No, I didn’t make it up… One of the most surprising wedding trends for 2014 set to take the USA by storm is the bridal jumpsuit.
Billed as far more affordable than your traditional gown (the left hand one is by J Crew and costs $750), the bridal jumpsuit is gaining popularity amongst the fashionistas and ‘second time arounders’. The financial benefits of being able to wear your wedding outfit after the big day without looking like a Miss Haversham wannabe is also being trumpeted as a major benefit which is increasing the popularity of this unconventional look. The J Crew outfit has taken all the aspects of the traditional wedding dress, the ivory, sheet sleeves, delicate lace, button detail at the back, and simply reworked it as a fitted jumpsuit – billing it as a fun alternative and adding that this outfit also has pockets which are always lacking in your traditional gown so your tissues and lipstick are available without having to track down the bridesmaid that you’ve asked to look after them for you – I can certainly see the practicality of that (although I am thinking it might be a bit of a pain when you need to go to the loo) And for brides that like the look but don’t quite have the nerve to walk down the aisle in it, it is being offered as the perfect choice for wedding rehearsal dinners or evening receptions.
It is usual for America’s wedding trends to wing their way over to our shores in the UK the following season but do you think this might be a step too far for our more conservative bridal market?