shop the Look: The Off-the-Shoulder Suit
Modern minimalist brides needn't look further than Gabriela Hearst's Dorothea Off-The-Shoulder Silk And Wool-Blend Blazer ($1,995) and Chapman Silk And Wool-Blend Skinny Pants ($995).
Shop the Look: The Strapless Jumpsuit
With a nipped-in waist and flared legs, Brandon Maxwell's Strapless Ribbed Silk Jumpsuit ($3,295) is pristine.
Shop the Look: The Sequin Suit
Channel '70s elegance for your nuptials in Savannah Miller's Bianca Sequined Pant Suit (price upon request).
Shop the Look: The Wedding Romper
Rachel Zoe's Vera Long Sleeve Fluid Sequin Romper ($298, originally $425) is an immaculate way to don a mini.
Shop the Look: The Silky Set
Shop the Look: The Bustier Top
Reem Acra's Asymmetric Silk-Crepe And Chiffon Bustier Top ($1,700) comes with a dramatic sheer peplum in lieu of a train. Pair yours with crisp white trousers.