Calling all fashion-forward brides! Are you looking to spice things up on your wedding day? Is a traditional white gown just not your style? Then perhaps you should consider something a little more eccentric. After all, YOU are the star of your big day, which means you should wear whatever makes you feel your best. For all brides searching for something a little less conventional, check out this list of the top non-traditional bridal gown trends.
Black & White Gowns
For the ultra-contemporary bride, a black and white gown might be just the ticket. This chic combination is not only timeless but is guaranteed to turn heads owing to the strong contrast between the two hues. American fashion designer Vera Wang is known for her bold gowns. Her recent collection incorporates multiple wedding dresses with black accents. Go Avant-Garde with a black bodice and white skirt or black lace overlay. Alternatively, opt for a subtler iteration of the trend by donning black accessories in the form of elbow-length gloves, a sash, or a black birdcage veil.
If it’s good enough for Chrissy Teigen (who famously slipped into a red hot wedding dress at her reception), it’s good enough for us! Wearing white on your wedding day is a long-established tradition in the Western world. However, red has an equally long history as a traditional bridal hue in countries like India and China – and we can totally see why! Donning a scarlet gown on your wedding day is sure to make a statement. And with many of the top bridal fashion houses, such as famed British designer Jenny Packham, including red gowns in their collections, it’s never been easier to choose a red wedding dress.
Blush Sequined Gowns
Blush gowns adorned with sparkly sequins are majorly on-trend right now. This hyperfeminine style ticks the non-traditional box thanks to their non-white hue, while still allowing you to feel like a princess as you slip on a dress that will shimmer as you walk down the aisle. Milla Nova and Liz Martinez are two leaders of the trend, both designing gowns in blush and champagne hues that are covered in intricate beading and glamorous sequins.
Floral Printed Gowns
Bored of white? Then why not try an unconventional patterned gown. Floral prints are all the rage right now. A gown adorned with delicate flowers is guaranteed to add a feminine touch to your bridal look. Whimsical, bohemian designs are what Temperley London has been known for. Therefore it’s no surprise that their collection includes multiple gown styles containing colourful floral embellishments.
Wedding gowns with statement backs is one of our favourite bridal trends of the year. This is the perfect style for a non-traditional bride looking to truly “wow” guests on her wedding day. No matter what the front looks like, everyone is sure to be mesmerized when you turn around, only to reveal an unexpected statement detail. No one does the statement back better than Viktor & Rolf Mariage. The Dutch fashion house is famous for its high-fashion gowns that often feature one (or many) of their signature bows on the back.
From red and black hues to floral prints and sequins galore, we hope this list has inspired all brides on a quest to find the perfect non-traditional wedding gown.
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