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The Non Dress Wedding Dress

Marie Porter

Today we’re talking about alternative ideas for your wedding gown and the ‘non-dress wedding dress. We are absolutely loving bridal jumpsuits and separates, and it seems that they are still a seriously hot trend for 2016. Sleek wedding jumpsuits and two-piece ensembles are so stylish, and they are perfect if you want something a little different for your bridal style.

One of the things I love most about bridal jumpsuits and separates is the fact that brides aren’t limited to a particular type of wedding. They suit any wedding style, whether that’s a chic city soiree or a wonderfully boho wedding. There are tons of delightful designs to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something that will suit your style.

When it comes to bridal jumpsuits, there are oodles of options so brides really are spoilt for choice. A simple, white jumpsuit looks ultra glamorous, especially if you team it with a statement red lip and a gorgeous red bouquet to complete the look. If you love the idea of a jumpsuit but want something that also feels feminine, why not consider a jumpsuit with lace detailing? This is such a pretty style that is chic, yet bridal.

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You can really get creative when it comes to bridal separates, as there are so many different styles that work together beautifully. A long, flowing tulle skirt paired with a lace crop top looks particularly stunning. Skirts look elegant in soft, watercolour shades, and are fab choice if you want a subtle hint of colour in your aisle style. Have fun with your bridal look by mixing and matching fabrics and textures. Contrast generally works best when it comes to bridal separates. Opt for a silk skirt paired with an embroidered top, or a satin top and a stylish feathered skirt.

If you’re planning a beach, bohemian or outdoor wedding, think about flowing skirts and delicate lace tops. Planning a vintage affair? A fifties-style skirt and a long sleeved top with a pop of colour will look ultra glam. Finish with a vintage-inspired hairstyle for a completely retro look.

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Jumpsuits and separates are often more affordable than traditional wedding gowns, and you have a lot more flexibility when it comes to choosing your outfit. You can even mix and match designers to create your perfect look. If you adore a luxurious skirt that is above your budget, opt for a high-street top to balance it out. Plus, you can wear either piece after your wedding day too.

Similarly to wedding dresses, you don’t just have to wear one outfit for the whole day. You could keep it traditional during the ceremony with a longer skirt and gorgeous top to match, but change into a shorter skirt or jumpsuit during the reception for a more informal style.

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As you can see, it’s so easy to reflect your wedding theme and style through a jumpsuit and separates. There are so many possibilities when creating your perfect bridal style and they’re made for the fashion-forward bride. There are no rules when it comes to bridal jumpsuits and separates. Another fab thing about bridal separates? You can create a unique wedding look that no other bride will be wearing!


Written by Lottie Dainton

"I'm Lottie Dainton and I'm a full-time freelance writer. I spend my days writing about all things wedding and beauty related, while helping some wonderful businesses out with their social media accounts. I'm a self-confessed Instagram addict who would never turn down a cup of tea - ever! My dream wedding would be a Summer affair with a relaxed, boho theme - perfect!


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