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ALTERNATIVE WEDDING DRESS IDEAS

Cake tiers, jumpsuits and sheer courage: more to say “I do” in…

Wedding dress
Wedding dress

It’s summer, summer time which also means it’s officially wedding season. And this year it’s a case of trying to dodge the wetter side of British summertime while trying to survive the impromptu 39 degree Sahara-style heat blasts. And there’s a lot to think about. The ring. The invites. The food. And let’s not forget the dress. With a deluge of inspo pics infiltrating on our Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards, it can be hard to keep it original, authentic, timeless and memorable when it comes to that all-important outfit to walk down the aisle in.

Thankfully inspiration is all around, whether it’s celeb-based or ‘fits from our yesteryears, it’s getting easier and easier to think outside of the box, whether it’s a plunge jumpsuit a la Solange, or throwing it back to cropped vintage-style wedding dresses. Here are 7 outfits that aren’t a white floor-length dress to consider on your big day…

Jump on it

Oh, Solange. Let us count the ways we stan thee. We traipsed to Houston for her immersive album experience for When I Get Home, and indulge in a freak-out every time new music is tipped to be released. And part of this rabid anticipation is due to the fabulous, fabulous outfits. This of course, includes her wedding outfit back in 2014: a off-white plunge jumpsuit with flare legs, squared off with a cape. A superhero.

Crop of the tops

If you’re really looking to divert away from the traditional route, prepare for some older relatives to clutch their pearls and opt for a two-piece with just a sliver of navel on show.

Vintage, baby

If in doubt, take key notes directly from the past for a distinct retro feel. Namely, short wedding dresses vintage style with a nipped in waist and a flounce cropped skirt from www.pronovias.com.

Colour it in

Who says the bride has to wear white? More and more are we leaning to a full-on shock of colour for real statement-making stuff. Intense red for velvety romance. Black for modern chic. Anything goes.

Sheer courage

Zoe Kravitz can do absolutely no wrong in our eyes, and it was hard for us not to fall to our feet when we saw her wedding outfit which championed a sheer skin flash as the new wedding day trend du jour. At the centre was a netted tassel dress, over a bra and white cycling shorts (SHORTS!). A heady mosh-mash of couture and 80s trends. An icon.

Suit up

Throw the rulebook out of the window. Gender stereotypes have been out for a long time. And never have we relished more the chance to don a sleek, badass suit perfectly tailored to our everything.

Cake, cake, cake

Now we’re not saying that assassins and psychopaths should ever be a wedding reference point, but Villanelle in Killing Eve’s frothy, bubblegum tulle Molly Goddard dress, which pretty much resembles the layers on a tiered cake, had the nation drooling. One in each colour for the bridesmaids? We think so.

ALTERNATIVE WEDDING DRESS IDEAS

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