So do you want your sense of style to be on display on your wedding day? If so, forget about the big white dress and allow the following alternatives to inspire you. “The trend these days is towards graphic bold lace that is feminine yet modern and fresh all at the same time,” says a designer wedding dresses brand in London.
1) Subtle Ombre
Is all-over colour something you can’t commit to? If so, choose a light hue, on-trend ombre instead. A full-skirt gown with billowy tulle layers or ruffled organza will help to soften the effect. However, if you want a bold statement, try less textured fabrics and bright shades.
2) Sheer Lattice
If you are looking for a timeless, yet unexpected look, select a dress that has sheer panels and netting or one with a basket-weave-style type of effect. A bit of lattice can definitely go a long way to add a unique touch, whether it is a delicate, more subtle sleeves on a classic silhouette or ultra-modern convertible with an illusion neckline.
3) Futuristic Column
If you would like to make a dramatic statement, the column gown offers an interesting contemporary look. We love how this classic silhouette has been given a bold new look by designers, with its flattering asymmetric neckline and highly structured shape. The perfect accessory for tying everything together is a sleek futuristic belt.
4) Intriguing Embroidery
Intricate embroidery breathes new life into the traditional feminine silhouette. Gold details and elaborate geometric patterns go well beyond the usual sequins and floral lace.
5) Fashionable Fringe
Whenever you think of fringe, most likely you think of motorcycle gangs and flappers. However, suspend those thoughts for just a minute. Right now fringe is quite trendy and has made its way on bridal runways all over the place. For an appropriate wedding look, select a classic silhouette with high-quality, expertly draped materials, such as silk fringe, along with delicate details, like pearls and crystals.
6) Bold Colour
Why do you need to wear white anyway? Add a fresh splash of colour to shake things up. The obvious choice is blush, but gowns these days come in every shade you can think of, ranging from red, gold, green and even hot pink or bright blue.
7) Crop Tops
Over the past couple of seasons, crop tops have become a regular on the runways, now they are making a bridal statement as well. From Sophia Kokosalaki to Hayley Paige and Theia, the new way of showing a little skin off is giving your midriff a bit of a cheeky peek. You can always try out a cropped bustier if you are feeling really bold, however, if you don’t want to bare too much, for a chic look pair a high-waist skirt with a boxy top.
8) Lacy Rompers
You will be very excited to know that rompers at weddings have become a thing and it isn’t only for guests. A very pretty lacy one has been given an approval for this summer. For any bride who would like to stand out it, this little number is absolutely perfect.
9) Modern Ball Gown
Do you think all ball gowns are exactly alike? Well, think again. Those poufy princess dresses are a thing of the past. Ball gowns have been given major and unexpected makeovers. Rather than corseted sweetheart bodices, think instead of bold belts and button-down collared shirts.
10) High-Low Hemline
Would you like to show off your amazing legs but not sure that you want to go with a mini dress? An asymmetric silhouette can give the best of both worlds. Longer in the back and shorter in the front, this playful style gives you the classic elements you are looking for but with the added texture and depth to provide the dress with a modern and fresh look.
11) Half Dress, Half Pant
Take a page out of Emma Watson’s style book and opt for a super-cool, yet completely unexpected look with a dress over pants. Although we have seen the jumpsuit, the romper and pantsuit before, this statement-making combination that the bridal runways have made popular will take your sense of style to an entirely new level.