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9 Rule-Breaking Bridal Trends We Love


Not feeling the traditional bridal style? Not to worry! We’ve gathered plenty of modern and edgy ideas so you can take your wedding look to the next level!

Most women only get one chance to be a bride so the idea of a princess ballgown sounds pretty hard to resist, but we get not everyone wants the traditional wedding day look. So about some new bridal trends?

For our modern brides who want still want to feel like a bride but want to add an edgy touch, keep on scrolling to find out our 9 favorite rule-breaking bridal styles (not for the faint of heart!)…

Sexy in Sheer

Style 18-120 by Berta stocked at Verona Bridal

Knock them dead in a sexy sheer gown like this showstopper by Berta! Only the modern and non-conventional bride would dare wear this on her day. We love everything from the dramatic silhouette, the sneak-peak of skin and the deep cut back – and we’re pretty sure you’re husband won’t be complaining 😉

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Daring Cutouts

66210 by Lillian West stocked at The Bridal Outlet, O’Brien’s Bridal Couture, Moderne Bridal & Pronuptia

Turn heads in this eclectic lace fit and flare bridal dress with a daring yet cute cutout for a show of skin. Lace trim details the natural waist while soft, scalloped eyelash lace finishes the hem. Covered buttons float down the back and a chapel length train completes the look.

Dramatic Capes

Jerez by Pronovias stocked at Romantique Bridal & McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

This mesmerising cape dress by Pronovias will have you feeling powerful on your big day and is sure to WOW your guests as you down walk the aisle. Just look at that dramatic cape with beautiful floral detils – now that’s how to make an entrance!

Sleek Jumpsuits

18567 Vega by Ronald Joyce found at Alexanders BridalMcElhinney’s Bridal Rooms and Perfect Day

You know we love a good bridal jumpsuit and this style by Ronald Joyce is heavenly! An exquisite crepe, tulle and floral lace embroidered jumpsuit featuring a sheer 3/4 length sleeve bodice and open back. It can be worn with the accompanying bodice for a more covered look.

A Pop of Colour

Whitney by Luce Sposa stocked at MK Bridal, Angelo Bridal & The Bridal Company NI

A fitted dress with a small train in powdery shade. The set includes a detachable train and voluminous sleeves, which are also removable. The train is sewn with ruffles from nets. The dress and sleeves are sewn of lace and additionally decorated with two more types of lace.

Statement Jewellery

Sarah & Sebastian Gold Vermeil Pearl Ear Cuffs

Why have simple jewellery when you can have stunning statement pieces like these unique earrings by Sarah & Sebastian! The ‘Buoy’ cuffs give the illusion of pearls floating above your ears. Wear them both on one side and tuck your hair back to show them off.

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Killer Heels

Jasmine White Pearl Heeled boots by Freya Rose

Bridal boots are the next big thing – you read it here first! These boho wonders from Freya Rose are wondoreous and we can definitely see our bohemian-loving brides rocking these down the aisle. The soft white leather pointed boot are finished with mother-pearl and gold brass on the heel for that extra WOW factor.

RELATED TO: 7 Wedding Dress Trends For The Modern & Non-Traditional Bride

Mini Dresses

Asti by Eva Lendel

A chic mini dress is a go-to option for a stylish, modern bride. The dress is of mini-length with laconic design and strapless corset with boat neckline. The waistline is embellished with soft folds and a belt with metal cells and a buckle. The volumetric long scrunched up sleeves are detachable so you can switch you your look for later in the evening!

Funky Headwear

Ivory Rancher by Lack of Colour from Harrods

We’re seeing so many brides in our real life weddings rocking funky headwear! Here we have one of our brides Melissa looking effortlessly chic in her stunning gown, but what really pulls this look together is her hat by Lack of Colour. This hat is designed to make a statement – a stiffened wool fedora with rigid crown design and grosgrain ribbon is the perfect finishing touch to your bridal look.

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