The most recent bridal runway shows have highlighted some styles that are incredibly anti-bride friendly. Whilst I don't believe in following trends, these designs show a promising shift in bridal fashion and an opportunity to embrace a style that's modern and perhaps a little rebellious (at least for bridal!).
1. Suits (and Blazers).
Yes, this one is of course close to my own heart. Suits came in all shapes and sizes at the Spring 2020 shows, including with shorts (Reem Acra style). Whether you choose to go long, short or with a blazer dress - there is definitely something timeless about wearing a suit. If you want to soften your overall look add a long, embellished veil (like our pearl veil!) or wear a detachable overskirt if you cant quite let go of the long dress. (The incredible suit shown below is by Lein Spring 2020)
2. T-Shirt Silhouettes.
Oozing both a relaxed vibe as well as elegance, the t-shirt style dress is both unique and anti-bride friendly. This is such a great style for brides who aren't overly princessy and love the idea of feeling wholeheartedly like themselves on their wedding day. Cara by Prea James is a fantastic example of this style (what a dress!!)
3. Mini Dresses (with or without monochrome accents)
Oh so risqué ( for bridal ). Yes, another one of my favourites. If the thought of wearing a long dress makes no sense for you, 2020 is seeing some stunning short dress styles. Whilst they will most likely gain the most popularity as a second outfit choice, I think they are such a great option to wear down the aisle. (Pair it with a long veil if you're after something a little more dramatic - or go for a very anti-bride black and white version below, from Sophie et Voilà.)
While blush and pinks are more common place in bridal, the Spring 2020 runways showed a splash of more vibrant colours including greens and blues. If the thought of wearing white makes you cringe, there seem to be a few more colourful bridal gown options coming your way. Vera Wang led the way with her Spring 2020 collection (shown below.)
5. Wedding Shorts
Reserved for only the most non- traditional brides, wedding shorts certainly made a presence on the Spring 2020 runways. What I love about this style is that it's fearless. Styled well, wedding shorts can still be an incredibly elegant bridal outfit option. Reem Acra championed the shorts this year, with a design shown below.)