Remember that song you used to sing as kids? “Here comes the bride, all dressed in white…” Well, this generation it going to have to come up with a new version because that is just plain old outdated. From colorful dresses to rompers to pant suits, I am seeing a plethora of attire for the modern day bride.
Because LGBT couples often don’t feel tied to the religious meanings in wedding traditions (let’s be honest, how many virgins are getting married and wearing white to symbolize their purity these days?) they’re able to make the day truly about them as a couple! I definitely notice the most variety with brides versus grooms. It can seem daunting because there are so many options, but in reality, you get to decide how you want to look on one of the biggest days of your life. Slowly, we are breaking out of the gender norm mold and creating events that are reflections of us.
Rompers and Jumpsuits
Rompers and jumpsuits are making a comeback and they aren’t just for disco anymore (though they certainly can be). The great thing about these pieces is that they are versatile. They can be casual, dressy, femme, more masculine and you can absolutely wear them after the wedding! There is also a jumpsuit or romper to flatter pretty much any body type. The runways this spring were filled with every variation of jumpsuits and rompers. They are definitely a trend worth trying and they can be significantly more affordable than the average dress.
Traditional Suit or Tux
Ten years ago, if a lesbian couple was getting married, it was likely that one of them (the groom,” duh) would be in an ill-fitting men’s suit. Likely purchased in the most awkward of manners. Today, there are a number of places that brides can turn for a dapper suit. Saint Harridan and Duchess Clothier are two places that work with any body type. So, if you’re masculine bodied and you want a more traditionally masculine cut, these are great places for you! Three piece suits are a classic choice, we love a good vest. And, a custom suit or tux will last you years to come.
On the contrary, if you want a suit with a more feminine feel, there are a vast number of places to turn so that you don’t look like a ’90s business lady. J.Crew always has great pieces as well as any department store. High end brands like Theory, Burberry Couture and Rachel Zoe almost always have chic suits that flatter.
If you’ve been dreaming about wearing a dress on their wedding day, we haven’t forgotten you! Yes, you can wear a dress and not look like a traditional bride! One of our favorite designers, Sarah Seven, had florals and crop top/skirt separates in their spring collection. We love how playful these options feel. Looking for a dress, but not sure about white? How about gold sequins? Many brides actually purchase bridesmaids dresses to have a colorful ensemble. Not only are bridesmaids dresses much cheaper, there are almost as many styles as there are for a traditional wedding dress, with an endless number of color choices.
We love when brides have fun with their wedding day garb! Have fun, this day is about you, dammit!