Ladies, if you’re about to be a summer bride and aren’t looking for opulence or grandeur in your wedding ensemble, you’ve come to the right place.

The thing about being a modern-day bride is that you can incorporate traditions according to your preference and not be bound by them. Brides today are dressing for themselves – they want to look and feel happy.

A giant crinoline skirt or a rib-stabbing corset won’t necessarily make you feel your best. Summer brides especially have more room for experimentation. You can ditch the frill, the feather, the surface ornamentation and the volume and blame it all on the weather.

Lately, women are not succumbing to the pressure of being a certain kind of bride. For the longest time, females were expected to showcase a complete makeover on their wedding day – today, they’d much rather look like themselves when they marry the loves of their lives.

Remember when Carrie Bradshaw finally married Big in the courthouse? She didn’t wear the majestic Viviene Westwood gown with a bird on her head. New York’s infamous writer sealed the deal in a vintage skirt suit and a pair of her favourite cobalt blue Manolo Blahniks.


Recently, Lebanese singer Maritta said ‘I do’ in a simple white Elie Saab dress with a Centimes Bourgeois fascinator. The elegance and sophistication of her look described exactly the kind of bride she wanted to be.


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You can wear a white jumpsuit or a pantsuit and style it with a veil for that no-fuss wedding vibe. Or if you’re eloping to a beach, ditch the trail and opt for a romantic lacey summer white dress, while you take your vows barefoot with actual flowers in your hair.

Whether you’re planning to be a summer bride or just like adding silhouettes to your bridal mood board, scroll the above gallery for 20 atypical bridal attires.

All of the above mentioned summer bride looks can be shopped from Net-A-Porter

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Images: Net-A-Porter & Feature Image: Instagram @nadinemerabibridal