8 Contemporary Wedding Dresses For The Fashion-Foward Bride
Not all brides search for a voluminous ballgown or even what one might consider a ‘timeless’ wedding dress for their big day. Some of our clients come to us looking for something more alternative that will channel their contemporary style. Luckily, our beautiful bridal collections feature every style of wedding dress you could want; from traditional to fashion-forward, there’s something for every #GLBride.
If it’s possible to be contemporary and timeless simultaneously, the Anna gown from our Fancy White collection is just that. Old-world glamour has been channeled into this wedding dress; perfectly hand-draped silk-satin fabric gathers at the waist to emphasise sumptuous curves; off-the-shoulder straps and a columnar shape create an Oscar-worthy aesthetic. Pair with its sleek floor-length cape for the ultimate fashion-forward edge.
The Joanne is made for a woman who’s not afraid to go against the grain and who certainly knows her mind. Beneath its billowing overskirt, which can be tied loosely at the hips to achieve a cool off-the-beaten track silhouette, is a form-fitting strapless dress in head-to-toe hand-embroiered lace. Its scalloped trim evokes a highly traditional Spanish mantilla veil, while a collar-inspired sweetheart neckline gives a playful nod formalwear.
Recent years have seen coloured wedding dresses becoming hugely popular among brides-to-be. Some women don’t want to wear white on their wedding day, instead preferring something bold or fit for a party. The G-403 from the GALA IX collection is one of our favourite options for clients like these. Made with glittering reflective net, the dress shimmers silver even the faintest of lights. A glinting crystal-embellished belt and straps complete this striking gown.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, make a serious entrance and certainly leave guests’ jaws on the ground, the Margaret is for you. Sultry, regal, avant-garde, asymmetrical, utterly unique – your friends, family and (most importantly) partner will be stunned by this feat of couture design. There’s nothing ordinary about Margaret so, for a bride who wants to be different, look no further.
Mermaid silhouettes are universally flattering, so much so that many brides (even ones who didn’t think they would) choose this dress shape for their wedding day. The G-405 pairs the classic style with an atypical edge, adding a draped tulle halter neckline and high collar to a floral-embroidered strapless gown.
One of our least typically ‘bridal’ styles is the Sampaio. We love everything about this untraditional look, from its flirty playsuit shorts and swirling hand-beaded overskirt to the opulent Swarovski crystals that embellish its tunic-inspired upper half. Sampaio is a gorgeous choice for an outfit change, since its skirt is in fact a bridal separate – ideal if you think it’d get in the way of your dance moves!
Goddess-worthy G-407 is a romantic A-line wedding dress in sequin-embroidered tulle – so far, so bridal – but it’s Greek-inspired asymmetric sleeve sets it apart from other whimsical wedding dresses. So, channel your inner Athena and be the bold and empowered woman you are. The G-407 is sure to make you feel like the best version of you.