Are you a fashion-forward bride looking for a non-traditional wedding look? If so, a jumpsuit may be just what you’re looking for. We’ve seen them on the runways and red carpets, and this season, there’s an evident rise in the bridal jumpsuit. Daring brides are gravitating towards this unconventional look when they walk down the aisle, because it holds the same wow-factor as a conventional wedding dress sans the skirt. But what do we love most about the modern and romantic bridal jumpsuit? These wedding-worthy suits can be as elaborate and lavish as traditional wedding gowns, making it easy to find a style for you.
Not only is the bridal jumpsuit an alternative to the wedding gown, but future brides are also considering the bridal one-piece as an option to wear to pre-wedding festivities like their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner. To learn just how much of an impact the bridal jumpsuit is making on brides this season, we reached out to some of the leading bridal experts and designers to comment on the rising trend.
“At Kleinfeld, we have noticed more brides shopping for jump-suits to wear to the engagement party, rehearsal dinner or after-party rather than the wedding,” says Jennette Kruszka, Director of Marketing.
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“Modern brides are very active. They’re always looking for styles that they can easily mirror in their everyday life, instead of a costume that doesn’t feel like them on their special day. Jumpsuits are great for these active women looking for an understated look with a wow factor such as floral trains, embroideries, and lace,” says designer Rime Arodaky.
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“Bridal jumpsuits are becoming increasingly popular with the bride not only for her wedding, but for the events surrounding her wedding like her bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. They are a great, easy option for those who are looking for a different, non-traditional look for her wedding. They flatter all shapes and sizes and in most cases, can even be worn again,” says Beth Drake, Bridal Buyer for David’s Bridal.
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“The BHLDN bride wants to be comfortable on her big day, feel like herself and, above all, look effortlessly beautiful. For that reason, we’ve definitely seen an increased interest in jumpsuits over the past year. We’ve found that she regards these styles as pieces that are not only easy to wear, but also completely versatile when it comes to adding her own flare. Whether she chooses to accent her look with a beaded wrap, a lace topper, a sparkly belt or even a decorative cape, the options are endless. And, they’re perfect for dancing the night away! Additionally, we’ve seen menswear become more of a trend in ready-to-wear and the jumpsuit is an easy way to incorporate a menswear-inspired nod into a bridal look,” says Rachel Scaffe, associate bridal buyer.