Bride-to-Be? You’ll Want to Wear These 7 Bridal Brands That Are Anything But Basic

Bridal & Wedding / February 27, 2015
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Ditch that princess dress with the sweetheart neckline and tulle skirt.

If you are getting married this year, it is time to break away from the cliché wedding gowns.

Step aside Vera Wang and move over Monique Lhullier, because there are some new bridal designers in town. Their one-of-a-kind, unconventional designs are sure to turn some heads.

Daughters of Simone

This earthy  brand is all about simple bohemian dresses with a vintage point of view.   Their offerings include an assortment of romantic,  simple, crochet lace  and eyelet fabric dresses that will make any girl look like an earth goddess worthy of  a love ceremony.

Digio

Designed in Singapore, Digio’s gowns range from flirty and feminine to sexy and modern. The tops of each dress are complete with special accents like cut-outs, beaded chains, and peekaboo lace. A full, flowing skirt complements each bustier. With names like White Rose, Moonlight Couture, and Mademoiselle Vintage, the collections are just as intriguing as they sound.

J. Crew

Perhaps when you think of J. Crew,  you think of cute basic separates and, of course, Jen Lyons. But did you know J. Crew also has a wedding collection?  And it’s pretty rad, too.  For the bride on a budget, look to J. Crew.  For those wanting  something  different on their special day, you’ll find on point wedding dresses, bridal jumpsuits and silhouettes that are non traditional. Just be sure to look for styling inspiration from bride favorites like Solange Knowles and Olivia Palermo.

Claire Pettibone

Combine ’40s silhouettes with ornate, Indian beading and embroidery, and you get Claire Pettibone’s bridal collection. These gorgeous gowns feature sheer, romantic sleeves and billowing hems along with some of the most unique lace overlays. With drop-waists and to-the-floor hems, these dresses are effortlessly glamorous.

Collette Dinnigan

If you dream of getting married in a secret garden or on a tropical beach, then Collette Dinnigan’s designs are perfect for you. Lace and floral appliqués add interest to otherwise simple and straight silhouettes. These beautiful, yet understated gowns are suitable for the bride who wants to appear pretty and sophisticated.

Ivy and Aster

The gowns from this duo are typically flowy and Grecian-inspired. If you really want to wow your guests, choose one in an unconventional color, like a blush pink or a lavender grey.

Delphine Manivet

Bridal minimalism at it’s finest, Deplhine Manivet’s collection is replete with simple  gowns which highlight several different fashion eras.  The permanent collection holds ’60s-inspired  babydoll bridal dresses,  drop waist delicate gowns that would easily make the costume cut for “The Great Gatsby’sDaisy Buchanan, and there is also  a “Pagan Bride”  collection replete with fluid, etheral ’70s-inspired gowns.  But the range doesn’t stop with vintage silhouettes – there are modern pieces,  too.  One outfit– a bridal skirt paired with striped chiffon striped  top–manages to look effortless and elegant.  This brand puts the modern in marriage.


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Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind is a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in Fashion Industry Management and a minor in Professional Communication. She currently serves as the blog co-editor for her college's fashion publication, Styleline. She hopes to one day write for a fashion magazine in New York City. Hayley is currently obsessed with outdoor yoga, thrift store shopping, and avocados.




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