The Anti-Bride Guide To Wedding-Day Style

On your wedding day of all days, your personal style should shine through. You should aim for the same feeling as when you wear your favorite, butt-flattering jeans, that interview outfit you know charms everyone, or your let’s-get-to-it party look (you know the one). 

So, we've created eight alt-bride ensembles that will let your personality shine through. Taking a fresh approach to bridal style, we’ve reinterpreted some storied traditions such as the veil and the notion that dresses are a matrimonial must. Instead, we're thinking outside the aisle and delivering big-day ideas that are modern, memorable, and, most of all, feel like you — not like a life-size cake topper. (Yes, they’re all white, but go wild with color or prints if you want to.)

For a look at this editorial IRL, check out the NY Post's Alexa supplement on newsstands today, which includes a 12-page spread by Refinery29. 
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Do “white tie” your way and skip any traditions that don’t work for you. A blazer over a slipdress is refreshingly cool.

AWAVEAWAKE dress, Marskinryyppy shoes, and stylist's own scarf.
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Solange paved the way for women who want to wear an of-the-moment jumpsuit on the big day. Who says you need a 20-foot train...ever?

Wouters & Hendrix rings.
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Turn tradition upside-down and wear a veil around your waist. (Okay, it’s technically a skirt, but you get the idea. No rules.)

Alice + Olivia jumpsuit.
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Layering a vest with strong shoulders over a billowy dress creates a dramatic silhouette that’s still easy to move in. Crisp white sneakers are not only comfy, they’re also a great getaway plan (you know, just in case).

BCBG vest.
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The trench coat that makes you feel pulled-together, badass, and a little mysterious every time you wear it totally works as a wedding look — when it’s lace. Also helpful if you are going undercover for your honeymoon.

Tadashi Shoji trench and Wouters & Hendrix ring.
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Interpret the definition of "veil" as you see fit. For some brides, it can be a mantilla. For others, it's a topper with a wide, plastic brim.

Kaelen top and skirt, Koonhor hat, ManiaMania bracelets, and Wouters & Hendrix rings.
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If you fancy yourself a party girl, then dress the part. Skip the ball gown, wear lace all over, and add chunky heels.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony shoes, Emm Kuo pouch, and Iosselliani ring.
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A skin-showing dress with meant-to-be-seen undergarments gets the job done nicely.

A.W.A.K.E. dress, shorts, and top; Mandy Coon bag; and ManiaMania bracelet.
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