Sleek, stylish and comfortable, the jumpsuit is quickly becoming a popular choice among modern brides.
Unfettered by cascading layers of tulle and bundles of chiffon, jumpsuits can take you from the ceremony to the after party with ease. Here, Tristan Lott explores the versatility and rising appeal of this alternative bridal garment.
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The Western Australia wedding scene is as varied as can be – from the sprawling vineyards of the Margaret River, to the iconic inner-city streets, and throughout some of Australia’s most breath-taking beaches. Jumpsuits offer an alternative to the traditional gown, and from lacy and laidback boho numbers, to sleek and embellished suits, there is a jumpsuit option to suit every bride and wedding.
Contemporary bridal fashion trends are all about the unexpected; sheer sheaths, puffy sleeves, and distinctive colours, textures and patterns are all finding their place on the racks of Australian bridal boutiques. Many brides are seeking something new and unique, and bridal jumpsuits are steadily rising as a viable alternative to the dress.
While bridal jumpsuits have been around for a few years, the rise in popularity can be attributed to the versatile and varied design of the garment. Unique additions, such as capes, trains and embellishments have diversified the range and made jumpsuits a viable option for brides who may have otherwise written off the style.
The development of mix-and-match bridal outfits has also contributed to the rise of alternative bridal trends. These pieces allow brides to piece together their perfect look, with a plethora of tops, skirts and trousers available from many bridal boutiques. These combinations allow brides the unique opportunity to combine modern style with the classic image of a bride – one could opt for a top-and-skirt for the ceremony and change to a top-and-pants while dancing the night away.
A Twist on Tradition
While the classic image of a bride in a voluminous white gown with a trailing veil is a dream for some, other brides may want to modernise this conventional style. The versatile jumpsuit offers an alternative for those who wish to leave tradition in the dust, but allows for women to still have their big, princess moment, as opting for a bridal jumpsuit may not necessarily mean you have to go for a totally revolutionary look.
There are many jumpsuit styles that are more traditional, with details that pay homage to classic styling. Achieving a fairy-tale bridal moment is easier than you might think – with elegant detailing, embroidery and the traditional white and ivory colour scheme, jumpsuits can be easily made suitable for a walk down the aisle. Embellishments such as beading and embroidery, and materials such as lace and tulle in a white hue are instantly associated with bridal fashion. Moreover, add-ons like trains, overskirts, capes and wide-leg trousers are fashionable means of achieving a timeless bridal silhouette and the look of a full skirt without sacrificing the flexibility and comfort of the jumpsuit.
Of course, there is always the option of choosing two bridal ensembles for your big day. Opt for a dress during the ceremony and formalities, and then switch it up to something more modern and freeing when it comes time to relax and party. Jumpsuits are very popular for the reception, with most brides wanting a full bridal look for their ceremony and switching it up with a jumpsuit for a comfortable, yet stylish reception outfit. The addition of an overskirt is a cost-effective method of achieving the same effect. These step-in skirts can be easily worn over the jumpsuit and allow brides to switch up their look with ease when the time comes.
All In The Details
For the bride who is seeking a completely new look, there are options aplenty. Modern silhouettes are equally popular as their traditional counterparts, with sleek cuts and interesting details being in high demand amongst brides-to-be. Think unconventional necklines, cropped trousers and eye-catching additions such as belts and cut-outs. Modern styles are perfectly suited to modern celebrations, so it is no surprise that jumpsuits are especially popular amongst brides opting for an intimate, inner-city celebration.
No bridal ensemble is complete without accessories. For the modern bride, Western Australia Wedding & Bride suggests that you have fun with the styling. You’re already going for an unconventional look, so why not go all the way and make a statement with your accessories? Colourful shoes, statement jewellery pieces, birdcage veils, and capes are all great options to easily inject some additional style and interest to a look. Accessories offer you a unique way to incorporate more of your personal tastes, as well as the opportunity to reflect your wedding styling and totally unify your day. Think of coordinating pops of colour throughout the bridal party, cake and flowers.
With myriad possibilities available, it’s no struggle to see why bridal jumpsuits are now giving wedding dresses a run for their money. From classically styled pieces with lace and embroidery, to modish designs with crafty cut-outs, there is a jumpsuit option for every bride to take you from ceremony to reception with ease.