The Spring 2014 bridal collections have shown and the big surprise is… more nontraditional wedding dresses. We see this pretty regularly (dove gray, pale pink, mint green and the like), but it’s still always a surprise how polarizing it is. We’re of the opinion that no woman should feel required to wear a long white dress (or, uh, get married, for that matter) but the sight of a nonwhite gown sends others into irrational frenzy.
So, for those of you interested in/horrified by nonwhite gowns or other variously nontraditional wedding dresses, here are the latest from the Spring runways, featuring Vera Wang, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier and more.
Despite being the quintessential designer of big, frothy wedding gowns, Vera Wang likes herself some moody drama in bridal collections. The Spring 2014 look involved elbow length black gloves. And black. Lots of black:
We were really hoping for a peplum-free 2014. :(
As much as we’re pretty nontraditional about this shit, we kind of think one’s wedding is a weird time for peekaboo cleavage. But you do you.
Whether or not it’s a wedding dress is an entirely separate question.
Monique Lhuillier. We’re interested to see if brides of the future adopt the “fur chubby” look.
However. As far as short wedding dresses go, this Lhuillier look is at once a cool mod throwback and an undeniably fresh, modern take on bridal. Into it.
Cream?! Is Monique Lhuillier trying to give your grandmother a goddamn heart attack?
Okay. We normally love Reem Acra‘s bridal collections but this looks like something a circa 2002 Paris Hilton would wear to her wedding.
This isn’t a nontraditional dress, so much as it’s a fairly traditional dress involving a themed parasol. Perfect for your steampunk wedding, we guess.
Carolina Herrera also wants brides to accessorize with fur capelets next year.
Oscar de la Renta kept things mostly traditional, he just tinted them differently.
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