You’re getting married, you’ve found the perfect location and the guest list is sorted, but you can’t bring yourself to leave out your personal style and step into the big white dress; what’s a girl to do? Unconventional bridal looks have been a growing trend (case in point: Vera Wang’s all-pink Fall 2014 bridal collection and Angelina Jolie’s artful, illustrated veil), so if tradition isn’t your thing, we’ve collected some of our all-time favourite unconventional brides for your #weddinginspo collections!
GWEN STEFANI IN JOHN GALLIANO FOR DIOR
No Doubt frontwoman and style icon, Gwen Stefani has never been one to play by the rules, and while the bodice of her John Galliano-designed gown may look traditional, the salmon ombre effect of the train is anything but.
OLIVIA PALERMO IN CAROLINA HERRERA
While some of our favourite dresses are a little left-of-centre, some aren’t dresses at all! Olivia Palermo showed at her wedding to Johannes Huebl that a three-piece look and statement accessories are all you need to create a chic, casual and memorable bridal look.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY IN CHANEL
Who says you need to spend a fortune on a new dress? Take Keira Knightley’s example and remix something that’s already in your closet. Opting for a vintage Chanel cocktail dress, the simple, chic look was a perfect choice for her intimate wedding.
BIANCA JAGGER IN YSL
If anyone can make a case for a masculine take on a wedding look, it’s Bianca Jagger. With a YSL Le Smoking jacket and long skirt taking the place of her gown (and a full brimmed hat rather than a traditional veil), she showed that bridal doesn’t always have to be chaste and feminine to be chic.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Taking notes from her on screen persona, Sarah Jessica Parker opted for a black gown instead of white for her wedding day. Choosing a dark hued dress has since proven to be regretful for her (she has since said that she’d “white it up” if she and Matthew Broderick renew their vows), her bridal look remains one of the most memorable celebrity wedding gowns of all time.
POPPY DELEVINGNE IN PUCCI
Who says florals have to regulated strictly to your bouquet? Poppy Delevingne opted for a boho-chic tiered gown by Pucci for her second instalment of her wedding. Perfect for the bride that wants something a little different, but not to stray too far from tradition.