They say that every cool girl is half boy, and from my experience with girls, this is quite true. A girl without that certain boyish quality is just a typical girly girl. Girly girls are simple, easy to read, they all look alike and act alike, and basically they are boring. A woman should know what she wants and go for it, and and for that she has to be a bit of a man. Traditionally, all brides-to-be hunt for months for that perfect wedding dress that will be their signature look on their special day. But, times have changed and so have the trends, and brides are no longer twenty something, but thirty something and their style is quite complex and developed. It is normal for a thirty-five year old bride to feel more like herself in an elegant pant suit than in a girly, fluffy dress she outgrew a decade ago. So, as nontraditional as it may be, modern brides often choose alternative looks for their big day. If you’re not comfortable wearing a standard, princess-like dress, you can choose a pants-and-blouse outfit and still look amazing.
The most important thing is to feel like yourself on your wedding day. You have to be comfortable and content with what you are wearing. You should appear effortlessly elegant as if you hadn’t spent hours on hair, make-up and the perfect bridal style. If you are more nonchalant and don’t care a lot about what people think, you should stick to what you like the most and what fits you best. Wedding dresses are simply not for everybody. Take a look at some of the bridal jumpsuits. They really look good don’t they?
Sure, your grandmother might not like it, but who cares? She probably didn’t have the privilege to choose her own husband, let alone her wedding dress. Stand up for what you want. There will be people around you who will not like your ideas, but ultimately they are not the ones getting married so their opinion is irrelevant. Your grandmother will get over it, believe me. The important thing is that you don’t look at your wedding photo years later and think how good it would have been if I had the guts to wear that other outfit.
An alternative bridal look will especially be great for those couples that are organizing a small, city-hall wedding, with just the closest friends and family. The ceremony is not as formal as the church wedding and a great big traditional celebration, so the bride’s outfit should complement the concept. You will feel more adequate in less formal attire. It will also be much easier to move around in a light, elegant, wedding suit, than a tight or heavy wedding dress that will just get in the way and seem too much in this scenario.
If you really like the alternative bridal style and you really, really want the pants outfit, a good way to test your future husband is to ask him what he thinks. If he knows which one is more you, than who cares what you wear. You are definitely getting married for the right reasons.