Say ‘no’ to the dress and choose a wedding jumpsuit, or a wedding suit instead!
Not all little girls dreamed of wearing a big white gown on their wedding day. For some, the idea of gliding down the aisle in a dress is the stuff of nightmares rather than the dream it’s made out to be! Here we explore the alternatives to a traditional wedding dress; wedding jumpsuits and stunning wedding suits for women.
If you still want to look and feel feminine, but just can’t abide the idea of full skirts or fitted fishtails, the wedding jumpsuit may be for you.
This elegant jumpsuit by American company, Mon Cheri Bridals features a delicate tie-waist, with a long sash, giving you enough chiffon fabric that it moves with your body. The structured bandeau bodice is beautifully embroidered and very feminine. This jumpsuit comes with removable straps, so you can switch it up, and a shawl for the perhaps chillier evening.
Jumpsuits don't have to be all about 'modern' style. Take this one for example, as seen on the I Love My Dress website, this creation by Pronovias features delicate Chantilly lace sleeves, allowing for modesty with a vintage feel. Those incredible wide legged trousers are full length in a nod to traditional wedding gowns and made of the finest silk.
The Rosa Clara wedding jumpsuit from The Knot, is a three-piece outfit, designed for you to remove the chapel-length train, leaving you with a fitted pant suit for the evening. It is described on Pinterest as ‘billowing’ as it fills with air when the bride walks down the aisle. At first glance this does look like a wedding gown, but those ankles give it away!
Wedding suits for her
Still too floaty and too traditional for your taste? How about a wedding suit instead?
Isadora Nim, Australia, specialises in women’s suits, and her bridal suits do not disappoint. We love the western style neck tie on this shirt, styled with a sharply tailored jacket and looser fit trousers. And the black shoes add a dramatic contrast to the whole outfit.
Another Isadora Nim features a hidden button shirt and short veil.
And finally, this very alternative rustic style wedding suit as seen on Hitched, is probably the most daring one we have seen. We do not know who designed it, perhaps it was put together by the bride herself, if so, she has terrific taste and style! The bride wears a tan coloured cord waistcoat with a bright handkerchief in the pocket.
To find a wedding suit for your wedding day, you may have to look a little harder than for a traditional gown, but we think it’s worth it to have your day, your way.