With wedding season in full swing, we wanted to touch on a subject that is often overlooked. Let’s face it, every bride may get more help than she needs (or even wants) picking her mostly white, sometimes poofy, often beaded, but always glamorous wedding gown. But there’s more than just ONE day that she’ll be the center of attention.
This Bridal Style Guide features six looks that can be worn to every event on a bride’s agenda. The looks are hand-picked and styled by Kristy Mak, owner of Nich Boutique in West Chester and Collegeville.
Kristy spends countless hours with tons of brides every season who seek style guidance on their journey to becoming a Mrs. And this season, she also happens to be one!
This is the bride’s first big celebration and she wants to start out with a bang! It has a touch of white without overkilling the bride-in-white idea. Flirty, fun, and comfortable!
Ottis Dress by Jack by BB Dakota – $58; Parade heels by BCBGeneration – $89
A bride should remember that this outfit can and probably will be used for Save the Dates, décor, or hung in picture frames in your friends and family’s homes. Most likely, she’ll be outdoors for her photo session. She’ll want to incorporate colors, pattern, and even think about how her outfit moves when she walks. A gentle breeze through her hair and her outfit can turn a simple photo into a timeless portrait.
Mesa Dress by Under Skies – $58; Treat Yourself Wedges by Seychelles – $99
The bride should nix the dress and go for something unexpected. A black and white halter tank and bright skinnies is the perfect outfit to WOW friends and family as she walks in the room with a surprise on her face! This will be another big photo day, so she should choose an outfit that is fun and special. Also, think about the fact that at some point, she may be photographed sitting in a chair opening gifts so pants are a great option!
Gianna Halter Top by Under Skies – $44; Brigitte skinnies by KUT – $79; Ikat wedges by TOMS – $70
VaVaVOOM! This is a fun one to dress for because really, anything goes! She can be as sexy and sultry as she wants or just play it cool because this night is really ALL ABOUT HER!
Criss Dress by Niki Biki – $48; Parade Heels by BCBGeneration – $89
On this night, she should give ‘em a hint of how beautiful she’ll look in white! Walking down the aisle in white during the rehearsal ceremony will also give her hubby-to-be that flutter of butterflies he felt the night he got down on one knee. Just make sure not to go too formal for this night because she’ll want the real WOW factor to happen on her BIG, BIG day!
Tessa Dress by Ya – $42; Parade Heels by BCBGeneration – $89
Her wedding day may be over but the next big celebration is here and the journey has just begun! Her airport/flying style needs to be comfortable and versatile. This jumpsuit is classy and chic but feels just like a tee shirt! And don’t forget shoes that easily slip on and off at the airport! Bon Voyage!
Kinsley Belted Jumpsuit by BB Dakota – $72; Treat Yourself Sandals by Seychelles – $90