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The Revolution of the Wedding Dress

Every bride deserves to feel like one of a kind on their big day, so it’s about time that the tradition of wearing a basic, all-white wedding dress becomes less of a trend throughout bridal wear. Brides are beginning to care less about tradition and more about self-expression on their wedding day. There has been a turn of interest toward dress colors that have typically been reserved for bridesmaids rather than for the actual bride. These colors have included a wide spectrum – from pastels to even black dresses. Some designers of bridal wear have gone as far as creating short, form-fitting dresses and elegant jumpsuits. Solange Knowles’s outfit during her marriage to Alan Ferguson is a perfect example of how jumpsuits are becoming more common throughout bridal wear. Although Solange did decide to follow through with the traditional white color as shown below, her outfit was far from typical and portrayed an elegant superhero look as she flaunted an off-white, low cut jumpsuit with a long cape attached to it. Solange Knowles’s wedding was a hot topic during that time mainly because of the outfit that she chose to wear. The public had not been used to seeing something so outstanding and different within bridal wear, so Solange had people intrigued and in awe of her fashion choice. Mary Alice Stephenson, a style expert and the founder of Glam4Good commented on Solange’s wedding outfit. She stated,

“It’s basically breaking every wedding rule in the book. It really shakes things up and gives women out there who are getting married more options. It will probably start a new trend.”

Credit: thegloss.com
Credit: thegloss.com

As more celebrities have begun to express their own unique style and form of expression within their wedding gowns and other outfits throughout the ceremonies, the general public has been extremely quick to catch on to this arising trend. Naeem Khan, an Indian-American fashion designer based in New York City, creates wedding wear that supports the idea of going beyond the tradition of a plain, white dress. Naeem Khan presents the perfect example of this trend since he has integrated some of the wildest and most extraordinary wedding pieces that you could  ever imagine into his brand new Spring 2017 bridal collection.

Here are a few of the many unique pieces from Naeem Khan’s upcoming collection:

CANNES: SPRING 2017                                                                                                                 Credit: naeemkhan.com

 

Credit: naeemkhan.com
DOHA: SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                      Credit: naeemkhan.com

 

Credit: naeemkhan.com
HAVANA: SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                  Credit: naeemkhan.com

 

Naeem Khan recently posted a picture on instagram of one of his latest bridal designs and, in the caption, reminded us all that a wedding dress does not always have to be white. Hence – his Spring 2017 collection.

 

We began to see the white dress tradition fall when women started to wear wedding dresses that were slightly more risqué and that were different from the typical flowy look that traditional wedding dresses tend to uphold. Now, we have begun to see an even bigger change throughout bridal wear. Women everywhere just have a desire to wear what feels good, especially on their big day.

destinee dubose

destinee dubose

Destinée DuBose is a college student from Los Angeles, CA. She attends Loyola Marymount University in California. While completing her education, she is pursuing a double major in Business & Management and Creative Writing & Literature, simultaneously obtaining a minor in French Studies. Her dream is to become a fashion journalist.

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