Modern bride: Try these elegant gowns if you're not keen on conventional wedding dress styles

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A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
  • Covid-19 has certainly done a good job at bursting the proverbial wedding bubble.
  • However, with micro-and-downscaled weddings becoming more common - and even being preferred – it seems there is still good reason to get excited.
  • For your inspiration, here are some alternative and modern wedding dress designs from local South African boutiques. 

A Zulu Goddess

This gown by La Art Neviole Emporim is nothing we've ever seen before and sure to make a lasting statement.

Fitted and flowy 

We love this whimsical-yet-chic design. 

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Angular attire 

This square-neck beauty will be the ultimate head-turner. 

Sultry statement 

We are obsessed with this silky, deep-v ensemble. 

Accessible asymmetry 

In our opinion, this asymmetric, one-shoulder dress is pure glamour! 

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Flirty and Futuristic 

This WOW-factor gown is uniquely feminine. 

Contemporary nostalgia

Alternative yet timeless, this dress is both edgy and ethereal.  

Sexy and streamlined

Looking for something sexy but not over the top? This elegant, form-fitting number is going to perfectly accentuate your curves. 

Minimalist elegance 

What can we say – we love a minimalist moment! 

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Classically trendy 

If you want to keep it classic but still look on-trend, consider this beautiful halter-neck dress.    

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