Alternative Wedding Dresses

Alternative Wedding Dresses

Alternative Wedding Dresses

By Jenn Schleich Apr 13 2015 Despite our proclivity for perusing the World Wide Web all hours of the day and night, many of us have only been treated to alternative wedding fashions in passing and even fewer have attended a wedding where a bride wore anything other than a white gown. Wedding fashions remain staunchly traditional, even in their wildly extravagant runway form. The first time I came face-to-face with a non-traditional wedding gown I was about 16. As a teenager, one of my favorite Internet pit stops was Craftster — a community of do-it-yourselfers before DIY was hip. The clothing section was a happening place to discover alternative fashions and wedding dresses were no exception. That frequent exposure to custom quirky and alternative wedding gowns completely normalized non-traditional wedding fashion for me. As a teenager who performed craft surgery on her wardrobe daily, I was undeniably drawn to the funky, colorful and personalized dresses. Everything you could image was being hand-crafted (often by the bride herself), from rainbow crinolines, rockabilly and gothic dresses, to themed costume inspired by comic books or steampunk. That’s not to say I don’t love a good old fashioned white wedding; I’ve swooned over many a friend’s dress as she glided down the aisle. My vices in life are few, but I do harbor a secret affection for shallow television — cue soap operas and Say Yes to the Dress. Like my affinity for junk food, I can’t resist flipping the station to TLC whenever I come within 10 feet of cable TV. I’ve watched more marathons of Randy Fenoli pulling out glamorous Pnina Tornai dresses than I care to enumerate for the sake of my own image, but on only one occasion did I ever see a bride try on a black gown. I bet you can already surmise that she didn’t buy it. Randy himself insisted she pick something more “bridal” because to Randy Fenoli bridal means white, just as it does to most everyone else. Say Yes to the Dress is a great example of the pervasiveness of long-held tradition in the wedding industry, but in case you didn’t realize, there’s so much more available than white.  What’s surprising to me is that nearly 12 years after my first encounter with alternative wedding dresses, they still aren’t more broadly normalized in our society. Traditional gowns remain the go-to choice and it’s still assumed brides will wear a white dress. Even if you aren’t experimental or fashion-brave, my hope is you will still appreciate how amazeballs these quirky and alternative wedding gowns really are.
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Alternative Wedding Dresses

Despite our proclivity for perusing the World Wide Web all hours of the day and night, many of us have only been treated to alternative wedding fashions in passing and even fewer have attended a wedding where a bride wore anything other than a white gown. Wedding fashions remain staunchly traditional, even in their wildly extravagant runway form. The first time I came face-to-face with a non-traditional wedding gown I was about 16. As a teenager, one of my favorite Internet pit stops was Craftster — a community of do-it-yourselfers before DIY was hip. The clothing section was a happening place to discover alternative fashions and wedding dresses were no exception. That frequent exposure to custom quirky and alternative wedding gowns completely normalized non-traditional wedding fashion for me. As a teenager who performed craft surgery on her wardrobe daily, I was undeniably drawn to the funky, colorful and personalized dresses. Everything you could image was being hand-crafted (often by the bride herself), from rainbow crinolines, rockabilly and gothic dresses, to themed costume inspired by comic books or steampunk. That’s not to say I don’t love a good old fashioned white wedding; I’ve swooned over many a friend’s dress as she glided down the aisle. My vices in life are few, but I do harbor a secret affection for shallow television — cue soap operas and Say Yes to the Dress. Like my affinity for junk food, I can’t resist flipping the station to TLC whenever I come within 10 feet of cable TV. I’ve watched more marathons of Randy Fenoli pulling out glamorous Pnina Tornai dresses than I care to enumerate for the sake of my own image, but on only one occasion did I ever see a bride try on a black gown. I bet you can already surmise that she didn’t buy it. Randy himself insisted she pick something more “bridal” because to Randy Fenoli bridal means white, just as it does to most everyone else. Say Yes to the Dress is a great example of the pervasiveness of long-held tradition in the wedding industry, but in case you didn’t realize, there’s so much more available than white.  What’s surprising to me is that nearly 12 years after my first encounter with alternative wedding dresses, they still aren’t more broadly normalized in our society. Traditional gowns remain the go-to choice and it’s still assumed brides will wear a white dress. Even if you aren’t experimental or fashion-brave, my hope is you will still appreciate how amazeballs these quirky and alternative wedding gowns really are.
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Alternative Wedding Dresses

