The first big showstopping moment of any wedding is always the first glimpse the guests and groom get of the bride. All eyes are on her: her hair, her makeup and yes, her gown.
Why a gown, though?
Brides have been wearing wedding dresses for as long as time itself. Whether you’re having a low-key ceremony in City Hall or a huge blowout party, the bride’s dress is a key element to the fairy tale romance. Sure, it might be a tradition, but traditions — and rules — are meant to be broken. Enter: the wedding jumpsuit.
Jumpsuits have been a mainstay for guest attire, but hasn’t quite made as big a splash for brides. Personally, we’re all about a bride in a jumpsuit: it looks chic and avant-garde. Plus, when tailored properly, it can be even more flattering than an over-the-top wedding gown.
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One of the benefits of a wedding jumpsuit over a dress? You can get a little more structured! We love these styles from BHLDN because they play up traditional gown silhouettes (the strapless neckline or the dramatic halter) but look infinitely more modern and tailored to fit brides that want to push the boundaries.
Lace adds a feminine flourish to any garment: pants, tops and yes, wedding gowns. Why not wedding jumpsuits too, though?
A lace jumpsuit is perfect for a summertime wedding. Pick a semi-sheer crochet style like the Nicole Miller style or a flowing style like the DB studio look. If you’d rather keep the lace to a minimum, we’re all about the strapless crepe Cheers Cynthia Rowley jumpsuit (right)! All you need are some two-strap sandals and a sparkling belt to break up the look.
If you’re all about bring an extra va-va-voom everywhere you go, a well-tailored jumpsuit can offer the flash of skin you’re after.
The ruffled Jonathan Simkhai style is perfect for girls wanting to flaunt their shoulders but still keep it demure. The David Koma jumpsuit takes it up a notch with the exposed shoulders and the peek-a-boo neckline, complete with dramatic shoulder ruffles.
Finally, if you’re the kind of girl that’s comfortable with baring your abs, you can’t go wrong with this Roksanda silk and crepe style! Plus, let’s get real: you can totally re-wear this for future parties.