The bridal wear market has changed quite dramatically over the last few years. Before, the only options were cream carpet-clad boutiques that stocked exclusively pricey, bridal-specific brands, whereas now, a plethora of stylish alternatives have opened up for the modern bride. From high-street stores offering budget-friendly dresses to up-and-coming brands creating trend-led looks for the Instagram generation, suddenly the market is looking a whole lot chicer. (And not a meringue in sight.)
Inspired by the recent slew of influencers and celebs tying the knot in a number of stunning, non-traditional getups, I decided to do a bit of research and come up with a shortlist of the six designers (both bridal and non-bridal) who are delivering dreamy dress designs for the style-conscious, millennial bride. In other words, I'm bringing you the pieces that are making me want to get married all over again. From Hermione de Paula's fairy-tale embroidery to Rejina Pyo's tiered tulle, scroll down to see our favourite bridal looks and shop our edit.
I’ve been obsessed with Strathcona Stockings since my teens. Although I’m not one to gush over “silly socks,” these botanical patterned, Monet-lily inspired stockings are much more stylish than the comedic Bart Simpson socks you’ve probab