While wedding styles tend to change with the season, one thing that is usually a constant is the fact that the bride will be wearing a dress.
However, that could be all set to change as a new trend is emerging that see brides eschew the traditional gown for a pair of trousers instead.
According to The New York Times, many women feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing an extravagant gown for their big day and instead are choosing an outfit that is more in line with their personal style.
The newspaper interviewed a series of women from various walks of life who had opted to a more alternative look, with several citing comfort and practicality as the reason behind their decision.
“I think the typical vision of a bride is an outdated thing. You don’t want to try to adhere to an archaic image of a woman. You just want to feel like you,” said fashion stylist Courtney Raniszewski.
With formal suits becoming a more common fashion choice for women (model Roz Purcell is a great inspiration!), trousers have also steadily become more of a common feature at wedding ceremonies and the article cites Olivia Palermo as one high-profile woman who chose to veer away from a conventional wedding dress.
Palermo’s cashmere sweater and shorts combo (with dramatic sheer skirt) won rave reviews from style writers when she tied the knot with model husband Johannes Huebl in 2004, we’re not sure if Irish brides are ready to say no to the dress just yet?
Would you wear trousers on your wedding day?