The first time I came face-to-face with a non-traditional wedding gown I was about 16. As a teenager, one of my favorite Internet pit stops was Craftster — a community of do-it-yourselfers before DIY was hip. The clothing section was a happening place to discover alternative fashions and wedding dresses were no exception. That frequent exposure to custom quirky and alternative wedding gowns completely normalized non-traditional wedding fashion for me. As a teenager who performed craft surgery on her wardrobe daily, I was undeniably drawn to the funky, colorful and personalized dresses. Everything you could image was being hand-crafted (often by the bride herself), from rainbow crinolines, rockabilly and gothic dresses, to themed costume inspired by comic books or steampunk.
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Alternative Wedding Dresses

Now Reading25 Non-Traditional Wedding Outfits25 Non-Traditional Wedding Outfits For The Fashion-Forward BrideRay LoweSee All SlidesBegin SlideshowThis article was originally published on March 30, 2016.Cultural traditions have a funny way of becoming widely adopted, without actually being understood. The idea of wearing a white wedding gown, for example, has only been around for about 160 years, when Queen Victoria opted for a cream lace look for her 1840 wedding. Before that, brides wore dresses that spanned across the entire color spectrum, mostly choosing from whatever was already hanging in their closet. And if you ask us, we prefer that approach a whole lot more.So, if you’re not into that whole “white gown” thing, who cares! So many of today’s brides are looking beyond the pristine princess dress and are turning to indie labels, interesting cuts (and colors), and other non-traditional takes on what you wear when you say “I do.” Ahead, we’ve rounded up 20+ options, from a colorful embellished number to the ecru jumpsuit your heart has been searching for.Fashion-forward women, look no further: The pieces here are the furthest thing from being classically “bridal” — in the best way possible, of course.Begin Slideshow Go BackBest Wedding Dresses • Dresses • Fashion • Shopping • Wedding Guest Outfits • Weddings • What To Buy NowShop your inbox!By using our service, you agree to our Terms and Privacy PolicySign Upyay! get ready for the good stuff!
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Alternative Wedding Dresses

25 Non-Traditional Wedding Outfits For The Fashion-Forward BrideRay LoweSee All SlidesBegin SlideshowThis article was originally published on March 30, 2016.Cultural traditions have a funny way of becoming widely adopted, without actually being understood. The idea of wearing a white wedding gown, for example, has only been around for about 160 years, when Queen Victoria opted for a cream lace look for her 1840 wedding. Before that, brides wore dresses that spanned across the entire color spectrum, mostly choosing from whatever was already hanging in their closet. And if you ask us, we prefer that approach a whole lot more.So, if you’re not into that whole “white gown” thing, who cares! So many of today’s brides are looking beyond the pristine princess dress and are turning to indie labels, interesting cuts (and colors), and other non-traditional takes on what you wear when you say “I do.” Ahead, we’ve rounded up 20+ options, from a colorful embellished number to the ecru jumpsuit your heart has been searching for.Fashion-forward women, look no further: The pieces here are the furthest thing from being classically “bridal” — in the best way possible, of course.Begin Slideshow Go BackBest Wedding Dresses • Dresses • Fashion • Shopping • Wedding Guest Outfits • Weddings • What To Buy Now
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Alternative Wedding Dresses

There are unique wedding dresses. And reasonably priced wedding dresses. And ethical wedding dresses. But all three at once? Yup, that's Celia Grace, maybe the best thing to happen to your wedding dress search since pockets (we have those too, of course!)
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There are unique wedding dresses. And reasonably priced wedding dresses. And ethical wedding dresses. But all three at once? Yup, that's Celia Grace, maybe the best thing to happen to your wedding dress search since pockets (we have those too, of course!) Learn More

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