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10 Alternative Wedding ‘Gowns’ For the Non-Traditional Bride

Contrary to the posts on your Facebook timeline, you don’t have to wear a big white ballgown on your big day. Also, who says you have to wear a gown (or a dress at all for that matter)? And with wedding season upon us, we’re celebrating the non-traditional bride who isn’t afraid to break the rules. From a lace bohemian-style maxi to a powder pink dress to a pointed-shoulder ivory jumpsuit, we’ve picked 10 bridal ensembles for the modern chick who’s ready to break with tradition.



Designed with a simple silhouette, this dramatic sheer lace-embroidered maxi dress is the perfect ensemble for the inner-bohemian bride. 29Secrets Pick: For Love And Lemons Temecula Maxi Dress ($328)


Nothing screams “modern bride” like a crisp white pantsuit. This suit comes with a tailored asymmetric blazer and matching flared-bottom trousers. 29Secrets Pick: ASOS Design Asymmetric Suit ($189)


Having an intimate wedding in the city? We promise you’ll swoon over this sophisticated yet flirty vintage-style dress. 29Secrets Pick: Bronx and Banco Tulip Lace Gown ($1,160)

Made for the modern woman with chic, minimal style, this satin, asymmetrical hem camisole features a cascading train that will look heavenly floating down the aisle. Of course, the ensemble wouldn’t be complete without the ivory pants to match. 29Secrets Pick: Danielle Frankel Chantilly Lace-trimmed Silk and Wool-blend Satin Camisole ($1,990) and matching Tapered Pants ($1,200)


Just in case white (or ivory) isn’t your thing, this powder pink dress just might be. This romantic-style dress features a smocked waist, metallic accents and a tier ruffled skirt that allows for feminine movement. 29Secrets Pick: Rebecca Taylor Mixed Metallic Clip Dress  ($795)



Who says you have to wear a dress? Proving jumpsuits can be just as sophisticated and elegant as any gown, this one features elbow-length cold shoulder sleeves and full-length, wide-legged bottoms. 29Secrets Pick: Halston Heritage Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit ($581)


Be your something blue and have all eyes on you in this beautiful pebble blue dress. Only a true fashion maven will appreciate a dress with a sheer panel skirt. 29Secrets Pick: Alice McCall The Only Exception Dress ($1,111)


Do it like Emily Ratajkowski and show up at the “altar” with a co-ord set from Zara. Except this one has a lot more sparkle. What’s great about this combo is that you can wear both items separately.
29Secrets Pick: Zara Sequin Ruffle Skirt ($100) and Shirt Dress ($80)


The scalloped eyelash fringe detail of this modern romantic jumpsuit will pair lovely with a long vintage veil. Not only will it look lovely during the ceremony, but it will also look great on the dancefloor, too. 29Secrets Pick: Harlyn Lace Jumpsuit ($235)


This ivory organza jumpsuit is embellished with lace embroidery and features pointed shoulders and a high neck that give this delicate number a modern and structural edge. 29Secrets Pick: Narces Martta Jumpsuit ($1,995)

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