Beyond the White Gown

Just because Queen Victoria wore white on her wedding day doesn’t mean you have to. White wedding gowns and long dresses are the more traditional choice for brides-to-be, but don’t be afraid to go against the grain. It feels natural to follow along with tradition, but you might just fall in love with the most unorthodox dress. If you do, GO. FOR. IT!

There are many new and old trends popping up that are defying tradition. We love the uniqueness of these trends and the way it breathes new life into this very special day. That being said, we also adore traditional white wedding gowns too. It is just refreshing to start to see more variation in the direction brides choose to go.

Here are some recent trends and ideas for brides hoping to take a new route for their dress:

  • Jumpsuits! – This is such a fun trend that we have been seeing more and more of lately. There are more designers beginning to design jumpsuits specifically for weddings. Such a bold and brave outfit on your wedding day. We LOVE it!
  • Colors! – Think reds, emerald greens, fiery oranges, blues, and more. Adding a colorful gown creates a more playful and free-spirited vibe to your day. Plus, if you know what YOUR color is, then you will truly be shining! 
  • Patterns! – Go wild with your patterns. Your dress does not need to be a solid color. Find a pattern that speaks to who you are and wear it loudly!
  • Tulle Skirts + Dresses! – A really beautiful trend we have been seeing, simple dresses made out of tulle, and occasionally these dresses have hand-crafted embroidery across the bodice. These dresses are gorgeous! 
  • Mini Dresses! – Your wedding dress does not need to be long. There is a whole world out there of short bridal dresses with a wide assortment of designs and styles. Have a look at these! So unique and flattering!

Whatever wedding dress route you choose, just make sure you feel comfortable! This is truly the most important thing. And for some brides, feeling comfortable is wearing that jumpsuit, or the bright red dress, or the mini dress. Finding what works for your personality and aesthetics will be different for all. Follow your gut, and don’t let tradition stop you from wearing what makes you feel best!

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