THE UN­CON­VEN­TIONAL BRIDE

FROM REBECCA TAY – ED­I­TO­RIAL DI­REC­TOR, THE OUTNET

Emirates Bride - - FASHION/MOODBOARD -

1 Don’t be afraid to look be­yond the wed­ding depart­ment! Most designers will in­clude at least one or two white dresses in their spring/sum­mer col­lec­tions. 2 Ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent lengths – a gown is lovely for a tra­di­tional wed­ding, but a short (above-the-knee) or mid-calf dress def­i­nitely feels more un­con­ven­tional and modern. 3

Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate your ac­ces­sories. A pair of state­ment ear­rings by Marni or Os­car de la Renta, or colour­ful shoes by Char­lotte Olympia or Sophia Web­ster will add a fash­ion-for­ward touch – and in­ject per­son­al­ity to a clas­sic look. 4

Who said you have to wear a dress? A white jumpsuit or a tuxedo is a flat­ter­ing look – and one that’s pos­si­bly a bit eas­ier to dance in! 5

Go bold with a gown in a dif­fer­ent colour al­to­gether, but be sure to let your guests know so they can stay away from wear­ing the same shade. 6

It’s your day, so wear what­ever you want – and how­ever many dresses you want. A lot of brides will go with two dresses, but who says you can’t have more? 7

If you love the idea of ‘some­thing blue’, con­sider go­ing with some­thing sub­tle – such as a tiny pair of sap­phire ear­rings. 8

Change up your make-up in the day. While you’ll prob­a­bly want to stick to your tra­di­tional beauty look for the ceremony, don’t be afraid to go bolder for din­ner and danc­ing. 9

The days of hav­ing your bridesmaids wear­ing match­ing dresses are long gone. Pick a shade (or fam­ily of shades) and let them choose what­ever style suits their body. 10

Want to take your bridesmaids’ look one step fur­ther? I went to a wed­ding where all the bridesmaids wore a dif­fer­ent sleek black gown, which looked ul­tra modern.

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