It's true: There are plenty of wedding-related topics that can feel a bit clichéd. After all, with the many traditions planning nuptials can bring, and with so many Pinterest boards to share, it's only natural that some ideas overlap. But the nine unique wedding looks below might spark some fresh concepts—and that's no surprise, considering they come from some of the most talented bridal designers in the business.
This year's New York Bridal Fashion Week delivered everything from extreme ball gowns to simple jumpsuits among the latest creative designs. But of them all, our picks below offer something special. These are just the kind of dresses (and/or trousers) that forgo the expected and bring a little extra fashion-forwardness to your wedding day. So if you're not searching for boho wedding dresses or versions from the high street, this story should be bookmarked.
Take a look below, and get the wheels turning so you can craft your own perfect and personal day.
Oscar de la Renta
White denim jacket, a leotard-like top, statement signage bling and an Oscar de la Renta signature across the skirt… All of these details are outside the box, and yet they're so pretty when they're together.
Elbow-length gloves feel a bit retro, but they have a totally different vibe when done in a nude sheer embellished fabric.
Skip the veil, and try a hood instead.
Reimagine the white dress as a full-length coat and trousers.
What pops more than a black ribbon against a white dress?
Three words: full-torso jewellery.
We get it: Some women can't deny the appeal of a tulle dress. This one, subtly scattered with florals, is especially irresistible.
Viktor & Rolf
That larger-than-life bow feels understated and elegant on this minimal jumpsuit.
These extra-long sleeves are amazing… Just be careful around the hors d'œuvres.
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