So you got engaged … now the pressure is on to find the perfect dress. What designer? What style? What color? We all have an idea of what we will look like the day we say “I do,” but is the dress you are envisioning the best look for you? Does it represent who you are now or the woman you thought you would be when this day would finally roll around? If you’ve been dreaming about a wedding since you were five, does your vision still define you?
There are obvious considerations like whether or not you want to wear the ballgown you have been eyeing now that you have selected a beachside venue. Or whether the mini you choose to show off your best assets is appropriate for a church wedding. But at the end of the day, I want to remind you that there are no rules.
You don’t have to have a “wedding” gown and it can still be the most badass wedding gown anyone’s ever seen. It doesn’t have to be from a bridal salon … and it absolutely doesn’t have to be white.
With NY Bridal Fashion Week just around the corner, forget all you thought you knew about wedding dresses and let some of our favorite gowns fire up your imagination!
For more wedding dress inspiration, visit our Pinterest Board, Gowns That Kill.
Row 1 (top to bottom): Christian Dior, Inbal Dror, R-Mine, Max Azria, Galia Lahav, Christian Dior, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar De La Renta, Hayley Paige | Row 2 (top to bottom): Vera Wang, Inbal Dror, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Paolo Sebastian, Monique Lhuillier, Ulyana Sergeenko, Vivienne Westwood, Stephane Rolland, Paolo Sebastian, Vera Wang, Unknown, Chanel | Row 3 (top to bottom): Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Vera Wang, Ashi Studio Couture, Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Zuhair Murad, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Carolina Herrera
Top Photo by Blake Gardner.