Non- Traditional Wedding Dresses
A look at some non-traditional dresses for your day
By Sara Doerrier
September 23, 2011
Many weddings are now taking place in informal, casual settings like the beach, gardens, or your backyard. So naturally, brides would want a more casual feel to their wedding dresses. Here are some ways that you can ditch the traditional white wedding gown and into a more unique casual dress for your casual wedding day.
There are many designers embracing color and adding it to their wedding gowns. We are not talking about colored sash or trim on the bodice. They are designing dresses that come in ruby red, daffodil yellow and even jet-black. If you decide to use color for your wedding dress, you will most definitely stand out and create an unforgettable look.
You Unique Style
Go out looking for bargains and scour sample sales for a dress that you like. Then play around with it as you please. By adding sleeves, modifying the neckline, or shortening the hem, you can change the look of the entire dress completely. Add embellishments as you wish. Beading to the bodice, or lace embroidery. Think about things you can do to the dress to make it you.
More Unique Ideas
Think about shopping in the bridesmaids section of any bridal shop. They come in a variety of colors and styles and the best part is that they are a fraction, price wise, of a wedding dress.
A classic pantsuit can be a great alternative. You can wear this option over and over again.
If you have enough time and you or someone you know is talented, you can make and design your own dress. There are many patterns at the fabric store that you can use to design the wedding dress of your dreams or to match the theme of your dress.