Don't get us wrong: We love us some white, frothy wedding gowns.
That being said, it's nice to see some variation on the runways every once and a while--and this season definitely showed a number of unconventional looks that were a refreshing change.
But while we love that bridal gown designers are thinking more outside the box: Does a bride really want to take a sartorial chance on her wedding day? (Doesn't she already have too many other things to worry about?) Or do you think wearing an atypical gown is the perfect way for a bride-to-be to show off her individuality?
Check out the top five unconventional trends to emerge from bridal fashion week. Would you wear any of them on your big day?
Short Hemlines Across the board, designers showed a little more leg this season--most significantly, bridal trendsetters like Carolina Herrera, Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier were all proponents of the look. And we like it! It's flirty, sweet, original--all the things you want to look on your wedding day!
Jackets Seen at Carolina Herrera and Dennis Basso, we guess this one's for the bride who gets chilly? Or it may have something to do with this person called Kate Middleton...
Thigh-high Slits This is a pretty sexy bridal look--seen at Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier--but I guess it's one way to ensure everybody says "I do."
Pants! We had to include an exclamation point because c'mon, pants! For your wedding! If you're into the look and can pull it off, we think it's totally rad.
Black We already told you about Vera Wang's gothic Fall 2012 bridal collection. But she wasn't the only designer to send black down the runway--Romona Keveza and Modern Trousseau also showed dark, moody wedding gowns. Well, rules are made to be broken after all!