It seemed like only recently, the limited options in the wedding dress world were all fitted, strapless balls of white chiffon. Thankfully, designers have caught up to what real brides want: Dresses that look and feel more like the things they wear every day. (Your favorite stores might even have started bridal collections.)
These three different bridal trends are rooted in reality. And as for how to pull them off, here's the secret: There is no secret. If you stay true to your personal style–even if you're a casual bohemian or a beach bum at heart–your bridal look will always look just right on you.
Show some skin, or ball out with a poofy skirt. Opting for a two-piece wedding ensemble gives you lots of room to play with looks (and maybe even incorporate your favorite white t-shirt).
Blush, nude and smoky shades are always welcome, but we think you can be even more bold today if you wanted to. If color is part of your normal wardrobe, feel free to bring it into your wedding day look, too.
Whatever pieces you like to wear on the street to polish off your outfit, you can wear it down the aisle. Hats, sunglasses, jackets, bold jewelry–it's all on the table.
The Eugenie Collar by English designer What Katy Did Next.
A cool lookbook shot featuring sunnies and a lacy motorcycle jacket by Rime Arodaky.