Not All Brides Want to Wear Princess Dresses
BY: Michelle Schuman | Mar 10, 2014
Not feeling the poofy dress? Check out these 10 unconventional gowns, some of which aren’t even white. Some brides dream about a fairy-tale wedding, tearing out pictures of poofy bridal-magazine gowns starting from childhood. Other brides stumble unexpectedly upon their dress at a vintage shop. Whatever a woman’s approach, the definition of a wedding dress has expanded beyond pure-white princess gowns in recent years, thanks in part to Keira Knightley’s short, sweet frock, Kaley Cuoco’s bubblegum-pink gown, and the sleek, black-bodiced designs Vera Wang swears are bridal. For those leaning toward a nontraditional design, we’ve rounded up 10 stunning, bride-worthy dresses that are similar only in their uniqueness. (Just don’t be surprised if your choice leaves grandma scratching her head in confusion.) For the modern bride: Left: Cutout gown by Houghton (price available on request); Right: Two-piece dress by Candice Lee Bridal ($1,569.19 on Etsy) For the boho bride: Left: Floral dress by Alice + Olivia ($597 at Bergdorf Goodman); Right: Macrame dress by Dolce Vita ($242) For the metallics-loving bride: Left: Germaine gown with French lace by Houghton (price available on request); Right: Ombre gown by Alice + Olivia ($898 at Bergdorf Goodman) For the bride who thinks floor-length is passé: Left: Sorbetto dress by McGinn ($180 at BHLDN); Right: Strapless tea-length dress by Jill Jill Stuart ($398 at Bloomingdale’s) For the Greek goddess: Left: Strapless dress by Alice + Olivia ($358.20); Right: Draped gown by Jane Norman ($115 at House of Fraser)
BY: Michelle Schuman
Michelle is a freelance fashion designer and dancer from Detroit. She has traveled the US extensively (and loves it!), but her biggest goal is to travel abroad.