Difficult times often bring innovative solutions, and that’s exactly what bridal designers are delivering with adaptable gowns that give you two looks in one. This stunner from Jesus Peiro, for example, has a removable bolero that takes the dress from classic to modern in one simple transition. Other designers are creating gowns with removable overskirts. These styles have traditionally allowed a dress to transform into a new look for the reception. However, as more couples are celebrating with a micro-wedding — with plans to have a grander affair post-pandemic — they need attire that can pull double duty as well.
GOWN Jesus Peiro
Show the special men in your life you care enough to give them a bloom that won’t lose its blossom. Leather boutonnieres are a contemporary twist on the classic tradition. Pin this lovely leather beauty on the left lapel of all of the very important men in your lives to help them stand out on your big day.
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Don’t give your spouse the cold shoulder. From the puffy sleeve to the poem sleeve, from satin to lace, statement arms hit the runway in a big way this year, often elaborating on, and adding charm to contemporary minimalist gowns. Pair it with a trendy one-shoulder neckline for an even more modern take.
LEFT GOWN Ines di Santo
RIGHT GOWN Caroline Castigliano
Hip to be Square
All that’s old is reimagined once again, just like the sleek sophistication of the square neckline, which was popularized during the Renaissance era. The framing of this dress style allows the neck
and clavicle to be the focal point. The square neckline is a lovely option for the minimalist bride. Try it with a heavy satin gown nipped at the waist for a traditional look, or a softer, more boho vibe, with layers of tulle and lace.
GOWN Kelly Faetanini