Three Wedding Gown Rules to Break!

You know the expression… rules are made to be broken. Well, it holds true, even in the bridal world! Today’s brides have the freedom to truly express themselves in every aspect of their big day, and this includes breaking the old rules when it comes to the wedding day ensemble of their dreams. Below are the three of those rules main rules that can definitely be debunked.

1. Choose white or ivory

Years ago, brides basically had two choices when it came to the color of their wedding dress: a shade of white or a shade of ivory. Now, color is everywhere, whether it be an all-over color wedding gown with black being extremely chic and trendy, or a style that has gorgeous splashes of multiple colors. Pinks and blush colored wedding gowns are sweet yet stunning and are available in an array of styles. Don’t be afraid to explore color… it can really make your look pop, like Hyperion and Hutton below!

2. Always match your jewelry
to your gown

In the past, choosing your bridal jewelry always meant going for a matchy-matchy look that goes with your gown. For example, if you have pearls on your dress, you would buy a pearl necklace and earring set. This rule is so out the window! We love the idea of mixing and matching jewelry–whether it be the beading/stones or combining metals like gold and silvers. Some brides are also opting for a bold color in their jewelry, especially if they are wearing a minimalist gown–statement pieces are always a fabulous touch. As we always say, be sure and project your personal style in all the elements of your ensemble. It will make your overall look more, well, you!

3. Stick with traditional design

There are dress silhouettes that have stood the test of time… the most popular being semi-modest ball gowns and A-line gowns. These styles are still popular, but don’t count out the others! Today, brides want to show off their curves, bring attention to their best features and have that WOW factor that comes with wearing a gown that is a little more risque. Sheath ball gowns are sexy, sleek and sophisticated. Fit and flare gowns hug your curves in the best way. And, plunging necklines, side cut-outs, low backs, and luxurious sheer fabrics are sure to make jaws drop! Check out Elsie and Neda below!