We all have different ideas of what beautiful looks like, and your idea of a fairytale wedding might be very different from your friends. Luckily, this day and age we are all 100% free to express ourselves in which ever way we feel like also on our special day, and there are plenty of un-traditional dress options for Brides who can’t see them selves walking down the aisle looking like a pavlova. It is YOUR wedding dream that should be fulfilled, not your future grandparents-in-law, right? Maybe you are not set out to shock the village, but all you wish for is to wear what makes you feel the most awesome version of yourself – and no one else but you can tell you what that look is.
Some of us just don’t want the modest look, and if you don’t feel like covering yourself up in layers of heavy satin then why not try a more skin revealing look for a one-of-a-kind wedding gown with an edge.
Visiting a traditional bridal boutique, the standard “hot bride” look would perhaps entail a mermaid dress with a lace up corset bodice. But the modern bride does not need to feel restricted by predictable looks, and just because you want to be a unique bride doesn’t mean you are confined to crochet lace hippie numbers for that matter.
The happy medium? Designers such as Liz Martinez, Badgley Mischka and Berta proves that even the dreamy bohemian gown can be smoking hot in a tasteful and fashion forward way. Sultry doesn’t mean it can’t be soft, whimsical and elegant too. Breezy materials and exposed skin is especially suitable for a beach-, festival-inspired or any summer wedding, and for those of us in temperate climates in the southern hemisphere it might even be a must.
If you want to stick with a more covered up dress but feel like adding some extra OMG – why not try jazzing it up a notch with a low cut back or a thigh slit? The gown with a detachable skirt could be an option too – reveal a hot cocktail dress once the party starts. The options are plentiful and perfectly provocative – so dare to unleash the gorgeousness!