With more women opting for non-weddings and renting gowns instead of buying them, it's clear that today's bride is all about skewing from tradition. At this month's Barcelona Bridal Week, designers catered to this idea, and added plenty of alternative options to many of their otherwise more traditional or commercial collections. Why should a wedding dress be so impractical that it can only be worn once? Why shouldn't a bride go totally braless on the big day, or ditch a tulle skirt for an aisle-encompassing pair of wide-legged pants?
From mix-and-match separates to skin-baring, lingerie-inspired bodices, the forward-thinking pieces and styling on the runways offered a glimpse at the future of bridal attire. So, whether your S.O. just popped the question, or you've just been cultivating an epic wedding Pinterest board for years, click on for the brave bridal looks that won't get you mistaken for the cake topper.