For this throwback Thursday I give you wedding dresses that are not wedding dresses. I give you pantsuits, and separates. I give you Mia Farrow in the most adorable little jacket ever. I give you Bianca Jagger looking exactly like someone poised to marry a rock star.
Although the pictures of this trend are a blast from the past the runways of New York bridal market this year were home to many of the same looks. What’s old is new again. But this time around style is not the only factor driving the trend. It is the need to make the bridal world more inclusive. Not every bride imagines a ball gown for her big day, and not every bride feels comfortable in a dress. And why should she?
The best advice for choosing what you wear on your wedding day is that you feel like yourself. I almost, almost chose a corset back fit and flare dress as my gown because it gave me a perfect hourglass figure. It looked amazing, but the thing is I don’t have an hourglass figure and I knew that for better or worse when I looked at my photos I wanted to look like myself. Every bride deserves the same opportunity. Every bride deserves the opportunity to show her personality, be it traditional or avant-garde. And not for nothing these ladies are killing it in their wedding dresses that are not wedding dresses.