Living room elopements and small gatherings over Zoom: micro weddings are on the rise with lovers taking a swift sidestep from tradition in recent months.
Naturally, bridal attire has mirrored this gravitation towards fuss-free plans with ultra-chic pant suits, jumpsuits and mini dresses slowly replacing the big white gown.
Though it’s not the first time brides have eschewed tradition. Pioneering the path towards a more liberated era for generations of women to come, Jane Fonda famously donned a white A-line mini dress and knee-high boots for her 1965 wedding to director Roger Vadim.
A decade later, Bianca Jagger graced the headlines in Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Le Smoking jacket – sans blouse and finished with a wide-brimmed sun hat.
Those hoping to follow in the footsteps of fashion’s greatest muses needn’t look further, as we’ve searched high and low for the best alternate bridal ensembles from Australasia’s most talented ateliers. Whether it’s a mini dress or slick two-piece suit to keep you warm in the winter sun, it’s a mighty fine excuse to showcase your footwear of choice. We recommend Chaos & Harmony’s gorgeous Bridal collection for inspiration. The Together Heel will leave brides feeling comfortable and stylish while the Chichi Heel was destined to be worn on aisles and dance floors alike.
Below, browse Together Journal’s favourites from Hera Couture’s Louvre Jacket V2 and matching Cigarette Pants to the seriously dreamy Bliss Dress by Karen Walker.