As we continue to see mainstream bridal fashion create for the traditional bride, it can be difficult for brides with more modern tastes to find options that seem comparable to their personal style.
Although produced on a smaller scale, there are fashion designers that cater to a more modern aesthetic. Substituting bridal buzz words like classic, glamorous, and romantic with cool, minimal, and architectural to describe the looks in their collections.
If this sounds more in line with vision you have for yourself on your wedding day, check out our list of contemporary bridal fashion designers.
1. SOPHIE ET VIOLA – For the Editorial Bride
Infusing fashion with elements of visual art, Sophie et Viola provides brides with “wow factor” without the expected use of over-the-top embellishments. The collection embodies a fashion-forward feel by leaning on fabric manipulation and architectural shapes to create dramatically stylish designs.
Courtesy of Sophie et Viola
2. VARCA – For the Bold Bride
Varca strives to promote confidence and individualism within their designs. The use of interesting textures and fabrics give the pieces a fun and funky edge. Although we love the bold spirit of the brand, creating gowns for the girl that knows she’s the life of the wedding party, their commitment to body inclusivity by offering a wide range of sizes for all designs is what makes this bridal brand a true gem.
3. THE LAW – For the Polished Bride
The Law describes their designs as tailored and chic, taking a more intentional spin on minimalism by infusing luxe clean fabrics with thoughtful design. Each design has a unique element, allowing the bride to enjoy the effortlessness or modern bridal while still making a subtle statement.
4. 5TH AND WELSHIRE – For the Ready to Wear Bride
For the bride that wants distinct bridal fashion without the fuss. the 5th and Welshire experience is all about finding chic bridal attire with a simple buying process, as the pieces can be purchased online through multiple retailers. The collection features designs that can be styled to wear before, during, and after the wedding day, setting the brand apart as an option that goes #beyondbridal.
5. THE NEW WHITE – For the Futuristic Bride
New White is all about bringing bridal into the 21st century. Founded with the intention to “redefine the modern way of celebrating love and individuality for brides of the new generation”, the collection has a fresh perspective proving bridal can also be cool. Designer Juliette Kim created the brand after struggling to find something that felt innovative the New White caters to women who desires to be cutting edge even for such traditional circumstance.
Written by Dara Adams, Fashion Editor and Owner of Veil Dara Adams.