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15 designer dresses for the modern bride

Featuring: Etro, Jil Sander, Zimmermann

If you’re looking for contemporary cool rather than traditional frothy princess from your dream wedding dress, then you need to broaden your search away from the usual suspects. Eveningwear professionals like Roland Mouret and Alexander McQueen have channeled their expertise into sophisticated, show-stopping bridal gowns, while emerging names like Ellery and Danielle Frankel are taking a modern approach to the traditional world of wedding dressing. Then there are the runway favorites including Jil Sander and Gabriela Hearst, who have turned out ultra-chic options including ethereal smocked maxis and just-directional-enough minis. All of which means there’s no need to settle for anything less than your style best on your big day.


Any bride would look chic in one of these dreamy, timeless styles – and not a meringue in sight.


Having a chic city wedding? Keep your cool while walking down the aisle in one of these contemporary designs.


If you consider yourself more of a non-traditional bride, these designs are perfectly catered for your big day – and beyond.


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