Photo: Courtesy of Vogue
Hey you. We know who you are.
You’re the one out of your girl squad that prefers to do most things unconventionally. You probably prefer to rock potato sack trousers than tight skinnies that are easily universally flattering for many. Your friends send you selfies of themselves before making any major wardrobe purchase decisions in hopes of getting your ultimate OOTD approval. We see right through you, and that’s why we’re here to help find the best wedding options for you in mind: the alt bride. If you prefer sleek drapey cuts, rather than mermaid balloon silhouettes this list is for you. Best news is there’s plenty of price-conscious options to get your search going, and spend more of that money towards the honeymoon.
Photo: Courtesy of Reformation
Perfect for: The tasteful indie babe on a budget bride
The Look: Streamlined gowns that come equipped with plenty of cutouts and plunging back lines, with attention to figure-flattering silhouettes.
Price Range: Under $600
The Backstory: Reformation has been a go-to for cool, eco-minded fashion fans since launching in 2009. By using vintage and surplus materials, and producing out of a sustainable factory in Los Angeles, Reformation has managed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint while keeping prices reasonable. If you’re into amazing cut dresses and have a love for all things eco-chic, then Reformation should be a definite go to.
Models present creations for Balenciaga during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 2, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
When Alexander Wang announced that his SS16 collection for Balenciaga would be his last, the fashion world went into temporary mourning. His departure marked a growing trend amongst designers who left their positions at prestigious fashion houses, in favor of continuing to build their own brand. This shift in the relationships between designers and the houses they create for reflected the rapidly changing nature of the industry as a whole, as more and more designers are under pressure to create the “next big thing”. The collection Wang ended up creating was a soft and dreamy send-off, of minimalist silk and lace and a triumphant final chapter to his tenure with the brand. Wang was noticeably amicable as he ran down the runway, after his finale girl–best friend and constant muse, Zoe Kravitz–walked down the catwalk. Now, in one last collaboration, Zoe Kravitz returns, alongside Model of the Year Ana Ewers (another model favored by Wang). The campaign was released earlier this morning and features the two lounging languidly in a Parisian palace and in a courtyard. It’s a series that is one part Virgin Suicides, on part Marie Antoinette.
Dress by Bronx and Banco $360
Just spied this amazing Bohemian style dress on Revolve by Australian label Bronx & Banco. This designer dress features an upper bodice fitted style, with a full A line train. This mid-length dress has a beautiful lace design and shoulder pad detail. Beautiful dress for many different occasions, but can easily see this as an inexpensive wedding dress option. The silhouette is dreamy, with a bit of a retro feel, while still maintaining a touch of modernism.
I just love the sheer panel on the chest, which would be perfect to place some nice flirty lingerie underneath. I would pair this dress with either nude, metallic, or some white sandal pumps.
Revolve just released their Fall Bridal collection, and we are just in love. Revolve’s wedding shop features all your needs for a wedding day including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, accessories, lingerie, clothing and even gifts. With a bohemian and destination wedding-inspired take on the season, the clothing retailer offers up a gorgeous selection of gowns lace and tulle embellished. See my four swoon-worthy bridal dress picks available now on REVOLVE that won’t break your wedding bank and will leave more spending room on the honey moon.
LACEY LACE MAXI DRESS by ALEXIS $1,320.00
X REVOLVE SLEEPING BEAUTY GOWN by JEN’S PIRATE BOOTY $1,089.00
METALLIC MESH GOWN by NEEDLE & THREAD $988.00
TULLE V-CUT GOWN by NEEDLE & THREAD $799.00
Definitely don’t forget to check out their selection of bridesmaid dresses, as well as guest styles. They’ve made attending and being in the wedding, stylishly fun and no-fuss!
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