Free People's New Wedding Collection Was Made For City Brides

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We no longer have to scroll past an engagement ring shot every other picture on our social feeds, which means wedding fever has entered the planning stage. One very important step in that process is finding The Dress. There are the historical favorites, the up-and-coming players: more options and inspiration than ever. However, the dress of your dreams might be sourced from a completely unexpected place — like, say, Free People.

The brand first introduced bridal in May 2015: The FP Ever After range marries the brand's boho sensibility with sophisticated silhouettes in traditional white hues sure to please Free People die-hards as well as budget-minded brides. Fresh off of engagement season, the brand is back for spring 2016 with new dresses to fall in love with — and price tags that'll have you saying "I do."

The first time around, the Philadelphia-based retailer tapped indie bridal brands like Grace Loves Lace and Odylyne the Ceremony for its bridal offerings. For spring, Free People is rolling out seven new styles as part of its "City Bride" collection. New York-based bridal company Gwen Jones created five of the styles, and the remaining two are from indie favorite L.A. label Stone Cold Fox.

Expect unfussy silhouettes, like silky column gowns that still allow for movement, plus draping lace jumpsuits and airy matching sets. The white fabric is the only traditional thing about them. The designs use popular bridal fabrics in ways you wouldn't expect — like crocheted lace to both add structure and trim a slip dress, or tiers of crinkle chiffon for a floaty effect on a matching set.

The most appealing aspect just might be the gentle price points: The dresses start at $895 and cap out at $1,800. More spring 2016 styles are expected to drop in the next few months. For now, check out Free People's seven fresh wedding dresses, ahead.
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This wide-leg lace jumpsuit — a collaboration between Free People and New York-based wedding label Gwen Jones — is a retro silhouette for the modern bride.

Gwen Jones x Free People Rumania Romper, $1,500, available at Free People.
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This bridal romper even comes with an unconventional mini train of sorts.

Gwen Jones x Free People Rumania Romper, $1,500, available at Free People.
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A perfect silhouette for when the dance floor is jumpin', jumpin'.

Gwen Jones x Free People Rumania Romper, $1,500, available at Free People.
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Voluminous bell sleeves on a fitted column gown make quite the statement.

Gwen Jones x Free People Mariana Gown, $975, available at Free People.
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Two keyhole lace openings are better than one.

Gwen Jones x Free People Mariana Gown, $975, available at Free People.
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Always got a trick up our sleeves...

Gwen Jones x Free People Mariana Gown, $975, available at Free People.
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Yes, even the matching set gets the bridal treatment. Plus, the high-low skirt gives you one less thing to worry about on the big day (like tripping on your way to City Hall).

Gwen Jones x Free People Callie Set, $995, available at Free People.
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Never seen a cold shoulder with so much smolder.

Gwen Jones x Free People Callie Set, $995, available at Free People.
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The fitted long-sleeve top and skirt combo is very Taylor Swift.

Gwen Jones x Free People Callie Set, $995, available at Free People.
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A more subtle take on the two-piece look, the tiers on this cami and maxi-skirt set create the illusion of a single, ethereal garment.

Gwen Jones x Free People
Kari Set, $1,100, available at Free People.
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Weddings can be so tiring...

Gwen Jones x Free People
Kari Set, $1,100, available at Free People.
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This simple sleeveless wrap dress goes minimal on embellishment, letting the high slit do all the statement-making. (The skirt is lined with buttons, so you can choose how much leg to show.)

Gwen Jones x Free People Linea Gown, $850, available at Free People.
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You can't go wrong with easy and breezy.

Gwen Jones x Free People Linea Gown, $850, available at Free People.
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As part of its spring 2016 collection, Free People is also stocking two dresses from Stone Cold Fox. This crocheted lace-trimmed slip dress with a silky train is a beautifully detailed but lightweight option perfect for a city bride.

Stone Cold Fox Claudia Gown, $1,800, available at Free People.
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... And it looks just as good when you're taking a break from the dance floor.

Stone Cold Fox Claudia Gown, $1,800, available at Free People.
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These two silhouettes — the off-the-shoulder blouse with a sweetheart neckline and the lace-trimmed silk maxi-skirt — are a match made in heaven, like you and your boo.

Stone Cold Fox Moroccan Set, $1,580, available at Free People.
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Here she comes...

Stone Cold Fox Moroccan Set, $1,580, available at Free People.
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